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Participant NameType of CitationType of recordParticipant's Example - in Full Reference Note FormatNOTES
Annette LyttleCiting published materialsLand Record - County Deed BookMarian Dodson Chiarito. Halifax County Virginia Deed Book 1 1752-1759 (Nathalie, VA: The Clarkston Press, 1985), 239.Title should be italicized; I used a page number at the end to indicate this is a reference note.
Conni JohnsonCiting unpublished materialsBowes, Carol Jean, “Descendants of George W. Bowes” (MS, Altus,
Oklahoma, 1944-present), p. 34; privately held by Conni Johnson,
[ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,] 2012. Ms. Johnson is a first cousin
of the author.
Sheri FenleyCiting multiple sources for a single fact
1850 U.S. census, Coweta County, Georgia, population schedule, 19th Division, p. 286 (stamped), dwelling and family 42, Mary Raney in Thomas F. Rainey household; image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 4 August 2015); citing National Archives microfilm publication M432, roll 66. Also, 1860 U.S. census, Campbell County, Georgia, population schedule, Campbellton, p. 60 (penned), dwelling 485, family 466, Mary Raney in Mary E. Raney household; image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 4 August 2015); citing National Archives microfilm publication M653, roll 113. Also, 1870 U.S. census, Muscogee County, Georgia, population schedule, Columbus, 2nd Ward, p. 20 (penned), dwelling 121, family 150, Mary Raney in Charles Taliaferro household; image, Familysearch.org (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 4 August 2015); citing National Archives microfilm publication M593; FHL microfilm 545,666.Someone removed my note I had here so I am reposting it. Ancestry.com and Familysearch.org should be in italics. The citation references the estimated birth year for Mary Rainey. Someone also removed what type of citation it is . It is an example of using more than 1 source for a single fact.
Annette LyttleCiting page numbersBookMaya Jasanoff, Liberty's Exiles: American Loyalists in the Rovolutionary World (New York: Vintage Books, 2011), 210--211.Title should be italicized.
Nadine GuilbaultCiting personal knowledgePrivate holdings - letters Danielski Correspondence Files Privately held by Nadine Guilbault, Appleton Wisconsin, 2015.Smith, Bette (Pelkey). Letter. 24 July 2015 to Nadine Guilbault. 24 July 2015. Privately held by Smith, Antigo, Wisconsin.2015. 1. Bette (Pelkey) Smith (full address) to Nadine Guilbault, letter 24 July 2015; privately held by Smith 2015. Bette Smith, wife of Richard Smith, reported her marriage place, children and grandchildrens's names and miscellaneous information.I had a problem lining this up correctly. Best I could do.
Lacey FrazierCiting a book title
book Glenn, Wayne, Sparta: A Photo Legacy. Nixa, Missouri: Wayne Glenn [Box 827, 65714-0827], 2013.Sparta: A Photo Legacy should appear in italics.
Hilary GadsbyCiting a website
Church record - baptismSt Nicholas Church (Marston, Lincolnshire, England). Baptisms Register PAR/1/3 1813-1874, p. 31, Anne Flowers, Sept 5 1830; digital images, http://www.lincstothepast.com/Records/RecordDisplayTranscript.htm : accessed 27 August 2015
Denise CrossCiting titles in a foreign language
BookF.-J. Audet, Le clergé protestant du Bas-Canada de 1760 à 1800 [The Protestant clergy of Lower Canada, 1760-1800](Ottawa, Ontario: n.p., 1901), 133.Italic is all or nothing in the cell in drive, so Le clergé protestant du Bas-Canada de 1760 à 1800 should be italicized.
Dave RobisonCiting a Family History Library film numberVital Records - transcriptsLucius Barnes Barbour and Lucius C. Barber, "Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records prior to 1850," 50 vols. (bound transcripts, 1874-1934, Connecticut State Library, Hartford), vol. 14, Town of Goshen: Abigail Cook, born 25 January 1761; FHL microfilm 2,970
Lisa GorrellCiting a Family History Library film and item numbersChurch records - BaptismsEvangelische Kirche (Unterhausen, Württemberg), Parish church records, Manuskripten im Haupstaatsarchiv Stuttgart, Taufen 1752-1808, 1805, Johan Adam Voehringer; FHL microfilm, 1569153 item 3.
