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Standardizing Sources and Citation Templates - Blog entry by lkessler - 27 Aug 2014
... and de-emphasizes the importance of documenting your sources. An alternative is source-based genealogy (Kessler, Inventing Source-based Data Entry, 2013), where the source data can first be entered, and then the conclusions and facts that arise from the sources can be assembled. A future GEDCOM standard needs to allow both a ...
Source Driven Genealogy and Data - Forum post by klemens in Feature Suggestions - 22 Mar 2014
Source-based data entry is definitely the only way to go! Custodian looks very powerful, it may be too much for a smaller family history research. I'll install the demo. For power users, the traditional view of a big screen with many fields (and templates!) might be the best. But I've been ...
Re-evaluating the Future of Genealogy Software - Blog comment by klemens - 22 Mar 2014
... data entry is probably the most important point on your list. The big winner will be source-based data entry. There should be no other way to enter data than that, always describe what you've got as a source first and then describe the relevant info in it.
How many sources/citations is too many? - Blog comment by lkessler - 29 Dec 2013
... I'd say we're "diametrically opposite". The design of Behold is to eventually allow source-based data entry, which few programs do. I would not say I'm as interested in the "proof" side of it as I am in the documentation of where it came from. It may take two-steps: (1) get them to document their sources, and then (2) get them to prove their assertions. We're both ...
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