Another project I spent part of both October and November on was working with my source citations. In my Legacy program, I had both the old style (original) sources and the new style (sourcewriter) sources. The orderly researcher in me just wants everything to be one way and as close to best practice as possible. Lucky for me I haven't been doing this genealogy thing too long and although I had kept track of my sources (usually right in the event notes) I had not always gotten around to using the source function in Legacy (I know mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa). Well I spent some time reading through Evidence Explained, various blogs, and the Legacy Users' Forum and came to a few conclusions.
- I am a lumper
- I want all my sources to be grouped by type for easy reference
- I want all my sources to be in a similar format
My tip for all of us is to spend some time cleaning up our databases (the boring, no so much fun part of this obsession) and come Spring we will have everything clean, organized and ready to go. So what are you up to with your genealogy database program and how do you make it work for you? Have you set any December genealogy goals?
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