Sheri FenleyCiting published books filmed by the Family History LibraryBook -
Edward L. Strother, The Strother Family: 300 years from Virginia to Louisiana (Baltimore, Maryland : Gateway Press, c2002); FHL microfilm 6,006,071.The title of the book should be in italics. Published books that have been filmed are cited just as you would the original book and you add the FHL citation.
????Citing a repository when using Family History Library microfilm
Washington State Death Certificates, “Spokane (#275-end) thru Yakima (#1-514),” Film #0230258, Everett, Washington Family History Library, citing 1943, Yakima County DC#375 for Richard Jacobson.
RussCiting a repository when using Family History Library microfilm
I'm looking for something like NARA here, as the original repository.U.S., World War 1 Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 30 Aug 2015), Erie County, New York, Buffalo, Draft Board 11, card for Daniel Jacob Jacobs entry, dated 5 June 1917; citing Selective Service System. World War 1 Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Washington, D.C.: National Archives
Annette LyttleCiting an online resourceThelma Hamp, "Beaver Creek Ladies Aid Society, Seville Township, Gratiot Co., Michigan: A Part of Local History," MIGenWeb Project, Gratiot County, Michigan, (http://www.mfhn.com/gratiot/seville/bclas.htm : accessed 31 August 2014).MIGenWeb Project should be italicized
Lisa GorrellA citaton that includes citation layers1870 U.S. census, Sullivan Co, Indiana, pop sched, Gill township, p 6, dwelling 43,family 40, Joseph Pierson; digital image, _Ancestry.com_ (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 10 Jul 2015); citing NARA M593, roll 361.
Annette LyttleCiting a published book filmed by AncestryBook - Digital Image presented on a websiteDavid Dobson, Original Scots Colonists of Early America: Supplement 1607-1707 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1998), 89; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 20 March 2015); locate through database of the same title.Title and Ancestry.com should be italicized
DearMYRTLEFamily BibleCharles Henry Goering Family Bible Records; 1808-1931. The Holy Bible, (unknown publication place or date) privately held by Patricia (Player) Richley, [address for private use], South Jordan Utah, 2015.
Lacey FrazierBiography - from a county history bookPortrait and Biographical Album of Pike and Calhoun Counties, Illinois. "John D. Rose." Chicago: Biographical Publishing Co. 254. Title should be italicized.
DearMYRTLEBlog postPat Richley-Erickson, "Genealogy Do-Over: Week 1 Myrt's Quasi-Do-Over Plan," DearMYRTLE's Genealogy Blog, (http://blog.DearMYRTLE.com: accessed 7 Jan 2015.)DearMYRTLE's Genealogy Blog should be italicized.
DearMYRTLECensus Image with Magnified portion superimposed1930 U. S. Census, Chelan County, Washington, population schedule Wenatchee City, district K, p 103 (stamped), enumeration district 4.46, sheet 15A, dwelling 285, family 551, Lowell S Froman, NARA microfilm publication T626, Roll: 2485. [Magnified portion superimposed for purposes of this case study.]
Conni JohnsonEmail
Annette LyttleFamilySearch Census IndexFamilySearch International, "United States Census, 1920," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MXL4-B93 : accessed 1 September 2015), entry for James Lyttle (b. 1859), Meeker, Rio Blanco, Colorado, dist. 142, sheet 4B, fam. 97; citing "NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,820,169."The "FamilySearch" that follows "database" should be italicized
Conni JohnsonFind A Grave Memorial - family info
Conni JohnsonFind A Grave Memorial - tombstone image
Hilary GadsbyFuneral CardJoseph Buckle Memorial Card, Bitterne, citing internment 6th February 1940; Buckle Family Papers, privately held by Hilary Gadsby, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,] Southampton, Hampshire, England. This printed, black-bordered announcement, 4½” x 7” folded, was passed from his son Albert Edward Victor Buckle (1902-1985) to his daughter Phyllis Mary Magee (1929-2003), from whom the current owner inherited it in 2003.This is our English equivalent.
Lacey FrazierGEDCOM file"Sayers/Stapp GEDCOM File." Compiled and held by Lacey Frazier [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,] Odessa, Missouri. 3 September 2015.
