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From: "Eileen Souza" <>
Subject: Re: [TGF] FW: Citing digital images: Source list or fullreference note?
Date: Fri, 26 Feb 2010 13:58:48 -0500
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I am probably mistaken, but I thought the Baynton & Wharton Register was an
index to the warrant rather than the warrant images. Which brings up an
interesting question. If it is an index, should we source it or just the
actual record when we obtain it?
Eldersburg, MD 21784
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Subject: Re: [TGF] FW: Citing digital images: Source list or full reference
As Harold said, determining whether to use the source list style or
reference note style is not dependent on what you are citing. The two
citation types are used for different purposes. So theoretically for any and
every citation, you should be able to do both a source list style and a
reference note style. However, we can now say that for your purposes with
the NGS course citation on a document, you need to use the reference note
style. But notice, that decision is not based on whether you're looking at
a specific name entry or a page from a record -- the decision is based on
what the purpose of the citation is. Most of the time you will be needing
to use the full reference note style.
I've done a lot of searching on the PA land records online, so I'll give it
Baynton & Wharton Warrant Register, p. 2; Records of the Land Office,
Record Group 17, Pennsylvania State Archives, Harrisburg; digital
Historical and Museum Commission* (
accessed 25 February 2010).
I used for reference sections 10.16 and 10.19 in Evidence Explained.
Usually you'd want to reference a page, or a series of pages, or books,
etc., to cite the fact that you had searched in that range of materials. So
my above citation would show that I'd searched on page 2 of the Baynton &
Wharton register. If you have a specific document, usually you'd have the
specifics of that document to cite (e.g., the name and date of the person
who received the warrant). If you have found the name of a person on the
register for either a warrant or a patent, you'd want to request the warrant
or patent from the PA Archives. I believe they cost $11. I don't think that
the page from the register will suffice for the document for the NGS course
(I've completed the course).
I'd welcome any corrections to my citation above. I am making no claims to
getting it right.:-). Unfortunately for me, my searches for warrants and
patents in Pennsylvania have come up empty for my known ancestors.
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