Citations

When you look at your list of sources in the Record Window you will see a column labelled "Citation". This column shows you how many times a particular source has been cited (ie, quoted or used). When you use the automatic source citation Family Historian automatically cites the selected source for every new event or attribute which you enter. Some rare sources might only have one or two citations (in other words they are only linked to one or two events or attributes). Other sources might have several hundred citations. If for instance you use generic sources such as "birth certificate" or "1881 census" you might have several thousand citations for each individual source. See Index for related topics.

Confusingly the word citation may also be used to describe a reference or source as well as the act of citing a particular source or work. Wikipedia has an excellent explanation of the word Citation.

See the article on Source Records for more information.

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The Citation is the extract or reference to the part of the source that refers to the individual in question.

An example of a citation would be a birth certificate which would have citations linking that source to the individual’s date and place of birth, the names and residence of the parents often including the woman's maiden name and the father’s occupation.

The citation acts as a link between a piece of information, such as an individual's event or attribute, and the source of that information. The citation may have information recorded within it or may be left empty with the data all recorded within the source record.

The Citation is the extract or reference to the part of the source that refers to the individual in question.

An example of a citation would be a birth cerificate which would have citations linking that source to the individual’s date and place of birth, the names and residence of the parents often including the woman's maiden name and the father’s occupation.

The citation acts as a link between a piece of information, such as an individual's event or attribute, and the source of that information. The citation may have information recorded within it or may be left empty with the data all recorded within the source record.

Acknowledgements

David Banks Re: [FHU] Sources - and citations and repositories 23/03/04