A lot of the stuff I use to fix up the tree comes out of some book or other. These are copyright, and so even if I wanted to upload the whole book as a document, it'd be illegal, so I don't want to do that.
Still, it seems like I should be able to reference them via the "sources" mechanism of a profile.
So what I've taken to using, for instance in Sven Ellingson Odland - I scan in the frontispiece of the book, so that it's obvious which book I'm talking about, for example http://www.geni.com/documents/view?doc_id=6000000012926617218 - and then I cite this document for the facts quoted.
- No way to get a page number into the reference
- It seems hard to edit the citation - I have to delete it and recreate it
- I can't cite a source as support for the "about me", which is where I like to put narrative information
Still, it seems much better than not giving a source, or giving a source only as a cryptic text citation like "Ibid. pg 27".
Thoughts? Comments? Other suggestions?
I actually use several methods.
1. In the "overview"
1. Http://googlebooksid aliased in MLA format (I use world cat.org for an instant citation maker). The pg number is listed outside the hyperlink.
I also make a notepad file of the citation. This way it shows as a source document ... And I can associate it with multiple profiles.
I also sometimes save off the page as a PDF file or jpg image and again, upload as a source document.