Citation for Beginners

Shellee Morehead, PhD, CG
Dec 14, 2018
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Speaker's Introduction
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Who Should Document Sources?
3m 06s
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Why Should You Cite?
3m 21s
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Genealogy Standards
8m 26s
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Include Negative Searches
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Key Elements
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Put it Together
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Tips and Tools
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Announcements / prizes
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Questions / answers
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About this webinar

Learning to write genealogical citations is part art, part science and potentially terrifying. Learn what important components to note while researching, and how to put them together while writing to subdue the panic, and produce quality work.

About the speaker

About the speaker

Shellee Morehead, PhD, CG, has a Ph.D. in evolutionary ecology from the University of Utah and is an associate professor of Biology at the New England Institute of Technology. She was certified by BCG in 2012, and researches, writes and lectures o
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  1. Legacy Family Tree
    5 years ago

    A great foundation for capturing source information and creating citations! Much needed and well-done! Thanks!

    Absolutely great. Made sense of a confusing topic.

    As I am organizing my past research, I hope I documented enough to put on my Legacy 9 program!

    Awesome webinar and presenter! Shellee communicates clearly at a level all can understand. Shellee’s method is comfortable and interesting. She makes you want to jump into correct citation starting today! Thanks to all!

    best yet for explaining the process

    Brilliant webinar with lots of helpful hints and tips for Citing our materials.

    Clear and concise presentation! I have a better understanding of citations. Thank you!

    Everything was explained very well.


    Excellent as usual.

    Excellent information for citations

    Excellent refresher (at least for me) webinar on citing sources!

    Excellent seminar both in facts and presentation. Although I have been doing family research for more than 12 years, I am a complete novice when it comes to creating citations, and this was a huge help.

    Excellent speaker and exactly the information I needed.

    excellent speaker.

    Fabulous!!! Great Webinar!

    Gave succinct information and I will be documenting better.

    Good explanations!


    great beginner information

    Great seminar! It is a good introduction to citations….I had a lot of anxiety about figuring out how to correctly cite a source.

    Great Speaker! Great information! Thank you!

    Great step-by-step clarifying presentation helped remove my mental block about creating source citations. Thank you!!!

    great teacher, easy to understand.

    Great webinar! Shellee made it very easy to understand. Thank you! : )

    Great webinar, lots of information presented in a manner anyone can understand.


    Helpful information and excellent examples, easy to follow. Look forward to future webinars.

    I am not a beginner citationist but I learned tons!

    I liked that Shellee broke down the citation into its components of who, what, when, where in, and where at. This makes it much easier to create the citation by answering these 5 questions.

    I really liked her approach to citations!

    Info-filled. Thank you.

    Interesting topic

    It was easy to follow and organized in a systematic way.

    It was great!

    It was not only informative, but also inspiring. I was on audio only and having key information visually presented was extremely helpful. I realized how lax I have been in documenting because saw it as a chore, but now see it as an adventure and am eager to start adding more information to my meager citations.

    I’ve had other citation lectures and this was so simple and well explained. Glad I signed up!

    More down to earth than many explanations.

    Much useful information presented in an easily understandable format.

    Now I can really understand the reason for the citation info!

    Really enjoyed today!

    she was very enjoyable to listen to

    Shellee did a great job teaching the basics of citations. Lots of good information. Thank you.

    Shellee kept topic moving, spoke well without dah moments, easy to follow and a few new tips – maybe the best webinar/seminar I have taken in 5 yrs.

    So very informative. Thank you.

    Still struggle with citations – this told me what I need to do even if it isn’t formatted correctly . . . now maybe I can relax!

    Thank you for a great webinar an easy method for writing citations.

    thank you for another wonderful webinar. Happy Holidays

    Thank you so much for making a subject that I have been avoiding. I have in my mind made this much more complicated than it needs to be.

    I hope for a deeper seminar on this subject.

    Thank you! Very helpful

    The information was presented clearly which I appreciate as a beginner. It was very helpful!

    The topic was put in very simple terms that will make it easier for me to cite my citations in future. Thank you.

    This sure takes some of the stress out of citing sources. I know I get all of the information I need, but stress over the proper order each piece goes in.

    Very good info on citations. Very helpful.

    Very good Presenter and very well presented.

    Very helpful and very clear. Thank you.

    Very helpful information. Thanks!

    Very helpful, clear and concise review of citations. Thanks.

    Very helpful.

    Very informative. As a beginner, I would like to have seen a few more examples.

    Very interesting and clear presentation

    Very organized and informative. Thank you.

    Very simple instructions and easy to understand. Followed in very logical order and made the whole citation process non-threatening.

    Very useful and clear webinar about citation. Thank you.

    Well done – like that I don’t have to panic and re-do all the ones in a more academic way!

    Wish I’d known all this forty years ago! 🙂


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