Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: AG-028-001-1-1-New Orleans-LSUP-1778

Subject Area: Household

Bibliographic Citation: New Orleans Census of 1778.  [machine-readable data file] / Hall, Gwendolyn Midlo  [principal investigator(s)] / Louisiana State University Press  [distributor].

Date Accessioned: 9/13/2000

Number of Files Received: 0

Comments: Data are in dBASE format. The data file is stored on a CD-ROM titled, Databases for the study of Afro-Louisiana history and genealogy, 1699-1860. It is under /Hallcollection/CDFiles/Hall1778NOCensus directory. Users need dBASE or Microsoft Excel to access the data. Excel can read in dBASE file. In the file menu, select open then specify the Files of Type to dBASE file.

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Date Ordered: 8/15/2000

Documentation: Document files are in WordPerfect format. A summary to the data has been printed and bound as a hard copy document.

Abstract: This study contains census information for 450 households in New Orleans in 1778. The data were entered directly into a database at the Archivo General de Indias in Seville during November, 1991. The original census manuscript was not only difficult to read, but parts of it were in pieces and placed in envelopes. Information about products produced by each household was not included in this database. The original census was in French. Both the database and summaries have been translated into English, preserving the original French version as well when space permitted.

Media/File Reports:

7093 (CD-ROM)
7391 (CD-Rom)