|Created by Lynn Palermo, used with her permission|
Lynn Palermo (The Armchair Genealogist), recently wrote A 10 Step Plan: Getting Sources & Citations Under Control and created a really neat graphic to go with it! She states ...
We all were pulled into the excitement of the research, the thrill of the hunt and discovery of our family history. Eventually we all come to realize the importance of knowing where our information came from, and what sources we have to support our history as fact. However, more often then you realize, this knowledge arrives after we've been researching for some time.
So true. It is easy to want to only do the exciting part. Ask any genealogist if they like to write reports or similar and that booming sound was probably most of them saying “NO!” Well, citing sources ranks right there with report writing.
I like how
views source citing as part of a bigger process and not an end unto
itself. It’s part of an organic
process that we can use regularly as we do our research. Whenever we can make some element of our
research part of a bigger habit, the more likely we are to stick with it. Putting my floss next to my daily medicines
has sure helped my dental health! Lynn
Do you agree with her 10 steps? Would you want to add 1 or 2 more and if so, what?
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