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by rmrichesjr
Mon Feb 26, 2007 4:04 pm
Forum: Software Development
Topic: new FamilySearch API
Replies: 15
Views: 9005

new FamilySearch API

In another thread, a couple of postings have very briefly mentioned that there will be some sort of API for the new FamilySearch in order to provide more efficient access to the new system by programs other than a web browser. I seem to recall mention that an off-line desktop genealogy record manage...
by rmrichesjr
Mon Feb 26, 2007 3:49 pm
Forum: Family History
Topic: New Beta Family Search
Replies: 46
Views: 27230

Thanks for the explanation of why searching wasn't doing what I thought it should. That (inconvenient) feature of the search system (only looks for words with four or more letters) sure makes it difficult to search of instances of certain TLAs. (Three Letter Acronyms) Also, thanks for the suggestion...
by rmrichesjr
Sun Feb 25, 2007 4:58 pm
Forum: Family History
Topic: New Beta Family Search
Replies: 46
Views: 27230

That could be one of the reasons for the beta testers, maybe, to give the tree the once over and remove a lot of the duplicates that already exist. I am sure that on my line we have tons of duplicates too. So that is something to look forward to. Actually, the current beta seems to be only to test ...
by rmrichesjr
Sun Feb 25, 2007 4:47 pm
Forum: Family History
Topic: New Beta Family Search
Replies: 46
Views: 27230

Where is info about the API?

Agreed, an API of the type you described would be much more efficient than parsing human-readable web pages. Is there somewhere we can get a bit of information about this FamilySearch API? There are about two postings in this thread that mention it. A search on this site for +familysearch +api retur...
by rmrichesjr
Sat Feb 24, 2007 10:59 pm
Forum: Family History
Topic: New Beta Family Search
Replies: 46
Views: 27230

Exporting from FamilySearch

The purpose of the FamilySearch API is sorry developers can create read and update routines with the New FamilySearch. Many PAF Add-in developers are looking at this possibility so that a PAF using can upload and stay in sync with the new FamilySearch without using GEDCOM From a technology standpoi...
by rmrichesjr
Sat Feb 24, 2007 10:43 pm
Forum: Family History
Topic: New Beta Family Search
Replies: 46
Views: 27230

Thanks. This makes the system very hard to work with as you can not produce an accurate FGS. These are living children and 2 of my children are duplicated and the other 2 are not. I guess I just don't understand why it is this way. Maybe someone can explain it to me. Roger Regarding the children wh...
by rmrichesjr
Sat Feb 24, 2007 4:51 pm
Forum: Family History
Topic: MacPAF
Replies: 23
Views: 12631

Not to try to make a nuisance of myself, but in case it might be helpful... For those with X86-based Macs, there's a possibility the WINE program may be (close to) working well enough to run PAF itself. PAF 5 installs and runs very well on WINE on Linux. The AppDB page is at http://appdb.winehq.org/...
by rmrichesjr
Wed Feb 21, 2007 9:24 pm
Forum: Family History
Topic: Genealogy Transcription
Replies: 17
Views: 8984

As another volunteer indexer, I can say that this is what you are looking for. The old extraction program (I was a ward extraction director) did this but the overhead made it near impossible to keep fellow extractors (who also were full-time students) motivated to work on the data. (I think we were...
by rmrichesjr
Mon Feb 19, 2007 10:33 pm
Forum: Family History
Topic: PAF on Linux (or alternatives)
Replies: 36
Views: 17913

Thanks for spotting that, but actually, the article quoting the job posting was dated December of 2005, over a year ago.
by rmrichesjr
Mon Feb 19, 2007 5:59 pm
Forum: Family History
Topic: PAF on Linux (or alternatives)
Replies: 36
Views: 17913

It is The Church's intent to create an Open Source project for a desktop genealogy record manager that is compatible with the New FamilySearch. We are now looking for a Lead Engineer on this project. If we do are work right, this should easily be portable to the Linux world. Gordon Clarke FamilySea...

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