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Ed Thompson
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Dropbox has a new admin app that let's developers see how many people are using their app with Dropbox.  (Don't worry, its just numbers not names!)

140 Evidentia users are linked through Dropbox.  

That doesn't speak to how many PEOPLE use Evidentia, just that 140 find the Dropbox functionality useful.

(I can also see usage spike when BETA testing starts!)
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Ed Thompson
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Mac users:  I have someone working on a new theme for Evidentia that is supposed to be more 'Macish'.  I need some feedback on the first draft.  Thoughts?
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Ed Thompson's profile photoPhilip Trauring's profile photo
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I would just be careful with the dark color scheme, which as someone else pointed out kind of looks like Evernote. It also looks a bit like some earlier iOS apps like Facebook, which used the dark menu scheme, but have generally moved past that. I'm not sure the white-on-black scheme is a good idea. I understand the desire for contrast from a UI point of view, but there are other ways to do it and I would try to stay lighter in the color scheme (and use darker text). Just my $.02.
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Virginia Cohen

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I would like to start a new database for a new project. I want to keep my sources that have already been created. Can I back up my current database and restore it to a new one, and then delete the people? Or is there a better way to do this?     Virginia
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Ed Thompson's profile photoVirginia Cohen's profile photo
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No.  just create another one and restore a backup from the old one.  Another thing on my todo
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Ed Thompson
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Call for BETA testers!  Evidentia 2.2 introduces integrated FamilySearch functionality.  I am looking for a few brave individuals to help me run it through its paces before general release.

Do you have a (free) account with FamilySearch?
Are you familiar with the Family Tree on FamilySearch?
Do you have a few Evidentia proofs in your catalogue?
Do you have time to use Evidentia over the next couple of weeks?
We could sure use you!  

Use the contact page at http://evidentiasoftware.com/contact-us/ to find out more!
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BETA has started!  Not too late if you want to join.  See details in this post.
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I see so much attention and interest given to Evernote.  One other great and so far free program is Microsoft OneNote.  It can do everything Evernote can plus more, and provides editing features included in Word.    OneNote allows the addition of sources, media in nearly any format/video, pictures etc..., and Tabs for subjects so you can design your own Research Logs and as Evernote keeps an index so you can find anything you have input.  Many other features - just go to Microsoft's OneNote WEB page and check this really good, many faceted program out.  It is a reasonably easy interface to work with also.
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Ed Thompson's profile photoJenny Lanctot's profile photo
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You should be able to send information from Evidentia to OneNote with the "send to OneNote" tools provided by Microsoft, or by copying and pasting into OneNote.
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I am evaluating Evedentia and are just now doing a little test with the Churchbooks in Sweden that are scanned by www.arkivdigital.net and my question is has anyone done a template for them?!?!? or any other Swedish related sources,,,,

This system has a straight forward way that you refer to a church book following the standard in Sweden, Have a system unique id (AID), have a page ref that is the pagenumber of the book, a image number that is the Image number in the referenced scanned book 

Ex.
Österfärnebo AI:23b (1886-1895) Image 156 / page 439 (AID: v137335.b156.s439, NAD: SE/HLA/1010247)

The Book:
Österfärnebo AI:23b (1886-1895) 

The Image in this scan:
156

The page in the book
439

Unique ID of Archiv Digital
(==> you add it to the software and jumps direct to the page or you use a URL like http://www.arkivdigital.se/aid/show/v137335.b156.s439)
v137335.b156.s439

NAD: SE/HLA/1010247)
Is the ID of NAD. NAD is a database containing information on archives in Sweden and provides a national registry of records creators with references to archives, a registry of archival institutions with contact information and complemental databases for topographical classification and administrative history.
http://sok.riksarkivet.se/nad
http://sok.riksarkivet.se/?postid=Arkis%20{2c18a50e-c4e5-4a48-879f-8f80a0b7994b}&s=Balder
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Ed Thompson's profile photoMagnus Sälgö's profile photo
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After listening to Evidentia web hangout Evidentia Hangout with the Developer International I start thinking is there an API to the product ?!?!?! Rest API (looks like json style when I export a template)?!?!

Right now in the Arkiv Digital product we have Copy source identifier... The cool thing would be to have Copy Source to Evidentia ==> 
1) The different fields are sent to Evidentia 
2) A Screen dump or part of the screen is added to the Source record in Evidentia
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I have problem order a test version of the software no email appear?!?! 
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DearMYRTLE's profile photoEd Thompson's profile photo
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Sorry you had issues.  I just emailed a new download link.  If you don't see it, check your spam folder and let me know.
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Still learning my way around using Evidentia.  Going very slowly.  My question is what template do I use for the SSDI from ancestry?  I want to use it as a source for my grandmothers birthdate.  I've looked thru all the template, but I just can't figure it out.  Thanks for the help.
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Thanks Ed.  I didn't have a chance last night to give it a try.  I'm going to do that tonight.
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Ed Thompson
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Posted an Evidentia update.  Version 2.1.2 include several bug fixes.  http://evidentiasoftware.com/evidentia-upgrade/
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I've got two questions that I hope someone can give me examples of how they would tackle the issue.

