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10 Things Genealogy Software Should Do
10 Things Genealogy Software Should Do
10 Things Genealogy Software Should Do
10 Things Genealogy Software Should Do
10 Things Genealogy Software Should Do
10 Things Genealogy Software Should Do
10 Things Genealogy Software Should Do
10 Things Genealogy Software Should Do
10 Things Genealogy Software Should Do
10 Things Genealogy Software Should Do
10 Things Genealogy Software Should Do
10 Things Genealogy Software Should Do
10 Things Genealogy Software Should Do
10 Things Genealogy Software Should Do
10 Things Genealogy Software Should Do
10 Things Genealogy Software Should Do
10 Things Genealogy Software Should Do
10 Things Genealogy Software Should Do
10 Things Genealogy Software Should Do
10 Things Genealogy Software Should Do
10 Things Genealogy Software Should Do
10 Things Genealogy Software Should Do
10 Things Genealogy Software Should Do
10 Things Genealogy Software Should Do
10 Things Genealogy Software Should Do
10 Things Genealogy Software Should Do
10 Things Genealogy Software Should Do
10 Things Genealogy Software Should Do
10 Things Genealogy Software Should Do
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10 Things Genealogy Software Should Do

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  • 1. Mark Tucker [email_address]
  • 2. Software Genealogy Mark Tucker [email_address] 10 Things DO Should
  • 3. The Genealogy Software Community
    • People who use genealogy software
      • Personal Family Historians
      • Professional Genealogists
      • Certified Genealogists
    • People who create & sell genealogy software
      • Software Developers
      • Designers – graphic, UI, IxD, UX, HCI
      • Business – analyst, manager, CEO
  • 4. How do we learn to do Family History?
    • Friend or Mentor
    • Books
    • Courses
    • The software we use
  • 5. Genealogy Software c. 1991 Source: Personal Ancestral File 2.2
  • 6. Things 10 Wish List Requirements
  • 7. 1. Genealogical Proof Standard
    • The Board for Certification of Genealogists
    • Available since 1997
    • Not just for Certified Genealogists
    • Helps us
      • Come as close to the truth as possible
      • Navigate the research process
      • Build a solid foundation for future research
      • Overcome brick walls
      • Arrive at conclusions we couldn’t before
      • Gives credibility to our research
    • Allows us to research, not re-search
  • 8. Steps of the GPS
    • a reasonably exhaustive search;
    • complete and accurate source citations;
    • analysis and correlation of the collected information;
    • resolution of any conflicting evidence; and
    • a soundly reasoned, coherently written conclusion.
  • 9. Genealogy Research Process Map
  • 10. 2. Organize Source: Photoshop Elements 6 Albums Tags Stacks
  • 11. Organizer Views & Timelines Source: Photoshop Elements 6
    • Group by
      • Source Type
      • Surname
      • Family
    • Source date on timeline
  • 12. 3. Transcribe
  • 13. Highlight & Annotate Source: FamilySearch Indexing, Footnote
  • 14. 4. Source Citation
    • Vital, needs to be easy
    • Works by Elizabeth Shown Mills
      • 1997 Evidence!
      • 2007 Evidence Explained
      • Considered by many as the “Bible” of source citation
    • Feature of Legacy Family Tree, version 7
  • 15. Online Source Citation Following format in Evidence Explained FamilySearch Ancestry
  • 16. Citation Model Source: Evidence Explained
  • 17. Citation XML
    • Define Source Types and Fields
    • Define Citation Style
      • Citation Style Language
    • Zotero
    • Download like Quicken or Money
  • 18. Requirements Specifications
  • 19. 5. Stress-free Imports
  • 20. 6. Link and Layer Source: Photoshop Elements 6
  • 21. Source Layers
  • 22. 7. Source Provenance Source Generation Type Sub Type Census Taker 0 Original Transcript sent to federal census office 1 Derivative Transcript Microfilmed copy 2 Derivative Image Copy Digital image at Ancestry.com 3 Derivative Image Copy Printout of digital image 4 Derivative Image Copy
  • 23. Source Provenance - Design
  • 24. 8. Visualize Source: SmartMoney.com, Family.Show
  • 25. 9. Remember
    • Research Goals
    • Research Log
    • Audit Trail per Person
    • Web site visits
    • Dashboard
    • Quickly start again after 2 weeks or 2 years
  • 26. 10. Share
    • Keep some information private
    • Share some with a group
    • Share some publically
    • Share between desktop apps and online
    • Share with genealogy social networking sites
  • 27. Format for Sharing
    • Currently GEDCOM 5.5
      • Released in 1996
      • Limited support for media types
    • Word Processing
      • txt > rtf > doc > docx
    • Genealogy
      • ged > xml?
  • 28. Design & Software Development Source: About Face 3 : The Essentials of Interaction Design by Alan Cooper, et. al., page 6.
  • 29. Community Gathering Place
    • We are part of the Genealogy Software Community
    • Where do we meet?
    • How do we make significant contributions?
    • How do we invite?
    • We can
      • Share ideas
      • Innovate
      • Design the genealogy software of tomorrow

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