Other Documentation and Resources
Family and household inter-relationships
Canada, 1852: Estimated population totals by sub-district
Great Britain, 1851
Contemporary census tabulations
Digital copies of the original census reports from Great Britain and the United States are freely available online. As of late-2006, digitized copies of original publications from early censuses in the other NAPP countries were not available.
United States: United States Census Bureau publications.
Work and occupations
Historical Methods: "Occupational Classification in the North Atlantic Population Project." Evan Roberts, Matthew Woollard, Chad Ronnander, Lisa Dillon, and Gunnar Thorvaldsen (2003) 36(2, Part 2): 89-96. Reprinted with permission of the Helen Dwight Reid Educational Foundation. Published by Heldref Publications, 1319 18th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036-1802. www.heldref.org. Copyright © (2003).
Alphabetical Index of Occupations and Industries, United States 1950 coding system (Note: 52MB file)
Other background material
- Users guide to the original 5% sample of the 1881 British census, created by the University of Essex
- Map showing the highly clustered sampling in Mecklenburg-Schwerin 1819
- Article on Surnames as proxies for place of origin in the 1801 census for Norway
- Article by Lisa Dillon on Creating the 1852 Canadian Census Database
NAPP background and procedures
Background to the NAPP project
Brief summary of how the complete-count census datasets were originally created, before the NAPP collaboration enhanced them for social science research.
Proposal to extend NAPP, 2005
Proposal for the second phase of NAPP, submitted to the National Institutes of Health in 2005. NAPP-II will (1) add complete count censuses of Sweden, (2) add sample census data from the existing NAPP countries between 1703 and 1930, and (3) create datasets of individuals and families longitudinally linked between the samples and the complete-count censuses.
Proposal to the National Science Foundation, 2001
Proposal for creating the harmonized NAPP database, submitted to the National Science Foundation in 2001.
Article introducing NAPP
Historical Methods "The North Atlantic Population Project: An Overview." Evan Roberts, Steven Ruggles, Lisa Dillon, Ólöf Garðarsdóttir, Jan Oldervoll, Gunnar Thorvaldsen and Matthew Woollard (2003) 36(2, Part 2): 80-88. Reprinted with permission of the Helen Dwight Reid Educational Foundation. Published by Heldref Publications, 1319 18th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036-1802. www.heldref.org. Copyright © (2003).