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"Reengineering the Genealogy Industry"
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Patents issued -- US 6,720,731 B2 & US 8,886,592

Investor Information -- Current -- February 1, 2015

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ProgenyLink Examples

Introductory Examples of the Underlying Concepts
Greatly Increase Overall Efficiency of Genealogy Research

This 6-page document provides a few examples of how the general concepts behind ProgenyLink can be used to achieve from 100 to 1000 times increase in overall research efficiency.
ProgenyLink General Concepts

ProgenyLink Project General Concepts
Finish the United States in 2 Years

This 39-page PowerPoint document provides an overview of the General Concepts underlying the ProgenyLink website. Its main thrust is the need to divide up the nation's genealogy research activity into elements that can be finished by individuals participating in a cooperative research process.
ProgenyLink Software Overview

ProgenyLink Software Overview

This 18-page PowerPoint document provides an overview of the general concepts underlying the ProgenyLink software package. It emphasizes the cooperation features of the website.
ProgenyLink Software Screen-Shot-Level View

ProgenyLink Software Screen-Shot-Level View

This 32-page PDF document provides a screen-shot-level view of the ProgenyLink software package.
The Genealogy Mathematics of Cooperation

The Genealogy Mathematics of Cooperation

"Finish the United States in Two Weeks"

This 4-page document provides a brief explanation of the logic behind the website. If the genealogists in the United States were completely organized, they could finish the United States in two weeks, with each of 4 million genealogists supplying 18 high-quality names, and spending perhaps four hours work on each one, for a total of 80 hours. That would complete the names of the 70 million people who died in United States before 1930. This document also explains why it is impossible to finish United States genealogy using current methods.
Doing Genealogy the Henry Ford Way

Doing Genealogy the Henry Ford Way
-- Assembling High Quality Genealogy Data 1000 Times Faster Using Specialization and Cooperation

All the major problems of the genealogy industry are condensed into six major topics which are discussed at length, with the solutions explained: Duplication, Quality, Cooperation, Uniqueness, Integration, Fairness.

Finish The United States in Two Weeks

Profit from Genealogy Industry Upgrades

This 8-page document provides a brief strategic overview for investors, showing the multi-billion-dollar profits available to those willing to fund the reengineering of important parts of the genealogy industry.

Using industrial methods, simply lower the cost of the highest quality names by a factor of 100, and pocket a big part of the difference.

The LDS Church Sealings Gap Problem

The Genealogy Industry Has A Huge Problem
-- But There Is A Great Solution Available

This 16-page document explains the major genealogy-related technical problems faced by the LDS Church and the rest of the world.
ProgenyLink Software Users Guide Software Users Guide,
Strategy and Function

A Screen-by-Screen Explanation of The New High Efficiency Genealogy Cooperation System -- Promising Productivity Improvements of Up To 1,000 Times Through Cooperation

ProgenyLink Function Navigation diagram

ProgenyLink Function Navigation diagram

This diagram gives an overview of the content and navigation of the ProgenyLink software system. The most prominent characteristic of the diagram is the large number of cooperation features in comparison with the smaller number of normal data entry functions.
ProgenyLink Conference Handout

Save, Organize, and Share Using

This conference handout briefly explains the concepts and terms for using the website.
Descendent-sequence database format( pizza) Simplified Database Diagram

This diagram represents the internal storage mechanism for the website. Participants are asked to create and contribute a descendent structure of names, starting with an ancient ancestor and coming forward in time, recording all same-surname descendents. Those various "pizza slices" are then connected together through the women to make the database complete. Women typically appear twice in the database, once as a daughter and once as a wife. Connecting those two occurrences together with "same person" links is all that is necessary to make it possible to read out all possible pedigrees from this database (which was constructed in descendent sequence). Entering data in descendent sequence so that all possible pedigrees can be read out is a bit counterintuitive, but the process can be hundreds of times faster than traditional methods which focus only on pedigree-sequence research. Software Function Layers

Reengineering the Fragmented Genealogy Industry

Many layers of software development will be required to finish this ambitious reengineering project. But, happily, the first and most important layer has been completed which allows genealogists to easily cooperate on a grand scale so that, over the life of the project, the participants will receive 1000 times the high-quality data which they have entered.

Kent Huff
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