Evidentia Filename and it’s location

May 10, 2013

In my previous blog post, Preparation for the Study of Mastering Genealogical Proof I mentioned that I was creating a new Evidentia database for this study.

To do that, I brought up Evidentia, and clicked on the Options Menu.

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This will bring up a window where you can see any existing databases and their location. I am going to select Create New Database.

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Below this part of the screen, is a list of other Evidentia databases that I have on my computer.

For this database, I am going to be using Dropbox to save this database.

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The name of the file is MGP and it’s located in my Dropbox \ Evidentia folder.


Preparation for the Study of Mastering Genealogical Proof

May 10, 2013

I am getting ready for a study of a new book, Mastering Genealogical Proof. My plan is to use the book, to see if I can put a dent in a brick wall. Not that brick walls can be dented, but I won’t go so far to say that I’ll knock down that brick wall. I’ll provide details about this book in a moment.

From a previous study of a work by Dr. Thomas W Jones, author of Mastering Genealogical Proof, I am guessing that I will have to come up with a specific Question. I will use my genealogy database management program, Family Tree Maker 2012, but will use two additional programs. GenDetective, which I have blogged about, and Evidentia, which I have also blogged about.

For this blog post, I am going to use Evidentia to create a Source listing, for this book, as it will become helpful as we study this book.

Understanding that Evidentia was updated as a result of the study of this book, by the developer of this product, I want to verify that I had the correct version. I opened Evidentia, clicked on About Evidentia, which brought up this screen and clicked on Check Version

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The result,

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Good so far, now to begin entering this new project and database.

Since this is a new database and a New Source, I selected Document Source.

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The Source Title is of my choosing and is not used in any reports. I want to have book sources listed together in later data entry or use. So, I entered Book – Mastering Genealogical Proof.

Since this is an Authored Work, in the pull down menu, that is what I selected.

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I want to use the Evidence Explained! template, I selected the Template ICON on the right, which brought up a list of templates. I entered “b” so that I didn’t have to scroll down to the Book template and selected Book, Book format, (citing from title page)

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I then click on Select, and the fields on the right indicate what data will appear in the Source information.

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The next screen is “fill in the blanks”. Information is from the Title Page inside of the book. (that’s easy for me)

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Below is the resulting Document a Source screen. The Description field, again is for User Notes. I am just reminding myself, that Dr. Jones also had a presentation on FamilySearch.org on Inferential Genealogy which I participated in a study on Second Life.

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I changed screens to show the Citation so far. But future blog posts on this topic will be used to generate the Citations for this study.

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The Source will look like this.

Thomas W. Jones, Mastering Genealogical Proof (Arlington, Virginia: National Genealogical Society, 2013)

For more details, Ed Thomson, developer for Evidentia, has a YouTube presentation on this task. Please visit his site.

Evidentia – Getting Started – Part 1 – YouTube


2013 Docu-Challenge #1: English Parish Register Marriage Entry–Part 4 REVISED

February 19, 2013

An update to this blog post:  2013 Docu-Challenge #1: English Parish Register Marriage Entry–Part 4 Marriage Summary Conclusion

Following the comments on the previous blog posts, a couple of Google+ Hangouts On Air with DearMYRTLE, active conversation between end users and the developer of Evidentia, an update was issued to the program.

The only change I made to the data in my Evidentia file was to update the Summary of Findings or the Summary Conclusion for the data presented.

I dated the first summary then appended the Summary Conclusion and created the Genelogical Proof Report, as seen in the following screens:

Summary of Findings:

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Itemized Research Findings:

Assertion 1: (Assertion about the Marriage of William Warren and Sarah Bickle)

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Itemized Research Findings:

Assertion 2: (probably not really required, but may be important information after other information is found – who the couple were married by)

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Itemized Research Findings:

Assertion 3: (noting that Sarah Bickle signed the record with an “X”)

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Itemized Research Findings:

Assertion 4: (noting the two witnesses, and that Daniel Prior also signed the record with an “X”)

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Recommendations for Continuing and End Notes:

As noted earlier in the blog on this Docu-Challenge, I had questions about the spelling of the town. The Recommendations for Continuing is a note, within Evidentia, for me to follow up on this issue and to find out more about this Church.

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Since this report is generated in my browser, I copied and pasted the report for easier reading.

 

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Genealogical Proof Report

for the Marriage of William Warren

Prepared By Russ Worthington

Summary of Findings

William Warren and Sarah Bickle were married under the Banns of Marriage on 30 Oct 1833, in the Parish of Warrington (Werrington), county of Devon, in Cronwell, England, by Thomas Waddon Martyn, Curate. William Bickle and Daniel Prior were present at the marriage. Sarah Bickle and Daniel Prior signed the document with an “X”, with the words “the mark of” the persons name, while William Warren and William Bickle signed their name. {12 Feb 2013).

