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UTP 10 - Days 10 and 11 - Blog entry by lkessler - 24 Feb 2016
... your genealogy computer files". This was partly a continuation of my first talk on source-based genealogy. Storing by source is not something that seems natural at first, and there were some comments disagreeing with it. But it is a real alternative that I use and I think many people should consider for themselves. "your goal is to know what you have" - ...
UTP 10 - Days 3, 4 and 5 - Blog entry by lkessler - 19 Feb 2016
... 10 a.m., I gave my first of 8 talks. This one was "How to improve your research with source-based research". I took the rest of the afternoon off to get a sunburn by the pool, and came back at 4 p.m. for the bookshop and research help zone session. Dinner was followed by Shauna Hicks' story about her DNA research and the perils it threw upon her: Shauna Hicks ...
2016 and Looking Forward - Blog entry by lkessler - 2 Jan 2016
... on Friday February 26. I’ll be giving my talk on How to improve research with source-based genealogy. If you can make it to Melbourne that day and would like to join me there for lunch, I’d love to have you come. If you want to hear the talks, you can book a spot for yourself or pay at the door. We are leaving Winnipeg on February 10, so that precludes me from ...
72 Talks on the 10th Unlock The Past Genealogy Cruise - Blog entry by lkessler - 2 Dec 2015
... 8 talks that attendees should find interesting: 1. How to improve research with source-based genealogy 2. Using life events and ages to solve genealogy problems 3. Organizing your genealogy computer files … the better way to do it 4. A beginner's guide to Jewish genealogy 5. Names, events, dates and places aren't enough. Here's what you can and should ...
Re-evaluating Everything - Blog entry by lkessler - 9 Aug 2015
... task well and people liked it. The objective was to add editing to this and to allow source-based data entry and virtual merging. But then I got side-tracked from that vision. I spent a couple of years on a different path to make the report “better”. I expected it would be useful to incorporate all the person’s important family events into their own timeline. Their ...
Database Design for Genealogy Data - Blog entry by lkessler - 14 Jul 2015
... out his data structure he calls GREnDL. He attempts to do the correct thing and be source-based, so at the center of his model, he has the “Claim” record. There are others who have developed data structures with different ideas that I keep aware of, like Tony Proctor (STEMMA), and Tom Wetmore (DeadEnds). Flexibility Behold is a flexible GEDCOM reader. It ...
Redefining Plans - Blog entry by lkessler - 30 Jun 2015
... is so that I can personally enter my own genealogy data in an efficient and organized source-based manner that I have long wanted to do. Unfortunately, none of the above things I’ve been doing have got me closer to that goal. So I have to admit, the criticisms on GenSoftReviews were correct. I’m not getting any closer. What this demands is a change of direction. Just ...
Behold Version 1.1 - Blog comment by lkessler - 28 Jun 2015
... days later. Or you don't have the death but you have the burial. But once I add source-based data entry, that methodology won't be needed. Instead, when you get a new source, say a list of births in a place, you'll enter it as a new source along with all the events it contains that may be relevant to you. Then you'll link them up to the relevant people.
To Do- or Not To Genealogy Do-Over - Blog comment by uwem - 9 Jan 2015
Hi guys, I'm a bit astonished that you seem to believe that source-based genealogy is a new concept and/or trend. No serious genealogist (well, at least the ones I know...) would base his or her research on hearsay, assumptions or other people's GEDCOM files ever. The data available at the LDS is a good example, because it's unreliable for various ...
To Do- or Not To Genealogy Do-Over - Blog entry by lkessler - 7 Jan 2015
... it. If this is a digital source, put it in a new area on your computer organized in a source-based (not surname-based) way. If it is a physical source, place it in a new storage area organized by source-type and source. There are many ways to set this up, but that’s another topic for another time. And every new bit of research you do (and you are allowed to do new ...