52 Weeks to Better Genealogy – Challenge 43 – Source Citations

52 Weeks To Better Genealogy

52 Weeks To Better Genealogy – Challenge 43

Week 43: Brush up on your knowledge of citations. The most detailed element of genealogy is also the most important. Take some time to review articles, books and web sites on the subject. If you have a copy of Elizabeth Shown Mills’ Evidence Explained, you can read it as part of this challenge. If you do not, consider getting the book, then review some of these pages and the links they contain: Genealogy Source Citations Quick Reference by Thomas MacEntee at Genealbloggers.com (this is a PDF file), Citing Sources at Cyndi’s List and Documenting Your Research / Citing Your Sources at About.com. Bloggers, do you have a favorite book, web site or tool for helping you craft quality citations?

This challenge runs from Saturday, October 23, 2010 through Friday, October 29, 2010.

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Here are the latest posts from GeneaBloggers members on this week’s challenge:

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52 Weeks To Better Genealogy by Amy Coffin is a series of weekly blogging prompts that are a bit more challenging and are geared towards those new to the field of genealogy and family history as well as those who want to brush up on some skills which might be a bit rusty. Please include an attribution link if you participate.

© 2010, copyright Thomas MacEntee

52 Weeks to Better Genealogy – Challenge 42 – Queries

52 Weeks To Better Genealogy

52 Weeks To Better Genealogy – Challenge 42

Week 42: Based on the browsing you did last week at the RootsWeb index page, write a genealogy query that could be posted on a message board. Draw on the elements of a good discussion-list post you learned in the week #39 challenge to write a quality query of your own. You do not have to post your query on a public forum if you do not feel comfortable doing so. The challenge is to practice writing queries that provide good detail information without being too wordy. If you write a genealogy blog, consider sharing some of your tips for writing a good query, or post an example of your own.

This challenge runs from Saturday, October 16, 2010 through Friday, October 22, 2010.

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Here are the latest posts from GeneaBloggers members on this week’s challenge:

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52 Weeks To Better Genealogy by Amy Coffin is a series of weekly blogging prompts that are a bit more challenging and are geared towards those new to the field of genealogy and family history as well as those who want to brush up on some skills which might be a bit rusty. Please include an attribution link if you participate.

© 2010, copyright Thomas MacEntee

52 Weeks to Better Genealogy – Challenge 41 – Message Boards

52 Weeks To Better Genealogy

52 Weeks To Better Genealogy – Challenge 41

Week 41: Review message board posts that pertain to your genealogy interests, or in your local area. One of the best places to browse lists is the RootsWeb index page that’s part of Ancestry.com. Use this week to browse some lists and see the types of questions that are being asked. If you’re very familiar with RootsWeb, return to some of the lists you haven’t visited in a while. Some queries are written better than others, so note what information you think is essential to a good discussion post. Blog authors can discuss any aspect of message boards and their posts with readers.

This challenge runs from Saturday, October 9, 2010 through Friday, October 15, 2010.

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Here are the latest posts from GeneaBloggers members on this week’s challenge:

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52 Weeks To Better Genealogy by Amy Coffin is a series of weekly blogging prompts that are a bit more challenging and are geared towards those new to the field of genealogy and family history as well as those who want to brush up on some skills which might be a bit rusty. Please include an attribution link if you participate.

© 2010, copyright Thomas MacEntee