Citing a newsletter transcription

 
 
 
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Brian G
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Citing a newsletter transcription

I wish to cite an online transcription of a newsletter.  The transcription was made by the person whose website contains the transcription.  I've come up with this possible citation:

Derrick K. Babbs, “The Original North Side Church Cemetery,” Apostolic Heritage Genealogy and History Newsletter 29 (May 2003); transcription by Adam J. Barrone, at “Apostolic Heritage,” Adam J. Barrone (http://www.barrone.net/babbs/index.htm : accessed 13 March 2018).  The newsletter was self-published by Derrick K. Babbs in Livingston County, Illinois.

The second layer seems clunky since "Adam J. Barrone" appears twice.  Is there a better way to organize it?

Brian 

 

EE
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Brian, if a person has more than one role in the creation of a record, we may have to cite that person twice. It is important that we identify the person who made the transcription. The accuracy of the information you've taken from this is dependent upon him. It is also important that you identify the website. That said, the citation could be tightened a wee bit.

Derrick K. Babbs, “The Original North Side Church Cemetery,” Apostolic Heritage Genealogy and History Newsletter 29 (May 2003); transcription by Adam J. Barrone, in “Apostolic Heritage" module, Adam J. Barrone (http://www.barrone.net/babbs/index.htm : accessed 13 March 2018).  The newsletter was self-published by Babbs in Livingston County, Illinois.

EE suggests using "in" rather than "at" because, generally speaking, material is at a website where it is in a database or module. Given the structure of the website, where there is no database and no tab with that name, the reader (or ourselves at a later date after our memory has gone cold) would be better served by identifying the location as a module of the website.

As for the duplication of names, after you have fully identified Babbs, you need only give his last name in the explanation you have wisely added to aid in future location of this fairly obscure publication.

 

The Editor

Brian G
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Ah! Describing this material as a module of the website makes a lot of sense.

Thank you,

Brian