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.

Sincerely,

Dave Gilmore
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From: Frederico Muņoz <fsmunoz@gmail.com>
To: dave@davidwgilmore.net
Cc: gramps-users@lists.sourceforge.net
Date: 09/23/2009 03:36 PM
Subject: Re: [Gramps-users] Missing Sources Report & Research Log





Hi,

2009/9/23  <dave@davidwgilmore.net>:
> As more and more information gets added it gets harder to remember what
> doesn't have a source against it if you didn't record it at the time of
> entry. Is there a report (or another way) that will show me all of the
> 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 Death
> 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". Since
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.

Regards,

Frederico