Having consistent and thorough citations is one way we can make WikiTree even better. The goal of this project is to provide guidance on making full reference notes using the Evidence Explained citation style. If you'd like to help, please use the third edition of Evidence Explained. The purpose of this project is not to be exhaustive, but to provide citation examples for some of the more common sources that WikiTree members may use. Feel free to add to list if you feel something is missing.
Right now this project just has one member, me. I am Jason Tilley.
Here are some of the tasks that I think need to be done. I'll be working on them, and could use your help.
- Edit the project page to provide citation styles and examples for various types of sources
- Develop EE citation style templates
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Archives and Artifacts
Family Bible Records
[Bible owner] Family Bible Records, [inclusive dates with en dash], Title of Bible ([Publication Place]: [Publisher], [Year Published]), "[Page or Section]"; Privately held by [Last Known Owner], [Owner's Location], [Year owned].
- James Smith Family Bible Records, 1940–1997, The Holy Bible (Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, 1938), "Marriages"; Privately held by John Smith, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2004.
[Writer] ([Affiliation], [Location]) to [Recipient], [Item Type], [Record Date], [Subject or nature of data provided].
James Smith (100 First Street, Hattiesburg, MS 39401) to John Smith, letter, 21 April 1916; privately held by Robert Smith, 2017. Richard Smith was the great-grandfather of James Smith, and this information is indicated in this letter.
Business and Institutional Records
[Corporate Owner, if different]. [Website Title], database with images ([URL] : accessed [Date Accessed]), [item of interest], [credit line].
Find A Grave, database with images (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 1 April 2017), memorial 1000001, John Smith (1915–1994), Floral Meadows Cemetery, Biloxi, Harrison County, Mississippi; gravestone photograph by BiloxiBill.
Online Database (Stable URL)
"[Census ID]", [Item Type], [Website Title] ([URL] : accessed [Date Accessed]) entry for [Person(s) of Interest], [Jurisdiction]; [credit line].
"United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MSRQ-J19 : accessed 21 April 2017), entry for Albert Wills in household of Charles H Wills, Police Jury Ward 2, Justice of Peace Ward 4 Grand Coteau town, St. Landry, Louisiana, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 53, sheet 17B, family 188, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,240,580.
Named Volumes Held by Church
Pedigree Resource Files
[Parish] ([town], England), [Item Type], [year range], vol. [volume ID], p. [page number], [event] of [Person(s) of Interest] (year); Publisher, [City].,
Somerset Parish (Taunton, England), Parish Registers, 1698–1765, vol. D\P\fr.jo/2/1/2, p. 112, Baptism of Joseph Burt (1719); Somerset Archives & Local Studies, Taunton.
Local & State Records: Courts and Governance
Local & State Records: Licenses, Registrations, Rolls and Vital Records
State Military Pension Rolls
State Vital-Records Certificates
Local & State Records: Property & Probates
State Tax Rolls
National Government Records
Online Land Office Records
With emphasis on the original document
[Name] ([Location]), [Patent Type] no. [Patent Number]; "Land Patent Search," images, General Land Office Records (www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/default.aspx : accessed [Date]).
John Smith (Jasper County, Mississippi), homestead patent no. 15367; "Land Patent Search," images, General Land Office Records (www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/default.aspx : accessed 1 April 2015).
Bounty Land Records
Social Security Records
Publications: Books, CDs, Maps, Leaflets & Videos
Multivolume Book Set
Publications: Legal Works & Government Documents
Publications: Periodicals, Broadcasts & Web Miscellaneous
Print Newspaper Articles
Online Newspaper Archives
- ↑ Elizabeth Shown Mills, Evidence Explained: Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace, Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co.; 3rd edition (May 22, 2015).
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