Louis Kessler (lkessler) Entries, Comments and Posts
Triangulation and Missing a-b Segments - Blog comment by lkessler - 3 days ago
Joe, I hope DMT will eventually be able to figure out likely MRCA's by segment on each half of each Chromosome pair. I think it will be possible with crossover locations and Double Match Groups but I won't know until I start the investigation and work out an algorithm. Louis
What to do When Your @FamilyTreeDNA Autosomal Results Come In - Blog comment by lkessler - 4 days ago
Deck, The answers to your questions are: somewhat, somewhat, and somewhat. Sorry, but they are all long answer questions. Louis
GEDCOM 1 Lives! - Blog entry by lkessler - 4 days ago
I found out about this On December 29, when Martin Geldmacher of Germany requested a trial key for Behold on the Behold Download page. He wrote in the “Please let me know how you found out about Behold” box the following: I am trying to find a way to read/convert an old Gedcom 1.0 file (created by FHS). ...
What to do When Your @FamilyTreeDNA Autosomal Results Come In - Blog entry by lkessler - 10 Jan 2017
It’s always an exciting day when your DNA results come back. After analyzing my uncle’s results ad infinitum for the past six months, I finally bit the bullet and sent away for my own test. The FamilyTreeDNA Holiday Season sale with coupons for extra dollars off was quite motivating. I ordered my own test ...
One More #RootsTech and #InnovatorSummit 2017 Pass Giveaway - Blog entry by lkessler - 9 Jan 2017
Update: January 16, 2017. Contest Winner Chosen. My daughter did the random stuff and pulled the name out of the hat (actually it was a plastic bag) The lucky winner was: Carole Steers Congratulations, Carole If you don’t have your pass already to RootsTech, Feb 8-11, 2017 in Salt Lake City, then ...
20 Years on the Web - Blog entry by lkessler - 8 Jan 2017
Yesterday was 20 years from the day I put up my first official web pages in 1997. (Rats. I missed it. I should have had my web-iversary in my appointment calendar.) I started webhosting using the services of Concentric.net who in 2000 were acquired by XO. My original web address was: ...
2017 #RootsTech #InnovatorShowdown Contestants - Blog comment by lkessler - 7 Jan 2017
VyTräd looked very interesting to me as well. But I guess the judges liked Champollion better. Those two sort of do the same thing.
Digitizing and Going Paperless - Blog entry by lkessler - 5 Jan 2017
When I was reviewing the #RootsTech 2017 Schedule several months ago to see what sessions I would be interested in attending, I was particularly attracted to the talk by Janine Adams and Brooks Duncan on “Go Paperless: Digitize & Streamline Your Research”, on Friday at 11:00 a.m., described as: ...
Dates and Sorting - Forum post by lkessler in General Discussion - 3 Jan 2017
There are other calendars as well, such as the Chinese or Hindu calendars. GEDCOM doesn't even address those. What I think is most important is to make sure what people use and need the most works, and works well. Few people use other calendars in combination with Gregorian. If they do, they'll usually have a ...
Cast and Crutches - Blog comment by lkessler - 1 Jan 2017
Thanks, Deck. I'm trying to do whatever it takes to not prevent me from attending RootsTech. In two weeks, I'll get my Physio regime which I'll do as prescribed.