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Reason for Move

I am in the process of creating a page or a section of a page that will replace the current link in the Cite Your Sources section of the guidelines. Please send feedback about both the content of the page and where you think I should place it. Here is what it looks like:

Family Search Collection Citations

It is recommended that you cite the sources of information added to your records. Citing sources will allow you to avoid duplicate searches later and share your sources with other researchers. A citation should allow yourself or others to easily find the source document at a later time.

A suggested format for citations created to document information found in FamilySearch Record Search is:

Creator or owner of the database. Database title. From URL, date accessed or downloaded. Digital identification number (if any), Item of interest, digital identification numbers.

United States. Bureau of the Census. 12th census, 1900. FamilySearch Internet ( date accessed or downloaded.

Items of interest may include:
Name of person; file, folder or jacket numbers; locality, page number, line number.

United States. Bureau of the Census. 12th census, 1900. From FamilySearch Internet (, September 29, 2006. Arizona Territory, Maricopa, Township 1, East Gila, Salt River Base and Meridian; sheet 9B, line 71.

Texas Deaths, 1890-1976. FamilySearch Internet (, April 8, 2010. Death notice of Dorthy Mae Cavender Dec. 9, 1929, Harlingen, Cameron, Texas, image number 3524, reference number cn57436.

Dorothy Horan 14 Apr. 2010

I have moved the text that was in this talk page to be the main page. This then allows this talk page to be used in discussing the development of the guideline. --Steve 11:18, 14 April 2010 (UTC)

Thanks, Steve! You saved me from trying to move the page today. I will finish up the page today and then what happens from there. I also love the template. I thought there might be an appropriate one, but hadn't gone looking yet. Thanks also for the feedback.  -- Dorothy Horan

Comments on the guidelines

Have a few comments and suggestions I would like to make.

  1. I think the Images section is best placed either as part of or directly before the Record Contents section.
  2. Using the phrase click here for links is not recommended practice. See FamilySearch Wiki:Linking

--Steve 11:25, 14 April 2010 (UTC)