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#1 JessieLee

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Posted 13 January 2015 - 02:52 PM

I am not sure how to document a source I found on the internet. 

 

While looking for ancestors I came across one on Findagrave.com.  The comments section showed that he died at Andersonville Prison, but was buried at home.  I looked online and found a database of prisoners that died at Andersonville.  I am not sure how to document this website, since it covers not just Andersonville, but also 2 other Civil War prisons.



#2 Don Newcomb

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Posted 15 January 2015 - 08:58 AM

You have to make a decision if you are a splitter or a lumper. Splitters create new master sources for every piece of paper they ever see. Lumpers want to just have one master source ("Miscellaneous") and list any details in the citation. There are master source templates for websites. I have one master source for "Find-A-Grave" and cite the memorial number. You could create a master source for the Andersonville database and cite that.

 

Just as an aside, if someone died at Andersonville, he is probably not  actually buried in his home town. That is probably a cenotaph. He is probably in a mass grave in Andersonville.