Active County Projects

SCOTLAND

1841 1851 1861 1871 1881 1891 Scotland Coordinator County Link
Yes Yes Yes Yes Caithness
Only
Caithness
Only
Rena Mitchell  Scottish Counties Status Pages

England & Channel Islands by Census Year and County

Couunties

1841

1851

1861

1871

1881

1891

Coordinators contact email

Link to County Status Page

Bedfordshire

-

-

Yes

-

LDS

Completed

Brenda Bowers

Status Page

Berkshire

-

-

-

-

LDS

Yes

Brenda Bowers

Status Page

Buckinghamshire

-

-

Yes

Yes

LDS

Yes

Brenda Bowers

Status Page

Cambridgshire

-

-

-

-

LDS

Yes

Bev Howlett

Status Page

Cambridgshire

-

-

Yes

-

LDS

Yes

Ian Cameron

Status Page

Channel Islands 

-

-

-

Yes

LDS

Yes

Brenda Bowers

Status Page

Cheshire

Yes

-

Yes

Yes

LDS

Yes

Brenda Bowers

Status Page

Cornwall

Completed

Completed

Completed

Completed

Yes

Completed

Lesley Dawson

Nil

Cumberland

-

-

Yes

-

LDS

-

Carol Barber

Status Page

Derbyshire

-

-

Yes

-

LDS

Yes

Brenda Bowers

Status Page

Devonshire

Completed

Yes

Completed

Completed

LDS

Completed

Brenda Bowers

Status Page

Dorsetshire


Yes

Yes

Yes

LDS

Yes

Carol Barber

Status Page

Durham

-

-

Yes

Yes

LDS

Yes

Carol Barber

Status Page

England  Wales Shipping

-

-

-

Yes

LDS

-

Brenda Bowers

Status Page

Essex

-

-

-

Yes

LDS

Yes

Brenda Bowers

Status Page

Gloucestershire 1841

Yes

-

-

-

LDS

-

 Chris Mahoney

Status Page

Gloucestershire

as above

-

Yes

Yes

LDS

Yes

Brenda Bowers

Status Page

Hampshire    

-

-

-

-

LDS

Yes

David Philpot

Status Page

Herefordshire 

-

-

Completed

Yes

LDS

-

Jane Earles

Status Page

Hertfordshire

-

Yes

Yes

Yes

LDS

Yes

Brenda Bowers

Status Page

Huntingdonshire

-

-

-

-

LDS

Completed

Brenda Bowers

Status Page

Isle of Man

-

-

Yes

-

LDS

-

Brenda Bowers

Status Page

Kent

-

-

-

Yes

LDS

Yes

Rebekah House

To Follow

Kent

-

-

Yes

-

LDS

-

Jen Sheehan

Status Page

Lancashire 

-

-

Yes

-

LDS

Yes

Neil Southern

Status Page

Leicestershire

-

-

Yes

Yes

LDS

Yes

 John Toplis

Status Page

Lincolnshire 

Yes

-

Completed

Yes

LDS

Completed

Michael Borrill

Status Page

London
Bethnel Green,  Mile End,  Stepney
  St Pancras &  Whitechapel  

-

-

-

-

LDS

Yes

 Barbara Pearce

Status Page

London Except above

-

-

-

-

LDS

Yes

Brenda Bowers

Status Page

Middlesex

-

-

Yes

-

LDS

1891

Ian Cameron

Status Page

Norfolk

-

-

Completed

Yes

LDS

1891

Bev Howlett

Status Page

Northumberland 

-

-

Completed

-

LDS

-

Carol Barber

Status Page

Northanptshire

Yes

-

-

Yes

LDS

Yes

Brenda Bowers

Status Page

Nottinghamshire

Yes

Yes

Yes

Completed

LDS

Completed

Brenda Bowers

Status Page

Oxfordshire

-

-

Yes

Yes

LDS

Completed

Brenda Bowers

Status Page

Rutland

-

-

Completed

Yes

LDS

Yes

Michael Borrill

Status Page

Shropshire

-

-

Yes

Yes

LDS

Yes

Brenda Bowers

Status Page

Somerset   

Yes

Yes

Completed

Yes

LDS

Yes

Geoff Jarvis

Status Page

Staffordshire

-

-

-

Yes

LDS

Yes

Ian Cameron

Status Page  

Suffolk 

-

-

-

Yes

LDS

Yes

Brenda Bowers

Status Page

Surrey

-

-

-

Yes

LDS

Yes

Bev Howlett

Status Page

Sussex 

-

-

-

-

LDS

Completed

Marilyn Smith

 

