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Tuesday, January 21, 2003 - Tue, 21 Jan 2003

Had over an hour wait today, in between family transport. Usually I bring some reading or things to do during these times. Today, I took some of my genealogy reference books to browse over again. They are great to supplement my ideas for Behold and I love picking through them up every so often.

The ones I took today are: “Blood Kin and In-Laws” by G. H. Amber (a very interesting book giving definitions of relationships between people). A future version of Behold will be able to show relationships, not just the primary one, but all relationships including those through marriage of every person in the tree to the key “one”; “Kinship - It’s All Relative” by Jackie Smith Arnold (a less technical book than Amber’s); “Producing a Quality Family History” by Patricia Law Hatcher (an excellent book that has many style ideas that can be adapted into Behold’s Everything Report); “Numbering Your Genealogy” by Joan Ferris Curran (concisely defines the major numbering systems); “Indexing Family Histories” by Patricia Law Hatcher and John V. Wylie (more great style ideas); “The Conceptual Approach to Genealogy” by David C. Chamberlin (a somewhat different methodology with some unorthodox documentation recommendations - interesting); “Beyond Pedigrees - Organizing and Enhancing Your Work” by Beverly DeLong Whitaker (if a program could do all that was suggested in this book, it would be a very complete program!); and “Genealogy Software Guide” by Marthe Arends (a few years old, but none-the-less a great comparison in detail of features between many programs with sample reports).

Now, all I need is an infinite amount of time, and I can implement all these ideas :-)

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