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Census Occupations - Rag Sorter

Below are some resources I recommend if any of your ancestors in your family tree were Rag Sorters.

A,B,C,D,E,F,G,H,I,J,K,L,M,N,O,P,Q,R,S,T,U,V,W,X,Y,Z

Description: Someone, often a women of child, who worked in the paper making industry sorting rags to be made into pulp. It was a boring and dangerous job thanks to the inhalation of cloth dust. They could also catch 'rag sorter's disease', which was similar in nature to anthrax.

Websites:

National Association of Paper Historians

Reading materials:

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