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FREECEN, I NEED HELP!! Need to click latest reply

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Ann L from Darlo

Ann L from Darlo Report 1 Apr 2004 19:14

Karen and all heve you downloaded Genie Place locator to help with places in the Counties? The Url is http://freecen(.)rootsweb(.)com/genie01(.)exe remove the brackets Genie is a good help wen you can't quite make out place names. Regards Ann 1861 Darlington


Unknown Report 1 Apr 2004 19:32

Karen, i think you would be more than fine going back to work!! Lets hope you finnish the Cd first! But I think you will be well on your way to doing that, keep practising! Ann, I down loaded that too, it's very good if you get stuck or think that cant be a place or the writting is a bit difficult! I just put it up and refer if I need it.


~Von~ Report 3 Apr 2004 21:50

Hi Happy Band of Transcribers! I've just come across the surname True. Excel wouldn't accept it and kept changing it into caps and shooting it to the middle of the column. In case anyone else has this problem with any words the cure is to put an apostrophe before the name and then tab to the next column. Karen As I understand it we are not supposed to put what we think things are but transcribe 'as is'. I believe we can put our suggestion of the right spelling in column Y but I gather from the Help List it will be sorted out further down the line. Perhaps Jo can tell me if I'm doing it right!! Von

Ann L from Darlo

Ann L from Darlo Report 4 Apr 2004 11:41

Yvonne I was told to have little go and as long as you put an x in the cell next to it to make the checker aware that is ok, but not to put what you think without putting the x in--if you see what i mean ann,Darlington


~Von~ Report 4 Apr 2004 14:21

Hi Ann, Having read my posting again, what I should have said was put it in 'as is' and then add what you know it to be in column Y. As I live in Grimsby, Lincs and I'm transcribing nearby villages I know what most of the villages are, so hope it will be helpful eventually to people searching on the FreeCen site. Sometimes the names look like gobbledigook and I've had to just put an x and hope someone else can decipher it, but I hate being beaten!!! Von

Ann L from Darlo

Ann L from Darlo Report 4 Apr 2004 16:39

Yvonne have you downloaded Genie the place locator?? It's great help if you ae unsure about a place Ann

susie manterfield(high wycombe)

susie manterfield(high wycombe) Report 5 Apr 2004 16:02

how long does it take for the cds to arrive??? im still waiting,after 2 1/2 weeks...grrrrr susie


*****me***** Report 5 Apr 2004 19:08

you're not on your own susie,i've been waiting two and a half weeks too!! email your co-ordinater,i have,she told me to email her back if it had'nt arrived after the weekend,and she would make enquiries and track it down,so i did that today, waiting for her reply now. good luck, chris.

susie manterfield(high wycombe)

susie manterfield(high wycombe) Report 7 Apr 2004 06:59

hi karen still waiting!!! will email my co-ordinator today i think im not sure how long they usually take to arrive susie


Unknown Report 7 Apr 2004 12:17

Been away and trying to catch up with some things. I thought I would add this from Carol I think it will answer some qeries. Hi All Just a quick note to let you know that I will be on holiday from 8-18th April and back at my computer on the 19th. If you have any problems/questions you can contact the Helpers List, go to the Freecen website and contact Dave Newbury or Brenda Bowbren and they will get back to you. It may well be that some of you have not yet received your CDs due to the company providing them having a hectic period. Please bear with us and they will be with you asap. Speak with you upon my return and will give an update on the project. Regards Carol Barber Best of wishes, Jo

susie manterfield(high wycombe)

susie manterfield(high wycombe) Report 7 Apr 2004 12:44

hi jo thankyou for posting this little bit of info i'll stop panicking now..phewww!!! i was beginning to think that it had been delivered to the wrong susie


*****me***** Report 7 Apr 2004 19:03

still waiting for mine! like you Susie,i thought it had gone to the wrong address!!! Chris.

susie manterfield(high wycombe)

susie manterfield(high wycombe) Report 8 Apr 2004 10:16

help!!!!!! ive just recieved my cd this morning,but havent a clue wat to do next! how do i start .i inserted it into my driver and now im stuck i thought there would be instructions with it but theres nothing please could someone help me susie

Ann L from Darlo

Ann L from Darlo Report 8 Apr 2004 11:50

Karen it's on page 2. Ann

Ann L from Darlo

Ann L from Darlo Report 8 Apr 2004 11:53

Susie Did you down load the cesus demo from Freecen site, if you want me to try and help mail me with your phone no as I'm not very good explaining via mail. Mind you i am a computer dinosaur,but if i can help i will,go on to the site and have a look. Ann,Darlington

susie manterfield(high wycombe)

susie manterfield(high wycombe) Report 8 Apr 2004 12:05

hi ann yes,i downloaded the census demo,but im stuck as how to do anything lol i'll mail you my number thanx susie


Rick Report 8 Apr 2004 13:37

Susie, How long did you have to wait for your CD in the end ? It's over 2 weeks since I heard from the coordinator. Rick.

susie manterfield(high wycombe)

susie manterfield(high wycombe) Report 8 Apr 2004 13:42

hi rick i waited nearly 3 weeks it would have been 3 weeks this saturday it seems an awful long time doesnt it? ive just got to figure out how to do it now lol susie


Rick Report 8 Apr 2004 13:46

Thanks Susie, Sounds likew it should come next week then. You'll be an expert by then, so I'll know where to come for help !! Rick.


Rosemary Report 8 Apr 2004 14:59

Hi, My disk arrived this morning too but no instructions. I've tried to start it up but with no success, so please can anyone tell me what to do? I notice others are having similar difficulties. Rosemary(Essex)