Sue Dintelman and Tim Maness have been working on family data record linking projects for over 30 years.  They were the technical staff for the Utah Population Database Project at the University of Utah which built a genealogy of Utah for use in genetics research in the early 1980’s.  

Since then they have built genealogies for other bio-tech companies, the largest being over 30 million individuals.  Since founding Pleiades Software Development, Inc. (PSD), they have developed GenMerge, the Genealogy Merge Utility, for the genealogy market and GenMergeDB for larger population reconstitution projects.   

PSD has been involved in dozens of record linking projects from reconstituting a single small village in Italy from church baptism, marriage and death records to linking complete US and Canadian censuses.

Partial Customer List
Axial Biotech
Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center, University of California, Oakland
Family Link
Intermountain Health Care, Cardiovascular Department
Juneau Biosciences
Minnesota Population Center
Myriad Genetics
University of Guelph, History Department

Publications and Presentations

Mark Skolnick, Lee Bean, Sue Dintelman Geri Mineau, A Computerized Family History Data Base System, Sociology and Social Research, 63:506-523, 1978

Tim Maness, Sue Dintelman, Mark Skolnick, Use of Automatic Program Generation in the Processing of a High Level Relational-like Query Language, Proceedings of the ACM National Conference, Detroit, October 1979, pp. 61-68

Sue Dintelman, Tim Maness, Mark Skolnick, Lee Bean, "GENISYS: A Genealogical Information System", Genealogical Demography, B Dyke (ed), New York: Academic Press, 1980

A. Timothy Maness, Sue M. Dintelman: Design of the Genealogical Information System. Proceedings First LBL Workshop on Statistical Database Management, March 1981: 41-58

Sue M. Dintelman, A. Timothy Maness: An Implementation of a Query Language Supporting Path Expressions. Proceedings SIGMOD Conference 1982: 87-93

Yves Chiaramella, Sue Dintelman, Tim Maness, Mark Skolnick, Vers un systeme complet de base de donnees genealogiques: GENISYS, Workshop on Historical Demography and Genealogy, Paris, November 1982

A. Timothy Maness, Sue M. Dintelman: The GENISYS Data Definition Facilities. Proceedings, Second International Workshop on Statistical Database Management, September, 1983: 245-250

Sue M. Dintelman: Data Models for Statistical Database Applications. IEEE Database Eng. Bull. 7(1): 38-42 (1984)

Sandra Heiler, A. Timothy Maness: Connecting Heterogeneous Systems and Data Sources. IEEE Database Eng. Bull. 7(1): 23-29 (1984)

Sue M. Dintelman, A. Timothy Maness: Compilation of Data for Statistical Analysis: Theory and Application of Record Linking. SSDBM 1986: 203-207

Hans Albertsen, Georges Frech, Sue Dintelman, Pam Farrington, Ken Ward, Genome-wide Association Study Identifies Novel Loci Associated with Endometriosis in a Caucasian Population, , American Association of Human Genetics, 2009, Evolutionary and Population Genetics, Poster 1024/W:682

Pam Farrington, Georges Frech, Linda Wong, Tim Maness, Sue Dintelman, Hans Albertsen, Ken Ward, The Heritability of Endometriosis in a Utah Population, American Association of Human Genetics, 2009, Evolutionary and Population Genetics, Poster 585/W:245, 

Ken Ward, Hans Albertsen, Georges Frech, Pam Farrington, Tim Maness, Sue Dintelman, The heritability of neonatal death in a Utah population, American Association of Human Genetics, 2009, Evolutionary and Population Genetics, Poster 1627/T:176

Sue Dintelman, Tim Maness: Automatic Merging of Pedigree Information.  Family History Technology Workshop, BYU, 2003

Sue Dintelman, Tim Maness: Record Linking with Family Data: Reconstituting the Population of Utah.  The Next Generation of Record Linkage from Systematic Sources, Workshop, University of Guelph, March, 2007

Ron Goeken, Tom Lenius, Becky Vick, Sue Dintelman, Tim Maness: Different Record Linkage Techniques for the same US Census Data, Record Linking Workshop, University of Guelph, 2009

Sue Dintelman, Tim Maness: Reconstituting the Population of a Small European Town Using Probabilistic Record Linking: A Case Study,  Family History Technology Workshop, BYU 2009

Sue Dintelman, Tim Maness, David Barss: Reconstituting the Population of Antigonish, Nova Scotia Using Probabilistic Record Linking:  A Case Study, National Genealogical Society Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, February, 2010

Sue Dintelman, Tim Maness: Why are there two Aunt Sally's? Using GenMerge and GenMergeDB to find and resolve duplicates in family data, RootsTech 2011

Related Articles

Patrick Schone, Development of An Evaluation Paradigm for "RecordMatch" and its Application to GenMergeDB Clustering Results, Roots Tech 2011, Paper. 

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