[APG Public List] Genealogy Program Specifications

Laura Prescott laura at lauraprescott.com
Tue Nov 9 14:27:30 MST 2010


Good answer, Barbara! I was thinking along those same lines and wish Bob
Velke or Bob Anderson could weigh in on this one. There's a link with
similar projects, as well as the GENTECH Data Model at
http://xml.coverpages.org/genealogy.html

Laura

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On 11/9/10 4:22 PM, "Barbara Vines Little, CG, FVGS"
<bvlittle at earthlink.net> wrote:

> I believe that what you are looking for is the GenTech Data Model which
> was developed a few years ago by GenTech.
> 
> Try this link http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/cs/GenTech_Projects
> 
> Barbara Vines Little, CG, FVGS
> 
> PO Box 1273
> Orange, VA 22960
> bvlittle at earthlink.net
> 540-832-3473
> 
> CG, Certified Genealogist, is a service mark of the Board for
> Certification of Genealogists, used under license by board certified
> genealogists after periodic evaluation, and the board name is registered
> in the US Patent & Trademark Office.
> 
> 
> On 11/9/2010 3:34 PM, John wrote:
>> In the IT world the specs are written by professionals with no
>> conflict of interest, and then the programmers write to the specs, not
>> to their interests.
>> 
>> Today, we have what you say. Sadly.
>> 
>> John
>> Sent from my Droid X.
>> 
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: "Elissa Scalise Powell, CG" <Elissa at PowellGenealogy.com>
>> To: apgpubliclist at apgen.org
>> Sent: Tue, 09 Nov 2010 15:27
>> Subject: Re: [APG Public List] Genealogy Program Specifications
>> 
>> I believe there is a fresh breeze ablowin' and from my understanding what
>> you propose is what is happening. However it takes a long time to turn the
>> train and many hands. RootsTech appears to be the meeting place of
>> those who
>> care to turn the tide and sit in the driver's seat of that train. And yes,
>> some are even professional genealogists. <g>
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> Of course one can always lead the horse to water but can you make a
>> programmer drink of the waters?
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> Do we have enough metaphors? <g>
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> -- Elissa
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> Elissa Scalise Powell, CG
>> 
>> www.PowellGenealogy.com
>> 
>> CG and Certified Genealogist are Service Marks of the Board for
>> Certification of Genealogists, used under license by board certificants
>> after periodic evaluations by the Board.
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> From: On Behalf Of John
>> Sent: Tuesday, November 09, 2010 3:13 PM
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> I just read about this on line. Although valuable, it isn't what I had in
>> mind.
>> 
>> From what I see the vendors are dominant, pushing their products at
>> consumers. Good to know what is available, but what I am proposing is that
>> the professional genealogists take the bull by the horns and tell,
>> formally,
>> the vendors what they need to be offering. With no sales pitch
>> interaction.
>> Just technological feasibility.
>> 
>> In my experience, vendors love to hear feedback, and then just offer what
>> they feel like anyway.
>> 
>> What I propose needs to be a body where professional genealogists are
>> in the
>> drivers seat. Not the vendors. We all see how that is working out. ;-)
>> 
>> 
>> 




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