Tuesday, April 21, 2009

A Better Way To Cite Onlie Sources

The following comes to us courtesy of the APG message boards:

"I feel this topic is important for professional genealogists and that is whyI am posting it here.Phoenix, AZ - April 20, 2009. Every genealogist and family historian frombeginner to professional will at some time confront the issue of sourcecitations. Although great advances have been made in recent years tostandardize and simplify citations, it is still too difficult. Today onThinkGenealogy.com a video was released that proposes a better way to citeonline sources.


This 7.5 minute video consists of two sections. The first section discussessome of the current issues with citing sources especially when it comes toonline sources. The second section demonstrates an approach to quickly andaccurately cite online sources. The technology needed to accomplish thisexists today. The changes proposed by this video requires collaborationbetween various providers of genealogy software and services. As a genealogy community, we have at times united to get our voices heard insuch areas as records preservation & access, NARA fees, and other topics ofkey concern. You are invited to watch the video, provide feedback, andlearn how we can work together to make citing online sources approachable toall researchers.About ThinkGenealogy.comThinkGenealogy.com is a blog created in July 2007 to discuss ideas andinnovation in genealogy and genealogy software. It was recently recognizedby ProGenealogists, Inc. as one of the 25 Most Popular Genealogy Blogs for2009.

To learn more, visit: www.ThinkGenealogy.com

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