Friday, February 25, 2011
After working on one of my Rhode Island ancestors this week, I decided to try my hand at writing a citation using the software application. What I wanted to do was start a "file" of citations with a reference to Elizabeth S own Mills' book.
I opened a new RootsMagic file and saved it naming it Citations. I pulled down the Lists menu and chose "Source List". The Master Source dialog box opened.
I searched the extensive list for a citation that matches Austin's Genealogical Dictionary which I own on CD having purchased it a few years ago.
A friend of mine has this actual book. It is a huge book resembling an atlas. I could not pick it up. But, what I did learn after looking at her copy was that I wanted to buy exact copies of the pages. I was quite excited when I found out you could buy it on CD and the pages were exact copies right down to the page numbers. It was worth every penny.
After reading Bruce Buzbee's book, I discovered that each reference has a great Ref. See, it? The EE refers to ESM's book page number.
I printed the title page of Austin's book and the information about the CD itself. I returned to the Web site and printed how I purchased it. Then I copy and pasted that information into a Word document. So, now when anyone asks me, I can share the right information with them.
Next, I started to write my own citation. My office floor has Mills open, the RootsMagic book open and all of the printouts I need. My plan is to get one done today.
I made this screenshot to help me remember how I am going to do other frequently used references.