Bidirectional Source Linking:
Doing Genealogy 'Once' and 'For All'
Abstract. There are many people working on genealogy throughout the world.
Unfortunately, much of their time is spent duplicating the work of others or doing
work that will be done again later. This paper discusses the reasons behind this
duplication of efforts. It then proposes the use of bidirectional source linking in
conjunction with evidence-based genealogical research methods to make it
possible to quickly find out what work has already been done with regards to a
particular record or set of records, and to more easily know what else remains to
be done. The proposed methods also make it possible for genealogists to do work
just once that can then benefit everyone.
Reference: In Proceedings of the 2nd Annual Family History and Technology Workshop, pp. 54-60, April 4, 2002.
(see Family History Technology 2002 workshop).
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