In all of the hubbub about the SCGS Jamboree in June, I missed the LiveRoots press release about Live Roots Search Experience, Release Two which highlighted the new Project Management features at http://www.liveroots.com/.
I met Illya D'Addezio at the Jamboree and enjoyed our conversations. I was embarrassed that I had not heard of his project management system, but I promised to try it out. I did that three weeks ago, got busy on other things, and today revisited my work. I thought I would share my findings and thoughts with my readers:
First, please go to http://www.liveroots.com/ and read the About page. You need to sign up for a Team Roots account, which is free for a basic account. I did.
After I signed in to my account, this screen appeared:
This page provides a good summary of all of the features of the Project Management system. I decided to start a new project so I clicked on the "Click here to get started" link, and was in the "Research Project Editor." I entered a name for my research project, decided to keep it Private for now, and then was ready to start:
I decided to do a Search for my Lanphear/Lanfear surname, so I clicked on "Search" and entered "Lanphear" In the Keyword or Surname Search field:
The results are provided in groups - Subscription Data (in GenealogyToday results), Resource Results (from other onlnie resources) and Project Results (if anybody else is working this surname):
Back on the Search Results screen, I clicked on the first entry in the Resource Results list and saw:
This provides a link to the book on http://www.ancestry.com/. If I had a subscription to Ancestry, I could click on the link and review the book.
I have only started my Project Management work. In the next post, I'll go a bit further with the system.
Are any readers familiar with any other online Project Management system that might be useful to genealogy researchers?