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Barbara Zanzig

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Has anyone used a map as a source in Evidentia? What was your experience? I've become aware that I need to cite the historical maps I'm using, but I'm not sure what I'd use as a claim. I'd love it if someone could give a little writeup or discussion.
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Ed Thompson's profile photoBarbara Zanzig's profile photo
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What I've decided is twofold. First, there are some types of sources, like maps--such things as surname thesauruses would also qualify--that don't fit well into the GPS model.

Second, in this particular instance, my claims will have to do with the stagecoach inn he operated and why he was where he was--on that stage road, which was built at a particular time, etc.
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Ed Thompson
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Looking forward to tonights special Evidentia Training - RootsTech2015 edition! Door Prizes! http://evidentiasoftware.com/events-2/
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Ed Thompson
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Activity at the Evidentia booth at Rootstech has been keeping me busy as always, but managed to snap this pic before the madness.
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Wow, this is amazing. You did a fabulous job!! Thanks for sharing.
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Ed Thompson
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Many of you have told me how much you love Evidentia - have you told your friends?  Your opinion counts!

Have a friend going to RootsTech?  Have then check out our booth!  #118
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You guys are great!
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Ed Thompson
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I am taking my wife to the RootsTech Opening ceremonies this year, and never would have thought to ask - what's  the dress code?
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LOL, I'd wear a tux if I thought for a SECOND Russ would.  But the tweet from RootsTech says I don't have to - thanks
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How did I not know that you had created a plugin for WP?? You should toot your own horn more often. #genealogy #wordpressplugins  
RootsPersona creates one or more pages of family history using data imported from a GEDCOM file (version 5.5).
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Yeah, I need to do some cross promotion.
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Ed Thompson
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Anyone know if the FAirFax, VA Spring conference has exhibitors?  I am going to be working only 15 miles away in March
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Annette DeCourcy Towler's profile photoCollectingCousins's profile photo
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Just attended Sharon Hodges' talk on business records this weekend at the Shenandoah Heritage Day and it was fantastic. She will be giving the same talk and more along the same lines (records you wouldn't have thought to look for) at the FXGS event. I highly recommend it. (It's the Hi Ho Hi Ho talk.)
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OK, some of you MUST have some input.  Doing the tourist thing with Becky for a few days before RootTech - what is there to do in SLC that week?  Flying in the Saturday before (Assume skiing and Temple Square is already a gimme)
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+Andrew Hatchett  we are actually staying at the Little America
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Lynn Dosch

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I need trouble shooting help.  When I opened Evidentia2 tonight, I got this error message: Uncaught node.js Error 

Error: No key or key range specified.
    at DataProviderSvc.r.getRecord (file:///C:/Program%20Files%20(x86)/Evidentia2/j/a:8:4121)
    at d (file:///C:/Program%20Files%20(x86)/Evidentia2/j/a:7:21920)
    at eval (file:///C:/Program%20Files%20(x86)/Evidentia2/j/a:7:22124)
    at eval (file:///C:/Program%20Files%20(x86)/Evidentia2/j/a:8:4274)
    at n (file:///C:/Program%20Files%20(x86)/Evidentia2/j/a:7:27523)
    at IDBRequest.j.onsuccess (file:///C:/Program%20Files%20(x86)/Evidentia2/j/a:8:4261)

I'm working on Windows 8.1 and the program worked fine just a couple days ago.  I don't have anyway to trouble shoot this as the only option to exit this screen is to x the upper right corner which closes the window.  

Help please.
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I sent you an email asking for more information.  As you surmised, anything that gives you that blue screen is WAY out of line.
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Ed Thompson
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The framework I use to build Evidentia is dropping support for Windows XP in the near future.  If Evidentia does not run in Windows XP, how many of you will this impact?

Considering maintaining an XP version, but upgrades may be limited.
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Ed Thompson's profile photoFrederick Morse's profile photoJoanna Richmond's profile photo
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Thank you Ed.  Evidentia has become  the primary way I analyse my more difficult research projects.
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Discuss Evidentia: Genealogy software that gives a voice to your sources by turning what you know into sentence statements you can use in your analysis. Input what source data you have in this intuitive format and see what you really know about your research. Evidentia is a tool for the modern genealogist whose goal is to draw conclusions based on the sources gathered in their family history research.

Ed Thompson
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Welcome to all who are coming to this site from RootsTech 2015!

We had another successful year at the Evidentia booth, and met so many interesting people – and so many of you were excited about Evidentia!

Evidentia was mentioned in several of the educational sessions at RootsTech this year, and we thank you for this unsolicited support!  It looks like genealogy is catching up with what Evidentia has to offer!  I also want to thank my wife, Becky Thompson, for assisting me at the booth this year.  I loved hearing her say “our software…”.

The downside of having my wife at a convention with me is that she has twisted my arm until I agreed to extend the conference price to EVERYONE for the rest of February.  Those of you who were on the fence at the convention can still save $5 if you purchase Evidentia in the next 2 weeks.

I also want to remind all of you about our special training session next week.  On Friday, Feb 20th 8:30 PM EST we will be presenting our live training session “Getting Started with Evidentia” as a special Google Hangout On Air.  You do not need to own Evidentia to attend, but you DO NEED TO REGISTER at http://evidentiasoftware.com/events-2 if you want to be eligible for a door prize.

