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4/29/18 1:46 P

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I cite sources whenever I can.
I need to go back, and find sources for a tree I added to mine, whose compiler made many mistakes.

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I cite sources as I add information. I do genealogy for other people and I also work on my families. So I need to cite the sources so if the people I'm doing work for need to go to the source they can find the information.

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4/28/18 11:34 P

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Since mine is just a notebook that won't go to anyone else, I just look them up but I don't cite them. Nobody is going to be looking at mine. If I share information with anyone it will probably be one cousin (not blood- her dad was adopted by my uncle) and tell her what the reference is. Or maybe another cousin who gets farther than me anyway.



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Citing sources: Overview

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Edited by: STLOUISWOMAN at: 4/29/2018 (10:43)
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Usually I have the source from ancestry or other website I may use, but would like to hear how or what you enter when you add your own sources.

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Yes I always enter the source right away.

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Yes sources are important.

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You cite your sources so if you need to go back to them, you can find them. You also cite your sources so that others will know where the information came from & how to find it for themselves.

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I save all the information of where I obtained information. Including a book I have on the Hamblin family, I got from a distant relative. Why would I cite where I got a printed book of a distant tree? I guess I'm anal like that?

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I am in the process of doing that right now. It is much easier to do as you add things than to go back & do it later.

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Do you cite sources for information you add to your family tree? If so, do you do it as soon as the information is added?

Why is it important to cite sources?

Citing your sources is important for a variety of reasons, including:
- It gives credit to the authors of the sources you used
- It provides your reader with more information about your sources
- It shows your credibility
- It prevents plagiarism!

When to cite your sources:
- When you use an exact quote
- When you restate or paraphrase an idea from a resource
- When you summarize a work
- All sources you use should be included in the References page, except those mentioned in Sections 6.18 and 6.20 of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.)




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