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From: "John Henley" <>
Subject: CORNWALL 1881 - prove Roy and Rod wrong!!!
Date: Tue, 20 Apr 2004 13:49:42 +0100
Archive CD Books have recently announced a new project, which I'd have
thought would have serious family historians and genealogists queueing
around the block!
Rod is planning to release on CD the images from the Enumerators' Books of
the 1881 census.
Now everyone who is serious about their British family history has a copy of
the LDS wonderful index and transcription, or uses the facility on the LDS
But we all know that there are errors in that transcription, and there may
be further information about about a household not transcribed.
And we all want to see the sources of information about our families, rather
than transcriptions, if we can.
With these new CDs, which Archive CD Books have begun to release at 6GBP
(less than the cost of a BM or D certificate] per Reg.District, we can
a] locate, view and print off those households we have found using the LDS
b] search through page by page to find those annoying ancestors who have
defied the transcribers and remain hidden.
Sadly, an e-mail from Rod today reveals that the take up for the initial
release of three Cornish districts [St.Austell, Falmouth and Truro - see
is so disappointing as to threaten the viability of the whole project, which
involves committing thousands of pounds to the purchase of films from the
So, even tho' this a not a Cornish list, some on it may have ancestors in
Cornwall in 1881 - prhaps you didn't know that you could get this marvellous
And, Rod wants to release more CDs covering Districts in other counties,
Roy Stockdill, of course, might say that this bears out what he has
thought - most people want an "instant" family tree using the internet and
other people's "look-ups".
Rod fears this may be true.
Why not prove them wrong -
Order the CD if you have ancestors in the released areas.
Let Rod know if you want to see the pages from "your" ancestors areas for
I should declare that I have no interest in ArchiveCD Books, other than
great concern that this worthwhile 1881 project should not be viable and we
should all be losers.
(still catching up on masses of emails )
using Archive CDs - see
and researching (and not finding much time for - but always very glad to
hear of any)
HENLEY, PARKER, PRENTICE, SECKER, RAPER, DURDEN
ROLFE, (O)RAFFERTY, EVANS, PARSONS, SYMONDS [IN Berks/Hants/Wilts]
HILL [IN Staffs/Cambs/Berks]
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