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From: "Mills" <>
Subject: Re: [APG] citing soundexes
Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2001 11:54:01 -0600
Lisa Peterson wrote:
> The National Archives prefers the term "Microfilm Publication" rather
> than "Micropublication."
Kathleen Hinckley wrote:
>Lisa... I used the term "micropublication" throughout my book
>(and there are MANY census citations in my book) based on
> census citation styles in Evidence! by Elizabeth Mills. . . .
> Also--ESM reviewed that section of my book. We added more
> detail about citing census records and I gave examples for each type.
Lisa is right. By way of background, NARA entries in *Evidence!* were
reviewed by NARA personnel before it went to press. (And FHL entries were
reviewed by FHL personnel.) After publication, others at NARA contacted me
to say that when *Evidence!* is revised, NARA would like to see the word
"micropublication" changed to "microfilm publication" and "microfiche
publication" to distinguish between the two types. (Nonetheless, NARA does
recommend *Evidence!* at its website.)
In the meanwhile, readers of the *NGS Quarterly* will, I'm sure, have
noticed that we use NARA's preferred wording in the Q. The revision -- and
considerable expansion -- of *Evidence* that is slated for press next year
will reflect this change.
Obviously, I owe Kathy an apology. Amid all the other finer points we
discussed about the many types of census citations, I overlooked that word.
Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL, FASG
Author, *Evidence: Citation & Analysis for the Family Historian*
Editor, *Professional Genealogy: A Manual for Researchers,
Writers, Editors, Lecturers & Librarians
Editor, *National Genealogical Society Quarterly