Monday, July 29, 2013

August Morning Meeting Presents Evidentia

Join us Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at 9:30 at the Gail Borden Public Library for our monthly morning meeting.

This month we will be looking at a different type of genealogy software. Rather than another family database, like Family Tree Maker, Legacy, Roots Magic, and such, this software, Evidentia, is designed to assist the genealogist in accomplishing the five elements of the Genealogical Proof Standard (GPS):
1.       A reasonably exhaustive search
2.       Complete and accurate source citations
3.       Analysis and correlations of the collected information
4.       Resolutions of any conflicting evidence
5.       S soundly reasoned, coherently written conclusion.

Evidentia is the creation of Ed Thompson, a software developer and genealogist. He wrote the program, and has been improving it along the way, when he became aware of the need from other genealogists and realized he needed it as well.

Evidentia is a wonderful tool which helps the user “properly analyze their sources, account for discrepancies, and capture their conclusions.”  Using the various reports can help the user determine what and where additional research is needed. Taking a good hard look at what evidence one has can lead a researcher to other sources necessary for a knowledgeable conclusion.

I’m looking forward to this opportunity to show this new way to review genealogy information and share my experiences using it.

Hope to see you there

~Becky Higgins