After review of the comments on my blog, and an update of Evidentia to version 1.3, the Summary Conclusion has been revised to read (02/19/13)

William Warren and Sarah Bickle were married under the Banns of Marriage on 30 Oct 1833, in the Parish of Werrington, county of Devon, in Cornwell, England.

Itemized Research Findings

4 assertions from 1 sources were considered in evaluating this claim.

The Cornwall Parish Registers – William Warren and Sarah Bickle Marriage[1] asserts that William Warren and Sarah Bickle were married in the Church by Banns with confent of this thirtieth Day of October in the year One thoufand eight hundred and thirty three. The source reviewed was an Image Copy of an original work. The information is believed to be Primary (meaning the person providing the information was a knowledgable eyewitness or participant in the event). The evidence supporting the claim is considered Direct (meaning it adequate to answer the question directly).

William Warren and Sarah Bickle were married under the Banns of Marriage on 30 Oct 1833, in the Parish of Warrington (Werrington), county of Devon in Cronwell, England

The Cornwall Parish Registers – William Warren and Sarah Bickle Marriage[2] asserts that Married by Thomas Waddon Martyn Curate. The source reviewed was an Image Copy of an original work. The information is believed to be Primary. The evidence supporting the claim is considered Direct.

William Warren and Sarah Bickle were married by Thomas Waddon Martyn, Curate, in the Parish of Warrington (Werrington), county of Devon in Cronwell, England

The Cornwall Parish Registers – William Warren and Sarah Bickle Marriage[3] asserts that This Marriage was folemnized between us, William Warren / X (the mark of Sarah Bickle). The source reviewed was an Image Copy of an original work. The information is believed to be Primary. The evidence supporting the claim is considered Direct.

The marriage record of William Warrent and Sarah Bickle was signed by William Warren, but signed with an “X” by Sarah Bickle, as indicated on the record

The Cornwall Parish Registers – William Warren and Sarah Bickle Marriage[4] asserts that William Bickle and Daniel Prior were “in the Prefence” at the marriage of William Warren and Sarah Bickle. The source reviewed was an Image Copy of an original work. The information is believed to be Primary. The evidence supporting the claim is considered Direct.

William Bickle and Daniel Prior was present at the marriage of William Warren and Sarah Bickle

Recommendations for Continuing

  • The spelling of the down, on the image appears to be Warrington, but the text on FamilySearch.org shows Werrington. Need to identify the location for this parish

End Notes

1Werrington Marriages (Devonshire, Cornwall, England), Marriage Records, , ; Digital Image, Family Search (familysearch.org : ).

2Werrington Marriages (Devonshire, Cornwall, England), Marriage Records, , ; Digital Image, Family Search (familysearch.org : ).

3Werrington Marriages (Devonshire, Cornwall, England), Marriage Records, , ; Digital Image, Family Search (familysearch.org : ).

4Werrington Marriages (Devonshire, Cornwall, England), Marriage Records, , ; Digital Image, Family Search (familysearch.org : ).

Prepared by Russ Worthington

Evidentia© 2012-2013


2013 Docu-Challenge #1: English Parish Register Marriage Entry–Part 5 Summary Report for William Warren

February 12, 2013

Part of Dear MYRTLE’s 2013 Docu-Challenge #1, ( 2013 Docu-Challenge #1: English Parish Register Marriage Entry ) was to generate a Summary Report about William Warren.

So far, the 4 assertions on the Marriage Claim from this record has been reviewed, and the 1 assertion for the residence has not been reviewed. I had entered that William Warren lived in the area in Warrington (Werrington). With the spelling of the location in question, I will do further research on that, as attempt to locate another source for William before I complete the review of his residence.

 

Research Summary Report
Subject: William Warren

Prepared By Russ Worthington

Summary

The Evidentia® database includes 2 events and/or facts for William Warren. These include:

  • Marriage4 assertions, 4 reviewed.
  • Residence1 assertions, 0 reviewed.

Marriage

A Summary Conclusion has been created for this fact/event. Please refer to the Genealogical Proof Report for the Marriage of William Warren for a detailed analysis.

The related references are enumerated below.

