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I strongly believe genealogical research should be sourced... whether we are putting information on the web or taking it off the web. I am by no means an expert on the subject, but I do ask that you cite material you take from this website in whatever format you prefer.

A few thoughts....

Elizabeth Shown Mills in her QuickSheet - Citing Online Historical Sources (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2005), suggests that a website is the online equivalent of a book where the book author = the creator of the website, the title of the book = the title of the website, the publication data = the URL and date accessed; followed by pertinent citation detail.

Hence to cite this website in general:

Diana Powell, RamblingRoots. com - Pioneer Families of Washington County, Virginia ( : viewed May 2008).

One might think of the various sections of the website as chapters in the book:

Diana Powell, "Beattie Ryburn", - Pioneer Families of Washington County, Virginia ( : viewed May 2008).

Or should you wish to cite something more specific here is one approach:

John Beattie will, abstract, - Pioneer Families of Washington Co., Virginia (URL : date viewed). The author cites Washington Co., VA Will Bk 1: 160.

Please credit the initial author when I have used someone else's original research and conclusions:

Donna Jean Ford, "Corrections to Nine Generations of Orrs In America", manuscript, ( : accessed 20 Dec. 2007).