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Subject: Re: [APG] Incorrect Information -and new FamilySearch
Date: Sat, 4 Oct 2008 16:27:51 EDT

"Fredric Z. Saunders" (mailto:)

I have two questions. The first is, that you say it will allow adding
source documentation. [Question 1] Does it allow space to discuss that
documentation, or just room to cite a source? Many times it is the
combination of 2, 3 or more sources together which show a relationship. To
just cite the sources without leading a person through the logic behind what
they show together in combination may leave many viewers wondering, "what
does that record prove?"

The source that should be cited for a conclusion drawn from several items of
indirect evidence is the writtern proof argument required by the Genealogical
Proof Standard.

If the written discussion of the logic behind the conclusion doesn't appear
in a hard-copy publication, it can be posted to a website or blog and the URL
cited. The "Wayback Machine" can, at least for the present, bring up such
postings from non-current URLs.

Donn Devine, CG, CGL
Wilmington DE

CG, Certified Genealogist, CGL, and Certified Genealogical Lecturer are
service marks of the Board for Certification of Genealogists, used under license by
board certificants after periodic evaluation, and the board name is
registered in the US Patent & Trademark Office.

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