Bibliographic or reference material that documents the SOURCE of a quote or piece of evidence that you have found.

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Citing online image copies with inadequate information or provenance

In a recent blog post, Elizabeth Shown Mills asked the question Do You "Just Trust" Citations Offered by Digital Providers? EE hopes your answer is no. Today’s image demonstrates why. Not only ...
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What is the correct way to cite a book review?

How do I cite a book review article which has the same title as the book? I want to quote the journalist, Jeffrey D. Carlisle, who wrote an article titled "Chevato: The Story of the Apache Warrior ...
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What kind of source is a Birth/Marriage/Death certificate?

I ask this question because all genealogy software or website seems to always ask for citations in/and/or sources. This is great when you find a book or a movie or data in a newspaper. It's easy to ...
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How many sources/citations is too many?

I've been using GRAMPS, and am a little overwhelmed by the citation abilities. So I guess the question for seasoned veterans of genealogy is where do you put the citations, given the ability to cite ...
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How should I refer to this church in a citation

I need to cite a baptism that took place at Sherborne Abbey in Dorset, England. The Dorset Page for Sherborne refers to "The Abbey Church of St. Mary (Sherborne Abbey)". In my citation (constructed ...
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Citing a conversation with a living relative

I had a conversation with a relative which provided me some useful information. However, when I (or someone else) read the genealogy some time in the future, there obviously needs to be a citation. ...
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Proper Citation for Hungary/Austria Birthplace

I am tracing ancestors born in the late 18th through mid 19th century from a village which at the time was in western Hungary. Following the end of WWI, the area was transferred to Austria and the ...
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Data Model for Family Tree Maker 2012 (sources and source citations)

I have been asked to document an explanation of how Family Tree Maker 2012 links sources, source citations, media and 'facts', to assist somebody who is very visually/structure oriented to describe to ...
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How do I Cite Genealogy Sources and References in a Book?

I am writing a book (a biography) about an ancestor with material from many sources (newspaper archives, interviews, national libraries and other books). My question is specific to the genealogy ...
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How do I parse this citation into a source, citation detail and citation text?

I've discovered some useful information on FamilySearch.org, and they very helpfully provide a full citation for each record. An example of one I'm specifically interested in is this one: ...
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Citing sources from Facebook and other social media sites

Today I had reason to cite Facebook as a reference source. I couldn't find any recommendations for such sources, so I'll describe what I did. If anyone has a better method I'd be pleased to hear about ...
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How should I cite a microfiche source at The (UK) National Archives?

In my research, I have consulted the "Women's Land Army: Index to Service Records of the Second World War" held on microfiche at The (UK) National Archives (MAF421), as described here. Consulting ...
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What source detail should I include for a digital book?

I use the following to record my digital book sources. Should I include anything else? Author Editor Title Publication Place Publisher Publisher Year Page Format Website URL
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What source details should I include for a printed book?

I use the following to record my printed book sources. Should I include anything else? Author Title Edition Publisher and Location Year of Publication Page
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How should I record unsuccessful searches (that may constitute negative evidence)?

What's the right way to record the fact that I have performed a search in a certain dataset and came up empty handed? As an example: I search for Person X in the New Hampshire Marriages index on ...
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What is an effective way to record a photo's annotations?

I have old family photos, some with info written on the back or on a bit of paper included behind the photo in a frame (e.g. date, event description, and/or people in the photo). What's an effective ...