re 1901 census
- Hi All
RE the 1901 Census
Can I just give some input here- I believe that the Family History Society
Members are pretty well stretched for time transcribing various records as
it is without the enormous task of tackling the 1901 census. The 1881 took
10 years to complete and the 1901 census is much larger.
I am indexing a piece number for the 1891 for London and still trying to
find time to live in the present.
I have read messages on this subject on various mailing lists and some-one
pointed out that English is the second language in the country that did the
transcribing and that the levels of literacy there are possibly greater than
in one of the original options- Her Magesty's Prisons.
I have transcribed over 8000 records from the 1841 census and find that
while a certain amount of local knowledge helps- that sometimes it is
difficult not to be subjective too.
I really think that given time it will all sort itself out. Even with the
1881 census CDs we still don't find our ancestors and when we do we can't
make head nor tail of the information due to lousy handwriting, spelling
errors and poor memory.
Please let's all just shake our heads and wait patiently - we can all say
"Told you so" after the event.
After all life is too short to be tearing one's hair out over things that
really make no difference to the state of the world today.
On a lighter note Janet, I have just come across soem REAKES/RAIKES in
Newbold on Avon PRs Warwickshire- baptisms and already on the IGI-
interested in the full record?
Wendy in Oz