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How to cite Ancestry.com Census records

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Re: How to cite Ancestry.com 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 (Ancestry.com) 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.com. 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."
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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 
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