Michael, this is a good question and one that had me confused for a long
time. Here is how I differentiate between "source" and "citation": a
source is a physical object such as a birth certificate or a tombstone,
that can been seen and touched somewhere. Reference to it at
familysearch.org I handle as a citation. Here is an example:
Event: grandmother & grandfather marriage
Source: marriage certificate
Media: .pdf copy of image of certificate from familysearch.org
Media note for image: citation of familysearch.org with full web
Repository: county of marriage, county clerk's office, etc.
When I find something new at familysearch, I go ahead and copy the
page/image and add it with the full citation to the person or event, along
with a tag to do more research to locate the source and repository. This
helps me to direct and organize my research.
On Thu, Feb 2, 2012 at 8:04 AM, Michael C Tiernan <michael.tiernan@...
> Again, I'm asking for us to share ideas and thoughts about how to approach
> the mechanics of doing/recording research using Gramps.
> I'm sure that this is heavier on the general genealogical side of the
> discussion but I thought it might benefit all of us (read novices) to have
> the discussion in terms of Gramps usage. I expect that any pointers (to
> websites, etc.) that can be shared would be very helpful too.
> Here's the "problem" I'm addressing right now....
> First the setup....
> I have an entry for my paternal grandmother.
> The confirmation of her name, her marriage to my grandfather, and the
> names of her parents, her DOB, and other associated facts comes from a page
> from the familysearch.org website. I took a screenshot of the page and
> have that saved as an image on disk.
> I might be less assured of the stability of the overall world wide web
> than most which is why I have my own copy of this document now. (Printed
> and in a notebook of course.)
> Now the meat of the question....
> When entering the 'source' for the associated facts, such as creating
> entries for her parents, is it wiser to cite the 'online' source or my
> document? And if the answer is my document, is there a "best practices" way
> of doing it?
> Currently, I cite the information as provided by the website as a source
> and the repository has two entries, the online website and the info for my
> Is this sort of thing "over the top" or does it seem reasonable?
> And thanks to everyone for sharing and their time in these discussions.
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