Professional Genealogists Focus On Their Citations

Professional genealogists discover their genealogy information and record the source of this information.  We write our citations so that anyone can take that citation and trace it back to where the source information was discovered.  All genealogy information discovered should be sourced because it brings validity to the genealogy facts.  “Evidence! Citations & Analysis for the Family Historian” by Elizabeth Shown Mills describes the various types of citations depending on the type of repository.  It can be found on and this ethical approach is described on our Melick Genealogists website at

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