Category Archives: Evidence

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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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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Evidentia pre-review

I just learned of the program Evidentia, which is designed to guide you through the Genealogical Proof Standard (GPS) process.  I just downloaded a copy to review, and though I’d give my thoughts on what such a program should do … Continue reading

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Determining parents through nearby deeds

Yesterday I went to the APG Discussion Group meeting at the Akron Public Library.  The group meets monthly to discuss an article from the NGS Quarterly.  This is a good way to learn to better read journal articles and to … Continue reading

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New York State’s Curious, Century-Old Law Requiring Every City and Town to Have a Historian – Arts & Lifestyle – The Atlantic Cities

New York State’s Curious, Century-Old Law Requiring Every City and Town to Have a Historian – Arts & Lifestyle – The Atlantic Cities. I learned something I didn’t know, that each city and town has to have a historian.  A … Continue reading

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Dealing with citations

The toughest technical challenge I have found with genealogy is citations.  Creating good citations is not easy and it slows down the rest of your work. Yes they are vital to doing good genealogy.  So how do you come to … Continue reading

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Jacksonville Man Finds Relation to Charlemagne – YouTube

Jacksonville Man Finds Relation to Charlemagne – YouTube. I try real hard not to grumble about things on my blog, but I couldn’t let this story about a descendant of Charlemagne go.  On what must have been a slow news … Continue reading

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Information Overload? Effective Project Planning, Research, Data Management & Analysis #ngs2012

This morning I attended the session on Information Overload with Elizabeth Shown Mills.  This was a followup to yesterday’s session on working with family, friends, associates, and neighbors (FANs), with an emphasis on keeping track of all these people.  This … Continue reading

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