Automatic linkage of vital records.

@article{Newcombe1959AutomaticLO,
  title={Automatic linkage of vital records.},
  author={Howard B. Newcombe and John M. Kennedy and S J AXFORD and ARABINOSUS'A. P. JAMES},
  journal={Science},
  year={1959},
  volume={130 3381},
  pages={954-9}
}
The term record linkage has been used to indicate the bringing together of two or more separately re?orded pieces of information concerning a particular individual or family (I). Defined in this broad manner, it includes almost any use of a file of records to determine what has subsequently happened to people about whom one has some prior information, The various facts concerning an individual which in any modern society are recorded routinely would, if brought together, form an extensively… CONTINUE READING
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Of course , much of the recorded information is in a relatively inaccessible form ; but , even when circumstances have been most favorable , as in the registrations of births , deaths , and marriages , and in the census , there has been little recognition of the special value of the records as a source of statistics when they are brought together so as to relate the successive events in the lives of particular individuals and families .
Of course , much of the recorded information is in a relatively inaccessible form ; but , even when circumstances have been most favorable , as in the registrations of births , deaths , and marriages , and in the census , there has been little recognition of the special value of the records as a source of statistics when they are brought together so as to relate the successive events in the lives of particular individuals and families .
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