Author: Edward Thompson

Organize your Genealogy Research with Evidentia

Evidentia allows me to tag the information I am collecting, and store that information in a way that is easy to retrieve. If I have one document that reveals information about 14 people, I can easily tag them all without bouncing around to 14 different screens.

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Creating Custom Claim Types

Evidentia comes pre-populated with many different types of claims. However, you may occasionally need to create a custom claim type for a specific subject or set of subjects. This is very easy to do, either in the List Manager or “on the fly” as you are attaching claims to your subject(s).

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Evidentia Meets: A City Directory – RELOADED

In my last post, I wrote about how to add information from a city directory into Evidentia. Ahem. Did you notice my error? I the claim that “In 1931, Bessie McGraw appears to be separated from her husband Thomas. Bessie is listed by herself as “McGraw Bessie Mrs.” While this

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Evidentia Meets: A City Directory

When you want to find an ancestor during those pesky years between census enumerations, a city directory should be one of the first places you look. Unfortunately, most of my ancestors lived in the rural south and midwest, where records of any sort can be few and far between. On the

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An Evidentia Success Story from Russ Worthington

Our friend Russ Worthington — some of you know him as DearMYRTLE’s “Cousin Russ” — has been using Evidentia Software for many years. Author of the popular blog A Worthington Weblog, he has recently completed a 7-part series titled “A Question for Evidentia,” in which he uses Evidentia Software to determine

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Using Evidentia With FamilySearch: Matching Subjects

In 2014, Evidentia became a FamilySearch Certified Partner. What this means for Evidentia users is that you can easily share information between your FamilySearch family tree and your Evidentia software. To do this, you will need to match subjects in Evidentia with their counterparts in your FamilySearch family tree. (Please

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How to Change Your Evidentia Theme

Change is good. One of the first things I do with new software is to personalize the user interface. I like to make the workspace feel like it’s really mine before I feel comfortable using it, and that typically involves changing the color. I tend to go “girly,” with colors like pink

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