How to Present the Data?

Everybody develops his own way of gathering and presenting the data. The principles should be worked out in the beginning of the work and followed consistently afterwards.

In the presentation of gathered data often the problem of showing the sources arises. In the case of archival materials you should refer as follows: archives, fonds, inventory, preservation item (record), page or sheet.

For example: EAA 1241-1-132, l. 13p−14, meaning: the National Archives of Estonia, fonds 1241, inventory 1, record 132, overleaf of the sheet 13 and sheet 14. The list of sources used should be added to the data, all records presented separately.

You may also write the references in abbreviated form as in AIS, Saaga etc. (e.g. EAA.1241.1.132).