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by JamesAnderson
Fri Feb 16, 2007 11:00 pm
Forum: Family History
Topic: Genealogy Transcription
Replies: 17
Views: 7678

Actually this is already being done. Take a look at http://www.familysearchindexing.org/ and they are doing it that way already. In fact, projects that used to take years are taking only months, and projects they thought would take months are done in only weeks. Some stakes that were involved in the...
by JamesAnderson
Thu Feb 15, 2007 11:07 pm
Forum: Family History
Topic: Two data standards, two database systems
Replies: 10
Views: 4024

Someone mentioned some sources in Swedish research, here's another one that the Church is actually working on doing some work reconstructing pedigrees with. Those are the Norwegian 'Farm Books' or 'Bygdeboks', and one of the things that researchers up to now have had to know was the smallest possibl...
by JamesAnderson
Thu Feb 08, 2007 9:11 pm
Forum: Ideas & Suggestions
Topic: Church software should be open source
Replies: 27
Views: 5606

There are some good points there. As far as risks to security, etc., that is probably relative, since the software is only the raw code that calls the data, not the actual data itself. There are alot of ways to secure the data that are separate from the open source application being used as it is. O...
by JamesAnderson
Thu Feb 08, 2007 8:24 pm
Forum: Family History
Topic: Invite:Family Search - Google Group
Replies: 1
Views: 2018

Right now it's a very low-volume list. But hopefully things will pick up there as well given what everybody knows is coming even if we don't know specifics yet.
by JamesAnderson
Mon Feb 05, 2007 8:11 pm
Forum: General Clerk Discussions
Topic: Using Web Tools to Map the Members
Replies: 103
Views: 28496

In the US, they are very slowly converting over to road and street addresses, I did that alot at one job, fixed alot of the files as they called in and said they changed to this from that. A solution is to note the name of the road they are on, and then work down that road until you find the house t...
by JamesAnderson
Fri Jan 26, 2007 4:26 pm
Forum: Family History
Topic: SuperPAF/HyperPAF Idea
Replies: 38
Views: 9037

I see two things already that I had heard something about. 1. I had heard somewhere that they were going to have a way to point to an image that you find an ancestor in from the indexing that is going on now. So if you find an ancestor, you can find the image, and create a link in your tree to that ...
by JamesAnderson
Thu Jan 25, 2007 11:23 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: LDS Building Scheduling Software
Replies: 42
Views: 10770

That's the best way is to have any known printed diagrams of the building and create a PDF initially of that. New buildings could have their info loaded into the system, and older ones could be added later, etc. That way, any leader needing a resource could see at a glance where each resource was, a...
by JamesAnderson
Thu Jan 25, 2007 4:10 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: LDS Building Scheduling Software
Replies: 42
Views: 10770

That simple model is very good, a MySQL table would almost do the trick. When the user input the room and date/time and organization/person scheduling the room, calls to the various fields for each room and date would fill the spaces in the visible form showing everything. You would then only have t...
by JamesAnderson
Thu Jan 25, 2007 11:54 am
Forum: Help with this forum
Topic: Technology
Replies: 4
Views: 1879

And having alot of experience with forum software as an end user, this has proven to be the best choice for the software as wlel. I've seen ProBoards, phpBB, and several others, but none have the look and feel of this one, this one has a very professional look to it. It is also the best choice I've ...
by JamesAnderson
Thu Jan 25, 2007 11:44 am
Forum: Classic Ward & Stake Sites (LUWS)
Topic: Calendars on Unit Web Sites
Replies: 29
Views: 7229

I think you are right, we do need a way to have a whole year's worth of events up, that's simply how most wards and stakes do it these days, although maybe not always. First the stake comes up with theirs, showing when leadership meetings, priesthood meetings, stake conference, girls camp, etc., are...

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