[APG Public List] Citing Sources - Your Opinion

Morris Simon mosimon at comcast.net
Tue Jun 29 12:43:51 MDT 2010

I agree, Joan. One of my clients recently asked me to help him "tidy up" his private tree on Ancestry by adding sources and digital images of gravestones. While doing that, I discovered that Ancestry actually has a very workable (if a bit tedious) citation system, and that it will provide most of the same documentation I could get into a well-sourced professional report. Now, if we could only get Ancestry's customers to use it .....

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  I've always looked at it differently. I've long heard that "you are doing work that benefits the company" but to me, the subscription services are providing a place/forum and resources for us to carry out our research. When we make an addition, transcription, or correction to the data they house and provide for us, we are doing it for ourselves and for other researchers. Any benefits to the subscription service itself is purely secondary. They took the initial step of making the data accessible for us or giving us a place to house our data that otherwise would have cost us directly.

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