My Research Progress: Occupational Research

The next research area we will explore in the My Research Progress view is Occupational Research. If you click on the Occupation Research link, the center area of the screen in My Research Progress view will appear.  In the top 2/3 of the screen you will see a bar chart and below the chart a series of links that echo or repeat the information that is graphically displayed in the bar chart.

In My Personal Research Goals occupation research is simple and straight forward: does a person have an occupation (job) or not?  Occupation is tracked separately by gender (male & female) and you can configure different target years for men and women.  Looking at the chart below, it may seem odd that more occupations have been located for more women than men.  However, I have configured tracking of occupations for women beginning in 1920, when many societal changes were occurring, but for men the target date is from 1750 forward, because it is much more likely the occupation of a male will be mentioned in historical documents.

Occupation Research

Each bar in the chart displays a series of statistic labels and up to 3 colored bars:

  1. Located research: people whose occupation has been located
  2. Missing research: people whose occupation has not been identified

Below the bar chart, look to the left of the text that says “414 Direct Relatives”. Do you see the hyperlink “Print this list”? Clicking on this link results in a report that looks similar to the report above. The report generated will reflect the context of the bar that you clicked on (missing death date, has an obituary, etc).

In GenDetective the following demographics are included in occupation research:

Demographic or Statistic Sample Chart
Men’s Occupational Research: men who have an occupation identified or men whose occupation has not been identified

Men without an identified occupation

Occupation Research

Women’s Occupational Research: women who have an occupation identified or women whose occupation has not been identified

Women with an identified occupation

You can see the power of this graphic depiction of your research and how quickly you can identify research opportunities.

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