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IN HONOUR OF THE LATE GEORGE RIGAL

IN HONOUR OF THE LATE GEORGE RIGAL We are delighted to add to the list of projects carrying the GQC logo the work of the late George Rigal, who died in 2012. Many people who have researched 18th and 19th … Continue reading

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Primary sources and old buildings

We’ve been struck by the similarity between transcribing old records – primary sources like birth registers, Wills and so on – and conserving old buildings. People are very conscious these days of the vandalism that can be done to lovely … Continue reading

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An endangered species

Do you check your data sources? Do you try to verify them against primary sources, or at least against reliable transcriptions? Do you allow other people to add their own data to your website? If so do you perform any … Continue reading

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SOCIETY OF GENEALOGISTS

We’re keen to spread the word about the Genealogy Quality Code, and particularly to attract interest from across the genealogical spectrum. So we we’re delighted that the June 2012 edition of the Society of Genealogists Magazine  carries a letter from … Continue reading

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New Category

If you’re sharp-eyed, you might have seen that the Code now refers to three database categories instead of two. (For the definition of each category, see under The Code.) We’re loath to make the Code any more complicated. But, as … Continue reading

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Spreading the Genealogy Code

We’re relying on people who like this site and agree with our code to spread the word to others. It’s beginning to get around, having only been going for a month. We were pleased, for example, to get a mention … Continue reading

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Data pirates go for printed books too!

In the Keep it offline blog, we note the commonly-held view that databases are safer if they’re never loaded up to the web. This must be true if you keep a single manuscript locked away forever in a high-security safe. … Continue reading

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Keep it offline?

One of the things we’ve heard from several people who’ve been compiling important databases is that they simply won’t put their stuff on the web, because of the risk that it’ll be pirated. Elsewhere on this site (Why have a … Continue reading

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Primary and Secondary Sources

The amazing “double life” of a man, born, wed and buried in Zutphen Holland  (Has this happened to you?) whilst, simultaneously, marrying and fathering children several thousands of miles across the ocean  in Ohio USA, underlines the importance of obtaining … Continue reading

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Copyright, Commonsense, Courtesy

Some people who’ve looked at this site say it ought to give background/advice on copyright law etc. But we don’t want to get sucked into all that. There are already loads of websites, some of them very authoritative, on copyright. … Continue reading

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