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Quicksheet Citing Ancestry.com Databases & Images Book Supplement – August 2, 2010
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Her 13 prize-winning books range from reference works such as "Evidence Explained: Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace" (Library Journal 2007 Best Reference) to the historical novel, "Isle of Canes," which chronicles a family of freed slaves across four generations, and is drawn from Mills's own research in the archives of six nations.
Her latest work is the greatly enlarged, revised edition of the Louisiana State University Press classic, THE FORGOTTEN PEOPLE: CANE RIVER'S CREOLES OF COLOR.
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One of the Quicksheets just purchased is specific to Ancestry.com. Laminated on four pages, it provides templates and examples for writing Source List Entries, full Reference Notes as well as the subsequent reference notes if any to Ancestry Databases, Record types, and Images. Figuring out how to 'source' items and events I find on Ancestry.com will no longer 'throw' me! From census images, military records, newspapers to maps and wills, Elizabeth Shown Mills has my back. Hooray!
The other Quicksheet purchased is a double sided laminated research guide. It is brilliant in its succinctness! It is titled, "Genealogical Problem Analysis: A Strategic Plan." It contains a Life Stage Worksheet template on one side to remind me of all the different life events that my subject person may have experienced and for which written traces my still exist. On the other side is a well written, "10 Steps to a Solution" guide which begins with "1) Focus on understanding, not upon finding names. 2) Organize, chronologically, known 'facts' about the problem person. 3) Separate documented ... from undocumented 'facts'" Each step is so logical and linearly cohesive. To the degree that I follow her guidance, Ms. Shown Mills guide should help me be more focused as well as more accurate. This Quicksheet also provides a great reminder that their are great differences between Original vs Derivative Sources, Primary vs Secondary Information and Direct vs Indirect Evidence.
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Quick overview pages to assist users of Ancestry, helps locate items.Published 2 days ago by VP Customer
I have been a family historian for more than 40 years, and sometimes figuring out how to cite sources, especially online sources, can be a pain. Read morePublished 23 days ago by P. Munson-siter
Good tool for those who use Ancestry.com website.... not sure how long it will stay up-to-date with all the new additional databases that Ancestry.com is adding all the time. Read morePublished 28 days ago by C. Peters