C is for...Cite your sources! OK, I'll admit that this probably the most not so fun part of genealogy, but it is a necessary step. It's kind of like enjoying a feast and then having to wash the dishes - nobody wants to wash the dishes, but it has to be done! Why Cite your sources? Here are just a few reasons why:
- It helps you organize your research so you do not duplicate work
- It lends credibility to the information you provide (so people will know you didn't just make this stuff up!)
- It provides a path to follow for anyone else reviewing or continuing your research
Check out these great examples from Ancestral Findings on how to Cite sources!