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Cool Blue
07-10-08, 18:58
I just had this from the Bolton mailing list
Manchester Unfilmed 1851 Census (http://www.1851-unfilmed.org.uk)
A very basic index, but it may give you some clues ;)
Janexxx

Olde Crone Holden
07-10-08, 22:33
To add to this, Family History online have this census on a pay per view basis. It isn't complete though, and my chap isn't listed!

OC

Cool Blue
08-10-08, 13:24
OC,I was given to understand these records are recently deciphered and are in addition to the ones transcribed earlier and available on Family History on-line.
Have I got the wrong end of the stick?:confused:
Janexxx

Olde Crone Holden
08-10-08, 16:56
Jane

Reading that link, it appears to be talking about the project undertaken by the MFHS, which is the one on FamilyHistory online.

That web page says the project was completed in 2005 (which is what I had understood) and I haven't heard of any further recreation...but will be DELIGHTED if they have done more work!!!!

I need my man in 1851....

OC

Cool Blue
08-10-08, 17:09
OC, there was some talk of all this on the Bolton and Lancashire lists recently, but they may have got it wrong. Another possibility is there are additional records yet to come out and someone optimistically thought this site was the one. I will check the list archives and see what they say again. Sorry if I've raised someones hopes unneccessarily
Janexxx

Later: Checking back, I have so far only been able to ascertain that the website is new, the Manchester list writes on Oct 7th
''New site from Manchester & Lancashire FHS:

<http://www.1851-unfilmed.org.uk/> ''

last modified 2008, it says...

Cool Blue
08-10-08, 17:48
Hi everyone,
Sorry to have misled everyone on the above topic. I hope I have now straightened up what is happening.
The website I gave you was new, but contained an index from the Manchester FHS project.
There is though new work being done on the subject, this time by the National Archives
BBC NEWS | England | Remains of census restored (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/7643145.stm)
The report mentiones the FHS work and says the TNA project is indeed in addition to this
But still in its earlier stages it seems
I hope I have it right this time!
Janexx

Olde Crone Holden
08-10-08, 20:34
Jane

Thanks for that! It is exciting news (for me, anyway, lol).

I do wonder what technology TNA have that the MLFHS didn't try, as their project was extremely painstaking and technological.

However, I'm not worried if it turns my man up out of the wet!

OC

Merry Monty Montgomery
08-10-08, 20:38
I do wonder what technology TNA have that the MLFHS didn't try,

Some blotting paper and a magnifying glass?

Olde Crone Holden
08-10-08, 20:42
LOL Merry!

I don't care if they use a OUIJA board if they find James Holden.

OC

Uncle John
08-10-08, 20:56
They are shining ultra-violent light on the subject, so all should become clear.

Olde Crone Holden
08-10-08, 21:45
UJ

MLFHS used ultra violet light amongst other techniques.

Perhaps they ran out of money, or perhaps a few more shreds of paper have come to light since the project ended?

OC

Uncle John
09-10-08, 15:49
*Sobs quietly. Why does no-one notice my subtle plays on words?*

Merry Monty Montgomery
09-10-08, 15:55
Because the rest of us make loads of typos! lol

Cool Blue
09-10-08, 16:50
perhaps a few more shreds of paper have come to light since the project ended?

They certainly looked like shreds on that film, didn't they? Looked like something the dog had chewed.
I was wondering if anyone saw their name highlighted on the report. I was just imagining how that would feel. :D:D:D

Uncle John
09-10-08, 21:33
A bit like I felt when I saw the poster with the name Marco Polo behind Lawrence Ll-B when he was in Melbourne.

Granny Lynne
10-10-08, 00:13
UJ

"ultra-violent light"

I didn't miss it - LOL!