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JTG
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Genealogy Specific Library

Has anyone had experience adapting Endnote for use as a "Genealogy specific Library". For instance, Endnote offers a standard "Reference Style" for "government documents". In a "Genealogy Specific Library" government documents might have a variety of different formats, such as: US Census, State Specific BIrth or Death Certificate. These in turn may be available as hard copy documents, in the case of Birth Certificates, or through various online "repositories (e.g FHL or NARA). These referneces then may be used either in a publication or in a private "genealogy type document" such as a Family Group Record. I am wondering how others have dealt with these challenges? 

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Re: Genealogy Specific Library

It shouldn't be that difficult, but you would need to "reuse" some of the existing reference types editing them to contain your needed fields, and then adjust the bibliography templates to use these fields in the correct order.  I am a genealogist, but haven't yet needed to do this, however.  But I could see why it would be useful.  The ref type table can be exported then, and with the customized output styles,  shared with other like-minded individuals!  

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JTG
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Re: Genealogy Specific Library

Thanks for the input. I primarily use EndNote for medical/scientific references, primarily journals and creating a bibliography for papers, a purpose for which EndNote is ideally suited. After stumbling around for awhile I discovered the Edit/preference option and began adapting  "Reference Types" for Genealogy specific documents and sheltering them under a new Output Style "GenRefs". Slowly but surely I'm getting there. It's been a trial and error experience with emphasis on error.