Sample Bibliography

By Dawn Quinn

 

Many genealogical researchers are not aware of how to write a bibliography or source footnotes.  The bibliography that follows is one that I turned in with my research paper on my great grandmother, Rosa Isabel Randall Rosier.  This follows the Turabian bibliographic form, which most historians use.  Books should include author's name, title, publishing company, city of publication (and state or country if not widely known), date of publication.  When footnoting you also include the pages used.

 

Example:

 

Bibliography:

Quinn, Dawn.  Pretend Genealogical Book.  Quinn Publishing House:

     Windsor Locks, CT, 2003.

 

Footnote:

     Dawn Quinn, Pretend Genealogical Book (Windsor Locks, CT: Quinn

Publishing House, 2003), 35-45.

BIBLIOGRAPHY  

The Berkshire Eagle (Pittsfield, Massachusetts). February 10, 1940.

The Berkshire Eagle (Pittsfield, Massachusetts). July 25, 1957.

 

Connecticut, Barkhamsted.  Town Clerk’s Office.  Death Records, 1907.

Connecticut, Hartland. Town Clerk’s Office. Birth Records, 1900.

Connecticut, Hartland.  Town Clerk’s Office.  Marriage Records.  1895.

Connecticut, Torrington. City Clerk’s Office. Death Records, 1959.

Connecticut, Winsted. Town Clerk’s Office. Birth Records, 1898, 1912, 1913, 1914, 1920, 1922.

Connecticut, Winsted. Town Clerk’s Office. Death Records, 1905, 1906, 1913, 1915, 1916, 1922.

 

Friedman, Steven Morgan.  The Inflation Calculator.  Brooklyn, NY.  Available from  http://www.westegg.com/inflation/. 

Internet.  Accessed April 5, 2003.

 

Kie, Barbara Isabel Newton.  Interview by author, March 24, 2003.  Tape Recording.  Pittsfield, Massachusetts.

 

Kurian, George Thomas.  Datapedia of the United States 1790-2000: America Year by Year.  Lanham, MD: Bernan Press,

1994.

 

Massachusetts, North Adams. Northern Berkshire Registry of Deeds. Land Records, Book 642, page 642.

Massachusetts, Pittsfield.  Berkshire County Probate Court.  Guardianship of Josephine Rosier, 1917.

Massachusetts, Pittsfield.  Berkshire County Probate Court.  Probate of Niles C Randall, 1924.

Massachusetts, Pittsfield.  Berkshire County Probate Court.  Probate of Rosa I Rosier, 1940.

Massachusetts, Pittsfield.  City Clerk’s Office.  Birth Records, 1917, 1925.

Massachusetts, Pittsfield.  City Clerk’s Office.  Death Records, 1940, 1944.

Massachusetts, Sandisfield. Town Clerk’s Office.  Birth Records, 1902.

Massachusetts, Sandisfield.  Town Clerk’s Office.  Death Records, 1903, 1924.

Massachusetts, Southwick.  Town Clerk’s Office.  Death Records, 1856, 1881, 1884.

Massachusetts, Springfield.  City Clerk’s Office.  Death Records, 1911.

Massachusetts, Tolland. Town Clerk’s Office. Birth Records,1905, 1906, 1908.            

 

My Family.Com. Social Security Death Index. Provo, Utah.  Available from 

http://ssdi.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi?lastname=hotaling&firstname=ruth&nt=exact.

Internet.  Accessed April 5, 2003. 

 

Randall, F.A.  Randall & Allied families: William Randall (1609-1693) of Scituate & His Descendants with Ancestral 

Families.  Salem, MA, Higginson Book Company, 1993.

 

Randall, Niles C.  Civil War Pension File.  File C-2 559 253.  National Archives.

 

Reynolds, Joyce Ann Hotaling.  Interview by author.  January 15, 2003.  Phone Call.  Windsor Locks, Connecticut.

 

Social Security Administration.  Application for Social Security Account Number.  Lucien Rosier.

File number 046-14-3248.  April 10, 1941.

 

Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation.  Passenger Records.   New York, New York.  Available

from http://www.ellisisland.org/search/index.asp?MID=04820192950017531808&;

Internet.  Accessed April 5, 2003.

 

United States. Department of Commerce.  Historical Statistics of the United States:  Colonial

Times to 1970. Washington, D.C., 1975.

 

 United States Population Schedules of the Tenth Census, 1880, Massachusetts, Hampden

County, Southwick.  Microfilm.

  United States Population Schedules of the Twelfth Census, 1900, Connecticut, Hartford County,

Hartland.  Microfilm.

  United States Population Schedules of the Thirteenth Census, 1910, Massachusetts, Hampden

County, Blandford.   Microfilm.

  United States Population Schedules of the Fourteenth Census, 1920, Massachusetts, Berkshire

County, Great Barrington.  Microfilm.

 

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