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In Interpreting relationships to head of household in 1855 New York State Census? I mentioned that:

Robert [Sellars] is another son who [in 1855] was living in the same Albany ward as Hugh (senior) that I am still looking for in the 1860 census when I think he may have been in New York City

I think that I may have found him in a record from:

Ancestry.com. New York, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1790-1890 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1999.

which has these details:

Name:   Robert Seeller
State:  NY
County: New York County
Township:   17 W. Nyc District 6
Year:   1860
Record Type:    Federal Population Schedule
Page:   047
Database:   NY 1860 Federal Census Index 

Is the image from which these details were taken available online anywhere?

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The following ultimately references 3 sites with the desired image, 2 with indexes created independently of the database you originally found.


Collection New York, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1790-1890 has no images and was created from a variety of sources described in the About.. section.

The specific entry you are asking about, Robert Seeller includes the necessary information to browse in Ancestry.com's 1860 United States Federal Census

Name: Robert Seeller
State: NY
County: New York County
Township: 17 W. Nyc District 6

Year: 1860
Record Type: Federal Population Schedule
Page: 047
Database: NY 1860 Federal Census Index

1860 Census - Browse records
State New York
County New York
City New York Ward 17 District 6

Image 52 (of 124) is page 47

Robert, a 40y old Ireland-born contractor is on line 9. There are 11 persons in his household. Ancestry has him indexed as "Robert Seder". I read the surname as "Sealley".

FamilySearch has him indexed as "Robert Scollen" (Note that image information matches ancestry.com).

Archive.org also has census images, but no index: Volume Reel 0808 - 1860 New York Federal Population Census Schedules - New York City, ward 17, districts 5 and 6 and image 52 is again Page 47

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  • Many thanks - that does not appear to be my 3rd great grandfather who was a Ship's Carpenter, born in Scotland about 10 years after this man. I would also have expected to find a wife named Margaret/Maggie and 3-4 children (Hugh, Robert, William and perhaps Margaret) with him. – PolyGeo Sep 20 '18 at 22:43

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