The amount of genealogy information available online is increasing. So is the importance of a good, basic citation format for online genealogy databases. As usual, I’ve been implementing GEDCOM safe versions of the citation formats genealogy expert Elizabeth Shown Mills recommends. The source type for databases online is based on one of her basic formats. Following the suggested full reference format for online databases, helps you and other genealogists find the cited database in the future, indicates the quality of your work, and can be used as a basis for more specific source types.
In this video I demonstrate how to create the new source type. I used the GenealogyTools Source Type Customization Process that I created and shared in a previous article. All, but one of the fields used in this source type were created for other source types in previous videos. If you don’t have one or more it’s not a problem though. Just pause the video when I display each one and create one that is set up the same.
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