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Offline petwal

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« on: Saturday 21 November 15 04:40 GMT (UK) »
Dear Roots Chatterers
I have received a family tree from a distant relative in a message from Roots Chat. I wish to use this in my "Ancestry" family tree. How do I cite the information & do I acknowledge the person or the Roots chat message board.
Thanks petwal
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« Reply #1 on: Saturday 21 November 15 04:46 GMT (UK) »
Hi

You would acknowledge the person but I would also ask them if it was ok to add to your online tree, and I would verify the details before doing so.

Andy


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Re: Correct citation
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 21 November 15 05:35 GMT (UK) »
Hi petwal

I have been given information on lost family members from RC people which has helped me immensely. I was also asked to not post any pictures given , nor any of the wills.

I have kept that promise.

I would
1. Get permission of what you can and cant
2. Check the information given. ( not doubting the source but its good practice to see what you would have found)
3. Then cite where YOU found the info.

If you wish to give the poster a mention and RootsChat  by all means do so , but I would never cite it as '' Given by a Rootschat genealogist so it must be true'' :D

We help people because we want to and ultimately we have no control what we do give away , but be warned that some posters have long memories and the information you gain today may be lost the next time you ask. :)
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Maternal: Munn, Simpson , Brighton, Clayfield, Westmacott, Corbell, Hatherell, Blacksell/Blackstone, Boothey , Muirhead

Son: Bull, Kneebone, Lehmann, Cronin, Fowler, Yates, Biglands, Rix, Carpenter, Pethick, Carrick, Male, London, Jacka, Tilbrook, Scott, Hampshire, Buckley

Brickwalls-   Schumann, Simpson,Westmacott/Wennicot
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Re: Correct citation
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 21 November 15 06:07 GMT (UK) »
Agree with David apart from the penultimate paragraph.

Where you can't find out the information yourself eg it might be an entry from the poster's family bible, I think it's acceptable to create a source called something like Extract from X's Family Tree. Give a description in the Details section, of course respecting the limits agreed, with a repository of Rootschat.

That way you and whoever looks at your tree can see how you got the information and can assess it against any information they might have
Middlesex: KING,  MUMFORD, COOK, ROUSE, GOODALL, BROWN
Oxford: MATTHEWS, MOSS
Kent: SPOONER, THOMAS, KILLICK, COLLINS
Cambs: PRIGG, LEACH
Hants: FOSTER
Montgomery: BREES
Surrey: REEVE


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« Reply #4 on: Saturday 21 November 15 06:11 GMT (UK) »
And if the information was posted publicly on the message boards then I don't see what's wrong in providing a link to that
Middlesex: KING,  MUMFORD, COOK, ROUSE, GOODALL, BROWN
Oxford: MATTHEWS, MOSS
Kent: SPOONER, THOMAS, KILLICK, COLLINS
Cambs: PRIGG, LEACH
Hants: FOSTER
Montgomery: BREES
Surrey: REEVE

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Re: Correct citation
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 21 November 15 07:05 GMT (UK) »
Dear andycand  DavidG02  StevieSteve :)Thanks for the replies and the good advice. I will get in touch with person who gave me the information and ask for permission and check all details that I can
petwal
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