  • The Cornwall Parish Registers – William Warren and Sarah Bickle Marriage[1] asserts that William Warren and Sarah Bickle were married in the Church by Banns with confent of this thirtieth Day of October in the year One thoufand eight hundred and thirty three. This assertion is not associated with other subjects. A review of this assertion states:

    William Warren and Sarah Bickle were married under the Banns of Marriage on 30 Oct 1833, in the Parish of Warrington (Werrington), county of Devon in Cronwell, England

  • The Cornwall Parish Registers – William Warren and Sarah Bickle Marriage[1] asserts that Married by Thomas Waddon Martyn Curate. This assertion is associated with 1 other subject(s): Sarah Bickle; and Thomas Waddon Martyn. A review of this assertion states:

    William Warren and Sarah Bickle were married by Thomas Waddon Martyn, Curate, in the Parish of Warrington (Werrington), county of Devon in Cronwell, England

  • The Cornwall Parish Registers – William Warren and Sarah Bickle Marriage[1] asserts that This Marriage was folemnized between us, William Warren / X (the mark of Sarah Bickle). This assertion is not associated with other subjects. A review of this assertion states:

    The marriage record of William Warrent and Sarah Bickle was signed by William Warren, but signed with an “X” by Sarah Bickle, as indicated on the record

  • The Cornwall Parish Registers – William Warren and Sarah Bickle Marriage[1] asserts that William Bickle and Daniel Prior were “in the Prefence” at the marriage of William Warren and Sarah Bickle. This assertion is not associated with other subjects. A review of this assertion states:

    William Bickle and Daniel Prior was present at the marriage of William Warren and Sarah Bickle

Residence

A Summary Conclusion is yet to be created for this fact/event.

The related references are enumerated below.

  • The Cornwall Parish Registers – William Warren and Sarah Bickle Marriage[1] asserts that William Warren of this parifh (Warrington). This assertion is not associated with other subjects. This assertion has not been reviewed.

End Notes

1Werrington Marriages (Devonshire, Cornwall, England), Marriage Records, , ; Digital Image, Family Search (familysearch.org : ).

Prepared by Russ Worthington

Evidentia® 2012


2013 Docu-Challenge #1: English Parish Register Marriage Entry–Part 4 Marriage Summary Conclusion

February 12, 2013
Dear MYRTLE, in a series of Webinar’s and Google+ Hangouts has been discussing the software program Evidentia. We were to use the Evidentia Software and participate in a Docu-Challenge as outlined here:
2013 Docu-Challenge #1: English Parish Register Marriage Entry

I have made three earlier blog posts on this challenge.

2013 Docu-Challenge #1: English Parish Register Marriage Entry–Part 1 Data Entry

2013 Docu-Challenge #1: English Parish Register Marriage Entry–Part 2 First Step in Analysis

2013 Docu-Challenge #1: English Parish Register Marriage Entry–Part 3 Revisit Source

Part 4 is to now really review and do our analysis of the claims in this online source.

The first will be to look at William Warren and what this document claims. Going to the Analyze Evidence, from the pull down arrow selecting William Warren and the Marriage Claim

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we see the following:

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The  Assertion is in the left column, we select the Evidence Quality, and if we double click in the Analysis box a mini-editor will appear. Because William Warren would have been present at his marriage, the Evidence Quality I selected as Direct.

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There were 4 Assertions to which I added my analysis.

1) William Warren and Sarah Bickle were married under the Banns of marriage on 30 Oct 1833, in the Parrish of Warrington (Werrington), county of Devon in Cronwell, England

NOTE: It’s not clear to me if it’s Warrington or Werrington)

2) William Warren and Sarah Bickle were married by Thomas Waddon Martyn, Curate, in the Parish of Warrington (Werrington), county of Devon in Cronwell, England

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3) The marriage record of William Warren and Sarah Bickle was signed by William Warrant, but signed with an “X” by Sarah Bickle, as indicated on the record

4) William Bickle and Daniel Prior were present at the marriage of William Warren and Sarsh Bickle

Once that is saved (Save Proof) the Summary Conclusion was entered.

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William Warren and Sarah Bickle were married under the Banns of Marriage on 30 Oct 1833, in the Parish of Warrington (Werrington), county of Devon, in Cronwell, England, by Thomas Waddon Martyn, Curate. William Bickle and Daniel Prior were present at the marriage. Sarah Bickle and Daniel Prior signed the document with an “X”, with the words “the mark of” the persons name, while William Warren and William Bickle signed their name.

Again, the Proof was saved.

Not shown above, is that I added the date at the beginning of the Summary Conclusion, as I have only looked at ONE Source. When (or IF) I find additional sources on their marriage, I would update the Summary Conclusion, based on the new evidence.

Evidentia provides an HTML Summary Report. Selecting Reports, in the pull down menu, the Proof for the Marriage of William Warren, that was just completed, select the Font I want in the report and the Preparer’s Name.

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The report is then generated. Due to the length, it will be in 3 screen captures.

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This completes the first four (of six) tasks in this Challenge.


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