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I don't quite understand why your main requirement is the format in which the program stores its genealogy records. I can see the format being a requirement if you want direct access to the data and want to be able to manipulate yourself in programs that you build. In that case, a program like RootsMagic holds its data in an SQLite database that any ...


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In addition to GenSmarts, there are other programs that will help you track your research progress. GenDetective by Rumblesoft, Inc., like GenSmarts, reads files from genealogy software (see compatibility list) and helps you identify research opportunities. Evidentia aids in evidence analysis. According to the home page, the benefits of using Evidentia ...


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If I understand correctly, you have around 10,000 church records in 1,000 images. You want to be able to enter a name that is on one of the records and then find the image it is on. Ideally you would also want to indicate which of the 5-15 entries per page is the correct entry, but for such a small number of images per page that seems optional. ...


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We don't really know yet, but we may know soon. Two technical genealogists are currently doing exactly that comparison and will be discussing all the little nuances of the transition. Eileen Sousa of Old Bones Genealogy will be doing detailed tests of converting on a PC to the following software: Family Historian 6.0 Ancestral Quest 14 Brother’s Keeper 7 ...


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Splatter, mentioned earlier by Jan Murphy, is now located at http://gigatrees.com/toolbox/splatter. It creates a distribution heatmap of all event locations for all persons found in your GEDCOM. It places markers on the map within a 50ft radius, which is dependent on how closely the place or address description found matches that found in the mapping ...


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The lineage-linked program Family Historian uses GEDCOM as its native storage format. It allows the user to create queries, and is extensible via the use of plugins, which can be downloaded from the Plugin Store. (Disclaimer: I use Family Historian for my software, and am a member of the User Group, but I am neither part of the Calico Pie development team, ...


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Yes! This is probably possible in any image manipulation program, but I have found that the Wolfram Mathematica software is a very powerful tool for this sort of work. A home use licence costs $A295 The trick is first, to line them up correctly by cropping the right number of pixels from each side, using repeated applications of the ImageCrop function. I ...


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You are correct. Most genealogy programs are not designed specifically for medical data. However there are at least a few programs that you can try that specifically say they are designed for health information: AncestryHealth - A free online tool that to preserve and share your family’s health information. It uses your family tree to show your health ...


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I've wondered about this before, so I had another look and found ZoomPast, a (newish?) project from Imperial College, London. I've only had a brief play with it so far, but may be the sort of thing you're looking for. There are some introductory videos on the site that show how the amount of detail presented varies "fractally" with zoom level. You can ...


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My main software is Calico Pie's Family Historian 6, which contains among its many features the capability to print booklets. You can see some screenshots on the tour page. See the FHUG's Knowledge Base article: Report Content, Media, Format and Layout and other related articles in the wiki for some how-to articles. Calico Pie says the book creation ...


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There really are not too many programs of the type that will suggest what to research. But one possibility is Find-A-Record, which was designed to be a research assistant that works specifically with FamilySearch. On their Help page, they state that Find-A-Record will scan your FamilySearch tree starting with yourself and will look for and present you ...


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With regards to your statement: Looking at GRAMPS and GEDCOM they do not appear to handle the concept of a sequence of children - they seem to rely on knowing their birth dates to sequence them. I think you are wrong on both counts. The Gramps Family Editor Children tab allows you to change the order of children in the family. And in fact, Gramps does not ...


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There aren't any that are native to the Mac. But there are a couple of online ones that may work for you. Scripto is a free open source tool written in PHP for enabling community transcription of document and multimedia files. It runs under WordPress, Drupal or Omeka (3 content management systems). FromThePage An free open source online tool written in ...


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There are two ways of doing this that I can think of: Use the free version of Ancestral Quest Basics available from here. It is written by the authors of PAF and allows PAF import and Gedcom export. Download PAF from one of the sites that still has it available for download such as Silicon Valley Computer Genealogy Group: http://www.SVCGG.org/pages/...


