Saturday, 5 March 2011

1841 census: I've started!

Today I made a start on transcribing the 1841 census for Ottery St Mary.  It took me about 20 minutes of reading the instructions - seemed like an eternity before I could put finger to keyboard, but eventually I did it.

And, needless to say, within minutes I had a question to ask about what code to enter if a person was born out of the county...fortunately, it was answered the same day.  And on the first page I attempted were my great great great uncle and aunt! it made me feel as though I were among friends already - I was certainly among family.

I just love the thought that, in the future, my humble tappings may help another genealogist, who may shriek something like, "There they are!" and do the Genealogy Happy Dance.

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