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Recording Your Reasoning (Proof Argument) - Blog entry by lkessler - 17 hrs ago

So I was about to to update the documentation section for Source Details, and I looked at how I had implemented this in version 1.0: Version 1.1 was unchanged from this, so I thought the update of this section would be simple. But then it struck me. I was not displaying this information correctly. In the ...

Documenting New Features - Blog entry by lkessler - 6 days ago

This is fun. I’m well into updating the Tutorial. I like my documentation system Dr. Explain which makes it easy to provide screenshots using callouts and makes a extremely nice user manual. I’m working hard to finish as soon as possible. I would really like to get Version 1.1 out before the end of the ...

Is GEDCOM Good For Sources? - Blog comment by lkessler - 6 days ago

Arnold, In the earlier days, GEDCOM's sources weren't as well developed. I happen to have a small booklet called "PAF Documentation Guidelines, 1995 Edition", produced by the Silicon Valley PAF Users Group. They didn't think PAF's ability to document sources was good enough. They went a step further and ...

GEDCOM Death of Spouse - Blog entry by lkessler - 20 May 2015

As I was writing up my documentation for the release of Behold 1.1, I discovered a weird GEDCOM construct used in one of the sample GEDCOM files, Steve McCarthy Legacy.ged, that I supply with Behold. The file was created by Legacy version 5.0, and the weird construct is this: 0 @F3@ FAM 1 MARR 2 ...

At Last! Finally! All 1.1 changes appear done! - Blog entry by lkessler - 17 May 2015

This has taken way too long and so much longer than I ever expected. It’s now almost two years since the last release of Behold (version And it was earlier than that when I started developing my concept of Life Events as I first described in my Endless Possibilities post over 3 years ago. But ...

Is GEDCOM Good For Sources? - Blog comment by lkessler - 16 May 2015

Enno, I fine with any simple method as you suggest, but we don't want a standard that is a huge elaborate complicated mess. The point is that GEDCOM may not be the best, but it is able to handle sources despite the statements of many people that it cannot. Louis

Is GEDCOM Good For Sources? - Blog entry by lkessler - 7 May 2015

My interest was tweaked earlier today by a discussion between Tony Proctor and Nick Hall on the mailing list for the FHISO Sources-Citations Exploratory Group. In particular, Nick made the following statement: The problem with GEDCOM is that it heavily restricts the types of source that can be easily ...

Running Behold on MAC OS X - Forum post by lkessler in General Discussion - 18 Apr 2015

Thanks for posting that Claire, I didn't even know about Playonmac until your post. I'll update the Behold FAQ. Louis

The Future of Genealogy – 6 Predictions - Blog comment by lkessler - 16 Apr 2015

Very interesting observations, Enno. I don't share your negativism though. I think it is still early in the life of these APIs and they will evolve, maybe even into something quite different that we might not be able to foresee until it happens. Louis

The Future of Genealogy – 6 Predictions - Blog comment by lkessler - 13 Apr 2015

Enno, I don't have much experience with the APIs out there yet. But I am seeing that more and more of the online genealogy repositories and online family tree collections are making evidence through sources and documents more important parts of their systems. That has to mean that they will at some time in ...