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Thomas W. Jones, Mastering Genealogical Documentation, (Arlington, Virginia: National Genealogical Society, 2017.) Softbound available from the publisher’s website Kindle format at Amazon here:


Wednesday, 13 Sep 2017

Chapter 1 - The Purpose and Nature of Genealogical Documentation


Wednesday, 20 Sep 2017

Chapter 2 - Noncitation Aspects of Genealogical Documentation


Wednesday, 27 Sep 2017

Chapter 3 - Citation Settings, Forms and Shortcuts


Wednesday, 4 Oct 2017

Chapter 4 - Assembling Components into Clear Citations


Wednesday, 11 Oct 2017

Chapter 5 - Capitalization, Italics, Punctuation and Other Citation Subtleties


Wednesday, 18 Oct 2017

Chapter 6 - Determining a Source's Publication Status


Wednesday, 25 Oct 2017

Chapter 7 - Issues in Citing Source Titles, Descriptions or Both


Wednesday, 1 Nov 2017

Chapter 8 - Authors, Creators and Informants


Wednesday, 8 Nov 2017

Chapter 9 - Citing Absent, Hidden, Obvious, and Perplexing Dates for Sources, Information and Events


Wednesday, 15 Nov 2017

Chapter 10 - Citing Numbered, Grouped, and Subgrouped Offline Sources and Information Items


Wednesday, 22 Nov 2017

Chapter 11 - Answering the Wherin and Whereis Citation Questions for Online Sources


Wednesday, 29 Nov 2017

Chapter 12 - Identifying Offline Publishers and Repositories


Wednesday, 6 Dec 2017

Chapter 13 - Citing Original Online Content


Wednesday, 13 Dec 2017

Chapter 14 - Citing Images of Previously Published Material


(December break)


Wednesday, 3 Jan 2018

Chapter 15 - Citing Images of Previously Unpublished Material


Wednesday, 10 Jan 2018

Chapter 16 - Multiparty Options for Citing Images


Wednesday, 17 Jan 2018

Chapter 17 - Documenting on Your Own


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