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. It will also be a desktop application for Mac and Windows as well as an Internet service. I don’t know yet whether it will be a simultaneous release on all platforms or come out on on of them first. I’ll tell you when I choose.
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.