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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 9:19AM GMT
Classification: Query
For anyone that is realy serious about genealogy, and the documentation required for "good practices" in the scientific meathod.

Mills' methods are great, but to use them correctly you must understand what she is trying to get you to tell your reader.

Never link to other individual's work unless their work is 1) Vetted 100% by you 2) They adhere to very exacting documentation standards, 3) You have completely collected the information and sources they use and report in their work

Always have either in you possession or the ability retrieve into your possession the source documentation for your research. Finding the information on the web and having a link to it is not enough, web pages come and go. Even in the case of a book that was found in a library, unless that book is readily available you should keep a personal copy of the information page AND the "Front matter" pages (title page, Colophon, TOC) into your archive.

I store this information as photos in my database with the source_citation and source.
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calvinculver 31 Mar 2013 6:28AM GMT 
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calvinculver 31 Mar 2013 2:12PM GMT 
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calvinculver 31 Mar 2013 5:24PM GMT 
kj_norway 31 Mar 2013 6:59PM GMT 
calvinculver 31 Mar 2013 11:37PM GMT 
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