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25 August 2006 @ 03:54 pm
I've been spending all my spare time working on getting dates for everyone in my database. I have been pleased that I haven't had to do much estimating. I stopped for a break and just read this excellent article "Finding Joy in Temple and Family History Work". It's very uplifting and reminds me of why I am doing all this work.

As I've been coming across other's genealogy work on the internet and taking benefit of the dates and places and histories they have on people a little thought keeps coming into my mind. Wouldn't it be wonderful to somehow link all these loose ends together. I've been sending little post-ems to people letting them know further information on individuals but it's getting too time consuming. It would be nice to magically link them up to the info and just keep linking everyone back up to each other. Then I realized I was thinking of just what the LDS Church is planning to do with "new FamilySearch". Creating a world family tree.

Now "new FamilySearch" will link all the individuals together that are in the Church's multiple database, i.e. IGI, Ancestral File, Pedigree Resource File, Misc. Temple Files, etc. But what I'm thinking would be wonderful is to also link individuals that are on Rootsweb/Ancestry.com, GenCircles and all the personal websites out there. Just go around creating little links and have my database go out and find them all again later. Or even have others find the links I have created. Don't know if I am explaining what I am envisioning here or not. But I would like to see some world wide linking tool for all genealogist out there. I wonder who will invent it? It seem whenever I envision something it's just around the corner. Well it's a thought. Sure can see the benefits of a world family tree now. Better get back to work.

See ya tomorrow, for tomorrow is always another genealogy day!
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