Posted in Research Notes

Get Sensible About Citations

From Family Locket . . .

Have you ever read a family history with an interesting fact, like “Great Grandma was a full blooded Cherokee”? You’re excited to read more and see some proof, but there is nothing:   no source citations or documentation of any kind.  You’re left in the dark, wondering how much to believe in that history.

Diana Elder has the answer to that with her article on the importance of Citations and her strategy using five questions – Who? What? When? Where within? Where in the world? See for yourself!


Currently I'm researching my Barrett and Barker families in Georgia, Tennessee, Mississippi and Florida. Other surnames in my family tree include Link, Gervais, Blake, Henry, Levy and Turnbull (yes, that Turnbull).

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