I strongly believe genealogical research should be sourced... whether we are putting information on the web or taking it off the web. If you use any of my material in your own records, please cite the source - it will benefit both you and anyone else who reads your info to know where you obtained data.
Consider this ... how can someone determine how reliable your info is unless they know the source? As my family lines get closer to me, they all eventually tie to Marshall County, West Virginia - and specifically to Fork Ridge. From 1835 when Marshall County was formed from Ohio County to 1863 when West Virginia became a state, it was Marshall County, Virginia.
When I see Ancestry.com family trees that place my ancestors in "Marshall, Buckingham, Virginia, USA," it sets off a red flag. Buckingham County, Virginia is a very different location from Marshall County, (West) Virginia. By going to the tree's sources I can confirm whether we're looking at two different people who just happen to have the same name, or whether that tree contains info I know to be inaccurate. Accuracy matters ... and documented sources are your friend. The point I want to emphasize here: A tree that is well-sourced can provide valuable clues and actually lead a "distant cousin" to your genealogy doorstep.
While I am by no means an expert on the subject, there are numerous methods of creating source citations, and I'm simply asking that you cite material you take from this website in some format. A few thoughts/suggestions ...
To cite this website in general:
West Virginia Heritage (online https://wv-heritage.com), viewed 05 March 2022), maintained by Jo Ellen (Kuhn) Dalton.
To cite a specific individual's narrative:
"Herbert Samuel Kuhn" narrative, West Virginia Heritage (online https://wv-heritage.com/g0/p1.htm#i9, viewed 05 March 2022), maintained by Jo Ellen (Kuhn) Dalton.
To cite a specific image:
"Photograph of Herbert Samuel Kuhn," West Virginia Heritage (online https://wv-heritage.com/g0/p1.htm#i9, viewed 05 March 2022), maintained by Jo Ellen (Kuhn) Dalton. Digital scan of original photograph owned by Nancy Logsdon made in 2006 by Dalton.
A word of advice on citing a URL for individuals: notice the file reference in the example above ends with p1.htm#i9 - that is the page containing Herbert Kuhn's narrative. He is on page 1 and his ID no. is 9.
If you look at the URL on one of the image pages, they end with something like e401.htm. Be aware that the "e" file names can change when the web cite is updated - but the "p" file names will always stay the same for each person. For that reason, I recommend citing the link for a person's narrative page - it will always contain a link to the photograph you are referencing.
Please include credit for the initial author when I have cited someone else's original research and conclusions:
"Nikolaus Kuhn" narrative, West Virginia Heritage (online https://www.wv-heritage.com, viewed 05 March 2022), maintained by Jo Ellen (Kuhn) Dalton. Citing research from History of Kuhn/Dittmeier/Ganz Families, Kathryne (Kuhn) Krouse, compiler, 1996.
Regarding my own citations that appear throughout the site, note that a "short footnote" style is often used, but that I likely have a lengthier version with additional info. Feel free to contact me if you want more specifics on any citation/source.