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07 April 2014

Imperfect Citations are Not the End of the World

It is easier for you to analyze information and determine how reliable it probably is if you know from where you got it. All data comes from somewhere. Your citation should get you back to the specific item from where you obtained the information. It is not the end of the world if you don't have the form "correct" or if you include too much in your citation. 

As long as you can easily get back to that page in the census from what you have written down, not having the enumeration district is not the end of the world. 

And if you need help with citations, try asking a more experienced genealogist for help or posting to a message board or genealogy page on Facebook.

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