Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Citing the Entire Column

This is part of a chart that is being used in the upcoming issue of Casefile Clues. 

Citation of items is always a concern. I'm also concerned about not going "hog wild crazy" on footnotes. The information used to create this chart was taken from separate parts of a partition suit. The chart has over thirty cells. The names all come from one page of a reference--the same page as the portion of the estate. The relationships come from a different page in the record.

I've decided that instead of citing each name, portion, and relationship, we'll just have a citation for the heading of each column as shown in this partial illustration.

That will make the point, but not leave me with thirtyplus footnotes that are extremely repetitive.

Individual[1]
Portion of estate[2]
Relationship[3]
Bernard Dirks
16/63
Son of Heipke Dirks
Lena Janssen
9/63
Daughter of Heipke Dirks
Bertha Janssen
9/63
Daughter of Heipke Dirks
Mary Heidbreder
9/63
Daughter of Heipke Dirks

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