Matters of source
- Bibliographic entry: Also called a source list entry, this is information about the source itself, such as a book or online database. You’d include it in a bibliography of sources accompanying your family history book or report.
- Footnote/endnote: This full reference note includes information about the source, plus a locator for the specific information you found in it (such as birthdate or occupation). It serves as a numbered footnote or endnote in your family history or report.
- Short footnote or subsequent citation: If you refer to the same source multiple times in a report, you don’t have to use a full footnote or endnote citation each time. Instead, for the second and later references, use this short form of the full reference note. It includes a locator for the specific information found, plus abbreviated source information.
Family Tree Maker 2014
Legacy Family Tree 8.0
Like Legacy Family Tree, RootsMagic lets you create an individual or person source: In the Edit Person window, highlight the person’s name and click in the sources column. As noted, Family Tree Maker converts individual sources to name sources when importing files from other programs. RootsMagic doesn’t support name sources and converts them to individual sources when importing.
Evidence! Citation & Analysis for the Family Historian by Elizabeth Shown Mills (Genealogical Publishing Co.)
Evidence Explained: Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace, 2nd edition, by Elizabeth Shown Mills (Genealogical Publishing Co.)
QuickSheet: Citing Ancestry.com Databases & Images by Elizabeth Shown Mills (Genealogical Publishing Co.)
QuickSheet: Citing Online Historical Resources Evidence! Style by Elizabeth Shown Mills (Genealogical Publishing Co.)
Genealogy Software Guide
Three steps to source citations
10 must-have genealogy references
10 Genealogy software tricks
Documenting online sources
Analyzing genealogy information
Evidence Explained: Citing History Sources From Artifacts to Cyberspace
Source Citation Cheat Sheet
Source Citations for Regular People on-demand webinar