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Archived Content for FHTW 2008

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Session Title/Speaker Paper Slides Audio
Keynote Keynote address by Josh Coates, Back up Technology
Session 1

Human Interface
Session Chair – Randy Wilson, LDS Church

Interactive Fan Charts: A Space-saving Technique for Genealogical Graph Exploration
Geoffrey Draper and Richard F. Riesenfeld

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Geospatial Family History Research: Designing a Research Tool
Michael Benner, et. al.

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10 Things Genealogy Software Should Do
Mark Tucker

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Contextual Note-Taking for Family History
Mitchell Harris

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Demo Fast-Forward Session
Session Chair – Charles Knutson, Brigham Young University

Session 2

FamilySearch Projects
Session Chair – Mike Martineau, Family Pursuit

Lessons from FamilySearch Labs
Grant Skousen and Dan Lawyer

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Open Edit and Source Centric
Ron Tanner

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Keeping it Spinning: A Background Check of Virtual Storage
Anne Roach

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Demos Birds of a Feather Lunch & Demos
Paul Allen, CEO and founder of, Inc.
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Session 3

Automated Record Extraction & Linkage
Session Chair – John Finlay, Neumont University

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Pattern Markup Language: A Pattern-Based Tool for Quickly Automating Genealogy Data Extraction
Jonathan Baker, Hilton Campbell, Jordan Crabtree, David W. Embley

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Genealogical Record Linkage on International Data
Randy Wilson

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Can a Layered Approach to Historical Family Reconstitution Make a Difference in the Final Results?
David Barss and Jennifer Kerns

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Utilizing Stacking for Feature Reduction in Graph-Based Record Linkage
Stephen Ivie, Yao Huang, and Christophe Giraud-Carrier

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