Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections

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== Why should You Cite Your Sources?  ==
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== Why Should You Cite Your Sources?  ==
  
This article describes how to create citations for records found in digital collections in the Historical [[Image:Collections.jpg|thumb|right]]Records section of FamilySearch.org. These wiki articles are distinguished by the suffix (FamilySearch Historical Records) in the article title.<br>  
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This article describes how to create citations for records found in digital collections in the Historical [[Image:Collections.jpg|thumb|right]]Records section of FamilySearch.org. These wiki articles are distinguished by the suffix (FamilySearch Historical Records) in the article title.<br>
  
 
When you&nbsp;copy information from a record, you should also list where you found the information.&nbsp;This will help you or others to find the record&nbsp;again.  
 
When you&nbsp;copy information from a record, you should also list where you found the information.&nbsp;This will help you or others to find the record&nbsp;again.  
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'''A suggested&nbsp;way to to list the source is:'''  
 
'''A suggested&nbsp;way to to list the source is:'''  
  
“[Title of collection],” [item type: index and images, images, or index], FamilySearch ([https://www.familysearch.org https://www.familysearch.org]: accessed [today’s date day month year]), entry for [name of individual(s)], [event, such as died or married] [date of event]; citing [source], [certificate, volume or page number]; FHL microfilm; [archive name, locality of archive].  
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“[Title of collection],” [item type: index and images, images, or database], ''FamilySearch'' ([https://www.familysearch.org https://www.familysearch.org]: [day month year accessed]), [principal name], [event, such as died or married] [date of event]; from [record title], [certificate or volume number],&nbsp;[page number], [archive location]; FHL microfilm [GS number of the record].  
  
 
It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the&nbsp;names of&nbsp;the people you looked for in the records.  
 
It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the&nbsp;names of&nbsp;the people you looked for in the records.  
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===== '''Examples:'''  =====
 
===== '''Examples:'''  =====
  
*"Delaware Marriage Records," index and images, FamilySearch ([https://www.familysearch.org https://www.familysearch.org]: accessed 4 March 2011), entry for William Anderson and Elizabeth Baynard Henry, married 23 November 1913; citing marriage certificate no. 859; FHL microfilm 2,025,063; Delaware Bureau of Archives and Records Management, Dover.  
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*“Delaware Marriage Records,” database and digital images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: 4 March 2011), William Anderson and Elizabeth Baynard Henry, 1890; from Delaware, State Marriage Records 23 November 1913, no. 859, Delaware Bureau of Archives and Records Management, Dover; FHL microfilm 2,025,063.  
*“El Salvador Civil Registration,” index and images, FamilySearch ([https://www.familysearch.org https://www.familysearch.org]: accessed 21 March 2011), entry for Jose Maria Antonio del Carmen, born 9 April 1880; citing La Libertad, San Juan Opico, Nacimientos 1879-1893, image 50; Ministerio Archivo Civil de la Alcaldia Municipal de San Salvador.
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*“El Salvador Civil Registration,” database and digital images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: 21 March 2011), Jose Maria Antonio del Carmen, 1880; from La Libertad, San Juan Opico, Nacimientos 1879-1893, image 50; Ministerio Archivo Civil de la Alcaldia Municipal, San Salvador.
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*“Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915,” database and digital images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: 18 January 2011), Charles Walker Raymond, 1868; from Massachusetts, State Birth Records, vol. 198, p. 174, no. 52, Charles Walker Raymond, 1868, Division of Vital Statistics, Boston; FHL microfilm 1,428,039.
  
 
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Revision as of 20:13, 31 October 2011

Why Should You Cite Your Sources?

This article describes how to create citations for records found in digital collections in the Historical
Collections.jpg
Records section of FamilySearch.org. These wiki articles are distinguished by the suffix (FamilySearch Historical Records) in the article title.

When you copy information from a record, you should also list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again.

A suggested way to to list the source is:

“[Title of collection],” [item type: index and images, images, or database], FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: [day month year accessed]), [principal name], [event, such as died or married] [date of event]; from [record title], [certificate or volume number], [page number], [archive location]; FHL microfilm [GS number of the record].

It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.

Examples:
  • “Delaware Marriage Records,” database and digital images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: 4 March 2011), William Anderson and Elizabeth Baynard Henry, 1890; from Delaware, State Marriage Records 23 November 1913, no. 859, Delaware Bureau of Archives and Records Management, Dover; FHL microfilm 2,025,063.
  • “El Salvador Civil Registration,” database and digital images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: 21 March 2011), Jose Maria Antonio del Carmen, 1880; from La Libertad, San Juan Opico, Nacimientos 1879-1893, image 50; Ministerio Archivo Civil de la Alcaldia Municipal, San Salvador.
  • “Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915,” database and digital images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: 18 January 2011), Charles Walker Raymond, 1868; from Massachusetts, State Birth Records, vol. 198, p. 174, no. 52, Charles Walker Raymond, 1868, Division of Vital Statistics, Boston; FHL microfilm 1,428,039.