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Subject: Re: [PACEN] CENSUS INFORMATION - GENERAL
Date: Sun, 9 Feb 2003 23:01:42 EST
In a message dated 02/09/2003 10:05:51 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> 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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> 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.
> > Barb
> > "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,
> > Ellis
> Thanks Gail. I guess I am trying to be perfect in quoting my sources.
> Never thought of asking for census image but that is a good idea. I just
> didn't want to quote the census if I hadn't actually seen it. You are such
> a great list manager. What would we do without you. I think it ought to
> be a paying job.