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From: Bruce Evans <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] FHL Microfilm Source
Date: Sun, 20 Sep 2009 17:19:37 -0400
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Thanks, Lee, that clears it up nicely.
Lee Hoffman wrote:
> Bruce Evans wrote:
>> I'm a bit confused, Lee. Shouldn't that be the repository information?
> No, any repository information should be the actual repository of the
> original document. Remember that some documents on microfilm (e.g.,
> normal books) don't have/need repositories. The purpose of this
> added data is to indicate that you actual data was not the source,
> but the microfilm was and it also tells where the film may be located.
> According to Mills in "Evidence Explored" (p. 389) for Local & State
> Records (which normally has a repository):
> "In citing Family History Library microfilm for local and
> state records, your
> Source List [Bibliography] entry should identify the record
> office that holds
> the original."
> Mils goes on to state that the First Reference Note (e.g., the Full
> Footnote) does not need a Repository because the original was not
> used. In TMG, if you do not wish to cite the Repository in the Full
> Footnote, you can easily delete it from the Source Template in the
> Full Footnote field of the Output Forms tab of the Source Definition Screen.
> Hope this helps -
> Lee Hoffman/KY
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