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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Evidentia Translated

Since Evidentia was written from scratch, I had Localization in mind from day one. For those those don’t know, Localization is “the process of adapting a product that has been previously translated into different languages to a specific country or region” (Wikipedia) I’ve had a couple of requests to translate

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Residence: A Study of Daniel Hart Thompson

Residence studies are some of the most interesting research tasks in genealogy. Tracing the movement of an ancestor through his/her lifetime is where study meets story, and where story intersects history. Most of the journey can be derived from information we collect about other facts or events in their lives.

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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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Evidentia and the Genealogical Proof Standard

So how does Evidentia support the tenets of the Genealogical Proof Standard? Element of the GPS Supported by Evidentia Reasonably exhaustive search Evidentia’s Research Summary Report tallies the current breadth of cited source material in an easy to review format. Evidentia’s source first approach encourages a thorough cataloguing of source

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