Simple Genealogy Rules – part 1


Drools Rules

The following is a simple excerpt from the coming Skills421 (www.skills421.com) Drools Training Course.

The Problem Domain

We are busy researching a family tree and have encountered a person by the name of Richard Walker from Thornhill in West Yorkshire in 1813.  Our task is to identify his immediate and extended family from the information we can gleam from Ancestry and Parish records.

The problem we are faced with is that nearly everybody in the area appears to be called Walker in the 1600s, 1700s and 1800s and we need to try and piece together relationships.  Parish records from the area provide scant information – name, date of the christening, fathers name and location.  On rare occasions we are provided with a mother’s name but very rarely.

Other than that we can sometimes find details of marriage date and location, birth date and location, christening date and location…

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