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Sue McCormick
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I have been entering data from the newspaper obituary notice of my father's death.

The information in this notice came from my stepmother (and from me) plus the service and burial information from the funeral home. I was with my stepmother when she dictated the information to the person at the funeral home. Does this make the date of death, the relationships listed, and the types of service and place of burial primary?

Is there a place within Evidentia for listing place of burial or for listing date of burial?

Finally, the obituary lists a Rose Croix service to be performed at the Funeral home the day before the burial. This statement shows that my father was a member of the Scottish Rite (and of an earlier membership in a blue lodge). Membership in these masonic orders should be registered somewhere. How do I do this?
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Ed, than you for your quick reply.

I agree that the prime reason is to verify place and date; but I thought the relationships may be used in order to pin down names (and relationships) in cases where indirect evidence is necessary. Am I wrong in this?
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Strictly speaking this question isn't about Evidentia, but about how much information we need to record, but Evidentia called this to my attention.

Case 1: my husband's great-aunt is a lodger in the household in the 1930 census. The great-aunt is a practical nurse and the head of household is a 70-year old woman. The great-aunt may be acting as a care-taker for the female head of household. Do my recording of claims need to include information about this female head?

Case 2: the dwelling number for my grandfather's house lists 2 families. I have listed all the data for the people in my grandfather's household. The other family rent space from my grandparents. Do I simply record the income from that rental as a part of my grandfather's information?  Or do I include information about the tenants?

I believe that in both cases, the only relationship involved is the business relationship between renters/roomer and the heads of household.
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And this is EXACTLY the kind of questions this community asks (and answers), so don't be shy.
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Ed, I've been entering 1930 census sources into my copy of Evidentia and I believe that I have found a typo. As I fill out the source template, the top  form shows "1930" and the lower form shows "1940."  If I'm reading this correctly, you probably wish to fix this?
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Yes, thanks for pointing this out.  Always open to making Evidentia the BEST.

There was an issue a while back with templates being one off from their title.  I suspect this is part of that.
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I have posted a blog about doing homework for Mastering Genealogical Proof which centers around Chapter one.

You will find it here
http://frustratedgenealogist.blogspot.com/
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(Still working from my cell phone.)
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For the discussion tonight, are you planning to cover whether the listed edition is important.
For example, I have Christine Rose "Genealogical Proof Standard: Building a Solid Case" from 2005 instead of 2009, and an electronic version of the first edition of Evidence Explained, rather than the second.
If I buy again, in order to update my books, I won't have money to join NGS, or to buy other books, and so on.
I think this point might be important to others.
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Jenna, I was thinking the same thing!
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Please take this in the spirit that is meant!

It's Sunday night and I'm lonely — there isn't any hangout about Mastering Genealogical Proof!

And DearMYRTLE and all her hard-working panelists deserve to rest after doing such great jobs.

BUT I'm STILL lonely!
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+ Russ: I am hoping to turn the same materials into a blog. The materials will be the same but the writing style and focus will be different.

The first draft was intended to be the blog, but came out as an article instead. (My writing ability is very erratic!)
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On August 19, you started a discussion about Evidentia in the cloud. This discussion prompted me to put Evidentia in Dropbox. So when my hard drive froze, I was in fine shape (I thought). But it turns out that an alias of Evidentia is what is in the cloud. What do I need to do to get Evidentia itself stored in Dropbox?

Hardware: MacBook Pro with 2.2 GHz Intel Core i7 processor
Software: OS X 10.8.4

Thank you for any help you can give me.
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Or shortcut is the Windows way of saying "alias" (for us geeks out there)
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I am not sure what I am doing wrong, but I'm having a problem with the list manager (Evidentia Version 1.6.0, on a MacBook Pro OS X 10.8.4). I can get information into my claims but, the list manager fails to reflect the people I have entered. Also It is not receiving my cross-references to my Reunion IDs. I can continue to work with Evedentia without this, but I miss the of automatic entry of subject's names from the list manager. Does anyone have any ideas of whiat might be wrong?
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No, I realize that will be a different process. I won't use these except as reference.
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Jason Crew's question about relationship evidence reminded me that I make two assertions for persons on the census record.
First,for each person in the target household, I assert that person xx lived in census area yy in census year wxyz. I do this to remind myself that while this is the most nearly certain fact shown by a census, it is well known that there are errors in census records. There must be additional information for this statement during analysis.
Second, when the residence has changed between one census and the residence in the next one, I assert that for all household members of appropriate age, that they have moved during that 10 year period. Again, I do this to remind me that this needs to be checked and given supportive evidence.
Does anyone else do this?
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LOL Sue! I'm being a good girl ... only checking my social media during breaks :)
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Thank you for having me as part of the Hangout. I learned lots as you demonstrated the template maker. ( I KNOW the person who witnessed the battle between Spidey and Sandman — he evaluates comic books.) I probably will post many questions here. Thank you for your great support.
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I worked for 30 years as a proof-reader and copy editor
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I've been retired since 1987, but didn't begin doing genealogy seriously until 2007 — what a WASTE of 20 years.
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