Today’s episode of Research Like a Pro is about the Record Linking Lab (RLL) at Brigham Young University. Professor Joseph P. Price talks with us about how his background in economics and interest in his personal family history led to the creation of the RLL. By using machine learning and making connections across data, the RLL hopes to provide better family history experiences for others whether they are using FamilySearch’s Family Tree or visiting a museum. We discuss several of the RLL’s projects, including the Census Tree, African-American Families, Automated Indexing, and Families of the 1918 Pandemic.
Joseph P. Price – Bio at Brigham Young University
BYU Record Linking Lab (RLL) at Brigham Young University
Record Linking Lab Volunteer Opportunities
Reverse Indexing – RLL Project
Families of the 1918 Pandemic – RLL Project
Giving the Gift of Family History to the Homeless: Olive Branch Connections by Sarah Clift at Family Locket
Study Group – more information and email list
Research Like a Pro: A Genealogist’s Guide by Diana Elder with Nicole Dyer on Amazon.com
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And I am always very, very disappointed when I see that a great topic seems to be available only for listening, which doesn’t work well for me. I am so thankful when the information is contained in an actual blog post, which I can read – and refer to again easily…
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Not sure how readable the raw subtitles are:
Just need to remove the timestamps and the duplicate lines. Only problem would be you don’t know who says which line.
This was a fantastic episode! Thanks to you, Diana and Nicole, and to Joseph P. Price for recording it. It was so exciting to hear about all the new technology that the BYU Record Linking Lab is working on to help further family history for everyone including African Americans, museums, giving back to the community, and providing health and economic data. Incredible!