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Subject: Re: [APG] Re: LDS Citations
Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2005 15:36:38 EDT
In a message dated 9/22/2005 2:13:51 PM Central Standard Time,
I'd just like to point out that we use quite simple citations in the New
England Historical and Genealogical Register. They often vary
considerably from the samples in Evidence! We are very aware of our
space limitations. Here's a sample from a recent issue:
Suffolk County Probate, 19:128, file 3754 (FHL 0,594,180).
The state, Massachusetts, and name of the estate are obvious from the
text. Note that we just use parentheses and assume our readers are
knowledgable enough to recognize "FHL" and that it's a microfilm number.
But I'm sure there are lots of places (reports to clients, genealogies
for an unsophisticated audience) where more detail is advisable.
Helen Schatvet Ullmann, CG, FASG
Associate Editor, NEHG Register
Hopefully, all documentation I use, will be cited in a way that
anyone--regardless of how "sophisticated" they are--will be able to retrace my steps.
We live in a global society now and I write with the knowledge that someone
overseas may eventually look at my work. I consider the Register to have its own
unique style as does the NGS quarterly. If I were submitting a paper for
publication I would follow its rules, but for my own research, whether for myself
or others, published or not, I do not take anything for granted.