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Citing Censuses in FTM - a rant

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Re: Citing Censuses in FTM - a rant

Posted: 31 Mar 2013 5:37PM GMT
Classification: Query
Understood. I think we just differ on where we keep our tertiary information.

I cite teriary sources when I don't have anything better, and then I don't consider it the end of the matter. I'll generally say something like, "John Doe, XYZ.COM/Smith.html, citing no sources." (and I'll take a screenshot of the site as my local copy) as an alert that further investigation is required. I might even add a further discussion as to why I think John Doe's information may be problematic but still useful.

Maybe it's a holdover from TMG, which had a surety field for rating a source's reliability. FTM used to have that as well; why's it missing from the current version?
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
calvinculver 31 Mar 2013 6:28AM GMT 
BurgessDonnel... 31 Mar 2013 11:22AM GMT 
calvinculver 31 Mar 2013 2:12PM GMT 
kj_norway 31 Mar 2013 3:19PM GMT 
calvinculver 31 Mar 2013 5:24PM GMT 
kj_norway 31 Mar 2013 6:59PM GMT 
calvinculver 31 Mar 2013 11:37PM GMT 
silverfox3280 31 Mar 2013 11:53PM GMT 
calvinculver 2 Apr 2013 1:12PM GMT 
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