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From: "Noel Clark" <>
Subject: FW: 1861 Census of Essex is in production
Date: Sat, 24 Aug 2002 10:44:03 +1000

Ian and other Listers.

Personally I'm not surprised that the "minimum order" has not been
reached. The Index to the 1861 census for Essex will be finished in just
a few months; most of the registration districts are already released
and available both on fiche and floppy disk at only 2.50 GBP per

It is therefore relatively easy to use the index to go straight to the
page(s) of interest in the filmed version of the 1861.

I'm not convinced that reproducing a census on CD-ROM that has already
been indexed makes that much economic sense for the average researcher.
If you have a lot of people to check, or you are a FHS or Library,
perhaps "yes". If you don't, or are an individual not-for-profit
researcher, probably "no".

The main advantages of CD-ROM versions is that you can use them in your
own home at your own convenience, and once you have them there's
"nothing more to pay".


-----Original Message-----
From: Ian Hunter [mailto:]
Sent: Saturday, 24 August 2002 03:23
Subject: RE: 1861 Census of Essex is in production

Just a reminder that Essex and a whole heap of other counties are in
production or planned, for the 1861 census on CD. They need 100 orders
for each county to cover costs and it looks like Essex hasn't got there

This is a major project of SERIOUSLY important primary data that I hope
everyone supports.

I, personally, will not be offering lookups when mine arrive. So there


Ian Pubby Hunter

Essex Pubs at:

I use Archive CD Books to help with my research

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ian Hunter [mailto:]
> Sent: Saturday, August 17, 2002 9:35 AM
> To:
> Subject: 1861 Census of Essex is in production
> Pre orders are being taken and the more people that do so
> will bring the
> price down. Currently at a very reasonable £31.

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