Documentation standards direct genealogists to cite sources for every fact not common knowledge. Complete documentation shows the quality of sources and scope of research underlying any given work.
Jones, Thomas W. Mastering Genealogical Documentation. Arlington, VA: National Genealogical Society, 2017.
Mills, Elizabeth Shown. Evidence Explained: Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace. Third edition, revised. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2017. Especially note “Fundamentals of Citation,” Chapter 2.
Mills, Elizabeth Shown. QuickSheet: Citing Genetic Sources for History Research Evidence Style. Laminated folder. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2015.
Mills, Elizabeth Shown. “QuickLesson 19: Layered Citations Work Like Layered Clothing.” Evidence Explained, 4 September 2015.
Mills, Elizabeth Shown. “QuickLesson 21: Citing DNA Evidence: Five Ground Rules.” Evidence Explained, 29 June 2015.
Mills, Elizabeth Shown. “QuickLesson 22: What Citation Template Do I Use?.” Evidence Explained, 27 August 2015.
Mills, Elizabeth Shown. “QuickLesson 25: ARKs, PALs, Paths & Waypoints (Citing Online Providers of Digital Images).” Evidence Explained, 30 July 2017.
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 Board for Certification of Genealogists, Genealogy Standards, second edition, revised (Nashville, TN: Ancestry, 2021), 1–8.