Genealogy Maturity Model – Baby Steps

Genealogy Maturity Model   Baby StepsI have posted before about The Ancestry Insider’s “Genealogical Maturity Model” which is a system of self evaluation and self improvement based on the five experience levels and five aspects of the evidence analysis process: sources, information, evidence, conclusions, and citations.

The system is now online on the FamilySearch Wiki and is well worth a perusal.

https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Category:Baby_Steps

http://ancestryinsider.blogspot.co.uk/

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St Mary Bourne, Hampshire

St Mary Bourne, HampshireJust come across the fact that St Mary Bourne burials 1756 – 1757, 1780 – 1863 are now online at FamilySearch. Good to see more burials being added to the collection, I have far too many people sitting on my family tree waiting to be buried !

I also found the website of St Mary Bourne church which has a good history of the parish.

 

http://www.stmarybourne.org.uk/

http://www.familysearch.org/

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IGI now on FamilySearch

IGI now on FamilySearchOn the FamilySearch blog there is a posting announcing that the IGI is now available on FamilySearch.

As a long time user of the IGI I knew that there has always been issues with reliability particularly with user submitted entries. The user submitted entries were entries submitted by LDS members from their own research, some of which were flights of fancy and others had a name, an “abt” date and an “abt” place. It has always been a matter of sifting the good from the bad.

The new FamilySearch addressed this problem and used only data from the actual records which had been transcribed twice and then checked for any anomalies so was pretty good.

So the addition of the IGI is interesting, as far as I can see it is to be kept separate and is being split between user submitted entries and extracted entries which will be most helpful.

You really need to read the blog posting yourselves so you can be clear what it is you will be looking at, it’s source and how to access the index. So ……

https://familysearch.org/blog/familysearchupdates-igi/ 

 

Want to be a Beta Tester for FamilySearch?

Want to be a Beta Tester for FamilySearch?FamilySearch is looking for people to test drive some of their future products. You will get a look at what the future holds and get to try ideas out and then give feedback. Sounds like a fun way to give something back to the world of genealogy

https://labs.familysearch.org/

 

Family Search Indexing

Family Search IndexingIf you would like to help the genealogy world then indexing is the way to go. In the past I have helped index, census, monumental inscriptions, wills and parish registers, all projects have given me a great sense of achievement. Of course I have also greatly benefited from other peoples indexing work, so why don’t you come and join in and start indexing.

The LDS are always keen to have volunteers for their indexing projects. You don’t need to be a Church member to become an indexer.

More information can be found at …….

https://www.familysearch.org/volunteer/indexing