Author Archives: Beirne Konarski

Reading Mastering Genealogical Proof

I picked up Tom Jones new book Mastering Genealogical Proof when I was at the NGS conference and started reading it seriously tonight.  I’ve read through the text of chapter 2 and so far the book is real good.  The … Continue reading

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Going Paperless: Digitizing Old Letters | Jamie Todd Rubin

Some good advice from Jamie Todd Rubin on saving old letters in Evernote. Going Paperless: Digitizing Old Letters | Jamie Todd Rubin.

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Superscripts with Evernote

One of my favorite programs, for genealogy as well as other things is Evernote.  It has always had one shortcoming, though, which is that the computer versions didn’t have a direct way to do superscripts.  That makes transcription of older … Continue reading

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Last day of the NGS conference

Today was the last day of the NGS Family History conference. I didn’t initially have a lot scheduled but found some good sessions.  This week I was appointed publicity chairman for my local genealogy society so I went to a … Continue reading

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NGS National Conference

I’m at the National Genealogical Society family history conference again this year, this time in Las Vegas. The city is sort of wasted on me since I’m not real interested in gambling but it’s a good conference.  Some highlights after … Continue reading

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Evernote for Android adds helpful features for genealogists

One of the ways I use Evernote for genealogy is to take photos of books at the library and put them into my genealogy notebooks.  This puts them in a place where I can find them, and Evernote reads the … Continue reading

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Review of Evidentia

Evidentia is a different kind of genealogy software, designed to help you implement the Genealogical Proof Standard (GPS) rather than build a family tree.  I tested the program with a recent line of research I was working on and found … Continue reading

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The reasonably exhausting search

I recently decided to try applying the Genealogical Proof Standard (GPS) to some research I was working on to determine the parents of John McKelvey (1789-1847) of Ionia County, Michigan.  The first requirement of the GPS is that a reasonable … Continue reading

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King Richard III and DNA

The story of the confirmation of the discovery of Richard III‘s remains under a parking lot in England is all over the news today and is a great story.  Reading the details it shows that they did their research the … Continue reading

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