Monday, 22 December 2014

So I'm a bit behind the times...

I've just finished reading Ancestry Insider's excellent series on Evidence Management. Quite a good read and it has certainly provided some food for thought. My own software will use a similar approach to Ancestry Insider's, though there are a couple of things I plan on doing that will no doubt raise a few eyebrows... ;^)

Anywho, if you haven't read that series I can highly recommend it - he outlines some sound evidence management practices and shows how Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org get it right and how they get it wrong. I learned quite a bit about those two sites in these articles.

One very interesting takeaway from this series for me was found in a comment. There is a nifty-looking web app called Lineascope in development that directly addresses evidence management and the Genealogical Proof Standard. I probably shouldn't be as surprised as I am that Kinescope is very similar to my own app, however I have taken a slightly different approach in one or two areas. (i.e., I am not strictly following the GPS for some very good reasons (IMHO) that I may explain at a later date.)

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