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#21 TomH

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 10:49 PM

Thanks for the link, Jack. Which format do you prefer (MLA, APA, Turabian, Chicago)?

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#22 Nettie

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 11:37 PM

Jack that is a good site. Have used it often.

Genealogy:
"I work on genealogy only on days that end in "Y"." [Grin!!!]
from www.GenealogyDaily.com.
"Documentation....The hardest part of genealogy"
"Genealogy is like Hide & Seek: They Hide & I Seek!"
" Genealogists: People helping people.....that's what it's all about!"
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#23 Romer

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 12:00 AM

There's actually been a timely series at the Ancestry Insider that has been addressing some of these citation issues:

http://ancestryinsid...label/citations

(Note that they're presented in reverse date order and that series is still ongoing.)

Note that the author emphasizes that the purpose of citations is not only to locate sources, but also to communicate strength of those sources.

#24 Jack

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 04:35 AM

Thanks for the link, Jack. Which format do you prefer (MLA, APA, Turabian, Chicago)?


Typically MLA...it's the first on the list. :-)
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#25 Nettie

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 11:36 AM

Thanks for the link, Jack. Which format do you prefer (MLA, APA, Turabian, Chicago)?


MLA site is http://www.noodletools.com/login.php is The MLA Bibliography Composer - automatically formats and creates proper bibliographic citations from your input. Has a signin but can keep your source list if you so want.

ProGenealogist's article:
http://www.progeneal...tationguide.htm apparently written in 2005. Has good examples:

Genealogy:
"I work on genealogy only on days that end in "Y"." [Grin!!!]
from www.GenealogyDaily.com.
"Documentation....The hardest part of genealogy"
"Genealogy is like Hide & Seek: They Hide & I Seek!"
" Genealogists: People helping people.....that's what it's all about!"
from http://www.rootsweb....nry/gentags.htm
Using FO and RM since FO2.0