Did I say DOOR PRIZE?  I picked up several goodies at RootsTech and we will be giving them away during the hangout on Friday.  You must be ‘present’ to win, and you must be registered.

We will be offering other training this year, but this will be the only opportunity to win a door prize.

Be sure to sign up for our mailing list to stay up to date with the latest training opportunities. You can sign up here.
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Okay, wondered if that was the issue.  Will change the list. 
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Ed Thompson
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Early stages of planning for Evidentia 3.0.  What would YOU like to see?
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I completely agree +Paul Harris.  Since the do-over, I'm entering every source into Evidentia as part of my process, so I can see how it would save a ton of time.

I just worry about folks becoming complacent with the rote data entry, not really paying attention to what they're entering, and then missing some crucial piece of information.  I'm sure you can see how that is also a significant possibility.
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"Stupid question" (as in you feel stupid needing to ask): The 1940 census tells who gave the information. I feel it is important to note this, because you can choose "primary" or "secondary" instead of "Intermediate." What I cannot do is figure out how to tag this information.

Can anyone help me on this?
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+Russ Worthington - I'd go with the idea that the census taker got confused, not that your grandfather gave his daughter's name. I have the same situation - names are reversed for father and son on one census but everything else matches. I can only imagine the potential for error after writing down data all day long.
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Ed Thompson
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If you get the newsletter hopefully you 'got the message'.  On Feb 20th we are doing a special google hangout on air - it is out "Getting Started with Evidentia" class.

This special "RootsTech" edition is meant to help those new to Evidentia (or who need a kick start), so it covers the basics.

+Russ Worthington has agreed to assist, and THERE WILL BE DOOR PRIZES.

To be eligible to win a door prize, you must pre register at http://evidentiasoftware.com/events-2 and you must be present.  You do NOT have to be a panelist to win.

Come join this community event on Friday, Feb 20th at 8:30EST
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Ed Thompson
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Lot of reports of the latest upgrade creating issues for Window's users running Norton Security.  Norton has what I feel is a very intrusive 'security' measure of keeping new software from running, including upgrade installers.  Be sure to disable Norton while you upgrade.
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Jane Haldeman

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Ed, both myself and a friend of mine tried upgrading to 2.2.4. We are both running Norton anti-virus. Norton considers the download a high risk and deleted the upgrade on both of our computers.
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It is signed.
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Rod Deller

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Help states; Note Claim icon opens a popup editor, allowing a note of any kind to be associated with this claim. Will appear in future reports. Catalogue Claims form note button pop-up implies notes appear in some reports. So far I cannot find where these notes appear in reports?

I find this note feature very useful for recording additional requirements as I process claims. However, as far as I can see, system currently lacks capability to view these note requirements? In my opinion, a system to view these notes to allow abstraction to research, To-Do logs would be very helpful addition indeed.
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+Ed Thompson Cheers Ed, look forward to that.
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Rod Deller

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My father was a twin therefore his 1908 birth certificate has date and time of birth entered. From a claims point of view is that one birth claim or two birth claims? One for birth date and one for birth time? Also, would those claims go under general heading of Birth or spcific headings Birth Time and Birth Date? Your opinion would be appreciated.
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+Hilary Gadsby Cheers for that Hilary. I have decided to go for Birth Place, Birth Time, Birth Date and delete the Birth tag. If I find I need birth tag  I can always add it back in.
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I have been using the Windows version, but have now installed the Linux version. When I try to "restore a database' -- that is, go to one of the databases I previously used in my Windows version (including a back-up I created today) -- I get "SyntaxError: Unexpected Token." Does this mean that my Windows Evidentia databases are not compatible with my Linux version, or...? I need help.
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+Ed Thompson I figured out the problem.  I actually had two different locations for storing Evidentia in Dropbox.  I had been using Dropbox before you built that functionality in.  When I got to the correct files, it loaded up correctly.  So, now I have to clean up my Dropbox to prevent this problem in the future.  Thanks.
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I was wrong.

This was pointed out by our good friend, +Paul Harris .  I wanted to ignore him, but unlike when my wife points out my mistakes, Paul had citations.

In The "Getting Started with Evidentia" classes, I have been teaching the wrong definition of INDIRECT EVIDENCE.  It does not impact how Evidentia works, but I hate sharing misinformation.

From Paul:

"Thomas W. Jones, Mastering Genealogical Proof (Arlington, Virginia: National Genealogical Society, 2013), p. 15.

Starting at paragraph six:

"While direct evidence usually is what a source says, calculation based on information from one source does not make the evidence indirect." This is followed by an example similar to the one you used.

In the Glossary on page 136:

Indirect Evidence - Two or more information items that answer a research question only when combined; the opposite of direct evidence and one of three categories of genealogical evidence"

We even checked with another quotable authority:


"I would guess that the prominent, contemporary references would by Jones and Mills. In Mills glossary of Evidence Explained, p. 824:

indirect evidence: relevant information that does not answer the research question all by itself. Rather, it has to be combined with other information to arrive at an answer to the research question.

In both cases, indirect evidence is defined as requiring multiple items of evidence, and perhaps, multiple sources."

I appreciate Paul's feedback, and will edit out the incorrect portions of last nights video hangout.

Thanks Paul!
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Touché, Lynn. Touché.
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