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Referencing your stories


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Many of us think that our family stories will only be read by us and interested family members. So referencing where we find our information is often the last thing on our mind. However, your research may be used to help others further on down the track — perhaps even 30 years later — but to be a valuable source, you need to list where you found your information. Even if you just include the web sites you used or books you read, there will be a grateful reader who may be able to add to your list or find something that will lead to new insight on their branch of the family.

This is a very practical workshop. There will be three short presentations, each of which will give an overview of aspects of referencing and citation. Participants will then practise the referencing of their work, using their own family stories. Attendees may bring their own laptop or use the computers at GSQ.