Research Notes

Recipes and Family Trees

After finishing our taxes, I took a well-deserved break and spent a couple of hours perusing the recipe sites looking for eating inspiration. [It seems most of my rewards these days have to do with food.] I recently added the Paprika Recipe Manager app to my iPad’s Food folder but I hadn’t had a chance to try its one-tap import for recipes from certain sites. Boy, was I amazed! It brought everything into the recipe – even the nutritional information! All I had to add was a category (main dish, side dish, dessert, etc.) and that was because Paprika lets me create my own.

After doing this a couple of times, my next thought was why can’t the genealogy world make it this easy to move a person record from one location to another? Blogs do it, recipes do it, address books and calendars do it. Why not genealogy?

Even if it was only importing one person at a time, at one tap for the data and a bit of effort to place it properly in my tree, I would still be a very happy camper. If sources are the issue, put them all in one convenient location (WeRelate, maybe?) and link to them there. There’s got to be a better way!

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