Basics of Citation Webinar Released

I just finished my “Basics of Citation” webinar–I img_20160610_112610540went over the allotted time and had good questions from attendees. We looked at several examples during the hour-long presentation and discussed the philosophy of citations in a down-to-earth, practical fashion. Our focus was on typical documents and sources researchers use. We did not focus on the arcane or unusual.

One of my goals was to make citations less intimidating. I want people to cite their sources.

It is not the end of the world if your citations are not in the technically proper format. My goal is to make researchers less concerned about minute details and more concerned about the importance of citations and what information is crucial for later research and analysis. I don’t want to people to forgo citations because they’re worried about not doing them right.

The presentation can be ordered for immediate download–handout included. Do not use this link to request your complimentary copy if you registered for the live session. Email me at the email given in your receipt. Thanks!



3 thoughts on “Basics of Citation Webinar Released

  1. Eric Agena

    Hi Michael, just popping in to thank you again for the great webinar. As I’ve gotten more familiar with the proper procedures and methodology for my genealogy research, I’ve realized that I have not been properly documenting my work and citing my sources and decided to do a complete do-over. The citations themselves are one of the areas that I need to work on the most as that is where I have the least experience and knowledge, so your webinar came at a perfect time. It’s a great primer that’s helping me to get moving in the right direction. Thank you!

    1. michaeljohnneill Post author

      You are welcome! I’m glad you found it helpful. Suggestions for additional topics are always welcome.
      Citing (or going back and cleaning them up) more often than not causes me to make discoveries or notice things I had completely overlooked.

      Best of luck in your research.


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