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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 11:24AM GMT
Classification: Query
Well said. As I said, I don't link to the Internet, even to Ancestry. I make sure to have a local copy of every source I use. While in the old days that meant reams of photocopies, today it's as easy as downloading a census image from Ancestry and attaching a copy to the source citation in FTM, so why wouldn't you do that?

While I agree with the first two of your principles in theory, if I rejected every source that didn't adhere absolutely to "exacting standards", progress would be really slow. I have more than once found less exacting sources that were nonetheless of value; though I do usually make a note to that effect in the footnote.

As to the third criterion: if I've collected every source my source has cited, why wouldn't I just cite them directly?
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 
silverfox3280 2 Apr 2013 4:24PM GMT 
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