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Heritage Information Systems

Genealogy and Family History research are among the most popular hobbies today. The growing interest to know and discover information about our ancestors is partly thanks to the availability of new information and communication technologies. SUSHITOS group investigates how current and new technologies can improve genealogy and history familiar research activities. In this sense, our research on heritage information systems focuses on: social networking to collaborate and share information among genealogist, digital preservation and records digitization, how to use cloud computing to deploy reliable and scalable systems, handwriting recognition and automated transcription, mobile computing applications, etc. Our group collaborates with historical archives and genealogical associations like the Catalan Genealogical Society (SCGHSVN) to identify and analyze how heritage information systems may be useful for genealogists, archivists and historian researchers, and how they may be spread to people interested in these disciplines.