Search for content in message boards

How to cite Census records

Replies: 6

Re: How to cite Census records

Posted: 9 Sep 2013 11:38AM GMT
Classification: Query
Just to add to the discussion: the citation for the actual census record and the citation of the source ( where you found it must be cited. Further, there is one professional opinion (Elizabeth Shown Mills) that not all NARA records have a common citation. Some have page numbers stamped, some do not. So, the source of the information is the NARA record, and your source for it is Ancestry is a secondary source and, unless you've actually viewed the original NARA record, Ancestry has to be cited along with the NARA record. I recommend Mills's book "Evidence: Citation and Analysis for the Family Historian."
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
ebatchler 29 Jul 2002 3:13AM GMT 
jean_masoner 29 Jul 2002 10:22AM GMT 
texan 29 Jul 2002 1:02PM GMT 
ebatchler 30 Jul 2002 6:45PM GMT 
robertjm123 30 Jul 2002 8:08PM GMT 
DCRussell 31 Jul 2002 12:16PM GMT 
MichaelFitzwi... 9 Sep 2013 5:38PM GMT 
per page

Find a board about a specific topic