Louis Kessler (lkessler) Entries, Comments and Posts
What's happening with FHISO? - Blog entry by lkessler - 3 days ago
To the FHISO Board, TSC Coordinators and Membership, Richard Smith said on Feb 21: "Earlier this year, the FHISO Board, TSC and other stakeholders decided that designing a new conclusion-transfer format /ab initio/ was not currently a priority … and unless and until we have the resources to develop a ...
About #RootsTech 2015 - Blog entry by lkessler - 15 Feb 2015
This year I was #notatRootsTechbutWouldHaveLikedToBe. RootsTech began in 2011 and became an annual event, held each year in February at the Salt Palace Convention Center in SaltLakeCity. It has been growing every year, starting with 3,000 attendees in 2011, 4,500 in 2012 and 6,700 in 2013. In 2014, they added ...
Close. But no Cigar. - Blog comment by lkessler - 25 Jan 2015
Thanks Deck. I'll still be checking my email and following the genealogy social sites and tweeting occasionally. Then I can finish 1.1 when I get back. Yes, I think being able to compare sources between people will be a real help in seeing inconsistencies and finding information that was missed. Louis
Close. But no Cigar. - Blog entry by lkessler - 22 Jan 2015
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. ...