GEPS 015: Repository Research Support
This is a work in progress, I hope to develop the content over the next couple of weeks - rjt
1. Plan a research visit to a Repository
Aunt Martha (AM) is planning a visit to the UK National Archives at Kew, London. She wants to produce a report from GRAMPS that tells her all of the Sources that are held in the National Archives that might be of interest to her. She also wants the report to give her a list of all the people in her database that could potentially appear in those sources, without showing those that she already has the source attached to. She would also like the report to include a table with a row for each person and a column for each piece of information that the Source should contain so that she can print it out and fill it while she is at Kew.
2. Import Sources for a Repository
AM has discovered the Ancestry is a great Repository that she knows is a good place to find genealogy sources relevant to her database. She wants to import the information about the sources that are held by Ancestry so that she can start her research. She clicks on the 'Import Repository' button and gets a list of all of the Repositories that are in the online GRAMPS Repository database and imports Ancestry. This populates the Sources that are contained in Ancestry and add Ancestry to her list of Repositories.
3. Create Research Plan for a Person
AM sits down at her computer. she has an hour to spare and what to progress her research. She selects her Grandfather, Frank in the Person View. GRAMPS shows her a research plan for Frank that shows all the Sources that Frank might be found in and the type of information that can be found in each Source. It also shows her the Repositories that contain those sources so that she can immediately start to look for the information.
Jerome's RepositoriesReport is an example what can be done at the moment. This GEP seeks to develop this idea further.