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Subject: Re: [APG] BCG portfolio questions, Requirement #6
Date: Sat, 14 Feb 2009 19:40:40 +0000 (UTC)
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I have sometimes noticed when a case study is presented in a journal, that the data are presented in both a discussion and a table. Each fact in the discussion is footnoted, and the table includes a note that the data in the table is previously cited in the discussion. Is this acceptable for the BCG Case Study Requirement #6?

Thank you.

Cathi Desmarais

----- Original Message -----
From: "Laura DeGrazia" <>
To: "Debbie Mayes" <>, "apg list" <>
Sent: Saturday, February 14, 2009 12:40:01 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: Re: [APG] BCG portfolio questions, Requirement  #6


The Application Guide instructions for Requirement #6, the case study, do
not state that you must use footnotes rather than endnotes. Yes, the
examples cited usually do use footnotes, but it is not a requirement.

In the situation with your table and thirty-two source citations, you asked
about using a single footnote to refer the reader to a complete list of
sources inserted elsewhere in the case study. I wouldn't recommend using
that approach. Your case study should link each fact with the source or
sources from which it was taken. If you opt to provide a separate list of
sources it might be less obvious which pieces of information were taken from
each source.

If the table and accompanying source citations are cumbersome, think about
presenting the data in a discussion. Tables are handy in some cases, but
discussions provide the opportunity to present both the data and your
analysis of that data.

You also asked about the use of dates when printing out the pages of
portfolio. There is no requirement that the individual pages of the
portfolio include a date. You don't need to include a date at all.

Wishing you success!


Laura Murphy DeGrazia, CG*
President, Board for Certification of Genealogists

*CG, Certified Genealogist is a service mark of the Board for Certification
of Genealogists, used under license by board certificants after periodic
evaluation, and the board name is registered in the US Patent & Trademark


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