Hello, sorry in case of bad grammar, english isn't my native language.
I'm struggling a bit with a good way to cite "Stammbücher" from Germany. These are bound books or folder-like books with preprinted certificate forms to get filled out from the officals when births, marriages, baptisms or deaths occur in the family, given to couples at their wedding from the bureau of vital records(or bought from the couple previously itself for the wedding).
In my cases they are privately held items, so I understand that I have to make clear in whose collection these items are. But I'm unsure what I should do with the two layers of book and certificate. The general way you recommend citing scrapbooks in 3.40 seems quite fitting to me. Another way I thought of was citing the certificates like you recommend for chapters in books with several authors. A problem I have is understanding who, if at all, should be cited as the author of the book. The company that published them and sold them to the bureau of vital records? The bureau of vital records that filled out the first blanks in the book?
Thanks for any tips in advance!