Monday, January 28, 2013

Working today

Today was a day of work.

I a bit of did pro bono work for a client. Both the surname and given name were extremely common and made for a lot of digging and a lot of throwing away. Eventually, though, I was able to pinpoint the right family, and I believe I have given them enough information to further their search for a while.

I've decided that there never will be one perfect genealogy software, as much as I would like there to be. I've tried Legacy 7.5, MyHeritage Family Tree Builder (definitely a winner in the free category), MagiKey and their census tracker (too complicated in the end), and RootsMagic, which I have been actively using. They each have features I wish the others had.

So, I tried out something new today. It's called Evidentia. It's not a database, however - its job it to provide you a place to gather, catalog, and analyze data from any given document. It provides a framework to help ensure compliance with the Genealogical Proof Standard (GPS).

There's a 30 day free trial so I'll post my thoughts on it after the end of the Family History Writing Challenge.

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