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From: Kenny Hedgpeth <>
Subject: [MEARNS] A 1901 Census Decoder for the Macintosh
Date: Wed, 02 Jul 2003 19:56:20 -0700
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Greetings Folk's -
this is another *information only* item for those who might be
John Hill, john at yclept dot freeserve dot co dot uk
has posted this elsewhere, and I post it here with his permission to
Those of you who, like me, use an Apple Macintosh for your genealogy
research will probably be painfully aware that there is no Mac
equivalent to the Windows tools that enable you to sort results from the
1901 UK census into families.
I have made an attempt to rectify this by writing a very basic 1901
Census Decoder and a ReadMe that helps you use it. (You can't just copy
and paste the results pages on a Mac - it doesn't pick up the vital data!)
The first attempt, version 1.0, has been around a month or so now and
the one problem that surfaced has been fixed. I have now released
version 1.1, and am pleased to say that Judy and Tom Lundeen have agreed
to host it on their YorksGen web site. You will find it at:
This will take you to a page that outlines what it is and what it does,
and contains the link from which you can download it. It's a StuffIt
file, about 56K (and that includes the ReadMe). It will run in the
Classic environment under OSX, and AFAIK under any previous Macintosh
system (at least back to System 6).
It is Freeware.
If you do use it, and like it, feel free to mention it on any list or
If you don't like it, or have a problem with it, let me know! I'll do
what I can to improve or fix it. But I cannot extract the piece and
folio numbers - QinetiQ have seen to that!