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Behold’s Genetic Relationship Notation (BGRN) - Blog entry by lkessler - 5 days ago

Yeah, I know. BGRN is a horrible acronym. So if you can get to the end of this post and can think of a better thing to call it, I’ll definitely consider your suggestions. Almost six months ago, I started thinking about A New Notation for DNA Relationships. I’ve now worked out the bugs, and I’m ready to ...

DNA or Bust - Blog entry by lkessler - 7 May 2016

It was Judy Russell @legalgen on our recent Unlock the Past Genealogy cruise who implored me to get my 93 year old uncle DNA tested while I still can. Judy made me realize that it was necessary. I have always understood the importance of DNA research as a valuable science to help discover relationships that ...

SQLite for Genealogy Software - Blog comment by lkessler - 7 May 2016

Enno: Thanks for pointing that out. You are 100% correct. The Family Tree Builder databases are in fact not encrypted. I must have tried opening a FTB 7 database by mistake, and of course, SQLiteSpy can't open a database that's not SQLite. But when I tried it on a FTB 8 database, it opened fine. I'll ...

OGS Conference, Sunday June 5, Toronto, Ontario - Blog entry by lkessler - 7 May 2016

@OGSConference. I had noticed that the Ontario Genealogical Society was holding their annual Conference in June. The Sunday program had several speakers I really wanted to hear. Lara Diamond will be talking on “Movement Between Towns in Eastern Europe” and “Jewish Genealogical Research in Ukraine”, and ...

Unexpected BNF - Blog comment by lkessler - 3 May 2016

Oh no! I didn't realize that Tim had discontinued VGedX. But it's much worse. When I went to check his site, I now see that Tim shut down completely last month. Not just VGedX, but his entire GigaTrees site and all his other great utilities including Vivify, Bonkers, CENtar, G-List, Splatter, Stat Range, The ...

Unexpected BNF - Blog entry by lkessler - 2 May 2016

Just before I released the last version of Behold a month ago, a user asked if there was a way to display all the burials and nothing else. They wanted to check out all the cemeteries in a city they were going to. I thought Behold could do that already. In the Organize Tags page, I allow selection of which ...

SQLite for Genealogy Software - Blog comment by lkessler - 25 Apr 2016

That's funny. I notice I have Family Book Creator in GenSoftReviews, and even wrote in its description that it is a plugin for FTM. And I did read Tamura's article, but obviously I didn't register that FTM had a plugin capability. So much of the article was about Ancestry that I must have been thinking ...

SQLite for Genealogy Software - Blog comment by lkessler - 25 Apr 2016

Keith: Thinking about this further, I've come to realize that thinking that the encryption of the SQLite database makes your data secure is quite inaccurate. In fact, anyone can read a Family Tree Maker database file by simply copying it to their own machine and opening it up in their own version of Family ...

SQLite for Genealogy Software - Blog comment by lkessler - 24 Apr 2016

Thanks for your comments Keith. Then I suppose you'll never use a tool like RootsMagic, because its database is open and someone might get the .rmgc file from your computer and read it. And you'll never make a GEDCOM of all your data and never send that data to anyone (at least not with your living people ...

SQLite for Genealogy Software - Blog entry by lkessler - 23 Apr 2016

An article by Keith Riggle yesterday: “Where Are the Free Family Tree Maker Updates” caught my attention. Keith indicated that the Family Tree Maker database was based on the SQLite database software. That surprised me. SQLite is a multi-platform, speedy, single file database with a small footprint ...