Keep Calm and Cite Your Sources

keep calm and cite your sources

I got a good laugh out of the above posted which was created by Jennifer of Rainy Day Genealogy Readings.  It may not play as well here as it does in the UK where the “Keep Calm and Carry On” posters are part of an anti-terrorism campaign.

Jennifer told me she used the Keep Calm Generator to create her poster and I like it so much that I wanted to display it and link back to her blog.

While you’re here, check out out our Source Citations Quick Reference (opens in PDF) to help make the process easier.

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What happens when a “tech guy” with a love for history gets laid off during The Great Recession of 2008? You get Thomas MacEntee, a genealogy professional who’s also a blogger, educator, author, social media connector, online community builder and more. Thomas was laid off after a 25-year career in the information technology field, so he started his own genealogy-related business called High Definition Genealogy. He also created an online community of over 3,000 family history bloggers known as GeneaBloggers. His most recent endeavor, Hack Genealogy, is an attempt to “re-purpose today’s technology for tomorrow’s genealogy.” Thomas describes himself as a lifelong learner with a background in a multitude of topics who has finally figured out what he does best: teach, inspire, instigate, and serve as a curator and go-to-guy for concept nurturing and inspiration. Thomas is a big believer in success, and that we all succeed when we help each other find success.

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  2. I’ve been using EndNote, which works as an Add-on MS Word, to to organise and insert my references in my “real study life” for some time. I just started to use it for my family and photohistory research, and what a difference it makes! I had to create some new reference types to cater for things like documents and photographs, but I’m getting there.

    Although it does cost, I thoroughly recommend using such a programme (a) to create a well organised reference database, and (b) to avoid duplicating an enormous amount of effort. Although I haven’t used it myself, I believe Zotero is a similar citing utility which works as an add-on to Firefox, and is free.

  3. The Keep Calm and Cite Your Sources poster reminds me of the the story about an American Serviceman who came to London during WWW2 and expressed amazement at the British stoicism as the bombs rained down – posters everywhere saying “Take Courage”.

    Little did he know that Courage is the name of an English Brewery!

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