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From: "Don Zochert" <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] MSL source abbreviation
Date: Sat, 10 May 2003 13:15:25 -0500
You might check the list archives on this topic.
I limit the number of MSL categories to keep it simple:
BOOK: Author, Short Title
CENSUS: Date, Type (i.e., U.S.), State, County
DEED: Principals, Date
E-MAIL FILE: Author
FGS: Subject (Author)
LETTER: Sender to Recipient, Date
MAP: Place, Date if necessary
MSS: Author, Title
I use a FILE: category for a variety of file sources, including Civil
War pension application files, personal files that I've put together,
and so forth. I have a MISC: category for a variety of sources. I find
it useful to refer to consolidated state or court records in a
particular way, STATE: County, Court or Agency, Record, Vol. I use the
two-character postal abbreviation for the state, which results in an
entry like this: OH: Morgan, Common Pleas, Minutes, v. A.
The key is to develop a system that suits the way you think about
sources and the way you use sources.
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