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From: Mills <>
Subject: Re: [APG] Language Translation Software
Date: Sat, 10 May 2003 22:25:25 -0500
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> Is this the primary reason for citations ? " If you subscribe to the
> that one reason for citations is to prevent being blamed for somebody
> I thought all the time it was so someone else could re- research your
> material. [In case you were some kind of nut case and couldn't do it
> properly. <g>.]
Nope, Sue. The *real* reason for citations, IMO, is so we can *keep
ourselves straight* <g>.
We're the ones who, day in and day out, have to evaluate and re-evaluate
what we have found so we won't end up making stupid conclusions in the end.
If we didn't know exactly where each piece of info came from -- especially
after we start finding all those records that conflict -- then we *would*
end up a nut case :).
Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL, FASG
Author, *Evidence! Citation & Analysis for the Family Historian*
Editor/Author, *Professional Genealogy: A Manual for
Researchers, Writers, Editors, Lecturers, and Librarians*
CG and CGL are service marks of the Board
for Certification of Genealogists, used under license by those
who have passed BCG's rigorous examination process.