"I wrote about some of these same issues in The Future Revisited originally published in Everton's Genealogical Helper November/December 2006, page 55. An online copy is available at
Or this one:
"With all of the indexing work that needs to be done for the ScanStone Project, wouldn't it be nice if the records could be linked directly to a specific individual. The same is true of all of the census records. All of the various Location and Surname boards would be able to link questions to a unique individual and then everyone with a vested interest could work to resolve any disputes.
"The linking of data to the correct individual is of the utmost importance. Our industry has a history of some excellent well-documented research along with let's just say some "questionable connections." A centralized system would allow everyone to see the actual record, and the conclusions, as well as allow comments or disagreements."
Read all of Jeff's article - check out the last part about Key Issues on Identity theft, record access, unique IDs, usability and cooperation.
Thank you, Jeff, for sharing the article with me and my readers. I noted that Jeff's article had had 53 visitors since 10 March 2010, about two years ago. I'll bet he gets a lot more in the next week!
While you're at Jeff's site, read his pages Jeff's Articles on Genealogy and Genealogy According to Jeff that are on the left sidebar. Lots of good stuff there!
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