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My Lackey based Sources


When Cite Your Sources: A Manual for Documenting Family histories and Genealogical Records by Richard S. Lackey (Jackson, Mississippi: University Press of Mississippi, 1980) was published it was a welcome addition to the genealogical world. It was the first style book published concerning citation with the genealogist, especially the new genealogist, specifically in mind. He covers 14 categories of sources which have been traditionally used by genealogists. What follows is my interpretation of his work, and especially how it might differ from the source templates provided by Wholly Genes in The Master Genealogist. I've given only the full citation, with exceptions, because (for those of you who have not read the book) the book does not even include the word bibliography, (except on page 27, where he gives a list of standard genealogical abbreviations), and he deals with the second, or short, citation in three pages.



If you, like me, are using the Mills cites, please consider adding some custom Lackey source templates to your sorce templates. There are times when I consider Lackey a lot easier to understand and use. If used properly they can make excellent looking citations.

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