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What Should Genealogy Software Do – Really! - Blog entry by lkessler - 28 Nov 2013
... ever implemented, I’d call it “Version 2.0”. 4. The software must allow Source-based data entry. You should be able to enter your source detail information by source without having to attach it to a person or people. 5. The software must correctly follow the GEDCOM standard for output and minimize its own custom data from that output that other ...
Inventing Source-based Data Entry - Blog entry by lkessler - 29 Jul 2013
... included once you add a source reference to an event, or alternatively (with source-based data entry), you should include them when you enter the source information. One aspect of this that I’m really thinking hard about is how to make source-based data entry as simple and as efficient as possible. The trouble with ...
Source Based Document Organization - Blog entry by lkessler - 9 Jun 2013
You may have noted my thinking that source-based data entry is the best way to enter your genealogy data … even though there are few if any programs that currently support doing it that way. What I have also believed and may have posted elsewhere, but have never blogged about until now, is that you should also organize ...
Nine Necessities in a GEDCOM Replacement - Blog entry by lkessler - 5 Jun 2013
... model must be clearly separated to allow two separate databases. This will allow source-based data entry that will not require conclusions be drawn first. This will also enable and encourage source repositories to record and index their source material in online searchable source databases. These online source references would then be able to be linked to, or ...
Source Driven Genealogy - Blog entry by lkessler - 24 Feb 2013
... to read it now. Theresa is doing a one-place study. She needs software that can do source-based data entry. She needs software that can enter a lot of source data easily and rapidly. Taking 1000 hours to enter a single census record is obviously not acceptable. And her frustration is in trying to find a program that can record all the needed data, make the data entry ...
Importing Two Ged Files - Forum post by lkessler in Feature Suggestions - 24 Feb 2013
... place. All program have people-based merges, that don't work for sources. You need a source-based data entry system, one that will suggest likely people that the source refers to. There isn't one out there that I know of (yet). Louis
Reassessing the Behold Road Map - Blog comment by lkessler - 18 Aug 2012
... data input finally comes, I'm sure that part will blow you and everyone else away. Source-based data entry on top of that should be just what's needed. I used slide rules, too. But I was much more blown away by my recent switch from from camera/cellphone combination to smartphone! Louis
Reassessing the Behold Road Map - Blog entry by lkessler - 15 Aug 2012
... February and realized that what people want most is Evidence/Conclusion modeling and Source-based data entry – so those are now in my plans. In February I got Behold certified as Windows 7 Compatible. A lot happened behind the scenes to make that a reality – and learning how Microsoft wants developers to design a program is important. I’m ready now for Windows 8 and ...
Microsoft’s Sky Drive - Blog entry by lkessler - 28 Jul 2012
... to learn, with a complete set of capabilities on all platforms. (And if it would have source-based data entry with evidence/conclusion modeling – that would be nice, too). There is a new program, the first genealogy application available for the Windows Phone, that actually makes use of SkyDrive. The program is called Relative History and it downloads your GEDCOM from ...
Genealogy Cruise Program Now Posted - Blog entry by lkessler - 19 Jul 2012
... organization; Multiple languages everywhere; Editing like in a word processor; Source-based data entry; Evidence/conclusion modeling; Virtual Merging. The template has been laid. Why genealogy is everyone's solemn duty - We know you're an avid genealogist, and you know genealogy is one of the best hobbies in the world. What you don't know is why you and ...