Genealogy Fitness Day 1: Citing Sources

By Ashlee Peck

January 1: If you haven’t been citing your sources, now is a great time to start. Source citations will help you and others retrace your steps later.

Check out these great resources to get started:

Genealogy Q&A: 3 Steps to Source Citations (premium article)

Our free downloadable Source Citation Cheat Sheet has examples of citations for censuses, vital records and other sources.

Software Source Citations Made Easy (premium article)

The classic tome on source citation is Evidence Explained: Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace by Elizabeth Shown Mills (Genealogical Publishing Co.), also downloadable in digital format from