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Re: free 1851 census & other resources - DMS, KBT & WGT
« Reply #9 on: Thursday 17 May 12 11:19 BST (UK) »
I think they were just written in quick shorthand rather than the recognised codes, Forfarian....

Ruskie is good with Scottish stuff!

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Re: free 1851 census & other resources - DMS, KBT & WGT
« Reply #10 on: Thursday 17 May 12 11:31 BST (UK) »
What are DMS, KBT and WGT?

According to my Genealogical Research Directory, and to Wikipedia, the Chapman Codes for Dumfries-shire, Kirkcudbrightshire and Wigtownshire are DFS, KKD and Wigtownshire are DFS, KKD and WIG.

So where do these come from?

Um, can't remember. I started this post in Nov 2006 and my memory is fairly poor.  ;) I like DMS KBT and WGT though.  ;D Seriously though, I either got them from a site somewhere or maybe I made them up because Dumfriesshire, Kircudbrightshire and Wigtownshire are such long names?  :-\

I think they were just written in quick shorthand rather than the recognised codes, Forfarian....
Ruskie is good with Scottish stuff!
Monica

I think you're right about the first bit Monica, but not sure about the second (but lovely of you to say so.  :-*)

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Re: free 1851 census & other resources - DMS, KBT & WGT
« Reply #11 on: Thursday 17 May 12 11:34 BST (UK) »
Thinking about it, we can now also add to the areas for free census resources:

www.maxwellancestry.com/census/
www.freecen.org.uk/

Monica  :)

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Re: free 1851 census & other resources - DMS, KBT & WGT
« Reply #12 on: Thursday 17 May 12 11:56 BST (UK) »
I think they were just written in quick shorthand rather than the recognised codes, Forfarian....

Possible.

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Yes, I have noticed that.
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Re: free 1851 census & other resources - DMS, KBT & WGT
« Reply #13 on: Thursday 17 May 12 14:45 BST (UK) »
I think they were just written in quick shorthand rather than the recognised codes, Forfarian....

Possible.

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Ruskie is good with Scottish stuff!

Yes, I have noticed that.

I think you two must have got me mixed up with another Ruskie.  ;D

(good links thanks Monica)