2013/5/27 John Ralls <jralls@ceridwen.us>

On May 27, 2013, at 12:57 AM, Benny Malengier <benny.malengier@gmail.com> wrote:

> I must confess, I did not read that book, nor did I read that website :-) I only read the GEP and the excell sheet, and then worked based on my experience with bibtex references (I publish after all so understand citing and the needs).

Gramps aside, as a genealogist you should study and understand either "Evidence!" or the first 2 chapters of "Evidence
Explained".  Not for the style guide but for the clear explanation of what needs to go into a source citation as well as a nice
overview of how to analyze a source in context.

I code on Gramps, and I maintain a small family tree of myself, but I'm not a genealogist. The original author of Gramps did not even maintain a family tree, he made Gramps to help his father, so at least I'm marginally better suited as admin.

That said, I wouldn't mind reading the first chapters. Amazon in Europe only sells it through resellers though (so extra shipping cost for me), starting at 70 Eur for used versions ..

That is a bit steep in my opinion.  I don't see the cheaper Evidence! here on amazon.de.


It's either/or because "Evidence Explained" is an expansion of "Evidence!" with all the cookbook stuff added, and made to read more like a manual. Her publishers made her do it, but they right: Even though it costs 3x more it has outsold "Evidence!" many time over (based on Amazon.com rankings, I didn't ask her).

John Ralls