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From: "Caroline Gurney" <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] Entering Citation Detail
Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2001 21:57:31 +0100
I use the citation detail to record the full & exact wording of the source I
am using, except where it is lengthy (eg a will) when I enter the section
appropriate to the tag & attach the full text as an exhibit.
What I enter into the name, date, place & memo fields of a tag is actually
only *my interpretation* of what I find in the sources. It is all too easy
to draw wrong conclusions. Preserving the actual wording of each source is
very important to enable me, and other researchers, to re-evaluate the
evidence & decide whether my interpretation was valid.
I therefore entirely agree with your penultimate paragraph in which you said
"Another drawback is that without the actual citation, other people can not
judge the material without finding the source themselves, clearly an
unrealistic expectation. Nor can I re-evaluate what I actually entered
without finding my copy of the source material, sometimes an ever more
I would stick to your present practice.
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