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Close. But no Cigar. - Blog entry by lkessler - 2 days ago

My phone app says today would be my 95th day of working on Behold since I came back very motivated from Gaenovium. I’ve tried to put at least some work into Behold each day, and I likely missed fewer than 10 days over that time. I put in a significant amount of work (sometimes staying up until 2 a.m.) at ...

To Do- or Not To Genealogy Do-Over - Blog comment by lkessler - 8 Jan 2015

Bart, You can add your "Conclusion Session" as notes on the events or people that they pertain to. Your Source Session (finding, tracking, citing, filing sources) information should all be stored with the source that they deal with. Does your current genealogy editing program allows you to enter ...

To Do- or Not To Genealogy Do-Over - Blog entry by lkessler - 7 Jan 2015

It seems the Genealogy Do-Over #gendover is the hot trend of early 2015. This is the idea that most of us who started doing our genealogy long ago, did not do it the correct way. We were name collectors and took anything and everything we could find and assembled it into our tree. We did not record sources. We ...

Behold Wins a GenSoftReviews Users Choice Award - Blog entry by lkessler - 4 Jan 2015

I’m very happy to be able to say that Behold has been given an award for being a Top Rated Genealogy Software by its users. See the official press release. The award is given to any genealogy program that users gave an average rating of at least 4 stars out of five in 10 or more reviews with at least one ...

More GEDCOM Archaeological Discoveries - Blog entry by lkessler - 31 Dec 2014

Interesting events! Yesterday, Bob Coret realized that there were two versions of GEDCOM 5.5. Bob wrote on his Google Plus account yesterday: I compared the grammar published in the #GEDCOM 5.5 LDS/PDF ("2 January 1996") version to one in the #GEDCOM 5.5 McBride/HTML ("Revised 10 January ...

2014 and Behold - Blog entry by lkessler - 30 Dec 2014

2014 is almost over. It’s been quite a full year for me. This is my 35th blog post for the year. I’ve also been active on Twitter and GooglePlus. I started the year off preparing for a lecture on Windows Phone for Genealogy at RootsTech 2014 in Salt Lake City. Then shortly after I got back, my father ...

How Safe Are Your Credit Cards? - Blog entry by lkessler - 26 Dec 2014

I, like anyone, am concerned when I type in credit card information online. We’ve all heard of a rash of hacks into online databases such as Target a year ago and Home Depot in September. So it didn’t surprise me to hear about a crackdown on security measures to ensure that your credit data is made safe. ...

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions - Blog comment by lkessler - 23 Dec 2014

Dave, If a new standard to replace GEDCOM comes out, I expect programs will be written to convert GEDCOM to the new standard. Most of the incompatible versions of GEDCOM will also likely get converters to turn them into good-enough GEDCOM that the converters to the new standard will work. Then new programs ...

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions - Blog entry by lkessler - 19 Dec 2014

We approach the end of December. I look back to the beginning of the year when I said, in fact I even made a new year’s resolution on this blog, that this year I’d get the next few versions of Behold out. Well, that didn’t happen. There were a few personal issues that I had to attend to, especially my ...

What might be a temprary alternative to Behold - Forum post by lkessler in General Discussion - 29 Nov 2014

Arnold, You said: "Surely a developer would only add input fields to his program if he had a way or the intention of outputing the data" No. The problem is that developers are first interested in storing their data in their own database. Exporting to GEDCOM is always a secondary thing, and they can easily miss ...