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From: DE Neilley <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] Assuming places
Date: Wed, 7 Apr 2010 12:25:04 -0600
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I was doing this, but my database got HUGE (and not because of exhibits -
min are all external, and I haven't added many yet anyway), and the only
reason anyone can suggest is the amount of material I was keeping in the
Citation Detail. As I had only those sources that I have founbd since
starting to use TMG, and not all of the ones that I found before then, I
could only boggle at what might happen if I continued to do this.
On Mon, Apr 5, 2010 at 1:19 PM, Stuart Armstrong <>wrote:
> Hello Darrell,
> you wrote:
> > This is why I *always*, even in cases where the
> > evidence is contemporary, direct, and credible, put in the Citation
> > Detail a direct quotation of that part of the source that supports the
> > conclusion I have reached.
> Does anyone else do this? You are the only other person I know of who
> follows this practice, and I remember you stating something to the
> effect in a post several years ago. I have always done the same thing.
> I always quote the relevant part of every source. I use the Citation
> Memo for this purpose. As a result, my source file is very large and
> some citation memos are quite lengthy. But it really becomes worth it
> whenever I need to re-evaluate my conclusions.
> Much of my work involves transcribing christening and marriage
> records. Those transcriptions always go in the citation memo, and I
> also keep master copies of all transcriptions from a particular
> volume, which I put conveniently in the Reminder field of the source
> itself, which turns out to be a handy place to put things, much more
> accessible than research tasks, which I rarely use anymore.
> Best regards,
> Stuart mailto:
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