The Census Tree Data Set (Price et al., Explorations in Economic History)

Version
3
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Price, Joseph (Brigham Young University)
  • Buckles, Kasey (University of Notre Dame)
Publication Date
2021-01-28
Funding Reference
  • Russell Sage Foundation
Description
  • Abstract

    These files include data and code used to create tables and figures for "Combining Family History and Machine Learning to Link Historical Records." This was published as an NBER Working Paper (#26227) and is in the review process at an academic journal. We are seeking permission to share our full dataset that we obtained from FamilySearch. We have included the truth set that we use to train our model along with the machine learning code we use to link records using this truth set. Our truth set includes histid pairs between the different census records, which can be combined with the restricted versions of the full-count census records that are distributed through the University of Minnesota.
Availability
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    DOI: 10.3886/E130961

Update Metadata: 2021-02-10 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2021-02-10