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From: Chris Preece <>
Subject: RE: Project Update
Date: Mon, 22 Nov 2004 15:14:52 +1030
Yes Allen you are right to say that the Bar Chart is a good indicator
and that is why I searched for the marriage of....
PREECE Mary Ann & MORGAN Henry in 6a 1886-1893....this produces no matches.
I then searched PREECE Mary Ann with no spouse specified and looked for
pages. Among these there were two for Hereford; March & June 1892.
This was the point where I looked at the page map for Hereford and discovered
to be a marriage drought for 1892 Jun/Sep/Dec and many other years!
At the top of the page it says "Last updated: Thu 01 Jan 1970"!!!
If true this could explain a lot!
With the 1892 marriages complete then incomplete pages can mean a transcription
omission or a glorious GRO error, I suspect the latter.
Barossa South Oz
> From: Allan Raymond[SMTP:]
> Sent: 20 November 2004 12:26
> Subject: Re: Project Update
> I'm a little concerned that you weren't successful regarding searches in
> 1892 Marriages for Hereford.
> This is one of the years for marriages which has been double keyed.
> I've run a report which shows at first glance that all the pages for
> the 4 quarters have been transcribed at least once and in the majority of
> instances have been transcribed twice.
> This lines up with the bar chart for 1892 Marriages at:
> http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/progress.shtml also showing 100% completed. I
> would think this chart is a quicker guide to coverage than the page range
> I've just undertaken a search of all marriages 1892 under Hereford and it
> returned a large number of entries.
> Can you provide some details of all searches in which you were unsuccessful
> as this may point to a problem in records transcribed?
> Allan Raymond
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Chris Preece <>
> To: <>
> Date: 19 November 2004 11:17
> Subject: RE: Project Update
> Hi John,
> I have had problems when searching marriages 1892 Hereford.
> 1892 appears almost complete but none of my searches were successful.
> Looking at the page ranges, I discovered that most years are missing! This
> mean that they are not yet transcribed or were missing from the GRO
> Either way, the page range information does provide an indication on search
> success rates.
> Best wishes
> Barossa South Oz
> > ----------
> > From: [SMTP:]
> > Sent: 19 November 2004 19:59
> > To:
> > Subject: Project Update
> > Wouldnt it be nice if a monthly update could be given per year for B M &
> > that have YET TO BE TRANSCRIBED say for example :-
> > 1856 Births 100000 records to transcribe
> > 1857 Births 91450 records to transcribe
> > etc etc.
> > with special emphasis on those years that have had hardly any attention
> > This would enable researchers to see if it was worth while searching again
> > years that have had no additions to them
> > Yours
> > John Phillips
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