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Another large project looms

A year of intense voluntary effort is coming to an end with the Street Directory tagging project nearing completion. More about this in upcoming blogs.

Next, we plan to tag the Census records for the city, well over 100,000 sheets worth! We have had fantastic support processing the Directories, with people from all walks of life offering their services as volunteers. Do let us know if you would like to get involved with the Census initiative, we'd love to have you join us!

Why we're excited about the 2011 census

Not many people get excited about a census, but we do at MyHouseMyStreet, and there's one this year! We see it as a link from what we're doing now back to the first census in the early 1800s.

MyHouseMyStreet uses information from census returns (among other sources) to explore the details of Brighton and Hove's former residents. They remain confidential for 100 years, so the most recent one available is 1911.

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