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    Smile FreeCen Project Update 24th July 2020

    Hi
    The latest database update took place today 24th July 2020
    We are always looking for volunteers to help us improve on these figures, if you have some spare
    time and are interested please contact me by message here
    There are new records for the following counties,
    1841, LIN
    1851, None This Month
    1861, None This Month
    1871, DOR,WRY
    1881, NTT
    1891, BRK, CUL, HRT, RUT, STS,
    There are now 39,381,696 individual records on line, they break down into the census years as shown below. If you wish to see what is available for the different counties please go to
    www.freecen.org.uk/statistics.html

    Many thanks to all the volunteers who give up their free time to help us all with these projects.

    Census Year
    1841 5,516,313
    1851 4,197,970
    1861 11,828,326
    1871 7,665,640
    1881 647,106
    1891 9,526,341

    Best wishes Bev

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    Many thanks to you and your team, as always.

    As Bev says, if you feel like giving the FreeCEN team some help, please contact Bev via this thread. Maybe,if you’re still staying home more than usual, you could spend some of the unexpected free time doing something interesting, and feel virtuous at the same time?

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    I'm wondering why FREECEN is transcribing the 1881 census. My understanding is that the original 1881 transcription dating from the 1980s, I think, is available online free of charge. Have I misunderstood the situation? Otherwise I can't see the value of transcribing it again.

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    Hi Peter
    Many thanks for your email. I quite understand your comments.
    The hope of Freecen is to have all the 19th century census transcriptions in one place so that researchers know where they can come for all census years.
    There is absolutely no pressure on volunteers to work on any particular county or year. However, some folk wish to work on one county ond if 1881 is all that is available seem happy to do that.
    Best wishes Bev

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    I see. Thank you.

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