Dave RobisonLand PatentLand - Federal Land Entry FileLimestone County, Alabama, image copy, dated 10 May 1848, General Land Office website (http://www.glorecords.blm.gov : accessed 15 August 2003), Hezekiah Robertson, purchaser, p 97 written, document number 13239 written.
Conni JohnsonLand - Federal Patent image
Lisa GorrellLand - Grantee/Grantor IndexOhio, Ross County, General index, A-B 1797-1900, p.154, entries for Robert W. Bishop; microform, FHL 340435.
Lisa GorrellLand - DeedTerritory of Arizona, Maricopa County, Land Deeds, Bk. 21, p. 32, 1889, Lancaster-Coulson; FHL film 2196859.
Sheri FenleyLineage Society - NSDAR application
Membership application, Sheri Louise Beffort Fenley, [National no. FOR PRIVATE USE;] on Abner Womack (1764-1845, North Carolina), approved 25 June 2007; National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, Office of the Registrar General, Washington, D.C.DAR membership numbers are private for any living member.
Manumissions - local
Maps - topographic
Marriage - Bann
Marriage - Bond
Hilary GadsbyMarriage - church certificateEastwell Parish Church (Leicestershire, England). Marriage Register Book, 1722 - 1990 (1989) (privately held by Hilary Gadsby, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,] Conwy, Wales, 2015), George Ward and Fanny Smith marriage certificate, handwritten (1895); issued 1931, citing entry no. 49
Hilary GadsbyMarriage - government certificateSouth Stoneham Register Office (Southampton, England). Marriage Register Book, 1884 (privately held by Hilary Gadsby, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,] Conwy, Wales, 2015), Alfred Wiltshire and Sarah Tudgey marriage certificate, photocopy (1884); issued 2003, citing no.175
DearMYRTLEMarriage - license and Marriage return, same pageJackson County, Missouri, Marriage License A16869 [top], Froman-Goering, 1925; Recorder of Deeds, Kansas City and Jackson County, Missouri, Minister's Return, A16869 [bottom], 1925; Recorder of Deeds, Kansas City: digital image (http://records.jacksongov.org : accessed 25 Aug 2015).
Lisa GorrellMarriage - LicenseHood County, Texas, County of, Marriage License and Return (certificate copy), Tom Johnston-Pansy Louise Lancaster, 1933; recorded in Vol I, p. 161, Marriage License Records, Hood County, Texas.
Dave RobisonMarriage - return from officiant
"Alabama Marriages, 1816-1957," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FQQ7-5X6 : accessed 4 September 2015), Cecil Lee Robison and Mary Virginia Dunn, 02 Jan 1923; citing reference pg 22 #759; FHL microfilm 1,631,606
Lacey FrazierObituaryLaura [Sayers] Taylor obituary, undated clipping from unidentified newspaper, 2007; privately held by Lacey Frazier, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,] 2015.
Annette LyttleOnline Family Tree"Public Member Trees," database, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 1 September 2015), "Mackey," entry for Lee Roberts (b. 13 May 1887); citing "U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," with linked image.Ancestry.com should be italicized
Passenger List - Customs Passenger List
“Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at New York, 1820-1897,” database, Ancestrylibrary.com (http://www.ancestrylibrary.com : accessed 08 March 2013), entry for Newell Welch, age 40, arrived 17 April 1907 aboard Carmania.
Hilary GadsbyPassenger List - Database Entry
Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at New York, New York, 1897-1957. images of microfilm publication T715, 8892 rolls. NAI: 300346. Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service; National Archives at Washington, D.C. (http://www.ancestry.co.uk : accessed 2 September 2015), entry for Betty Owens, line no. 10, arrived New York, New York, 30 Jan 1956 on the Queen Elizabeth
Pension - Federal application
Dave RobisonPension - Widows' applicationColumbia County, Georgia, Application for Pension by a Widow of a Confederate Soldier, Confederate Pension Applications, Record Group 58-1-1, unpaginated, dated 10 September 1937, application of Mrs. Lula G. Wright, age 79, widow of John T. Wright, record ID USAMILCONFEDGA_178656-00945; Georgia Department of Archives and History, Morrow, Georgia; digital image, Georgia’s Virtual Vault (http://cdm.sos.state.ga.us:8888/u?/TestApps,434007 : accessed 9 March 2013)
Lacey FrazierPhotograph - family portraitNancy Virginia Sayers and children, 2010, Odessa, Missouri. Photograph by Lacey Frazier [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,] Odessa, Missouri. 2010.
