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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 ...
Source Driven Genealogy - Blog comment by lkessler - 25 Nov 2014
Excellent Arnold. Of course, Behold does not yet have the editing and the source-based editing option in it. I've still not finalized it yet, but my current thinking is to have a split screen showing you the source at the top or bottom, and your conclusions at the bottom or top. But you can see in Behold right now, in the sources section, how the sources are ...
Source-Based Thinking - Blog entry by lkessler - 11 Nov 2014
It’s time genealogists stopped their conclusion-based thinking and started going source-based. Source-Based Document Organization Source-Based Data Entry Standardizing Sources and now Repository-Based To Do Lists (Do you think there’s a not-so-subtle theme here?) I advocate that everything ...
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.