BYU Professor's Census Tree links families together through generations
Top of Mind with Julie Rose
California Fires, Nuclear Energy, Secure Design, American Math
Episode: California Fires, Nuclear Energy, Secure Design, American Math
- Nov 19, 2018 10:00 pm
- 20:40 mins
Guest: Joseph Price, Professor of Economics at Brigham Young University, Director of the BYU Record Linking Lab Finding your roots through DNA tests is a lucrative industry that has enabled many, many people to find relatives or distant ancestors. But there’s still a lot of manual work involved to flesh out the details of your family tree beyond the first few generations. US Census records are a key source for that, but anyone who has searched them knows how tricky it is to connect ancestors from decade to decade. BYU’s record linking lab is working to automate the process drawing from more than a hundred million US Census records now available online.