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  1. This database is the culmination of an ongoing project that has its beginnings in the 1960’s. For over forty years, scholars have been collecting records of slave trading voyages from all across the Atlantic world. It was made possible by the contributions of academics working in archives across the world in many different languages. Approximately eighty percent of all voyages that disembarked slaves are available. What you need to know There are essays available on the sight detailing collection methods. Summary statistics are available. The database is searchable from the website based on twenty-five of the variables. The database includes which archive each voyage’s information came from. A codebook is available is a .pdf. The downloads available include estimate spreadsheets, The cleaned up voyages dataset that is the same as the searchable data on the website, and the full database. The estimates spreadsheet is available in .xlsx for Excel and .sav SPSS. The voyages dataset is available as a .sav for SPSS, a .dbf for database software, and .csv which can be used in most software packages that work with data. The full database is available as a .sav file for SPSS. To be able to use the full database outside of SPSS, you will have to convert the file to a different format.
  2. This is an online repository of US Census data covering from the first census in 1790 to present. The census data as well as the associated shapefiles for state and county levels four all decennial censuses. American Community Survey data, agricultural census data, and other census bureau documents can be downloaded. This is one of the easiest ways to get a hold of historical census data and start working with it. The data available includes: Decennial census data County and state tables since 1790 Census tract tables since 1910 Tables for all original census summary levels, down to census blocks, since 1970 American Community Survey data 5-year periods from 2005-2009 through 2010-2014 3-year periods from 2008-2010 through 2011-2013 1-year periods from 2010 through 2014 County Business Patterns data (1970-2002, annual) Agricultural census data (1840-1950) Religious bodies data (1850-1952) Manufacturing census data (1840-1940) 2010 Census data for SABINS school attendance areas What to know: Please note that this is not a mapping tool. A GIS program will be needed to make use of the shapefiles. The census data can be worked on without the shapefiles in any spreadsheet software like Excel. Once you create a login, you can use it for all Minnesota Population Center projects. There is a user guide and FAQ section that can help with requesting data. Once you submit your request for data, it usually takes a few minutes for it to be compiled and made available. There are also some time series tables available, such as for population.