Reconstruction of genealogies from vital records: The Laredo Epidemiology Project

Anne Buchanan Weiss, Kenneth M. Weiss, Robert J. Schwartz, Nancy L. MacNaughton, Mary Ann McCartan, Stephen S. Bates

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Abstract

The Laredo Epidemiology Project is a study of the patterns of degenerative disease, particularly cancer, in the families of Laredo, Texas. The genealogical history of Laredo was reconstructed by the grouping of 350,000 individual church and civil vital event records into multigenerational families, with record linkage based on matching names. Mortality data from city death records are mapped onto these pedigrees for analysis. This paper describes the creation of the data base and evaluation of the links.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)326-351
Number of pages26
JournalComputers and Biomedical Research
Volume17
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1984

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Genealogy and Heraldry
Epidemiology
Religious buildings
Death Certificates
Pedigree
Names
History
Databases
Mortality
Neoplasms

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  • Medicine (miscellaneous)

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Weiss, A. B., Weiss, K. M., Schwartz, R. J., MacNaughton, N. L., McCartan, M. A., & Bates, S. S. (1984). Reconstruction of genealogies from vital records: The Laredo Epidemiology Project. Computers and Biomedical Research, 17(4), 326-351. https://doi.org/10.1016/0010-4809(84)90044-2
Weiss, Anne Buchanan ; Weiss, Kenneth M. ; Schwartz, Robert J. ; MacNaughton, Nancy L. ; McCartan, Mary Ann ; Bates, Stephen S. / Reconstruction of genealogies from vital records : The Laredo Epidemiology Project. In: Computers and Biomedical Research. 1984 ; Vol. 17, No. 4. pp. 326-351.
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Weiss, AB, Weiss, KM, Schwartz, RJ, MacNaughton, NL, McCartan, MA & Bates, SS 1984, 'Reconstruction of genealogies from vital records: The Laredo Epidemiology Project', Computers and Biomedical Research, vol. 17, no. 4, pp. 326-351. https://doi.org/10.1016/0010-4809(84)90044-2

Reconstruction of genealogies from vital records : The Laredo Epidemiology Project. / Weiss, Anne Buchanan; Weiss, Kenneth M.; Schwartz, Robert J.; MacNaughton, Nancy L.; McCartan, Mary Ann; Bates, Stephen S.

In: Computers and Biomedical Research, Vol. 17, No. 4, 01.01.1984, p. 326-351.

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