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== Why Cite ==
You just want to explore your family tree, so why bother with all of this academic nonsense, right?
And if you are like me, you may need a little help remembering how you came to some conclusion some months ago.
== Guiding Principles ==
In order of importance:
* Citations help provide evidence of the conclusions (or 'facts') in your tree
* A citation should enable another researcher to easily identify the precise material you are referencing and how you came to some conclusion
* Citations should be as simple as possible to record. Don't waste time on extensive detail if you wont continue to be so thorough.
* Record a citation as soon as you can, before you forget or lose the details
If you are just starting out with your family tree, then you will probably want to just get started recording people and events in you tree. After a while, start adding citations to your tree. Then before you have gone too far with recording citations, occasionally review your citation style and consider how it might be when your tree is much larger and used by someone else.
== Sources, Repositories and Citations ==
== Using Gramps Citations ==
''Expand on [[Gramps_3.4_Wiki_Manual_-_Main_Window#Citations_Category]]''
== General Style =Core fields {| border="1"|+ Event |- | Event Type || asdf|- | Date || asdf|- | Place || asdf|- | Description || asdf|}
{| border="1"
|+ Source
! Gramps Field !! Core Value? !! Comment
|-
| Title || asdfYes || One of the most important fields, together with Citation Volume/Page. This should ensure the source can be uniquely identified.|-| Author || || |-| Id || || Let Gramps auto-populate this|-| Abbreviation || |||-| Pub. Info || ||
|}
 
{| border="1"
|+Repository:
! Gramps Field !! Core Value? !! Comment
|-
| Name (shared) || asdfYes ||
|-
| Type (shared) || asdfYes ||
|-
| Media Type (not shared) || asdfYes ||
|-
| Call number (not shared) || asdfNo? || This is a finding aide, to help locate the source within a given repository. (There is no equivalent mechanism to help locate a citation within the repository, which is relevant where the source is multi-volume or electronic.) How to handle web repositories?
|}
 
{| border="1"
|+Citation:
! Gramps Field !! Core Value? !! Comment
|-
| Date || ? || Is this intended to be the event date, document publication date or date that I reviewed the source?
|-
| Date Id || asdf|| Let Gramps auto-populate this
|-
| Volume/Page || asdfYes || One of the most important fields, together with Source Title. This should ensure that the relevant part within the source can be readily identified.|+|Confidence || Yes || Normally just the default. You may want to set this to 'Low' or 'Very Low' if you are not sure this is the right family
|}
= Simple Examples == Discussion with a relative == == Family Bible == == Birth, marriage and death certificates == == UK Census == [[Citation examples:England Census]] == US Census == == FamilySearch == == Ancestry.com records == = More Examples = == Newspaper clipping == == Newspaper Archive == == Multi-volume parish registers == == Census records spanning pages == == Census records spanning addresses == == Ancestry.com user trees Citing online evidence ==
== Imported GEDCOM file Examples ==
== * [[Citation examples:Discussion with a relative]]* [[Citation examples:Family Bible]]* [[Citation examples:Birth, marriage and death certificates]]* [[Citation examples:England Census]]* [[Citation examples:US Census]]* [[Citation examples:FamilySearch]]* [[Citation examples:Ancestry.com records]]* [[Citation examples:Newspaper clipping]]* [[Citation examples:Newspaper Archive]]* [[Citation examples:Multi-volume parish registers]]* [[Citation examples:Census records spanning pages]]* [[Citation examples:Census records spanning addresses]]* [[Citation examples:Imported GEDCOM file]]* [[Citation examples:Reusing 2nd-hand citations ==]]
== See Also ==
== External Links ==
* [http://ancestryinsider.blogspot.com/search/label/citations|The Ancestry Insider: Book Review: Evidence Explained]
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