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From: Janet Tanksley <>
Subject: Re: [TGF] Changed URL
Date: Tue, 5 Apr 2011 14:00:58 -0400
I'm not re-writing my citations. I'm using many of my sources in a compiled
genealogy of a branch of my family. Before using the information, I am
verifying that the information in the citation is correct; correct page
number, url, etc. The vast majority of them are fine as written. The only
relatively large problem I've run in to so far is the Georgia Archives' url
for the marriage records.
On Tue, Apr 5, 2011 at 1:35 PM, Connie Sheets <> wrote:
> The first question I have is "why are you re-writing your citations?"
> I have some very old and poorly written citations in my personal database
> and paper files; I'm sure many of them contain outdated URLs. They are
> going to stay that way until I do one or more of the following:
> *complete more indepth research on that person/family and need to look at
> the source again
> *decide to use the person/family for a case study or other article that I
> write for publication,
> *write a book about that person/family, or
> *decide to use the person/family for the KDP, etc. in a certification
> Depending upon the circumstances, I might fix a few of them if I share with
> a cousin, although in many cases even my old, poorly written (or outdated
> format) citations will likely beat anything they've seen.
> If I'm doing work for a client, I would, of course, include a current
> citation with current URLs.
> But for my own work, I've got better things to do with my time than worry
> about outdated citations. If I viewed a page in 1999 (and I have some
> citations that say that), that is what the citation will continue to say
> until one of the other factors above kick in.
> I've already wasted too much of my time worrying about such comparative
> trivialities. "Perfection is the enemy of good," except when preparing for
> publication or a certification portfolio:-)
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