Tuesday, December 13, 2016

How To Cite Archival Sources

Good advice here https://thediscoverblog.com/2016/12/13/how-to-cite-archival-sources/

Why do we HAVE to cite our sources? Why indeed. I have just been chatting with an old friend Ilene J, who is in the process of re-entering, re-doing, re-vamping her entire genealogy collection of 'stuff' she's collected - documents, pictures, stories, letters etc etc BECAUSE ... she didn't understand the importance of citing sources and adding notes, when she started, a loooong time ago. And guess who is doing the exact same thing? That would be ME, for the exact same reasons. So my friends, do it now, do it right, and cite your sources so anyone, anywhere, anytime can look at your work and follow up, perhaps finding answers we were unable to in 2016.


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