Wouldn’t it be great if you could find information about your ancestor on a database site such as Ancestry.com
, and just click to add the ancestor information and a properly formatted source citation to your genealogy software?
Mark Tucker, the software architect who blogs at Think Genealogy
, says the technology exists to make this happen. He created a video to prove it
It sure looks simple: On a sample Web site he'd set up, Tucker clicks a "quick citation" link next to digitized pages from a family history book. Then, switching back to his RootsMagic 4
software, he shows how the source citation and information about his ancestor has been automatically exported to the software. (Tucker says this also could work in Family Tree Maker 2009
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At the end of the video
, he encourages you to contact database companies you use to encourage them to adopt this easy method of source citation. You also can take a survey about your source citation needs.