Sussex

-

Yes

Completed

Completed

LDS

-

Simon Brickell

Status Page

Warwickshire

Completed

-

Yes

-

LDS

Completed

Brenda Bowers

Status Page

Westmorland

-

-

Completed

-

LDS

-

Carol Barber

Status Page

Wiltshire

Completed

Yes

Yes

Yes

LDS

Yes

Brenda Bowers

Status Page

Worcestershire

-

-

Yes

Yes

LDS

Yes

Brenda Bowers

Status Page

Yorkshire
Split by Ridings

-

-

Yes

Yes

LDS

Yes

Carol Barber

Status Page

Wales by Census Year & County

Counties

1841

1851

1861

1871

1881

1891

Coordinator

Link to County Status Page

Anglesey

-

-

Yes

Yes

LDS

Yes

Brenda Bowers

Status Page for Wales

Breconshire

-

-

-

-

LDS

-

Brenda Bowers

Status Page for Wales

Caernarvonshire

-

-

Yes

Yes

LDS

Yes

Brenda Bowers

Status Page for Wales

Cardiganshire

-

 

Yes

Yes

LDS

Yes

Brenda Bowers

Status Page for Wales

Carmarthenshire

-

-

-

Yes

LDS

-

Brenda Bowers

Status Page for Wales

Denbighshire

-

-

Yes

Completed

LDS

Yes

Brenda Bowers

Status Page for Wales

Flintshire

-

-

Yes

Completed

LDS

Yes

Brenda Bowers

Status Page for Wales

Glamorganshire

-

-

-

-

LDS

Yes

Elsie Issac

Status Page for Wales

Glamorganshire

-

-

-

Yes

LDS

-

Brenda Bowers

Status Page for Wales

Merionethshire

-

-

Yes

-

LDS

Yes

Brenda Bowers

Status Page for Wales

Monmouthshire

-

-

Yes

-

LDS

Yes

Brenda Bowers

Status Page for Wales

Montgomeryshire

-

-

Yes

-

LDS

-

Brenda Bowers

Status Page for Wales

Pembrokshire

-

-

Yes

Yes

LDS

-

Brenda Bowers

Status Page for Wales

Radnorshire

-

-

Yes

-

LDS

-

Brenda Bowers

Status Page for Wales

 

How FreeCEN Works 

 

FreeCEN  are always looking for help. 

This could be to help as a Coordinator, Transcriber, Checker or Validator.

To help with FreeCEN volunteers will need:-

  • A computer and some spare time.

  • A spreadsheet program. (Excel, Works, Apache etc or MAC with numbers)

  • You can help with a County of your choice.

  • See the individual County Status pages above to see what area's are available.

  • We Transcribe and Check from CD's supplied to you.

  • The software, instructions and lots of help and advice is also on hand at all times as well as by the individual County Coordinators (COORDS)

  • The software is designed to make the task as easy as possible.

  • Although the software is designed for PC/Windows machines, arrangements can be made to accommodate Linux-based PCs and Apple computers.

  • There are also dedicated FreeCEN mailing lists where you can post questions or queries on and to receive advice in all aspects of FreeCEN.    

Project Phases

There are four phases that we go through before the DATA gets uploaded to the Online Search facility.
Transcribing, Checking,  Validating  and  Post Validating.

Transcribing

We transcribe into a specially designed Spreadsheet from the Census Images on the CD that you are provided with.
The first couple of pages are done to start you off.
We have a program called
CSVCHECK that you can use yourself or your Coordinator will do it for you.
This checks the integrity of the DATA not the actual DATA.
It produces a report  showing ERRORS and WARNINGS. This will ultimately help you as well. 

Checking

Each transcribed piece will be checked by another volunteer using a FreeCEN program called WINCC.
Alternatively we also have what we call the Visual Checking  method from the Transcribed Spreadsheet.
This is more for those that have the new Windows 7/8/10 

Validation

The validation is carried out using local knowledge of the county to assist particularly in the
validation of the Place of Birth (POB) and its respective County.
This is mostly done by the COORD or their designated volunteer.
We use a
FreeCEN Program called VALDREV for the Validating process.. 

How to Volunteer

You can contact the  individual COORD from the County list above.
Alternatively please contact
Brenda Bowers
 

Transcriptions Already Done

Transcriptions are accepted by FreeCEN, either from its own volunteers, or from independent transcription projects.
This is on the understanding that FreeCEN will then have the right to make these freely available on-line, for non-commercial use.
This will be an exclusive right in the case of transcriptions made wholly under the auspices of FreeCEN, using its standards and technology.
FreeCEN has no intentions, and will have no rights, to attempt to benefit commercially in any way from such transcriptions, or from those obtained from independent transcription projects.

If you have already done a transcription of ANY large census area (in the U.K.) or Census year, then please contact me to discuss how we might use your considerable effort in conjunction with the FreeCEN project. 

Background to the FreeCEN Project:

The FreeCEN project was initiated in July, 1999. 
One of the main instigators was Brian Randell (GenUK  Devon)

If you would like to help with FreeCEN, please click on the Coordinator link as above, for the  County  of your choice.
Alternatively you can email
Brenda Bowers   who will be only too willing get you you connected to your choice of County.

To Search the FreeCEN Database please click on the following link

Click here

 


This page last updated May 5th 2016.Timestamp.