Saturday, February 24, 2007

COCP Newsletter No 18

Hello from Cornwall. As usual, the picture has nothing to do with anything. It shows me and five grandchildren on my birthday last year.

Although things might seem very quiet, we have been getting on with the project. Since the beginning of the year we have uploaded:

West Looe Joan Oliver & Frances Kenshole
Redruth Asylum Joan Oliver & Frances Kenshole
Saltash (completion piece) Moira Hurst & Ken Hosking

1579 (completion piece) Shirley Franklin & Maxine Cadzow
1584 (last piece) Carrol Parfait, Maxine Cadzow & Marion Paul

2224 St Stephen John Warren & Julia Mays
2257 Newlyn East Faye Ammermann & Jan Lewis
2318 Redruth Caroline Buckland & Ken Hosking
2338 Penzance Paul Archie Courtney-Williams, Frances Kenshole & Carrol Parfait

2297 St Columb David Trounce
2303 St Austell David Trounce
2321 Wendron Althea Johnson
2323 Wendron Althea Johnson
2324 St Keverne Althea Johnson
2325 St Keverne Althea Johnson
2326 Breage Althea Johnson

In the pipeline are 7 1871 pieces and half a dozen 1881. Redruth 1851 was a very large piece - over 10,000 records - and puts the 1851 within a couple of percent of completion.

Free Census rebuilt its database on the 21st February and we have now contributed 1.5 million records - some 16% of the total.

The online parish register project continues to grow - nearly 480,000 records online. It is now possible to upload all or some of the details from post-1837 marriage certificates using an online submission form. Forms for births & deaths will follow. A number of volunteers are busy inputting the Phillimore marriage lists and extraction of hatches, matches & dispatches from the West Briton transcription project continues apace.


fizzix said...

I'm posting thie here as the error report won't work on COCP. The search works, but search results won't open. I hope this is OK. Can I also say a big thankyou to those who work on this project.

Michael J McCormick said...

I have had several this weekend.