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Please cite your sources

Giving credit where it is due:—Acknowledging other researchers' work and providing correct attribution in your source citations or bibliography are hallmarks of rigorous research standards and collegial courtesy.

However, giving credit to the author is not the same as having permission to reproduce material from Arborealis (or any other website or publication to any medium). Use the note-to-the-editor form to forward requests for permission to use information from this web site.

If you have obtained permission to use information from this site, then please cite your sources. If you find data on Arborealis that relate to your family tree or local history study, and you include this information in your own research or work, you need to include a note or footnote that describes the source (i.e., the bibliographical reference). As a general guideline, include the following information in the description of the source:

  1. the name of the document;
  2. the date that the document was published, and where it was published;
  3. the name of the person or organization responsible for publication of the document;
  4. essential details reported in the document (name, place, date, etc.);
  5. any reference number or unique identifier printed on the document;
  6. the date on which you obtained a copy or transcript of the document; and,
  7. the name of the transcriber, and the name of the book, website, or other medium to which the transcriber published the transcript.

For example, the following would be an apppropriate source note or bibliographical reference for an English death certificate:

General Register Office of England (Southport). Certified Copy of an Entry of Death, given at the General Register Office. James Dickson of Southsea, Hampshire, bachelor, labourer; died 14 December 1888, at Barnet, Hertfordshire, aged 52 years, cause of death: phthisis; informant: Ann Barton; registered 16 December 1888; John Smith, assistant registrar. Registration district: Barnet, in the counties of Hertford and Middlesex; application no. 537007-1, registration no. DYC 071829. Purchased and transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, 19 Sept 2008; online at Arborealis, www.arborealis.ca (accessed [date of access]).

Best wishes with your research!