genealogy, family history, software tools
Flowing out of a Computer Science research lab on the third floor of the Talmage Building is a wellspring of enabling technologies for family history and genealogical research. Here, computer science students, working under the direction of Dr. Tom Sederberg and Dr. Bill Barrett are creating software tools to help individuals with their family history research so that people everywhere can seek out their ancestors and perform vital ordinances in their behalf, as desired. These tools include visualization of an entire pedigree on a single (large) sheet of paper, the ability to automatically calculate if and how two or more individuals are related , and a variety of advanced technologies for automatically converting microfilm records into digital, accessible, searchable form over the Internet.
Original Publication Citation
William Barrett: "Digital Roots of Human Relations," BYU Family Historian, Vol. 5, Fall, 26, pp. 7-14.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Barrett, William A., "Digital Roots of Human Relations: Enabling Technologies for Family History and Genealogical Research" (2006). Faculty Publications. 984.
BYU Family Historian
Physical and Mathematical Sciences
© 2006 BYU Family Historian. Original publication may be found at http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/u?/BYUFamilyHistorian,393.
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