Questionnaires longitudinal databases

The historical community is now fortunate to have a growing number of large-scale, public databases of life histories from the past. Some of these databases have been under development for a long time, such as the Demographic Database in Umea, the Utah genealogical database, the Scania database in Lund and the PRDH and BALSAC in Quebec. Others are relatively recent, such as the Historical Sample of the Netherlands, and data collection activities are underway in other European countries as well as Japan and China.

For a complete overview of objectives, sources and contents regarding these public databases, see the following questionnaires (available in pdf).