Sunday, April 07, 2013

ResearchTies is now available!

I just received the following from ResearchTies.

Last year at RootsTech 2012, you provided your email address to be notified when ResearchTies was ready to be tested. It has been a long year of programming, but we're excited to announce that 14-day free trials are now available.

You may remember that ResearchTies is an online research log that assists users in recording objectives, searches, and results. This process then allows a computer search engine to locate any desired entry in the log. Plan your research and produce detailed "to do" lists, link digital images of your documents and photos, and open multiple documents for quality analysis of your research.

Come to  for more information. Visit the Learning Center for "how to" tutorials, and read "getting started" tips in the blog. Stop searching through research calendars and logs by hand! Learn how the power of a search engine can improve the quality of your research.

Thank you for your interest in ResearchTies. If you have questions, please contact us at:

I haven't had a chance to check out ResearchTies.  The only demonstrations I have seen were before the program was finished.  It does sound like a useful tool.  I am adding the following information from their website so you will know more about them.


Why ResearchTies? The purpose of ResearchTies is to improve the research quality and efficiency of genealogists. For decades, we have all kept our logs on paper, in word processors, or on spreadsheets. Inevitably, we search through paper print-outs by hand to try and figure out what searches have been done, what results have been found, and which documents are relevant to the question at hand. Spreadsheets provide more sorting capacity than word processors, but they require significant duplicate data entry in order to have the necessary fields to sort.
Jill’s graduate work involved a research project tracking and analyzing genealogical and historical data for a thousand people. Using traditional research logs was totally inadequate, so she designed a basic relational database to sort and sift through the large volume of material she gathered. It became painfully obvious that genealogical research logs needed to move into the computer age. After graduation, Jill created a more powerful prototype to explain to computer programmers what genealogists need in order to track their research and the volumes of documents they acquire. The result of that effort is ResearchTies, an online research log now available to all genealogists and historians.
About Research Ties Software
ResearchTies allows users to record a research objective and the sources to search in order to meet their objective. It streamlines the data entry of search results, allowing users to spend more of their time at an archive conducting the actual searches. Links to online results can be created, and digital images of documents can be uploaded.
When family historians enter their log information into ResearchTies, they then have a powerful search engine to sort and sift their work on multiple variables. Users can quickly locate all documents for an individual, generate a “to do” list for their next research session, determine which record groups have been searched for a surname in various jurisdictions, and much more. Most importantly, when digital images and online links are used, researchers can instantly locate and open documents for analysis and correlation of the data. This process eliminates significant duplication of effort. Not only are researchers more efficient with their time, but the quality of their work improves with the ability to easily study and compare research results.

To find out more about ResearchTies go to:

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