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Citing Sources

  • It is important to document where you find each piece of information as you go.
  • Citations allow others to find those documents, and keeps you from revising the same source over and over.
  • If you are using a genealogy program, you will typically use a template to enter citation information
  • For online Sources cite the original work (often a book, microfilm or manuscript) as well as the websites title, URL and date you found the source
  • EasyBib is a source citation generator that will put a website link into a variety of citation formats.
  • Evidence Explained is the gold standard for documenting and citing sources for your family tree. It also has an accompanying website Evidence Explained which contains useful information, forms, and templates.