So, it looks like for now, my best bet
at a research log would be to make a note, reference it on the item and
the source, and then flag it as Research - that sound about right?. The
Repository Research Support idea is a really good one. But I just need
something quick and dirty. Maybe this will be my first foray into coding
a plugin. For both issues.
Re: [Gramps-users] Missing Sources Report
& Research Log
> As more and more information gets added it gets harder to remember
> doesn't have a source against it if you didn't record it at the time
> entry. Is there a report (or another way) that will show me all of
> records missing source information?
Not that I know of. I initially used markers for that but abandoned it
since it is a bit clumsy (since markers aren't cumulative and the
burden on marking them is on the user).
> Also, is there a way in Gramps (or any other way) to log research?
I want to
> record that on this day I looked for Joe Smith in the Social Security
> Index, for example, and what the results were
Research support was recently talked about (see http://www.gramps-project.org/wiki/index.php?title=GEPS_015:_Repository_Research_Support),
not directly concerned with research logs but still useful. As said
for the time being using Notes is probably the best approach (there is
a predefined type names Research which is useful for filtering). I
also use the TODO gramplet to keep a monolithic log of what I've
requested, what I should investigate next, etc, but while useful it
doesn't really scale.
One of mine feature requests (which I already talked at length and
will not insist on) actually dealt with a way to quickly check if a
source existed for an event, and with what kind of "authority".
this depends on implementing some new tags I think that the easiest
way would be to do something like PAF, in which each event with a
source is displayed with a little indicator.