Posted By:Richard Davis
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Subject:1810 census for Mamakating and Lumberland missing 2 pages.
Post Date:May 06, 2010 at 18:16:33
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Forum:Sullivan County, NY Genealogy Forum
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The listings for Mamakating and Lumberland in the 1810 census are each missing two pages. I asked the National Archives to look for the missing pages on their microfilms of the census, they said pages are not there, and that they assume these pages were simply missed when the census was being photographed. The original census forms were destroyed after being photographed so these pages are apparently lost for good. Two pages would have included about 60 names in each township. The pages are numbered in heavy pencil with a three digit number, Mamakating is missing pages 578 and 579, Lumberland pages 609 and 610 (this appears to be the same 2 facing pages, the document being jumbled up to some extent). These pages clearly did exist at one time, the totals of inhabitance do not add up, plus the numbers of the missing pages can be seen through some of the existing pages.

I'm posting this simply to make others aware of this fact. If you are searching for someone in Mamakating or Lumberland who should be there but isn't, it's quite possible their names were on the lost pages. Regards, Richard