Monday, April 7, 2014

Citing Ancestry.com Member Trees in Legacy Family Tree

I have been following Russ Worthington's posts at Family Tree Maker User about citing Ancestry.com Member Trees in FTM and I found a way to do the same in Legacy.  A way that works for me at least.

I chose to add a generic source and then from the drop down menu Online database.


The Source List Name is the name that you see in your source list for easy retrieval.  I put **USE THIS ONE** to make it stand out until I get the others cleared out.

I left the fields for author last name, author given name, author suffix, date and agency/creator blank to get the results that I wanted. Click save and move to the detail section.


In the item of interest field I put the name of the Member Tree in quotation marks, family tree by member name, profile for with birth and death information in parenthesis.


My citation now look like:

Footnote/Endnote Citation:
"Public Member Tree," database, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 6 Apr 2014), "davis /ritter/farver Family Tree" family tree by Sharon Lucille Davis, profile for John McKinney Buckalew (b. Feb 1866 d. 1936). 

Subsequent Citation:
"Public Member Tree," database "davis /ritter/farver Family Tree" family tree by Sharon Lucille Davis, profile for John McKinney Buckalew (b. Feb 1866 d. 1936). 

Bibliography:
"Public Member Tree." Database. Ancestry.com. Ancestry.com. www.ancestry.com.