I don't include "correct, property formatted" citations in posts either. I know there are some that do and others who view it as a "must." I don't. However, I do include enough detail in the blog post so that someone who actually reads the post can easily determine where and how I located the information. It's my firm belief that genealogists need to be able to read, think critically and to analyze the information they encounter. If there's ever a time when a detail or two has been omitted and a reader would like more information about where something was located, I'm more than happy to provide that information or to update the post. Those who are bothered or offended by that approach can simply stop reading. I do include complete, property formatted citations in Casefile Clues.
Because I only write about my children's ancestry, I do not research for others, period. I simply do not have time nor do I write about areas in which I have no interest or expertise. My children's ancestry, by ethnicity is:
- 1/4 Ostfriesian-from 19th Century immigrants
- 1/16 Irish-from 19th Century immigrants
- 1/16 Swedish-from 19th Century immigrants
- 1/16 Belgian-from 19th Century immigrants
- 1/16 English-from 19th Century immigrants
- 1/16 French-Canadian-from 19th Century immigrants
- 3/32 German-from 19th Century immigrants
- 1/32 Swiss-from 19th Century immigrants
- the rest?--various families from Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio, New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Tennessee that include Mayflower passengers and 16th century Virginia immigrants.
- And there's cousins who settled all over the United States and my wife has a step-great-grandfather who was a Greek immigrant to Chicago.
And to those who read on a regular basis...thanks! It is appreciated.