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From: "Janet Cridland" <>
Subject: Re: [UK-CENSUS-HELPERS] Helpers list
Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2008 23:18:50 -0000
"Whilst some people do like to get others to help them in their
interpretation of entries, may I suggest that you email them direct to help
Sorry, but I'm not clear.
Are you saying that if we would like a second pair of eyes on something we
can post the query to this List, but any replies should go straight to the
enquirer not back to the List?
Or are you saying that any such queries should go to the "chat" List. If
so, what's the address please?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mike Borrill" <>
Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 10:49 PM
Subject: [UK-CENSUS-HELPERS] Helpers list
> Good Evening All
> There seems to be some confusion as to the purpose of the "helpers" list.
> This list was set up to help transcribers, checkers and validators, with
> problems re transcription requirements as regards FreeCEN instructions and
> also technical problems. This has proved to be a useful tool in assisting
> people who are not sure of a procedure(in the case of a question recently
> put, 19b, how do I transcribe).
> It was never intended to be a site for general "look ups" and help to
> unreadable or partly obscured items being transcribed.
> Brenda fully went into the procedure for dealing with "X" rated items
> is the procedure to be adopted.
> Please consider what would happen if everyone of our helpers(I am not sure
> how many we have on the books but I have 35 in LIN) decided to go down the
> road of putting a question on the list re unreadable items.
> We are having numerous people unsubscribe because of these mails which is
> undermining our work in helping ones who need help with transcribing.
> I would add, it is the list administrator who makes the rules for
> entries and not individuals.
> Having said this, we are trying to make the list available to everyone and
> appreciate all the help that our volunteers are giving the project.
> Whilst some people do like to get others to help them in their
> interpretation of entries, may I suggest that you email them direct to
> us or alternatively there is a "chat" list which could prove useful and
> to keep this for the purpose intended.
> Michael Borrill
> FreeCEN Exec
> FreeCEN Co-ordinator
> Lincolnshire and Rutland
> Bringing your ancestors to you Free of Charge.
> Come and join us.
> To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to
> with the word 'unsubscribe' without
> the quotes in the subject and the body of the message
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