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From: "Debbie Mayes" <>
Subject: Re: [APG] BCG portfolio questions, Requirement #6
Date: Sat, 14 Feb 2009 15:23:42 -0500
Thanks. You are right. Using footnotes is not in the instructions. I
looked to see where I read that. It is in Professional Genealogy. The book
says you can use either but that footnotes seem to be the preference today.
I'm almost finished with Requirement #6 so I'm going to stick with the
I footnoted that I created the table and the date I made it. I footnoted
each of the facts I used in the discussion in the text off of the table.
Am I understanding that I don't have to cite every item that's in the table,
only the ones I use in the discussion?
The table is not cumbersome, only citing every item on it. I think the
table is helpful with what I'm saying in the text so I want to keep it in my
Thanks for letting me know that each page doesn't need to be dated.
Should my name and which requirement be listed on each page or is that also
I appreciate you taking the time to answer my questions. You've been a
Deborah Carder Mayes
----- Original Message -----
From: "Laura DeGrazia" <>
To: "'Debbie Mayes'" <>; "'apg list'" <>
Sent: Saturday, February 14, 2009 12:40 PM
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
> 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
> 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
> 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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