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Evidentia Class Tonight! 8PM EST
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Here is a link to the DearMYRTLE Written Conclusion You Tube Play List

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLR41jOFxoDYxtjSJzSZ5vlyc0MyIfHpxB
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Ed Thompson
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I don't JUST code - The Logo in Lego..
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+Deb Yarbrough too much time?  No,  I was filling a "whimsy deficit"
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Ed Thompson
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Evidentia Software is proud to announce that we are now a sponsor of the Genealogy Guys podcast!  Check it out at http://www.genealogyguys.com/
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Ed Thompson
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Plenty of room in tonights free online  "Getting started with Evidentia" class at 8PM EST.  http://evidentiasoftware.com/events-2
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Beverly Locke

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I am a brand new Evidentia user.  My first entry was an obituary. It amazed me how much information was packed into that obituary that I would have missed in the past.  I also appreciated the efficiency of entering data with the mini editor.  How do other people capture all the relationships mentioned in an obit?  I used residence as the claim type, since most of the sentences in the obituary said something like:

[Deceased] was [pre-deceased/survived] by [relationship, name] of [location.]

While residence is useful, I think I really want to capture the relationship.  I see parent & child listed as claim types but I don't see other relationships.  Before I attempt to create my own (I'm thinking a generic "related to") I thought I'd ask how others handle this.
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+Deb Yarbrough 

Evidentia can export a GEDCOM file. I have done that and brought the information from Evidentia in my genealogy database program. No retyping anything, including the all of the proof statements, arguments and citations.

Russ
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Ed Thompson
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I am looking for a "Cousin Russ", someone who can help me with a training class this Friday at 8PM by monitoring the comments thread and feeding me question from people not on the panel.

I hate to keep asking Russ, and this would be a GREAT opportunity for someone who is thinking about helping to teach Evidentia to others.

Interested? Let me know at ed@evidentiasoftware.com. This can be a one time gig or ongoing fun.
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Done :)
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Teresa Sleuth

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Hi all, here's my first stupid question. When entering "Subjects" on the "Catalogue Claims" screen, I am fine with entering/selecting the claim type and then doing the same for subject but how, for gosh sakes, can I avoid having to remove my hands from my keyboard to click the little DONE button? I've tried the Control-Enter combo used with success in the mini editor to no avail.
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Hi Bob! Eureka! (You make it look so easy....lol)
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Ed Thompson
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When I started Evidentia in Dec 2012, I never really thought about CDs and shipping, etc... until +Pat Richley-Erickson talked me into RootsTech 2013.  I realized "I should have something physical to sell there"

This year things have really taken off, and while most business is still downloads, and I ship physical CDs weekly.

These arrived this week. Boxes of them.

Becky?  Has anyone seen Becky?
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And the rest, they say, is history! 😊
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Ed Thompson
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Looking for some help.  MY 5th Great Grandfather David Thompson lived and died in Gilford, NH.  I don't think he was born there.

His Homestead is a historical site in Gilford, but I have had no luck in contacting a human being to tell me why or what is known.

I am looking for a researcher who might be able to dig out some record in that area.  I had hoped to travel there last year and this,but genealogy conferences keep me busy.

Not sure how to find a professional in the area, but I am willing to hire one.
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It's always easier to think about these things when it's someone else's question -- and it's nice to get recommendations from your own community members, too.  Reading a directory doesn't give you any feedback about what it's like to work with a specific person. 

If I needed help in Kentucky or Tennessee,  I would hire J. Mark Lowe -- I took his webinar on research planning, and from his examples and articles, I have seen the quality of his work.  But I haven't done much research in NH yet, so I don't have a feel for who is working in that area. 
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Ed Thompson
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Extra room in tonights class (9PM EST)   http://evidentiasoftware.com/events-2
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Will send out a link in about 10 minutes
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Bob Adams

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I'm a very new Evidentia user and I'm interested in learning how other users address name changes, name variations, and spelling variations.  I created a "Name" claim type but then started wondering why there wasn't preloaded "Name" claim.  That started me thinking I might be starting down the wrong path.  Thanks.
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Bob,

Glad to be able to help.

It's a great tool to have available to us.

This is a great community where these questions can be asked and the Users respond with their experience.

Good luck,

Russ
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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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Today I hired a researcher at NEHGS to help me answer the research question "who were parents of David Thompson", my 5th GGF.

