I recently bought a copy of Elizabeth Shown Mills’ fabulous book Evidence Explained (e-book available for download on Footnote.com) and have spent the evening creating citations for events sourced from tombstones that I have personally photographed.
It’s a simple format and by copying, pasting, and editing, I was able to create citations for over 40 events in one evening.
The basic format is:
Cemetery (Location), Item, data collection info, date photographed.
Here are a couple of samples from my database:
- Ramsey Cemetery (Ramhurst, Murray County, Georgia), Maude W. Butler footstone, personally photographed, 20 Sep 2008.
- Spring Place Cemetery (Spring Place, Murray County, Georgia), Martin Roberts and Rosie Roberts Headstone, personally photographed, 27 Dec 2007.
Source: Mills, Elizabeth Shown. Evidence Explained : Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace. Boston: Genealogical Company, Incorporated, 2007. 213.