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Missing pieces of censuses?

benny1982

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Hi

I know that the entire 1851 Dunmow district of Essex is missing and many of my ancestors were in the area and a street in London in 1861 where my ancestors lived is missing. I doubt we will ever find the missing pieces but they might be hidden away in some vault awaiting discovery.

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Hi Ben,

I've found there are big lumps of the census missing, whilsy doing searches this week.
Salford, Manchester being one area, due to water damage to the records. Most of these now have been transribed using ultraviolet light infrared light etc. with some good results apparently.:)

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Hi Steve

I wonder what happened to the Dunmow district 1851 census returns? Typical, as many of my ancestors lived in that district. :eek:

Ben
Could be that the whole 1851 census was damaged in some way Ben. And what survived, is what we have.
The records at the bottom of the pile suffered the most, I guess.
Manchester an Lancs FHS have transcribed what remains of the records for their area. Their overall success rate was 82% recovery, which is pretty good I think.
So there maybe some remnants of records for Dunmow lurking in a corner down at Kew, waiting to be discovered.

Check this out Ben. http://www.1851-unfilmed.org.uk/project.htm

Steve.:)
 

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