Continuing with the Sources and Citations Series and today we are going to focus on Repository Lists.
Being a prolific note taker and list maker I am in my element with a list of repositories being an important part of my genealogy and my specialised studies – One-Name & One-Place Studies.
Over the years I have added to my original list from way back in the late 1980’s which exists on a series of index cards, held together with staples and each side numbered. It is looking rather tatty, but I am rather fond of it, but the time has come for it to be replaced. I record the date when I physically visited or when I accessed the website. For some venues there is both a physical & digital venue.
At some point in the near future I want to add this to my Roots Magic Databases. A quick glance my list of repositories will have to be manually typed into each database and there does not seem to be a way of exporting the repository list from one database into another, but I have not played with the software to see if it is possible to that.
What is an repository? – In short a location where material is held. Now I choose to record:
- Digital venues
- Commonwealth War Graves and a link to their website
- State Library of New South Wales, Australia (manuscripts, oral history and pictures catalogue) – accessed 16 Feb 2019
- Physical venues
- State Library of New South Wales, Australia (October 2012)
- The Australian War Memorial, Canberra, Australia (October 2012)
- Guildford Muniment Room (August 1988, now part of Surrey History Centre, Woking, England)
As part of this list, I have added various other specialised studies, so those of One-Name Studies or One-Place studies which have some cross over with my own studies. I prefer to have these as sources, and whilst the material I have may well have submitted to another study, by recording it as a source, it enables cross pollination of studies. An example is that I sent some material relating to a family following the marriage of a female Howes to a male Butcher. The owner of the Howes study has linked me as the source and I have done likewise.
I will be back tomorrow with Genealogical Proof Standard.