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 name.  Anyone else in the household is counted… Read More »

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 Evidentia over the years, and I thought “I… Read More »

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. In this post, I present the residence history… Read More »

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 material, often uncovering minor facts that might otherwise… Read More »

Mind Maps

We interrupt our regularly scheduled program… Evidentia is one of many tools I use in researching my family tree.  Today I want to talk about a different tool – Mind Maps. Ron Arons, who some of you may know from his Black Sheep Blog and from genealogy conferences, has published a new book, Mind Maps for Genealogists.  I… Read More »