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30 Dec 2016

Shortening Ancestry Links

By |30 Dec 2016|genealogy, sources and citations|4 Comments

Today's post is about shortening Ancestry links. Lately I've been getting lots of very long URLs for links to specific records. Here's an example of a long URL for a record in the 1820 U.S. census: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1820usfedcenancestry&gss= sfs28_ms_db&new=1&rank=1&msT=1&MS_AdvCB=1&gsfn=stephen &gsfn_x=1&gsln=kinsley&gsln_x=1&msrpn__ftp=Pomfret,%20 Chautauqua,%20New%20York,%20USA&msrpn=10284&msrpn_PInfo=8-|0|1652393|0|2|0|35|0|565|10284|0|0|&msrpn_x=1&msrpn__ftp_x=1& MSAV=2&uidh=dg5 I want to paste this link into my family [...]

26 Jun 2013

Users Don’t Know What Libraries Are Talking About, Studies Find

By |26 Jun 2013|research tips, sources and citations|1 Comment

An article – Users Don’t Know What Libraries Are Talking About, Studies Find –published last year in Library Journal reports that the average library user success rate for finding journal articles or article databases is only 52 percent. Commonly misunderstood terms include acronyms and brand names, subject categories, and the words “database,” “library [...]

26 Apr 2011

Citing Electronic Articles in Genealogy Research

By |26 Apr 2011|research tips, sources and citations, Tuesday's Tip|Comments Off on Citing Electronic Articles in Genealogy Research

This Tuesday's Tip is a quick one on citing electronic articles in genealogy research. Searching for a way for to online resources in your genealogical research? Different academic disciplines have different standards. Here are examples of citations from two leading scholarly groups used by historians: ✍ Chicago Manual of Style [...]