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Proximity is a proof-of-concept exploration using SQL Server to identify proximities within genealogical data. Measures currently being employed include time (dates), location (geospatial information), and similar-sounding names. Future iterations may include genetic distance as well. If successful, this effort may evolve into a cloud-based online analytical service.

Here is a summary of all posts about my Genealogical Proximity Database project. The early posts are technical in nature, and I can’t promise that they won’t all be that way, but as I wind my way through the technical challenges I will do my best to take time to write from a genealogical perspective as well.

Current status: I am no proponent of the ecological destruction caused by draining swamps, but it feels like the alligators are circling. This is challenging work!