Simplifying Genealogy Sources and Citations
Simplifying Genealogy Sources and Citations helps you cite your research so you always know where you found your genealogy records. Topics in this Sassy Jane Genealogy Guide include:
- Determining the difference between sources and citations
- Creating simple and effective sources and citations in your family tree software
- Linking your citations to your paper and digital records
- Retrieving your online, digital, and/or paper records easily when needed
Even if your family tree software or online tree application creates sources and citations for you automatically, your research will benefit by knowing how to create and use sources and citations yourself.
Simplifying Genealogy Sources and Citations includes examples for census, parish records, books, websites, websites with static URLs, paper records with multiple pages, and the work of other genealogists.
We have all probably had the frustrating experience of asking a relative or a fellow researcher to supply sources and citations for their information and the unfortunate answer is that they “just know” or the information is “around” or “hard to get to.” With this Sassy Jane Genealogy Guide, you will have confidence that your sources and citations preserve the results of your research efforts, linking directly to resources and digitized images.
Professional historians have cited primary and secondary sources in their work for a very long time, making their source and citation practices useful to consider when citing your genealogy research. This guide helps you understand and use existing citation systems from leading historians and genealogists.