Category: Evidentia

The Evidentia Experiment

I started a new project.  The goal is to document 5 generations, starting with myself, using Evidentia.  The results will then be exported into a GEDCOM file and imported into a clean RootsMagic database.

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Evidentia Meets Relationships in the 1880 US Census

Let’s talk about relationships. In 1880 the US government got nosey. They wanted to know what your relationship was to the head of household. This was great news for genealogists! In fact, they wanted to know a lot of things:1 Number of dwelling home, in order of visitation by the

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Evidentia meets a UK BMD – Revisited

Last weeks dive into the UK Birth registration of Reginald Charles Deller created a lot of conversation, especially about the correct citation format to use. There was also a missed clue that needs to be called out. I decided to revisit this record and the corresponding citation both to correct

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Evidentia Meets a UK BMD

I get asked a lot from people in the UK and Australia if Evidentia will work for them.  The short answer is yes, but I understand the concern.  Most of the sample templates for citations are based on Evidence Explained, and there is a bias in a lot of software developed

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Evidentia Meets the 1850 US Census

Last week we looked at how to record information we extracted from the 1790 US Census and turn it into evidence.  This week we jump forward to the 1850 US Census. 1800 -1840 US Census records are similar to the 1790 record in that they list only the head of household by

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Evidentia Meets the 1790 US Census – Part Two

In my last post, I documented the claims I chose to catalogue for a 1790 US Census record for Gilmanton, NH. I tried to demonstrate how even the vaguest of information can provided clues we can use in our research. If you remain unconvinced, that’s OK. Hopefully this post, which

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Evidentia Meets the 1790 Census – Part One

Learn by example? Over the next few months I want to offer use cases for entering and analyzing the US Census records. My hope is that this will help you get a better idea of how Evidentia fits into your workflow. In these exercises we will not focus on citations.

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How to Analyze a Claim

“I love Evidentia, but I am just not sure how to write an analysis.” I have heard this more than once, from users on Google+, in Google Hangouts, and at conferences. Many users feel intimidated by the analysis process, even with the help of books such as Thomas Jones “Mastering Genealogical Proofs”

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Residence: a Study in Swedish Records

Editor – Our guest blogger today is Blake Christensen. Blake works as a computer programmer in Kansas. His wife is a professional genealogist. He claims that not much of her expertise has rubbed off on him, but he tries. Evidentia comes with many claim types. One of the claim types

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