The Big Bad Tree Incentive (8 Jun 2015): Will “the masses” always prefer a larger family tree to a better-supported family tree?
Immutability and Partial Implementation (3 Jun 2015): Reflections on data standards and safe round-trip communication between partial implementations thereof.
How Research Happens (18 Mar 2015): An article on genealogical research and vocabulary.
RootsTech 2015 Report, part 3 (11 Mar 2015): Genes, culture, graphs, anatomy, and puzzles.
RootsTech 2015 Report, part 2 (10 Mar 2015): What can we store about family history research?
RootsTech 2015 Report, part 1 (9 Mar 2015): What companies I talked with at RootsTech said about the mission of FHISO.
Immutability in Data (13 Oct 2014): Immutability, persistence, and data modeling.
Achieving a Standard Terminology (29 Aug 2014): An exploration of how storing inference rules in the data can help ensure that collaborators know what they mean by the terms they use.
Splitting a Record (14 Aug 2014): Applying the Principle of Sensible Disbelief to derive polygenea.
Possible Properties of Sources (29 Jul 2014): What should be true of every citation?
Scratch work (21 Jul 2014): Three-column scratch work as a tool for thinking about thinking and a genealogical tool.
How I spent my Summer (8 Jul 2014): An explanation of my recent silence, with comments on FHISO and Polygenea.
The Genealogical Research Process (17 Feb 2014): Being an illustration and a discussion thereof.
RootsTech 2014 (7 Feb 2014): My two talks, and reflections.
Sensible Disbelief (26 Jun 2013): Attributes, annotations, and choosing between them
RootsTech (26 Mar 2013): What I did last week.
Luther's Fourth Postulate (20 Feb 2013): File formats control your mind via data’s influence on tools, with consequent thoughts on bearing testimony.
Elements of Genealogical Research (24 Jan 2013): What are the core pieces of genealogical research?
Collaborative Genealogy (9 Jan 2013): Three criteria for a good collaborative genealogical tool.
Multi-tool Collaboration (29 Nov 2012): Unfinished thoughts about using multiple tools to work on the same data.
Verification Difficulty in Collaboration (15 November 2012): Sometimes it is hard to share research because the results are not readily verified.
Jargon (22 Oct 2012): Groups add words and usurp others to facilitate communication inside (and, incidentally, impede communication outside) the group.
Collaborative Genealogy (16 Oct 2012): Sharing conclusions isn’t viable.
Research like a Genealogist (7 Jun 2012): The genealogical research process might be a good model for the rest of the research world.
Genealogical Research (10 May 2012): Is academic research like genealogy?