THE 1841 DEVON CENSUS PROJECT

The project is being jointly organised by Devon Family History Society and FreeCEN.

The two co-ordinators are Terry Leaman (DFHS) and Lesley Dawson (FreeCEN) - our contact e-mails are at the bottom of the page.

The completed transcriptions will be put into the FreeCen database for free access on the internet and also passed to the Devon Family History Society for use in whatever way the Society may wish

The intention is that we will be transcribing from CDs which are being loaned, free of charge, by the Devon Family History Society in conjunction with Archive CD Books- the quality of which are excellent. These CDs will be passed from the transcriber once he/she has finished to the checker and then to a validator. Unfortunately there is no fiche or film available to us for this project. It is our intention that helpers will be allowed to choose an area of interest to them, but this may not possible if it is being done already by someone else and we would encourage folk to help in any event on the basis that someone is helping you and you can help them!

STATUS OF PROJECT

PARISH LIST



The data must be done to the FreeCEN format, using the SSCENS software, this is spreadsheet based and will allow you to work with a split screen using the data from census CD and any spreadsheet programme that will accept .csv format,


SSCENS is supplied free, download from this site

http://freecen.rootsweb.com/software/incens/SSDOWN.HTM

You will need a blank floppy disk to download the software to.

Note: other useful and important downloads

the first three are .pdf files and require Acrobat reader, see below if you have not got this on your computer




To contact Terry Leaman, just send an e-mail to:-



To contact Lesley Dawson, just send an e-mail to:-

 



WEB ADDRESSES ETC THAT YOU WILL FIND USEFUL

Devon Family History Society

www.devonfhs.org.uk

FreeCEN Home page which shows all the different projects

http://freecen.rootsweb.com/project.htm

FAQs which will probably answer any queries - please print, read and refer to!

http://freecen.rootsweb.com/censfaq.htm

CSVCHECK is available from

http://freecen.rootsweb.com/software/incens/SSDOWN.HTM

Archive CD Books website

http://www.archivecdbooks.org/



MAILING LISTS

Every helper should be subscribed to the FreeCEN 'HELPERS' list by sending an e-mail to:

UK-CENSUS-HELPERS-L-request@rootsweb.com

with subscribe in the body of the e-mail

or

if you prefer digest mode

UK-CENSUS-HELPERS-D-request@rootsweb.com

again with subscribe in the body of the e-mail.



There is also a help list especially for those working with the spreadsheet version of the software

UK-CENSUS-SS-HELP-L-request@rootsweb.com

(This list is not compulsory as it only deals with queries and no announcements are made on this list.)