Legacy Family Tree’s IntelliShare Day 3. I thought we’d hit an impasse. The Merge was being held hostage.
Cousin refused to send me her family file. She wanted me to import and merge one small export file after another, piecemeal. She thought she could win with stubbornness. … [continued]
Day 2 of Intellishare. I got cuz out of the research rut but we immediately took a sharp left into another ditch.
She told me she didn’t have time to work on genealogy for a few days so I said, “Ok.” … [continued]
The preparation is complete and this is the day The Great Legacy IntelliShare Merge begins.
Because my SOURCES folder contains documents not related to the MasterFile, I set up a Syncback profile that only sends the relevant documents to the MasterFile SOURCES folder in our shared Dropbox folder. … [continued]
OK. We’ve started with Legacy’s IntelliShare. With the file-name MasterFile. We could have named it anything.
We decided my family file should be the starting point because my file is the one with the MRIN’s already defined to follow the MRIN Filing System. It’s already linked to source documents, thousands of source citations and the portraits. My cousin already files her paper by marriages so we’re close to having the same system, hers just lacking the numbers right now. … [continued]
Over at Kerry’s there’s a debate underway about The Value of Great Big Trees Online. I come down on the side of being not all that interested. I agree with the many who say that regurgitated incorrect and un-sourced material is a root problem. But, it can be a place to start. … [continued]
Here’s another reason to use Dropbox to share files.
Yesterday I called my cousin in Georgia, as I do periodically.
She was in the midst of backing up all her files to disk because her computer was acting funny, sending up ‘weird messages’ and crashing every few minutes. … [continued]
(Update: Dropbox Shareable Links was a passing concept on the path of development. It’s much simplified now. See Dropbox Links.)
Someone emailed me last weekend for some help with linking web pages in a particular way. It wasn’t a difficult question but she had a list of requirements for how she wanted it to work and how she didn’t. So, having knocked every other option out of the ring, what was left was Dropbox Shareable Links. … [continued]
When I said, in Mind Mapping a Research Toolbox, that you can keep files in your Public Dropbox folder to yourself a question came up about how safe this is. These links are from the Dropbox domain so could they be indexed by the search engines. Or do they have to be linked from another website in order to be indexed and seen? … [continued]
The documentation of my family history would be perfect if it wasn’t for the problem of sharing files with my family.
The stress goes on and on and doesn’t show any visible signs of lessening from year to year. I dread computer-talk with my family. I would almost rather eat nails. Obviously, they don’t read my blog because I’m like Chinese Water Torture. Drip, drip and they’d get it eventually. … [continued]