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
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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