I have officially gotten a list of names from Professor Chuck Stead, who is an environmental professor here at Ramapo. He was extremely helpful and I finally have what I need to start this project! I will be using the names to search the 1860-1940 censuses to look for demographic trends in the Ramapough. At the end of the process, I will present my findings using graphs, which will be open and accessible on this website. Keep an eye out for more updates!
I’ve been trying to get started on the project, but I’ve run into a few snags. Mostly, I’m waiting for information from the Ramapough so that I can start the project. What they are able to give me will determine the direction of the project, particularly how quantitative vs. qualitative it is. I’m very hopeful that I’ll be able to start sorting data in an organized way soon though!