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From: "Gail Steckel, NET" <>
Subject: Re: [PACEN] CENSUS INFORMATION - GENERAL
Date: Sun, 9 Feb 2003 22:10:11 -0500
On this list, if one answers you query, you will get a copy of the actual
census index entry - which I think is pretty good as far as a source goes
(although there are occasions where errors exist in the indices). If you
ask, the person will also privately email you a copy of the actual census
image which is certainly solid proof!
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Sent: Sunday, February 09, 2003 7:43 PM
Subject: [PACEN] CENSUS INFORMATION - GENERAL
> 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
> census), is it o.k. to give the information as coming from the census when
> 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
> wondered what others are doing. I am trying now to quote all my sources
> 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
> 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
> it might be o.k. to post.
> Thanks for your help. This list is wonderful -- everyone has been so
> to me.
> "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,
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