Hi All, What are you all doing with yourselves (if you aren't still working) these days? Just before all this nastiness started I volunteered to do a bit of transcribing for the Sussex Family History Group. They have a lot of family histories that have been donated to them over the years, mostly in paper format of one sort or another and they wanted to get them entered into a searchable online database. The idea being that if they are entered on to a commercial tree thingy, they can be exported as Gedcoms and any name in a given tree can be searched for. I picked a couple from their list, two names being researched by one of our members in the hope it might help close to home! The first turned out to be 261 pages long and containing over 7000 names! The plus side is that it is in a straightforward typed descendant thing which looks as though it has been extracted from an existing family tree application like FTM. Unfortunately they sent it to SFHG as a PDF, so somewhere this is already typed into a programme! Im trying not to think of that. It is fascinating work but kills me not to be able to follow up the gaps, and check online which is not the name of the game at all! This family are very notable, loads of money and posh houses, nary an ag lab in the lot of 'em. Mind you there is time as I am only at 401 people so far. The other family is only about 43 pages but, all handwritten trees and notes so I reckon that will be really hard to do. This is complete and utter escapism as you get completely lost in their story. The other thing I'm doing is a weekly live watercolour workshop with a chap I normally go to for painting hollibobs. That is also wonderful. For the avoidance of doubt, all of the cupboards, the loft and the cellar still need clearing out. i'm telling myself there's no point in doing them 'cos I cannot go to the tip, we are quarantined.