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Combining Family History and Machine Learning to Link Historical Records

Joseph Price, Kasey Buckles, Jacob Van Leeuwen, Isaac Riley

NBER Working Paper No. 26227
Issued in September 2019

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This work has been supported in part by grant #G-1063 from the Russell Sage Foundation. Any opinions expressed are those of the principal investigators alone and should not be construed as representing the opinions of the Foundation or the National Bureau of Economic Research. We are grateful for helpful comments and assistance from Ran Abramitzky, Martha Bailey, Katherine Eriksson, James Feigenbaum, Joe Ferrie, Ian Fillmore, Cathy Fitch, Brigham Frandsen, Katie Genadek, Jonas Helgertz, Bob Pollack, Steve Ruggles, and Anne Winkler. This project would not have been possible without the careful and thoughtful work of many research assistants at the Brigham Young University Record Linking Lab, including Ben Branchflower, Alison Doxey, Neil Duzzett, Nicholas Grasley, Amanda Marsden, and Joseph Young.

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