Evidence!: Citation & Analysis for the Family Historian

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Genealogical Publishing Com, 1997 - Bibliographical citations - 124 pages
Elizabeth Shown Mills' stunning book, Evidence!, provides the family history researcher with a reliable standard for both the correct form of source citation and the sound analysis of evidence. In successful genealogical research, these two practices are inseparable, and the author's treatment of this little-understood concept is nothing short of brilliant. This dual-track theme is introduced early on, and is best summed up in a few choice paragraphs from the introduction: "Successful research--research that yields correct information with a minimum of wasted time and funds--depends upon a sound analysis of evidence. Source citation is fundamental, but it is not enough. The validity of any piece of evidence cannot be analyzed if its source is unknown. Citing a worthless source is an effort that produces worthless results."

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User Review  - Aleusae - LibraryThing

I have been doing genealogy research for well over a decade, and I have to say that one of my biggest problems by far is my lackadaisical approach to citing sources. It's not that I don't think citing ... Read full review

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User Review  - bell7 - LibraryThing

This book is a style guide/handbook for citation and analysis for a genealogist. The first part focuses outlines the basics of each, while the second part shows examples of formatting your citations ... Read full review

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Fundamentals of citation
Fundamentals of analysis
Sample Documented Family Group Sheet
Sample Documented Ancestor Chart
Guidelines for citing credentials

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