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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Chesterfield County Genealogical Society: Evidentia Presentation with Ed Thompson

Used w/permission.
On Sunday, August 13, 2017, The Chesterfield County Genealogical Society was honored with the presence of Ed Thompson, creator of  Evidentia software.

Evidentia was created by Ed to make it easy:
  • to collect genealogical data/information
  • analyze the evidence collected
  • Draw your attention to missed connections
  • reach a valid Logical Conclusion
  • Share the data afterward
Ed provided a 30-45 minutes slide presentation covering all aspects of the software from
  • Collecting the data
  • Identifying the Source and creation of the source citation
    • Types of Sources
    • Original
    • Derivative
    • Authored
  • Cataloging the information
    • Primary
    • Secondary
    • Undetermined
  • Analyzing the Evidence
    • Direct
    • Indirect
    • Negative
Ed went through the steps for entry of the Source Title and Citation creation calling it taking care of the “broccoli” before partaking of the “Ice Cream” (my paraphrase).

Ed presented examples of the “Genealogical Proof Report” generated by the software during the evidence analysis section of the software.  The steps necessary to export “genealogical proof report” to and incorporate it into you genealogy software was also well covered during the presentation. 

We had a lively discussion during the presentation and it was clear to me that Evidentia 3.1.4 interface was much easily to grasp then earlier versions of the software. 

Thank you Ed for an outstanding presentation of your Evidentia software. I thoroughly enjoyed  the  presentation.

Evidentia software can be viewed and accessed at:

QuickLesson 17: The Evidence Analysis Process Map can be accessed at:

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Tombstone Tuesday~John Calvin Davis

John Calvin Davis
b. 14 Dec. 1812
d. 12 July 1865
bu. Kite Cemetery

Tombstone Photo Courtesy of Julious Burr

John Calvin Davis was the last born of 11 children to Thomas Davis and Nancy Rivers. Born in December 1812, at age 23, he married Charlotte Hurst on 31 January 1836.

To this union were born 12 children; 6 sons and 6 daughters. John Calvin saw his two oldest sons leave home to fight in the Civil War and returned back home safely before he died on 12 July 1865.

John Calvin Davis was buried in the Kite Cemetery.

John Calvin Davis is my 3rd Great Grand Uncle. His brother Michael is my 3rd Great Grandfather.