Genealogy

Genealogy and GEDCOM as a Network Exploration Facility

Nicholas Jenkins, in the Kindred Britain project, began his data excursion using the GEDCOM format and the OpenSource genealogical platform PHPGEDView. A logical and appropriate choice. He was working with individuals and was interested in their interrelations.

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Genealogy and GEDCOM as a Network Exploration Facility

Nicholas Jenkins, in the Kindred Britain project, began his data excursion using the GEDCOM format and the OpenSource genealogical platform PHPGEDView. A logical and appropriate choice. He was working with individuals and was interested in their interrelations.

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On Kindred Britain: Are we are all one big clique?

One of the more exciting – for me personally at least – digital humanities projects that I have come across this year is Kindred Britain. Kindred Britain is a network of nearly 30,000 individuals — many of them iconic figures in

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On Kindred Britain: Are we are all one big clique?

One of the more exciting – for me personally at least – digital humanities projects that I have come across this year is Kindred Britain. Kindred Britain is a network of nearly 30,000 individuals — many of them iconic figures in

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The Minutaie of Life

A good friend of mine has arranged access to the digitised records of the New York Emigrant Savings Bank for 1850-1883. What a wondrous treasure trove of information! These records contain the deposit details for thousands of newly-arrived immigrants to

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The Minutaie of Life

A good friend of mine has arranged access to the digitised records of the New York Emigrant Savings Bank for 1850-1883. What a wondrous treasure trove of information! These records contain the deposit details for thousands of newly-arrived immigrants to

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Open Source Genealogy

I have been searching for ways to improve my genealogical research. I set two specific criteria for my search: A cross-platform browser/editor that uses GEDCOM files natively; A means to share genealogical data in a free and open manner Two

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Open Source Genealogy

I have been searching for ways to improve my genealogical research. I set two specific criteria for my search: A cross-platform browser/editor that uses GEDCOM files natively; A means to share genealogical data in a free and open manner Two

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The Secret Life Underground

Russos at LiveJournal posted an absolutely exquisite set of photographs (many HDR) of the deep underground in Moscow. Many relate to subway construction, repair and abandonment. Others seem to have deep subterranean natural caverns. Absolutely amazing views of things we

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The Secret Life Underground

Russos at LiveJournal posted an absolutely exquisite set of photographs (many HDR) of the deep underground in Moscow. Many relate to subway construction, repair and abandonment. Others seem to have deep subterranean natural caverns. Absolutely amazing views of things we

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Collaborative Record Matching

I have been of late explores various means for the automated longitudinal matching of census manuscript records. Its a huge challenge and I seem to have spent as much time identifying potential problems as opposed to identifying potential solutions. This

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Collaborative Record Matching

I have been of late explores various means for the automated longitudinal matching of census manuscript records. Its a huge challenge and I seem to have spent as much time identifying potential problems as opposed to identifying potential solutions. This

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1891 Census Project Passes Milestone

On Tuesday, I had the pleasure of meeting with Kris Inwood, Director of the 1891 Census Project at the University of Guelph along with his staff at a review of this exciting project. Census project staff have been entering data

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1891 Census Project Passes Milestone

On Tuesday, I had the pleasure of meeting with Kris Inwood, Director of the 1891 Census Project at the University of Guelph along with his staff at a review of this exciting project. Census project staff have been entering data

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Making Connections

Genealogy remains one of the more popular pastimes in modern culture. Embracing Web2.0 Ajax comes Geni.com, which is quite viral. It offers a very easy guided data entry process geared towards encouraging contact with relatives to have them fill in

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Making Connections

Genealogy remains one of the more popular pastimes in modern culture. Embracing Web2.0 Ajax comes Geni.com, which is quite viral. It offers a very easy guided data entry process geared towards encouraging contact with relatives to have them fill in

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