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Evidence! Citation & Analysis for the Family Historian Hardcover – Jul 24 2011
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It is a very good starting point, and will answer many questions for most researchers, but it will NOT solve all your citing problems, and if your research includes many foreign sources you may find yourself still in the dark.
I would like to see a revised edition, with many more examples and more attention paid to FHL sources, which are vast and varied.
This book is an excellent source and guidebook to help you do just that.
You should and must document your sources in your family tree. Too many people are just uploading their family tree willy nilly to net and everybody just takes it for granted that it is correct. A good genealogist will at all times documents her or her sources for every (and I say every) bit information that is included in the family tree.
Primary evidence is the best source: birth certificates, social security forms, etc. Secondary evidence is good if it is backed up with other forms of proof.
This book will help you find the best source and test that source against the information that you have. Then it will show you how to include that information style in your family tree.
Please cite your sources in your genealogy and family trees! For the present and the future!
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This book is one of the better genealogy citation books on the market. I bought the book merely for examples, especially for help with new databases online. The examples that Ms. Read morePublished on April 17 2004
I have carried this book with me everywhere I've gone to do genealogical research. Taking the time to properly cite my sources as I gather them has saved me tons of time when... Read morePublished on March 16 2003 by Allison Tanaka
Evidence! Citation & Analysis For The Family Historian by experienced genealogist Elizabeth Shown Mills is a very useful and "user friendly" guide specifically... Read morePublished on Aug. 10 2002 by Midwest Book Review
This is the premier book for easily finding the proper format for citing source documents. This is THE book to show you how to write your references for microfilm, online web... Read morePublished on July 16 2002 by Fred
Elizabeth Mills's Evidence! is the best single source for genealogical documentation. Every genealogist should be required to own it. Read morePublished on May 25 2001 by Lotus Cirilo
I keep Ms. Mills's book next to me when documenting family history. As a person who has not done formal research, I did find some of the examples confusing, although there was a... Read morePublished on July 15 2000