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  1. I need access my family's response to the 1950 Census for proof of age. Can you help me?
  2. I just downloaded the 2010 shape file for counties. When I open it the water bodies around Michigan are covered like land masses. How do I get the Great Lakes to appear as water?
  3. Can you help me with historical data on rates of homicide and aggravated assault for the 1940s and 1950s for large American cities?
  4. I am publishing an article based on the public use NLS79 file. Do these data need to be acknowledged like the restricted data?
  5. Can you help me find the University of Michigan Inflation Expectation Survey?
  6. Do you have a source for the number of undocumented migrants by state from 2000 on?
  7. Does anyone know if the Guatemalan national surveys data are freely available, or have experience acquiring this data? The Guatemalan government seems to make only the most recent year's available online.
  8. I have an international collaborator and need to include the Federal Wide Assurance (FWA) for his institution. He does not know whether his institution has this or not. What do you suggest?
  9. Do you know of a free source for historical election returns by counties, e.g., 1972, 1976, etc.
  10. I am trying to find a table in an old Current Population report. It is pretty tedious going through all the reports by hand. Is there a logic to these reports?
  11. I am trying to work with the Early Childhood Longitudinal Survey Kindergarten cohort data or some other data that will allow me to look at the impact of school year length (especially long school year calendars) on student achievement. Do you know of any other sources of education data?
  12. Do you know of a source for segregation indices that cover the 1970 to 2000 time period? I want this to be for metropolitan areas and for the measure to be a white vs black index.
  13. I am using some data from Mexico. The questionnaire is in Spanish and there is no English translation of it. I need some help with getting this document translated.
  14. Where can I look at a map of census tracts for Manhattan? I am interested in the area above 110th street.
  15. Does PSID have a value of car variable for the time period 1987-1997?
  16. I need to know some characteristics of the Korean population in the United States. Is there a search term I can use to find information or do I have to come in and learn how to use the data?
  17. Where can a user find GIS information concerning HIV rates?
  18. I need an indicator of rurality for zip codes. Are you aware of something I could use?
  19. I am using the "Immigrants Admitted to the US" files and would like to compare my results with the statistical yearbooks that the Immigration and Naturalization service produced. I'm not finding these on the INS website.
  20. I am looking for some software that can take an address on a single line with perhaps an error in the street name and return a corrected address with a zip code. For instance: 1501 Washtenaw Ann Arbor, MI would be corrected to: 1501 Washtenaw Ann Arbor, MI 48104-3179
  21. I need to know what the boundaries of metropolitan areas were at the time of the 2000 census. How are metropolitan areas defined? As an example, I need to know Albuquerque, New Mexico, Atlantic-Cape May, New Jersey, and Chicago, Illinois.
  22. How is the residence of prisoners noted on death certificates - the prison or the original home address? What about other institutional populations (dorms, hospitals, etc.)?
  23. How does one get access to the Baccalaureate and Beyond data (public-use)?
  24. Can you help me find a public-use codebook for Baccalaureate and Beyond (B&B)and the National Education Longitudinal Study (NELS)?
  25. We would like access to the original Indianapolis Fertility Survey (1941). Does PSC have these data?
  26. The Pew Hispanic Center put out a report last November with Race, age and citizenship status info from the September 2007 CPS. (See table below from report): [http://pewhispanic.org/files/reports/83.pdf](http://pewhispanic.org/files/reports/83.pdf) I didn’t know you could get race info from anything other than the March CPS. What do you know about race information available for other months?
  27. I am interested to public use microdata from the Survey of Consumers. I would like it for as many years as possible. I do not know if the producers readily give this out but I know of researchers who have access to the data.
  28. I need national data from Summary File 3 from the 2000 Census. I need data at the county, census tract, and block level – summary levels 40, 140, and 150). This looks like a lot of files to download for just these summary levels. Is there a better solution?
  29. I need data from several years of the March Current Population Survey but notice that these data do not have set-up files associated with them.
  30. I would like to deposit data from our research project with ICPSR. Any guidance you can give me would be appreciated.
  31. I am having trouble measuring density for zip codes. I have pulled off land area and population size from the national SF1 file, but the results I'm getting are way too small.
  32. I would like to get a copy of the Census 1990 elderly households 8% sample dataset and codebook. Please let me know if it is available and the procedure for obtaining it.
  33. I am trying to some mortality data for the state of Michigan and Montcalm county, Michigan from 1960 to present. We’d prefer age-adjusted figures over age-specific. Do you have any thoughts on how best to obtain these data? This is for a health disparities documentary and the data are needed immediately.
  34. I am looking for estimates of the size of the 15-44 year old female population by state for a far back as I can get it. I am trying to construct fertility rates and have births back to 1930. Even if I can not get them back to 1930, getting them back to the late 1940s would be very helpful.
  35. I am looking for the total number of births (no rates), 1975-present, by state. I need for this to be in electronic form if possible.
  36. I need to know if there is a good source to look up 2000 PUMA geography via maps or lists. I need to get an idea of how different metros and counties line up with PUMAs.
  37. Where can I find out the change in the distribution of religious denominations over time?