If genealogy instructors are looking for a great blog post that demonstrates how to cite sources and give credit where credit is due, Ol' Myrt here suggests the 5 July 2012 blog post titled "EvidenceExplained.com" by Carolyn L. Barkley in her blog GenealogyandFamilyHistory.com which she bills as "A Blog About Genealogy Books and Their Authors."
POINTS TO CONSIDER
1. Who inspired you? In the opening lines of Carolyn's blog post, she credits Randy Seaver's 3 July 2012 Tuesday's Tip1 at GeneaMusings as the inspiration for her post. She elected to give the URL (web address) reference in footnote 1, copied below.
2. In-Paragraph Citations Notice Carolyn's fourth paragraph includes text that is hyperlinked to the website in question, as she writes:
"A new addition to this body of work is a website: Evidence Explained: Historical Analysis, Source and Citation Usage. The website is one that should be used by anyone researching family history or writing a family history, a blog article, a client report, or any other type of genealogy-related writing."
3. Footnote citations Carolyn used the typical long line separating the text of the blog from the footnote section, and then proceeds to give six citations - 1 to a blog, 4 web pages and 2 forum discussions.
____________________________________________________________________1 Randy Seaver, “Tuesday’s Tip – Check Out the Evidence Explained Website,” Randy Seaver, Genea-Musings, 3 July 2012 (http://www.geneamusings.com/2012/07/tuesdays-tip-check-out-evidence.html : accessed 3 July 2012).
WHAT'S YOUR STYLE?
Ol' Myrt here tends to use in-paragraph citations. Notable genealogy bloggers using more formal citations include:
Analysis of the Elizabeth (Smith) Hait family history, 1938, part one ," Planting the Seeds Blog, posted 18 June 2012 (https://michaelhait.wordpress.com : accessed 23 July 2012).
HOW WOULD IT BE?If all genealogy bloggers were as careful to give credit where credit is due, it would be a lot easier to judge a compiled genealogy and the perpetuation of false lineages would be cut down considerably.