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From: "Linda Woodward Geiger" <>
Subject: RE: [APG] Tombstone citation
Date: Sat, 25 Jun 2005 13:28:28 -0400
Rondina has given a nice source citation for the tombstone of Henry Clara
<<Henry Clara Parker tombstone, Buffalo Cemetery, Leon County, Texas;
photographed by Rondina Phillips Muncy, 9 April 2004.>>
Source citations should lead the reader, or researcher, back to the exact
location [I know, tombstones can fall down, get eaten by trees, vandalized,
etc.]. Therefore, when a cemetery is marked off in nice rectangular plots
with streets and walk ways it is easy to add a "street" or plot address
which is an asset, particularly for large cemeteries. When "streets" and
"sections" are not marked, but the rows simulate a rectangular array or grid
system, then adding the row number would serve as an alternative
distinction. Of course not all cemeteries are created equal <g>.
In my early genealogy years, I recorded cemeteries with citations similar to
that provided for Henry, but alas, I've not been able to locate that stone
some twenty years latter. Oh, If, I'd only recorded the row number.
Linda Woodward Geiger, CGRS(sm), CGL(sm)
* CGRS, Certified Genealogical Records Specialist, and CGL, Certified
Genealogical Lecturer, are service marks of the Board for Certification of
Genealogists, used under license by certificants of the board after periodic
competency evaluations, and the board name is registered in the US Patent &
Sent: Saturday, June 25, 2005 10:46 AM
Subject: [APG] Tombstone citation
Henry Clara Parker tombstone, Buffalo Cemetery, Leon County, Texas;
photographed by Rondina Phillips Muncy, 9 April 2004.
The above is an example of a full citation for a tombstone. No discussion
about the name, dates, or features of the stone should be placed in the
unless there is an extenuating circumstance. For example, two tombstones for
one person. [Elizabeth-please pipe in here if you need to correct me.]
Elizabeth Shown Mills book, Evidence! for the gravestone citations and the
explanation in the front as to what the components of full and short
and bibliography citations consist of.
Sorry for the large typeface this morning.
Rondina P. Muncy
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