How to cite your sources the way you want

Write citation on paper

Choose (or create) Source Elements

Choose (or create) Source Type

Add source to Master Source List
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y Source Categories in TMG follow one of two standards:
y Evidence by Elizabeth Shown Mills y Cite Your Sources by Richard S. Lackey y Or one of your own making

Custom (OK, three

standards)
y Evidence Explained by Elizabeth Shown Mills (2008) y Archives fact sheets
y State Records NSW Archives in Brief No. 10

Citing Citing
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State Archives y National Archives of Australia fact Sheet 7 archival records
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Definition: Source types specify which characteristics of the source are to be recorded, and how the footnotes and bibliography entries will be formatted. 1
y Characteristics

title, author, publisher, date, publisher

location, etc y Format how to arrange these characteristics when citing the source order, punctuation

1. Terry Reigel, A Primer for The Master Genealogist (Modbury, South Australia: Gould Genealogy, 2008), 46.
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These are the characteristics of the source. Source Groups = Source citation FIELDS Source Elements = Source citation field LABELS
y There are 32 Source Groups (fields)

can use each one

only once, but in any order y Use Source Elements (labels) to make data entry easier when creating Source in Master Source List
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Full footnote where you cite the source for a specific piece of information, includes Citation Detail Short footnote short version of full footnote for subsequent citations of same source, includes Citation Detail Bibliography list of sources at the end of the book, report, chart, etc. Shown in Output form tab

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Hoffman, Lee H. (editor). Getting the Most out of The Master Genealogist. Modbury, South Australia: Gould Genealogy, 2003. Mills, Elizabeth Shown. Evidence Explained, Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2007. National Archives of Australia. Fact sheet 7 Citing archival records. Website. http://www.naa.gov.au/about-us/publications/fact-sheets/fs07.aspx, retrieved 17 May 2009. Reigel, Terry. A Primer for The Master Genealogist. Modbury, South Australia: Gould Genealogy, 2008. Reigel, Terry. Working with Source Elements and Groups. Website. Terry Reigel. Terry s TMG Tips. http://tmg.reigelridge.com/Source-Elements.htm: last updated 5 May 2006. State Records New South Wales. Archives in Brief No. 10 Citing State archives. Website. http://www.records.nsw.gov.au/state-archives/guides-and-findingaids/archives-in-brief/archives-in-brief-10, retrieved 17 May 2009.

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