PA-CENSUS-LOOKUP-L ArchivesArchiver > PA-CENSUS-LOOKUP > 2003-02 > 1044837825
Subject: [PACEN] CENSUS INFORMATION - GENERAL
Date: Sun, 9 Feb 2003 19:43:45 EST
Can someone give me some advice as to how to cite census information on a
genealogy program. If the info comes from a census (for example the 1870 PA
census), is it o.k. to give the information as coming from the census when it
is actually read by someone other than me? I just purchased the book
"Evidence, Citation and Analysis" and it is not clear on that matter. I just
wondered what others are doing. I am trying now to quote all my sources but
most of what I get is from someone from the PA census list or info on the
internet. I have not actually read any census reports myself. And I would
not know if the individual got it from Ancestry or FHL or a CD.
I know this is not a question pertaining to a particular census, but thought
it might be o.k. to post.
Thanks for your help. This list is wonderful -- everyone has been so helpful
"When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on."
- Thomas Jefferson
Researching: Foulds, Jenkins, Benjamin, Wert, Kembel, Bamford, Lees, Snyder,