Evidentia v3.1 Cousin Research Tracker

March 14, 2017

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OK, that got my attention. a Cousin Tracker.

Please visit the Evidentia Google+ Community for more information and conversation: http://bit.ly/CR_Evidentia_Community

and the Evidentia Blog post

https://evidentiasoftware.com/cousin-research-tracker/

I had to look. The other term for this feature, “Possibility Tree” according to Ed, the developer. A place for me to put “profiles” that are not ready for my database. A place to start to evaluate their documentation, when found, using the power of this genealogy tool to help me prove this profile.

Two projects that I have been working on that this should be able to help. The We’re Related APP and DNA Results.

Downloaded the update, to bring my version up to Version 3.1.

Not only is the Cousin Tracker included by also Cousin Research Logs.

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I will publish a couple of blog posts on how I use this update to Evidentia solve these problems.  I have a DNA relationship to prove and a We’re Related relationship to prove or disprove. As it happens, these to “problems” are in one of my direct ancestor lines.

Please visit the Evidentia website using the link in the Right Column of this blog.

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QUERY: Worthington, Charles Campbell

February 7, 2017
jansaranac1969@gmail.com
Submitted on 2017/02/06 at 8:44 pm
Comment Hello Russ and Derrick, Charles Campbell Worthington of NY and Shawnee-on-Delaware PA had a Daughter Alice Rice Worthington from his second marriage. She married and divorced Lionel Noah. I’ll see if I can find a Took or Tucker.

QUERY: Capt John Worthington – John Worthington Austin

February 3, 2017
Sally Bradbury
rnsbradbury@yahoo.com
None of these is in my tree. Sorry. I have not been on your website for a couple of years (working elsewhere) so this is the first time I’ve seen the post by John Worthington Austin. If he is still trying to put together the entire tree of Captain John, he might want to look at my tree (Shaw Kutnewsky Family Tree on Ancestry). My line descends from Capt. John through John to Samuel, but then comes down through Samuel’s second wife Martha Garrettson. Their oldest son was Nicholas who moved to (West) Virginia and lived at Beach Bottom, Brooke, right along the Ohio River. Nicholas married Mary Jones and their son Samuel Garrettson Jones Worthington was a well respected Methodist Episcopal circuit riding preacher for 50 years.
Sally

QUERY: Alice Worthington Tucker

February 3, 2017
Derrick Mcintosh
dmack3400@gmail.com
Question- Is there any relation or could you tell me what the connection is between my grandmother Alisha Worthington Tooke(Born Alice Worthington Tucker) and CC Worthington?

We’re Related–Update

January 31, 2017

Haven’t posted a status recently on my We’re Related APP Project. I am actively taking the “new’ APP Cousin’s and entering them into my We’re Related EXCEL Spreadsheet, into my genealogy database and syncing it to an Ancestry Member Tree.

Here is the Current Status:

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I have 125 APP Cousins. 73 of which are Facebook Friends, 52 are the Famous folk, including 9 Presidents and 1 First Lady.

12 have been proven to be Half Cousins, where we had one common ancestor, but a different spouse. 4 Have NO Direct Relationship. They appear to have been two people with the same name and birth years, but after evaluating the data, proved to not have a direct relationship. I found 5 where the relationship was with the Spouse of the APP Cousin.

There have been 2 deaths in the Tree since the project started and a Birth.

If interest to me, is that I already had 32 of the 125 Common Ancestors in my database, with another 15 within 1 generation. Those 15 are the first to be put into my existing database after I return from RootsTech2017.

All four of my grandparents are about even;

  • Worthington = 36
  • Strode = 38
  • Johnston = 27
  • Cheyney = 22

Early Maryland, Early New England ancestors, for the first two, Johnston is one where I have a not well researched ancestor, and the Cheyney’s are early Pennsylvania, but I apparently haven’t done as much research on them at I should have. But I now have more information to work with.

The next step is to take that 1 Generation short list and but my APP data into my master file and work with the hints that I have already seen from the Ancestry Shaky Leaf Hints.


Genealogical Proof Standard–Chapter 3 Homework

January 18, 2017

 

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Christine Rose, Genealogical Proof Standard: Building a Solid Case 4th Edition Revised, (San Jose, California: CR Publications) 2014.

https://www.amazon.com/Genealogical-Proof-Standard-Christine-Rose/dp/0929626214

Chapter 3 of this book, Evaluating the Records, is something we need to do, for everything we might consider putting into our genealogy database. I do this several times, during the process of my data entry.

  1. Looking at the description of the item in question. For example: the description of an online database. Who created the record group, what was it’s purpose, what am I looking at
  2. When crafting a Citation (I do this up front) I need to determine what I need for the Citation, but that also makes me think and evaluate why I want to use this record
  3. Evaluate this “new” record as it is entered in relationship with other records for a specific Event or Fact
  4. Does it make sense in context with the other information or does it present conflicting information

The best example I can think about is a profile I have in an Online Tree.

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It looks straight forward, the information is cited appropriately. But, this view is only showing my “current thinking” or some might call it my conclusions. But, if I were to look at the Alternate Facts (ALT Facts), I have a different view.

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As each of these entries were entered and cited, they were evaluated, made sense as stand alone entries and entered, but when I put the Census Records in context of the other records, there is conflicting information.

Although my current thinking, is that this person was born in Indiana, but I need to resolve the conflicting information. The “current thinking” is that this person was born 11 Mar 1824 in Indiana, based on an email from the family researcher and a Find-A-Grave entry. There were 7 other records that indicated this person was born about 1825, 1828 in Ohio or 1829, in Indiana.

There is conflicting information, as far as I am concerned. a year or two difference in the same place from Census Records, may be OK, but in this case, after evaluating the Birth Fact, I am not so sure.

Further evaluation of the data at hand, I find that the Contributor for the Find-A-Grave Memorial is the author of the Email that I had received for this profile.

Bottom line on this one, I am not sure that my “current thinking” is correct. I am not disagreeing with the family researchers, but I know that I must find a more reliable record, original if possible, to resolve this conflicting information. I have not completed my Reasonably Exhaustive Research.


We’re Related APP–Another View

January 16, 2017

I have seen a Chart going around, called Ancestor Tracking. I did a blog post a while ago about this from on Master Genealogy Database:

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun – What’s Your Ancestral Name Number?

Here is what the Chart looked like in 2012

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About 25% of the first 10 generations.

I decided to see what my We’re Related Database looks like, all from the APP.

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I am now almost at 30%. This along means that I may be able to added these additional people to the database.

But, in reality, I actually have pushed back to more generations in my research.

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Of course, the percentage doesn’t look very good, but it would be adding about 100 direct line Ancestors.

There is a note at the bottom of the chart that says “Unknown Names not counted”. I have those profiles in my database, may know a little about them, just don’t know their name. Mostly spouses of a person whose name I do know.

I am working a cleaning up my APP database before I take the APP data in enter it into my Master database. I was going to merge the APP Data into my Master database, but I think I am just going to hand enter the data, the same way I did in the APP Database. That forces me to really look at the data.

I have developed some tools within my database that I want to implement into my Master database based on this exercise.


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