Quick and dirty are my middle names

Anybody who’s needed to take care of my coding is aware of, the highest precedence is to get the rattling software program to do one thing, to not code it correctly or securely or intelligibly (sorry Eoin). As Dr Johnson mentioned a few canine strolling on its hind legs, the marvel isn’t that it’s achieved nicely, however that it’s achieved in any respect.

Not great, simply creepy

As with software program, so with analysis. I detest touring hopefully. Simply get me there as quick as doable. Listed below are a number of of my FamilySearch and IrishGenealogy fast and soiled shortcuts.

No two transcripts are equivalent and there are some splendidly  fruitful variations are between IrishGenealogy and FamilySearch.  Sure, IrishGenealogy has a reputation index by Registration District, however attempt discovering John son of John Murphy and Mary Ford, born in Co. Cork 1864-1874. There are almost 1000 John Murphys listed within the 14 Cork Districts and the one solution to discover the one with Mary Ford as mom is to undergo every of them one after the other. No no no, that manner lies insanity and loss of life. FamilySearch has a (partial, flawed) transcript of the identical start registers from 1864 to the second quarter of 1881, which, Hallelujah, you’ll be able to search utilizing the mom’s maiden identify. And there he’s, in Blarney in Cork city registration district, permitting you to zero in on the IrishGenealogy unique and get all of the luverly luverly element omitted within the LDS transcript.

FamilySearch additionally has transcribed copies of the unique printed start, marriage and loss of life indexes. So that they have duplicates of what’s on IrishGenealogy? In no way. The IrishGenealogy indexes pass over all center names. When you’re trying to find a John Francis Murphy born 1890-1900 in Co. Cork, IrishGenealogy offers you zero results, leaving you to wade by another endless morass of John Murphys. FamilySearch gives you ten.

Many John Murphys

My favorite hack is between loss of life indexes and full loss of life information. As a result of the unique offers age at loss of life, on FamilySearch, it’s doable to specify each a start vary and loss of life vary to zero in on doable matches. So in the event you’re on the lookout for a John Murphy who was born between 1890 and 1900 and died in Carlow between 1948 and 1958, IG gives you 17 to grind by, FS gives you three. Fast and soiled.

I’ve all the time favored the definition of magnificence as “financial system of effort”, which I take to imply laziness.  I’m simply sooo elegant.

Sooo elegant