I sent them a report of my research to date, which is extensive (I believe).

Want to guess what report I sent them?
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Based on the April 24, 2015 video I just watched, "Getting Started with Evidentia," I am guessing you sent in a "Subject Report." By the way, nice tutorial video! I am so glad to have found something that appears to work well on the Mac OS platform and that is easy to learn (especially with all the training videos and the google+ forum). I love the fact that the program is designed to help the user meet the high BCG Genealogical Proof Standard, and that it simplifies the process required to craft a high quality source citation. I also think the report features are outstanding; just what I needed! 

I am am intrigued by the possibility of adding Evernote as a third-party tool. Not aware of "Evidentia," I started using Evernote about a year ago for family history research--it is now my research workhorse. 

I am a newbie to the group and to Evidentia, but not to the field of genealogy and family history research. I look forward to learning from other members of this group, and hope that in due time I too, might become helpful.
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Ed Thompson
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Evidentia 2.3.0 has been released!  And with the new release comes a new report!  Pick a person and the the Sources for Subject report shows you all the sources that have at least one claim tagged with that person!

Update at http://evidentiasoftware.com/evidentia-upgrade/
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Yippee!  And it fixed the DropBox problem I was having on my Mac.  I'm a happy camper!
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Is there a way to quickly find what I was last working on in Evidentia? I don't see a way to order by most recent or date added.
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A menu item for a edit log would solve this issue, surely the database tracks the date and time of each edit. Turning that data into a log from most present to older edits would be very helpful.
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Ed Thompson
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Beginners class starts at 8PM EST
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Will start in 3 minutes
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Ed Thompson
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Had fun at the Fairfax genealogy conference this past weekend, and some of you got to meet my son, Ethan.

Had a little extra time to go to DC today before he had to head home
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Annette it was great meeting you!
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Sue McCormick

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I have to share a feature I just "found"! in Evidentia (probably over 75% of you know this, but there are newbies here also).

I was doing the "relevant to" connections for a census, and I realized that I had missed entering the "can read" and "can write" entries for my grandmother. It made me wonder what else I may have missed.

So I checked out the reports. You can place a a subject in the subject field, and then do a research summary report. It will show you all the strengths and all the weaknesses in your research to date. Match this with your research plan and your research log, and you will have a very good picture of your research on that individual.

This is a great tool for researchers. Thank you, Ed.
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For those who like to have a full transcriptions in a spreadsheet rather than on paper, I like Gary Minder's Census Tools templates.  They aren't free, but the price is very affordable (currently $11.95 for 40 templates). He offers a 1940 Census template for free as a sample.  The set of templates include passenger lists, and cemetery transcription forms, as well as the US Federal and State census and international census forms.

http://www.censustools.com/
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Fairfax Gen Conference, do you need help setting up or any other time? Will be there fri am.
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Yes, I am also one of the volunteer's I think... 
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Sue McCormick

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Questions about optimal use and correct references for using Evidentia for a specific census page.

1900 Census, Wabash County Indiana:
(A.) The way the census record is written "Rebecca Lautzenheiser" is recorded as "Aunt" to head of household. She is truly his aunt-in-law. Of course the correction to this misstatement is part of the proof argument. The clear claim here is "Rebecca is aunt to head of household" and I'm comfortable with that. My problem lies in evaluation sources with a know error. A digital microwave image is for our purposes, original, the source is indeterminable (neither primary or secondary), and the erroneous statement is direct. — Is that correct?

(B.) The first page shows two families from my family tree. I reference the source to everyone on the page in my software. (That is, every member of both families will be shown as having "Source 12." But the family of my grandfather's aunt does not yet show up on my database. My research log and my To-Do list will direct me to return to this source when I reach searching that family. Is it also useful to use the personal notes area of Evidentia to tell me to come add the claims for the other family in Evidentia?
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Thanks, Ed and Cary. In the meantime, I've discovered that I have another question about the aunt [(A) above]. The claim stands as reported, but to whom is it relevant? I think I should attached it to my grandmother (where the actual relationship is) as opposed to my grandfather — head of household, but no blood relationship.

Ed, I just reread your advice. And I now realize that I can do the initial analysis for the entire census page, while I have the census open. One entry for both families, followed by analysis for second family when ready. Very time saving.
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Ed Thompson
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New post on the challenges of translation at http://evidentiasoftware.com/evidentia-blog/
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