One, I have an application for a military headstone signed by the son of the decedent. What do I use as a claim type? The source does not say he is the son. Would you use the decedent as the subject of the claim and create a claim type for informant? Is it correct to use the claim type for child(ren) even if it doesn't say he's the son?

Two, I've asked this one before, but I'm still not clear in going back over my documents. I have a marriage record and the groom's sister is a witness, though it doesn't state the relationship. How do I enter that claim? I want to prove the relationship. I've created a claim type "Witness" but I really don't want to prove that she is a witness; I want to prove she is the groom's sister.  So my claim asserts that she is the witness to the marriage of ..... and then the subject is her brother (the groom) with the claim type as witness. This seems off to me. How would you do it?
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+Karin Coppernoll When you enter any claim it should only reflect what the document states. We often say record as is. You could discuss the fact that together with other documents you know who this person is in the analysis which should be based on more than one document. If you have no supporting evidence for the claim that the person applying for the headstone was the son you cannot use the application to support a relationship which is not directly stated.
Can only certain individuals fill in this type of application?
If it has to be completed by a close family member then the document that states this requirement could support that there is a relationship.
We need to understand more about the documents we are using sometimes in order to make best use of the contents.
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Ed Thompson
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Tweak to the ad based on initial feedback.  (Wouldn't let me edit previous or add photo to comment).

Better?
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I think that makes it better.
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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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I commissioned an Infographic to try to make it easier to teach people what Evidentia is all about.  
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In addition to the typos that Thomas pointed out, the graphic representation in the lower half is inconsistent. The titles next to the blue ribbons are a mixture of one and two lines. They would look better if they were consistently two lines. Additionally, the font SIZE in the ribbons is inconsistent, but should be the same.

It's attractive, but I'm not convinced it conveys the 'essence' of Evidentia, which is a formidable task!
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Ed Thompson
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Currently Evidentia is one of only 2 Mac apps certified with FamilySearch! https://familysearch.org/products/
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Cheryl Rothwell

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Any integration you can do with Evernote is good. I use Evernote for everything and have since long before it became famous. If a program works in sync with it that's a plus to me. I didn't answer before because (blush) I have been using Evidentia too much lately (real life keeps getting in the way) and I had no specifics. When I used it to solve a sticky problem I cut and pasted the results into Evernote so I could have them with me in case I found myself in a place to check a fact - unexpected hour at the library, etc. Dropbox integration is also good - but it would be good to integrate with OneDrive, GoogleDrive, Copy, etc. Nothing wrong with OneNote but if you can only have one Evernote is the right one IMO. It is an interconnected world and redundancy is good.
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I will see if I still have the notes in Evernote. I had a tag for entered and I tend to clean those out periodically because I have so many notes.
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Ed Thompson
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What kind of integration would you like to see between Evidentia and Evernote?
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Ed Thompson's profile photoKarin Coppernoll's profile photo
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Yes, I can. Sorry. I should have been more specific. Would like to be able to save as a txt or rtf. Or am I missing a feature that's there?
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Ed Thompson
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ed4becky,LLC, the owner of Evidentia, has now officially become Evidentia Software, LLC. I am also bringing Cemeteriat and Rootspersona under the Evidentia Software umbrella.
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+Ed Thompson Congratulations !!!

Sounds like you have some plans'a'foot

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Ed Thompson
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Just got word that Evidentia 2.2 will be certified by FamilySearch.

A few t's to cross and i's to dot, then BETA!  They said they've never seen anything like Evidentia before!

♫I'm so excited♫I just can't hide it♫I'm about to lose control and I think I like it♫
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Congratulations! It's a great product and you deserve it. 
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Got another question for the group, particularly those that use FTM.  Once I'm done with a proof in Evidentia and am ready to add the document and citation to FTM.  What's the best way to do the citation in FTM?
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Russ Worthington's profile photoMichelle Dickens's profile photo
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I took the simple approach of generating the Evidentia proof document, then copying and pasting into the notes field for whatever fact or person I'm working with. If I find more evidence later, I can just repeat the process. 

The only issue I've found is that it runs the header lines together, but nothing a little enter button can't fix quickly.

Michelle
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Ed Thompson
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Some Mac users have reported an issue when upgrading Evidentia.  What I have discovered is that the downloaded version is IDENTICAL to the version I keep local, but that when I install the downloaded version, I get an error indicating that the file is corrupt, while the local version installs fine.

This tells me that the MacOS is doing something different when installing the file I downloaded off the internet, even though the file is identical.  That tells me there is an issue with the Mac installer.  I am researching the issue, but if any of you Mac Pros (+Jason Crews ?) have any insight, I would appreciate it.
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Problem solved (and not a clue what the issue was, I just wacked it with a hammer a couple times).
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Ed Thompson
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A new version of Evidentia, 2.1.1, has been uploaded.  The upgrade is free to users of 2.x

More info can be found at http://evidentiasoftware.com/evidentia-upgrade
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