Hello, I'm new to creating proper source citations, though I have created plenty of improper ones... and I have a question about citing records from a certain website - http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/
For one thing, there are no actual database titles. Another thing, the marriage, birth, and alot of the death records give no information as to the source of the images, that is the "source of the source." This is addressed in the article available on the above link. Basically it says that identification of the original ledgers etc. was not included online.
For an example i take the marriage of John Spitsnogle and wife Catharine in 1842 in Berkeley County. There are 3 records (one with the name John Spitznagle). One image is a marriage bond, another is some type of marriage ledger alphabetized by surname, and the other image seems to be the original ledger copied onto another paper. Each record has a page number but of course there's no way of knowing what book it is in.
The best citation i can come up with is the following. Am I wrong in creating a title for the database when that isn't the title? Could this citation be used for all 3 records? If not how should it vary for each?
"West Virginia Marriages, 1780 - 1971," online images, West Virginia Division of Culture and History, West Virginia Vital Research Records (http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/: Accessed 18 April 2012), Berkeley county marriages, entry for John S. Spitsnogle and Catharine Perrell, married 24 June 1842; citing original records at Berkeley County Courthouse, Martinsburg, West Virginia.