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No Slave to Citation

No Slave to Citation

You must read this blog including all the comments. That’s the blog in the link, not this one.


Citations are the bane of the average person’s genealogy research – needlessly.  You can’t skip citations but you don’t have to be a slave to them. Elizabeth S. Mills told me years ago the deal is [my paraphrasing] you need to include enough information in your cite so someone can find it in the future. Simple as that. [Ok, maybe not but close.] Despite her fearsome reputation she is not the evil monster of citations, worrying about every comma.


Kerry Scott is so right on, saying what many have said privately for years but didn’t dare to say in public out of fear of the cult.


Really, you must read THE BLOG and the comments. If the links don’t work here it is again:
http://www.cluewagon.com/2011/02/source-citations-in-genealogy-church-or-cult/#comments