[APG Public List] Genealogy Program Specifications

DESloan at aol.com DESloan at aol.com
Tue Nov 9 21:33:25 MST 2010

The latest specifications can be found here: 
_http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GEDCOM_ (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GEDCOM) 
Dave  Sloan
Marcia Sloan  BGS
Grandkids Ancestors LLC
Specializing in East central IN, West central  Ohio, Quaker Records, and 
Brethren Records.
"The world is my country, and my  religion is to do right" David Hoover 
In a message dated 11/9/2010 11:27:37 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,  
laura at lauraprescott.com writes:

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


Laura G. Prescott
Brookline,  NH

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 
>> you propose is what is happening. However it  takes a long time to turn 
>> 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 
>>  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 
>> 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 
>> 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 
>> 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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