Dave RobisonCiting original artifact - photographPhotograph - single subject imageDickson, Clement E, photograph, ca 1915, personal collection of David R Robison, [address confidential] Chicopee, Massachusetts, photograph originally held by his wife, Hazel A (Bassett) Dickson, then his daughter, Gertrude V Dickson who gave it to me, his grandson.
Lisa GorrellProbate - image copy of originalClark County, Indiana, Will, v. G: pp. 394-97, Thomas Davey (1886); Indiana Circuit Court (Clark County Clerk's Office), Jeffersonville, Indiana; FHL film 1415963.
Probate - Index Entry on microfilm
Sheri FenleyProbate - Orphans' Court recordsLehigh County, Pennsylvania, Orphans Court Docket, Book 1:06, Peter Engelman, administrator, estate of Peter Engelman, 12 December 1812; Prothonotary's Office, Allentown.
Annette LyttleSenate Journals - federal
Journal of the First Session of the Senate of the United States of America, Begun and Held at the City of New York, March 4, 1789, and in the Thirteenth Year of the Independence of the Said States (Washington, D.C.: Gales and Seaton, 1820), 156.The very long title should be italicized
Lisa GorrellTax records - countyYalobusha Co, Mississippi, "Personal Rolls 1857," p. 21, entry for Samuel Johnston; "Mississippi State Archives, Various Records, 1820-1951," digital image, Familysearch (http://familysearch.org).
Nadine GuilbaultVital RecordMaryland. Baltimore, City of. Record of Marriage Certificates. Clerk of the Circuit Court for Baltimore City. JTG microfilm #4. Baltimore City Courthouse, Baltimore.
1. City of Baltimore, Maryland, marriage record no. 3281, (1892) Jacobs-Haygenga; Baltimore City Courthouse, Baltimore. Received 1984.

Annette LyttleWill - Abstract in book formChiarito, Marian Dodson. Halifax County Virginia Will Book 1 1773-1783. Nathalie, VA: The Clarkston Press, 1984, 92.Title should be italicized
Will - from Clerk of the Court Will BookChristian County, Kentucky, Will Book B,1811-1841, pp. 161-162, Guy Kinkade; Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court, Hopkinsville.
Nadine GuilbaultWWI Draft Registration CardsU.S., World War 1 Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, with digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : 2015 1. "U.S., World War 1 Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 30 Aug 2015), Erie County, New York, Buffalo, Draft Board 11, card for Daniel Jacob Jacobs entry, dated 5 June 1917; citing Selective Service System. World War 1 Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. M1509, 4,582 rolls.
WWI Draft Registration CardsU.S., World War 1 Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 30 Aug 2015), Erie County, New York, Buffalo, Draft Board 11, card for Daniel Jacob Jacobs entry, dated 5 June 1917; citing Selective Service System. World War 1 Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Washington, D.C.: National Archives
Sheri FenleyFuneral CardHazel B. Harris funeral card, Garnett, Kansas, citing service on 28 June 1965; Harris Family Papers, privately held by Sheri Fenley, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,] Stockton, California. This 5" x 7", tri-fold funeral card was provided by Farris Funeral Home for attendees.Hilary's entry may differ from mine as we live in different countries.
Sheri FenleyObituary"John Fred Borgstadter," obituary, Lincoln Sentinel (Kansas), 14 March 1929, p. 1, col. 5.Lincoln Sentinel (Lincoln, Kansas) should be in italics. My example differs from Lacey's as it names the newspaper and where it appeared in the newspaper.
Sheri FenleySchool Report CardDarlene Skillman, St. Edward School report card, 1949, Corona, California; original report card given by Mary Ellen Skillman to her granddaughter Sheri Fenley (ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,] Stockton, California, 1992.My other choices were already taken so I am substituting this citation.
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