Genealogy from the perspective of a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon, LDS)

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

BYU Family History Technology Workshop -- Addressing the problems and looking for solutions

My first day of the #RootsTech 2016 week begins with the Brigham Young University (BYU) Family History Technology Workshop. This one day event is celebrating its 17th year. The morning session involved a keynote and a series of very short, five minute, Lightning Talks. The first set of talks and the keynote, by Professor Amy Harris of BYU, dealt with the problems genealogists perceive as important. I will be writing a series of blog posts about these issues in the near future. Here is the list of the issues addressed:
  • Dallan Quass: Tree Quality
  • Mark Clement: Duplicate Removal
  • James Tanner: Data Transfer
  • Heath Nielson: Data Extraction from Historical Documents
  • Scott Woodfield: I Have No Control over My Own Information

The next section of the workshop involved another series of Lightning Talks from the developers of genealogically based software apps or programs. Here us the list of presenters.

You can see that this was a busy morning.

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