Physical version of the Genealogical Data Model

I just posted my interpretation of the GDM on Google’s Code Hosting the GitHub platform. It is a SQL script to create an empty database. It’s primary purpose is to elicit comments and perhaps criticism from others prior to finalizing the layout of the database and beginning programming on it.

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An Introduction to GeneaLogicNG

I’ve posted a simple vision and scope document to Google Code Hosting GitHub for public review. If you are interested, you can find it through the link.

GeneaLogicNG is in the analysis and design stage at the moment so there is no code to be downloaded. I do plan to post some of the SQL materials that I’ve got, sometime soon. I’ll let you know when that happens.

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What I’ve been up to

After a hiatus of almost four months, I’m contemplating writing here again. Maybe a couple more months of break? Hmmm.

In the meantime I’ve been working on an off-line project called GenealogicNG, a replacement for my current genealogy program. It is being written in Java so will work on all the major platforms (Windows, Macintosh, Linux). It’s an interesting exercise for someone who isn’t really a programmer. 🙂

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Taking a Break from Blogging

After an 8-month break from GenealogicNG, I’m working on it again.

What is GeneaLogicNG? It is a non-traditional genealogy application closely based on the GENTECH Data Model (see the National Genealogical Society’s website for details).

The project got a bit overwhelming after about 7 months and I wound it down during the 8th month. Since then I’ve been blogging a lot on different platforms but have gotten a bit burned out doing so.

I’m also working on several other genealogy-related projects which are absorbing more of my time that I had devoted to the blogging, so I’m taking a break from blogging for a while to satisfy those other projects.

The other projects include articles for the Seattle Genealogical Society, articles for my own use elsewhere, and finishing (trying to, actually), an indexed copy of a genealogy that I’ve been working on off-and-on for some years.

I will continue to do status updates on the blog and elsehwere (Twitter, G+), so you won’t miss me too much. 🙂

Thanks for understanding.

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P.S. I will finish the 1940 obituary series this month, in time for the U. S. Census roll-out.