Cousin Tracker Hangout – March 29, 2017

I was invited to share about the new Evidentia Cousin Tracker on Dear Myrtle’s Wacky Wednesday last month. Had a great time talking about Evidentia and answering questions.

Edward Thompson

Are We Cousins? Adventures with Evidentia’s New Cousin Tracker

Russ Worthington, known by many in the genealogy community as “Cousin Russ”, is a fan of the new Evidentia Cousin Tracker. He has already written half a dozen blog posts about the Evidentia Cousin Tracker, using it to track “We’re Related” notifications from the Ancestry phone app, and DNA match notifications. You can read his posts at The… Read More »

Edward Thompson

New! Evidentia v3.1 Cousin Research Tracker

We are excited to announce Evidentia v3.1 and the new Cousin Research Tracker. Why? Have you ever followed a “shaky leaf”? Did you find a family tree at the end? Did you speculating that you and the owner might share an ancestor? I have. Have you ever gotten a DNA match and wondered what Evidentia can do to… Read More »

Edward Thompson

What to Do – Evidentia and My DNA Test Results

Hallelujah! I received my DNA test results!! Uh…now what…?  HOW do I enter then in Evidentia?  For that matter, WHY should I enter them in Evidentia? The answers are clear:  “Same as always”, “It depends”, and “Maybe”.  But I guess that is not very helpful. To really break down the answers, we need to break down the test… Read More »

Edward Thompson

Can Evidentia Help You with Your DNA Test Results?

Use of DNA testing in genealogy is on the rise. RootsTech 2017 had at least 4 vendors offering DNA testing kits, and several more offering help with interpreting your DNA test results. The race is on to build the largest database of DNA test results. Evidentia does not yet have a toe in the DNA testing pool. However,… Read More »

Edward Thompson

Challenge Yourself with the Evidentia Lineage Challenge

Did You Know That Evidentia v.3 is for Gamers? That’s right! A brand-new feature of version 3 that was quietly rolled out – and you probably haven’t even noticed yet – is the Lineage Challenge. This feature adds a bit of gaming to your Evidentia experience and rewards you for successfully proving each parent-child relationship. Ready to play? 🙂… Read More »


Evidentia 3 is finally here!

Almost 4 years to the day that the first version of Evidentia was released, I am proud to announce the release of version 3. It took almost 18 months to develop version 3. That’s the same development time as version 1 and version 2 combined (9 months each). That is a testament to how much the genealogy community… Read More »



The Collector When I first got started in genealogy, I was a collector. Like every other beginner, I started out by collecting names, but after I found my first census record, I got hooked on collecting information. So much information. The problem was that I had trouble keeping track of all the information I was collecting. Birth data… Read More »



The Conflict A few years ago, I found two conflicting records. After careful review, I attached the one that I knew was correct to my conclusion, and I let the other one go. Trouble came a year later when I found that second record in another collection, and I couldn’t remember if I had already reviewed it or not. Once… Read More »