Sharing our Knowledge
Part 14: Official Strong Genealogy Database
Sharing our Knowledge is a series of articles about the Historian Archives Project and how you can become involved.
Remember that as we embark upon this suggested Future Updates program:
- We have already created a nearly-world-class online presence;
- We have a group of trained editors/compilers;
- We have stimulated renewed interest and participation in the Association; and
- We have gained volumes of new information from that interest.
What I’d like to suggest is that at this point we start over, with a “real” updates program – but with a twist. We now have a luxury that did not exist 15 or 25 years ago. We can take things one manageable bite at a time, while retaining top genealogical standards and complete quality control. We can take things on a piece at a time as people become available.
My suggestion is simple: Begin an Official Strong Genealogy database. It doesn’t really matter if we use Family Tree Maker, Legacy, or something else, so long as it can be used to record what we want to record, and generate book sections for our Future Updates program.
The next article, Creating for the Future, explains this technique in detail.
Please share your ideas!