Working on Lineascope 2.0

by bsayer on September 19, 2010

You may have noticed that what was a constant stream of regular improvements to Lineascope.com has ended. Here’s why: I leaned a ton about how you do your research and how you use (and want to use) Lineascope. So, I’m re-writing it. The next release will be a 2.0 version with a simpler workflow that’s even more focused on information and evidence collection followed by analysis and proof writing.

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Citation Parts for Sources

by bsayer on July 14, 2010

I released an update this afternoon. It implements title, author, published date, and published place fields for genealogy sources. The citation in your pre-existing source records are untouched. When you enter new sources you have the option of letting Lineascope create the citation for you.

It does this by joining the citation parts like this: “title, author, publish date, publish place.” This happens if you don’t supply a citation when creating or editing a source. If you want the citation formatted some other way, simply enter what you want in the citation field and Lineascope will leave it alone.

The addition of citation parts moves us closer to GEDCOM export of sources. I still need to add repositories, move some citation data out of the source, add some citation fields (like page number), and support using the same source for multiple records. Once all that’s in place I can get back to finish GEDCOM export of sources.

The export of individuals and their characteristics is already implemented in the software, but not active. If you would like to access this feature to try it with your conclusion database send me an email and I’ll set you up.

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GEDCOM Export of Individuals: Work Takes a Turn

July 10, 2010

I’m a couple hours into adding citation parts to enable GEDCOM export of sources and it’s going well. I’m guessing it will be a couple of weeks before the new functionality is available in Lineascope.com.

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GEDCOM Export of Individuals: Work Begins

June 29, 2010

I started work on the GEDCOM export of individuals in Lineascope today. My plan is to add an export link to the individuals page. Control-clicking (or right-clicking) on the link will allow you to download a GEDCOM file for that individual. It will include all the proven characteristics and events. Evidence won’t be exported because […]

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A Blog for Lineascope

June 27, 2010

This is the blog for the evidence-driven genealogy software Lineascope. It’s the place for enhancement announcements and ruminations on future features. Since Lineascope is fashioned specifically for evidence-based research, this blog will also include articles about principles and methods for conducting such research as well as news from the field. The fan sites on Facebook […]

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