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by huffkw
Fri Aug 10, 2012 5:55 pm
Forum: FamilySearch Products
Topic: Who has some FamilySearch database statistics?
Replies: 3
Views: 3303

For responses 1 and 2, thanks for the information and references to other possible sources. I don't come here often enough to know all the different forums and wikis and how they divide up the information pie. Thanks again.
by huffkw
Fri Aug 10, 2012 4:38 pm
Forum: FamilySearch Products
Topic: Who has some FamilySearch database statistics?
Replies: 3
Views: 3303

Who has some FamilySearch database statistics?

Subject: Who has some FamilySearch database statistics? I would like to know something more about the important collection of data in the Family Search database. 1. For example, I have heard that the process started out with about 1.5 billion entries in the Church ordinance files, and that was reduc...
by huffkw
Thu Aug 26, 2010 3:51 pm
Forum: Ideas & Suggestions
Topic: Mass production and assembly of finished genealogy data -- up to 2000 times faster
Replies: 6
Views: 2530

You raise a serious question, of course, but I have several answers I can try out on you, and see if any of them help with your concerns. My main interest is in simply getting very large amounts of genealogy work done quickly, and a little money in the right places could make a big difference, as I ...
by huffkw
Thu Aug 19, 2010 4:18 am
Forum: Ideas & Suggestions
Topic: Mass production and assembly of finished genealogy data -- up to 2000 times faster
Replies: 6
Views: 2530

Thanks for your comment. I'm sorry to say I did not understand it correctly at first. I guess I don't keep up well enough with all that goes on in the various Church-related forums. I did finally take a look at the separate FamilySearch Forums ( http://forums.familysearch.org ), but it seemed to me ...
by huffkw
Tue Aug 17, 2010 10:37 pm
Forum: Family History
Topic: Mass production and assembly of finished genealogy data -- up to 2000 times faster
Replies: -1
Views: 22

An Efficient Human Genealogy Computer Alternative

I thought it might be interesting to add a note about what kind of a "human computer" it would take to do the genealogy cooperative research for the entire United States if modern digital computers were not available. The output would be the 300 million fully-researched names of all those people who...
by huffkw
Tue Aug 17, 2010 10:35 pm
Forum: Family History
Topic: Mass production and assembly of finished genealogy data -- up to 2000 times faster
Replies: -1
Views: 22

Mass production and assembly of finished genealogy data -- up to 2000 times faster

(It is a little tricky to find the right place to post this idea. This was first posted in the section of the LDS Technology Forums called Community Discussions, where "BIG ideas" are said to be appropriate. But someone suggested it ought to be posted to something more directly related to Family His...
by huffkw
Mon Aug 16, 2010 4:26 pm
Forum: Ideas & Suggestions
Topic: Mass production and assembly of finished genealogy data -- up to 2000 times faster
Replies: 6
Views: 2530

An Efficient Human Genealogy Computer Alternative

I thought it might be interesting to add a note about what kind of a "human computer" it would take to do the genealogy cooperative research for the entire United States if modern digital computers were not available. The output would be the 300 million fully-researched names of all those people who...
by huffkw
Fri Aug 06, 2010 9:45 pm
Forum: Ideas & Suggestions
Topic: Mass production and assembly of finished genealogy data -- up to 2000 times faster
Replies: 6
Views: 2530

Mass production and assembly of finished genealogy data -- up to 2000 times faster

In recent years, the Church has taken on some huge projects to streamline and speed up genealogy research. It is putting billions of images online, with an online indexing system to harness the cooperation of many people to make those records accessible. It has assembled in one database all the Chur...
by huffkw
Tue Apr 22, 2008 5:55 pm
Forum: Family History
Topic: Why so many duplicate ordinances performed?
Replies: 44
Views: 15567

"One time through it all for everybody”

Early efforts have already been noted elsewhere, such as a project to try to create lineages from the Norwegian 'Farm Books' or 'Bygdeboks'. That will go some distance to helping people find Norwegian ancestors without having to go through book after book and knowing specificity as to the locality ...
by huffkw
Tue Apr 22, 2008 12:29 pm
Forum: Family History
Topic: Why so many duplicate ordinances performed?
Replies: 44
Views: 15567

The two-database scenario

JamesAnderson: It looks like we are not seeing all of your post. It seems like it starts in the middle of a story. But I want to respond anyway. Here is the scenario I want to see: We have one database for research and one database for temple work. The two are very different. They are optimized for ...

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