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What Is Lineascope?

In genealogy, there is more to a sound conclusion than a list of sources. To build a solid case, you first need to preserve and then analyze sources, information, evidence, and evaluate the quality of each. Unfortunately, your genealogy program doesn't store all that. But now there is a solution:

Lineascope preserves entire lines of evidence! From source through to proof statement. And it presents it in one simple view so analysis is easier. It's an online application that runs in your web browser, so you can access your data from any computer in the Internet.

With Lineascope, your research has more value for you and those you share it with.

All it takes is a free Google account. Try it now or learn more.

Discussion Forum

Event Values

Started by Ben Sayer Jun 21, 2010. 0 Replies

Events can now have a value in addition to date and place. For example, the occupation event can have a description of the occupation. This value will appear on the indivdual sheet and event sheet.Continue

Parental Relationships Separated from Birth Events

Started by Ben Sayer Jun 13, 2010. 0 Replies

I moved the parental relationships in Lineascope based on feedback on the previous version. You'll now see an "Add a parent" link…Continue

Tags: relationships, software, genealogy

Lineascope Update Change Log 2010-04-29

Started by Ben Sayer. Last reply by Shirley Bench Weidner May 23, 2010. 1 Reply

The evidence-based genealogy software, Lineascope, has been updated. Here are the changes in this version:Names of individuals can now be researched just like…Continue

Workflow for Adding Characteristics and Events

Started by Ben Sayer. Last reply by Linda K. (McNeil) Wilky Apr 28, 2010. 1 Reply

What page would you like to end up on after adding a characteristic or event? The Lineascope currently takes you to the individual sheet, but I'm wondering if it would be better to take you to the…Continue

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Comment by Ben Sayer on March 1, 2014 at 7:48am

I converted Lineascope to HTML 5, the current web standard.

It doesn't mean any visual changes. It does pave the way for Lineascope 2.0 though.

Comment by Ben Sayer on June 13, 2010 at 5:23am
Nolichucky Roots, I changed the documentation of parentage as you suggested. See the discussion thread for details. You'll need to re-create any relationships you added.
Comment by Nolichucky Roots on May 25, 2010 at 4:21am
Yes, exactly! From the perspective of genealogical proofs the event and relationship need to be documented separately. Thank you, Ben.
Comment by Ben Sayer on May 24, 2010 at 8:29pm
Thank you for that feedback, Nolichucky Roots.

I was operating under the premise that events are the catalyst for relationships. Thanks to your excellent explanation I see that it is incorrect.

As I now understand it, if I add relationships as documentable, researchable, provable elements of a personal history, your described need should met. Have I got that right?
Comment by Nolichucky Roots on May 24, 2010 at 11:28am
I tried out adding in parents with your new updates and am, in general, very pleased with your efforts. Kudos and thanks. You're addressing one of my greatest problems.
I have two concerns. First, all the sources used for the child's birth transfer to identifying the parents on the child's sheet. In the case I'm working on this is not accurate. One source, a family record, names a great-grandmother and gives her birthdate and location, but does not name her parents. The second source, a baptismal record does name the parents, and is the sole source (at the moment) for their existence. Only one source supports the relationship as opposed to the event, yet both sources are listed by the parents' names.
Second, from the parents' individual sheets there are no sources cited for the child named. I know the relationship is supported in this case, by the child's baptismal record which is the source for the parents' names and genders, but suppose I have an individual documented by census records and then link a child to them who does not appear on census records based on baptismal records. I could add that record as a source for the parents' names, to assure the source information is available from the parents' sheets, but that seems more complicated than it should be (this from someone with no programing experience, mind you).
Ideally I want to be able to source the relationship, not the event, and have that be reflected on individual and family sheets. It's my greatest concern with the software and online databases that I use.
A thousand thanks for your efforts. This is absolutely progress.
Comment by Ben Sayer on May 23, 2010 at 8:26am has been updated! Here are the changes in this release:

* Parents’s can be specified in an individual’s birth event. Be sure to add fathers and mothers to the birth events you documented before this release.
* Parent’s names have been moved from the subject table to a new parents table on the individual sheet.
* Biological children are listed in a new children section of the individual sheet.
* The find feature on the individuals page now searches proven name too.
* The subject table on individual sheets now lists birth and death dates, description, and reference only when proven.
* Unproven characteristics and events appear in italics on individual sheets. Once proven, they will appear in a regular font.
* The count of pending searches, if there are any, appears in parentheses at the end of the research link in the navigation bar.
Comment by Ben Sayer on May 12, 2010 at 9:45pm
I finished the feature for linking an individual to one or both biological parents through the birth event's proof sheet. I also made it possible to change a parent back to "unknown." The final accomplishment for today was making lineascope remove the family group if the last parent was changed back to "unknown."

Next, I need to to make sure it all works with multiple children in a family group. Then the delete event feature needs to be made to remove a person as a child from a family group should the birth event be deleted.

All that will be in the next release, this weekend. The following release will have the family group sheet feature!
Comment by Ben Sayer on May 10, 2010 at 8:50pm
I've been working on adding biological parents. You'll be able to add a father and or mother on the Edit Proof page of the birth event. I worked on the feature that filters out invalid parent candidates, like mothers can't be individuals with the proven gender of "male." Lots more to do before I release this version.
Comment by Linda K. (McNeil) Wilky on April 28, 2010 at 1:40pm
Thank you! I'll be interested in trying out the new changes. Fast work!
Comment by Ben Sayer on April 28, 2010 at 1:31pm
Linda, I've programmed the two changes you requested. I just need to test them. They'll be along soon.

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