At first it’s surprising how often our ancestors names are misspelled in artifacts. After a short time it becomes commonplace. All family historians need a method for dealing with this common occurrence. Capturing the error while simplifying information retrieval is a matter of including the misspelling in the citation, followed by the correct name in square brackets. This approach is recommended in Elizabeth Shown Mills’ must-have book, Evidence Explained: Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace. This video from the MacGenealogist.com Archives will walk you through how to properly cite such a source in the Mac genealogy software, Reunion 9.
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