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Bibliographies, special sources

Author: R. A. Davis
Date: May 2007

These pages present bibliographies of sources that were used to compile the data for the various families. There are also a few special sources included in this collection; see the index.

Index pageUp arrow Down arrow

The index to the this collection may be had by clicking the appropriate link on the Indices: line at the top of any page. The index page has two parts:
  1. A list of special sources
  2. A table of family names, which are links to the sources pages for the families.

Family sourcesUp arrow Down arrow

Each family source page is a bibliography of the sources that were used in the research of that family. You will find a numbered list of citations with a conventional layout.
Citation layout
This is the layout of a source citation:
  1. Author
  2. Email contactjump to
  3. Title of work
  4. Publication detailsjump to
  5. Mediumjump to
  6. Call numberjump to jump to
  7. Commentsjump to
  8. Qualityjump to
  9. IDjump to and Citationsjump to
Call Number
The Library of Congress number (LC), the International Standard Book Number (ISBN), Dewey call number, etc.
These numbers record the count of citations (uses) of this particular source in this family. To see the individual citations, go to the Annex.
Sundry comments or notes relating to the work.
Email addresses
Email addresses are presented in a form to discourage programmed spam address reapers. You will not be able to click on them to invoke your email client; You will have to invoke your email program and type in the To: address from what you see here.
Some sources are located on FTM CD, i.e. one of a large collection of CDs offered for sale. They are presented like this: FTM CD 159 which is a link to a page on the Genealogy.com site describing the CD. In some cases you will be able to search the CD from that page.
This identifies the specific medium of the work, e.g. Book, Manuscript, etc.
Online sources
Sources with an online presence will have a URL pointing to them. In some cases, the source may be part of a proprietary collection requiring registration, possibly after paying a fee.
Presentation order
The source items are listed alphabetically by author.
This identifies the work by location, publisher, year, etc.
Provided for some sources of notable quality -- either good or bad!
Source ID
These are unique identifiers (within the family) for each source. They look like this: ID=@S2950@, and are links to the bibliographic entry in the list. They make it easier to reference particular items, perhaps in an email.

Special sourcesUp arrow Down arrow

Several special sources are listed on the index page.

Occupations dictionaryUp arrow Down arrow

reduced image of the Guide One particular special source page -- a collection of pages, really -- is a Dictionary of Ancient Occupations and Trades, Ranks, Offices, and Titles. These pages have some unique characteristics.
Guide page
The Guide page to the dictionary lists some abbreviations used and a bibliography of sources. Every page will have a link to the Guide near the top. (inside the brown box)

The detail pages will have links to the items in the bibliography where appropriate.

Citations are listed in square brackets, possibly as a link, perhaps to a bibliography item on the index page.
Cross references
Cross references usually include a link to the proper place.
The definitions are indented and each one is prefixed by a bullet () and perhaps a category (e.g. naut ).
Brief explanatory notes may be contained in round brackets and introduced by an equal sign: e.g. ...purveyor of cates (=delicacies).
Jump navigation bar jump navigation bar
Just below the AlphNav bar is another navigation aid. This is a list of the two-character initial letters of all the terms on the page. Each one is a jump to the first term beginning with those letters.
Organization showing some terms and part of the AlphNavBar
The pages are organized by the letters of the alphabet, and a navigation bar is provided to bring up any particular page.
Where needed, pronunciation aids are included on the Term line. They are bounded by virgules, e.g. nouveau riche /noo“voh reesh/

Tables reduced image of a table
Tables are used to collect related terms in one place, e.g. the table of cloth-making steps, or to include more extensive explanatory notes, e.g. the table of religious houses and their principle officers.
Each term to be defined is exdented to the left margin and set in boldface. Spelling variations, etc. are also noted here.

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