I find myself getting lost in the details trying to construct layered citations.
I'm trying to develop a layerd citation for a death certificate image from Ancestry.com that originally came from an original in the Pennsylvania State Archives. Here's what I've come up with:
Westmoreland Co., Pa., Certificate of Death, no. 18589, So. Huntingdon Twp., Charlotte Espey [Charlotte Aspey], 18 Feb 1924; consulted through “Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1924” digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 8 May 2014); citing Pennsylvania Department of Health, Bureau of Health Statistics and Research, Death Certificates 1906-1963, Record Group 11, Series 11.90, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission – Pennsylvania State Archives, Harrisburg
I'm not certain my use of capitals, quotes and italics are correct. Also, the record group and series are from the Pennsylvania Archives, not the Pennsylvania Department of Health - I'm concerned that the distinction isn't clear in my citation. Also, the record group applies to many records from the department of health, while the series applies only to the death certificates. Should the record group and series be positiond to make that clear? Something like this:
"...; citing Record Group 11, Pennsylvania Department of Health, Bureau of Health Statistics and Research, Series 11.90, Death Certificates 1906-1963, ..."
Finally should there be a qualifier on the date to make it clear that it's the date of death and not some other date (like the date the certiicate was filed, etc.)?