23 July 2012

Sussex Census for 1871

A note on the Sussex Plus Rootsweb list informs that "three-quarters of the Sussex census for 1871 is now on-line (on FreeCEN), with the rest of it in the pipe-line.  This means that soon all the censuses for Sussex from 1861, '71,  and '91 will be available for researchers to use without charge at www.freecen.org.uk (and the 1881 is of course also free, thanks to the LDS). Even if you have a subscription to one of the other census sites it's often worth looking on FreeCEN for your ancestor; transcription is not an exact science and a "second opinion" may find someone whose name was mis-read on the database you usually refer to."

The group of volunteer indexers will be starting on the 1851 census and new volunteers are always welcome. Further details are at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ssx1861/

Thanks to Christine Jackson for passing along the information.

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