the Guadalajara Censuses Project - This is the “welcome” section
in which you are in currently. Here we explain our origins,
objectives and philosophy. A brief “history” of
the GCP is followed by what we are doing currently, our
future plans, our past and present staff and our Board
In addition to providing a brief history of the city, this
section contains information about the city’s cuartel system
(wards or precincts) and provides a “tour” of the city’s
neighborhoods as they would have appeared in 1821, along with photos,
maps and summary statistics for each district.
. Here you have a list of the various population censuses taken
in the city between 1600 and 1850 with a critical discussion of their
reliability. Special attention is given to a description, history
and comparative importance of the richly detailed padrones (censuses)
of 1821 and 1822, along with copies of contemporary documents about
the censuses, including an interesting [amusing?] letter from one
of the census takers complaining about his job. Actual copies of
the original manuscripts provides a first-hand view of the documents
from which our data is taken.
Includes a technical introduction to the database file format, a
description of the several type of database files and types of variables,
a list of the variables and two codebooks describing each variable–a “brief” codebook
and a “detailed” codebook. The former provides a succinct
description of each variable and a link to the frequency table summarizing
the data found in that variable. The latter is an extensive description
of each variable, and the rationale behind the many assumptions and
research design decisions.
to Database Designing - This section provides essays describing
our staff training, data entry, coding and verification procedures,
as well as a “history” of all the major and no few minor
decisions taken in the five year course of the project. This practical
guide to database construction and management also will include
funding and budget issues, grant application recommendations (based
specific experience), and a frank discussion of project difficulties
and recommendations on how to avoid potential problems.
Research - Examples of our data--tables, graphs and frequencies for a wide
range of variables. Citation information. Complete copies of papers
and articles presented and published using the GCP data.
Copies of maps of the city of Guadalajara, from 1800 through 1842.
They will include maps with street names, district (cuartel) divisions
and all major public and private buildings.
ROM Information -Description of the content of the two volume CD
series, which will include the GCP database for 1791, 1813-14, 1821,
1822, 1824, 1838-42, and 1930. Vol. 1 (1821 & 1822) will be issues
during the fall of 2003.