A place for thoughts that fly through my head while I’m working on the family tree.

A word about my citation formatting. For anyone wanting to know how to format citations in genealogy, I recommend, without reservation, Elizabeth Shown Mills, Evidence Explained: Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace. I use the 2nd edition. This is a fabulous resource, one no serious genealogist should be without. My citations on these blog posts are not correctly formatted. What I’ve done is to give myself enough information about the source so that if I want to find the source again, I can find it. When I write for publication, I take the time to correctly format everything. When I blog these family stories, I give myself permission to be a lot more informal. One of the reasons for that is that I’m not able here to format superscript numbers and references in the same way I can, for example in Word. If I change a number for a citation within the text, then I have to manually change all of the numbers in my reference section. It’s just not worth messing with here.


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