There is SO much un-sourced, badly sourced, poorly cataloged, and generally unorganized info out there on the web though, lately I’ve been thinking it might be just as easy to do it the old fashioned way on paper and in-person. But I do live in Wash. D.C. so I’ve got a big advantage.
I’ve used XML data before in my job, and I’ve been thinking how much easier it would be if at least XML was widely adopted in genealogy efforts. Hard to explain why, but easy to understand if you’ve used it.
YOU do a GREAT job of explaining the practical uses. You’re definitely BOOKMARKED! (I’m an old guy, I haven’t figured out RSS yet).]]>
The biggest newbie mistake I ever made was not adding sources to my trees from the very beginning
I appreciate the suggestions you gave to us at WorldVitalRecords.com. As you mentioned, we are in the constant process of changing and innovating. Your suggestion about source citation is timely and relevant. We have been focusing much of our efforts on processing data as fast as we acquire it and getting it out where individuals have access to it. We now need to concentrate on making the material usable in all aspects of research.
Director of Content Acquisition
World Vital Records, Inc.