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Citing family bibles

Evidence! Citation & Analysis for the Family HistorianDearREADERS,
Noted genealogy author & speaker Elizabeth Shown Mill's EVIDENCE! CITATION & ANALYSIS FOR FAMILY HISTORIANS explains that the primary citation in footnotes or endnotes for a family bible should follow this format:

1. Family data. Charles Bertrand Family Bible, LA SAINTE BIBLE, new edition
(Paris: Pourrat Freres, 1838); original owned in 1996 by Gary B. Mills(1732
Ridgedale Drive, Tuscaloosa, AL 35406). The Bertrand Family Bible passed
from Charles to his daughter Henrietta (Bertrand) Charlesville, to her
daughter Minerva (Charlesville) Mills, to her grandson, Gary B. Mills.

HERE'S THE TEST:
-- a. Can you explain how this detailed primary citation would prove useful to researchers?
-- b. Without peeking on p64 IBID, can you provide a bibliographic citation for the above referenced family bible?
-- c. What has Ol' Myrt neglected to provide in this brief article.

The FIRST THREE CORRECT ANSWERS posted on my blog will receive a free copy of my INTERNET GENEALOGY "little book."

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt     :)
 


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