2003 Program


Perspective on Research Problems in Family History from the LDS Family and Church History Department, Dallan Quass, LDS ChurchPresentation

Session #1: Modeling, Merging and Querying

  1. Automatic Mergin of Pedigree Information, Sue Dintelman and Tim Maness, Pleiades Software DevelopmentPresentation

  2. Results of Using an Efficient Algorithm to Query Disjuctive Genealogical Data, Lars E. Olson and David W. Embley, Brigham Young UniversityPresentation

  3. Conceptual Modeling of Genealogical Information, Andy Carver and Terry Halpin

  4. Language-independent named entity recognition and analogical modeling, Deryle Lonsdale and Deryl Hatch

Session II: Pedigrees, Places and Census Records

  1. A novel layout for visualizing genealogical data, Gary Lawlor

  2. A Control for Navigating Pedigrees, Greg Jones, Utah State UniversityPresentation

  3. Genealogical Place Name Normalization, J. Robert Leaman, Arizona State UniversityPresentation

  4. Extraction of Area-Based Place Name Encodings from U.S. Census Data, Kirk L. Duffin

  5. 1891 England Census on Ancestry.com, Laryn Brown and Greg Parkinson, Ancestry.comPresentation

Session III: Extraction and Recognition

  1. Efficient Genealogy through Personalized Extraction, Randy WilsonPaperPresentation

  2. Elements and Strategies for a Worldwide Genealogy System, Kent W. HuffPresentation

  3. Forms-Based Conceptual Models for Genealogy Software, Scott N. Woodfield and Trevor Rohm, Brigham Young University

  4. Consensus-Based Table Form Recognition, Heath E. Nielson and William A. Barrett, Brigham Young University

  5. Handwriting Recognition for Genealogical Records Luke Hutchison, Brigham Young UniversityPresentation

  6. The Digital Microfilm Pipeline, Bill Barrett, Brigham Young University


  1. GENA: Interactive 3D Pedigree Display, Tom Finnigan and Tom Sederberg, Brigham Young University

  2. Relationships, Tom Finnigan and Tom Sederberg, Brigham Young University

  3. Name Extraction using Just-In-Time Browsing, Douglas J. Kennard and William A. Barrett, Brigham Young University

Panel Session:

What specific research problems exist that could benefit family history technology?

Moderator: Spencer Koehler, Family and Church History Department, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

Alan Eaton, OneGreatFamily.com

Jake Gehring, HeritageQuest

Daren Thayne, MyFamily / Ancestry.com

Michael Andrews, KindredKonnections / MyTrees.com

Pre-Dinner Speech

Kelly Flanagan, Chief Technology Office of Brigham Young University