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I believe that what you are looking for is software that will allow you to 'catalog' evidence claims made in sources and allow you to 'accumulate' evidence for a claim type and subject for analysis and help you formulate a proof argument to support your conclusions. If this is close to being on target, you must take a further look at Evidentia, which has ...


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GenoPro is the best I have found so far that shows the ancestry and descendants of all (not just the blood line) from my gedcom file, in a tree format. Others just show blood lines up or down but not siblings upline. I am still looking for something that will provide a report on a family which includes both ancestry and descendants of all family members (...


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GenScriber does allow linking to media, and multiple hyperlinks can be used in a single cell. You can link to multiple images for a single record. GenScriber will also export nicely formatted html complete with links. Also, the sort in genscriber will never trash your data. It always sorts across all columns. It also has multiple column sort. I am working ...


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I would create a database using a package like OpenOffice or LibreOffice. These are available for Mac, Windows & Linux and are free. This is similar to Access in Microsoft Office or to the much larger MySQL. Create a data table for your images, which can be imported from a CSV file, which also contains the image name and location. Create another table ...


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I can provide you with a GenScriber version that will run in X11. If you want to give it a try, I would be willing to make any adjustments needed to ensure success.


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There has been some work on using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for family history and genealogy but it is crying out for more so I wish to encourage your efforts. For example, I just googled and found Mapping Your Ancestry with Google Maps. My own efforts so far have been based on using different GIS software: Examples of a Story Map Journal being ...


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There is a new feature in Family Historian 6, the Map Window, that may give you a display similar to what you want: Use the new Map Window to map the locations of all the places and events in your projects. View family movements over time, using the Time Slider. Choose any combination of people and events, and filter on event types, using the same ...


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This to me sounds like an ideal use for a blog type of site in addition to your lineage based site. You can install something like Wordpress in your hosting space and create posts (stories) in it about the individuals and then just edit your lineage based sites menu with an additional entry to the stories sub-site. A little more editing could provide a link ...


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The free utility Family Tree Analyzer https://ftanalyzer.codeplex.com/ offers various views and analysis reports for any GEDCOM file. Its Facts Tab allows Events & Attributes to be sorted by Source, so all unsourced Facts are grouped together. There are also various filters on surnames, relationships, etc to narrow the search. QED


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Since the main purpose is to "allow the family to feel more connected", I would suggest first forming a family history group on Facebook. I started one a few years ago which has about 130 members aged 10 to 90. Only a dozen or so are "genealogy-minded", but most of the others enjoy reading the stories and posting their own family photos. I keep the actual ...


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Werelate.org is an open source, open content, collaborative family tree. It sounds like it might be what you are looking for.


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If it's an open source genealogy program you want, you might consider gramps. See https://gramps-project.org/. It's written in python, has an active community, and has a reasonable set of features. But if it's online collaboration you want, I agree with the werelate.org answer.


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There are a number of free downloadable Y-DNA Tools available at Genetic Genealogy Tools by Felix Immanuel, including: Y-STR Kit Y-Tree Creator ISOGG Y-Tree AddOn for Google Chrome 23andMe To YSNPs YSNP Novel Variants Merge Y Y-HaploGroup Population Browser Y-Haplogroup Predictor I have not personally tried any of these, but maybe one or more of them will ...


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Several collaborative family tree websites do exist, such as: WikiTree WeRelate OneGreatFamily Geni Family Pursuit FamilySearch Family Tree The problem with collaborative trees in my view is that there are simply too few people contributing to them to ensure that all the data is validated. Genealogy in itself is more of an art than a science; we have to ...


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The queries that you are asking for can be easily performed by Family Historian, it has several queries that cover most of what you want and you can create your own. There is a 30 day free trial of Family Historian that you could try that allows you to run the queries. It is available from the Family Historian website. There are also some user generated ...


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If you have Microsoft Powerpoint, you can open a new presentation and then search for "family tree" and they give you 8 different templates that you can choose from: These use "Smart Art" so the lines are preconnected to the boxes and you can move them around and the lines stay connected. You can easily copy and paste boxes to add other people. These ...


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