Historical Documents

Citing Historical Sources

Mills, Elizabeth Shown. Evidence explained: citing history sources from artifacts to cyberspace. Baltimore, MD.: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2007. 881 p.

Note: Evidence Explained guides you through a maze of sources not covered by other citation manuals — all kinds of original records, accessed through different media. A thousand citation models for U.S. and international documents demonstrate how to handle the quirks that stump us when we use those materials. Evidence Explained is the go-to guide for everyone who explores the past."

Organized as follows:  Fundamentals of Evidence Analysis, Fundamentals of Citation, Archives & Artifacts, Business & Institutional Records, Cemetery Records, Census Records, Church Records, Local & State Records: Courts and Governance, Local & State Records: Licenses, Registrations, Rolls & Vital Records, Local & State Records: Property & Probates; National Government Records, Publications: Books, CDs Maps, Leaflets & Videos, Publications: Legal Works & Government Documents, Publications: Periodicals, Broadcasts & Web Miscellanea.

Available:  WPL, Reference, 907.2 Mills, and for sale at Amazon.com