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Thank you Geoffers for all your efforts in putting together an index to Norfolk 1861 - very admirable - and I'm sure it will be helpful to many.
I have both Norfolk and Essex 1861, but have found the Norfolk one more difficult to trawl through. The quality of the scanning is good, but the enumerators' handwriting is often difficult to read. (Or perhaps it's just me, because I'm only looking for one family and it gets tedious |banghead| )
25-12-2004, 9:55 PM
No, it's not just you, the handwriting can be awful. The quality of the ACDB imaging helps tremendously - but - there is the odd entry which I have to stare at cross-eyed in order to make any sense out of it.
A surname index to 120 places in the 1841 census is available on the RW Norfolk mailing list archives for Sept Oct 2003
In case anyone wants to reassemble the 1861 indexes into something searchable; I'd suggest the following:
1) copy and paste the index into a WP document
2) select all
3) select 'edit' and replace. Find what <space>-<space> and replace with -
4) select table and convert text-to-table, separate text at -
That should give you a table which you can paste into a spreadsheet and edit as you wish. e.g. lay all names, folio/page in a single column and then add another column for place and a third column for the class/piece
27-12-2004, 12:25 PM
Thanks for the info Geoffers.
I'm not familiar with rootsweb and couldn't find the mailing list archives that you refer to.|blush| Could you possibly give me a link please? Thanks.
27-12-2004, 5:50 PM
[I'm not familiar with rootsweb and couldn't find the mailing list archives that you refer to.Could you possibly give me a link please? Thanks]
Rootsweb (part of Ancestry) is an American firm that runs a load of mailing lists and message boards, some are better than others.
The archives that I mentioned can be found at
The links at the top of the page will show other ways of accessing the lists and searching the archives
Thanks Geoffers, that helped - I see you did the 1841 indexing as well....|bowdown|
28-12-2004, 10:04 PM
In case you need it, a surname index to 1891 is also available
limited lookups are available via this if you don't have the census CDs
Thanks for the additional info Geoffers. I hope I will be able to make use of it, but need to break down my brick wall first! |banghead|
Happy New Year!
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