Citation Issues

Performance / Theatre Programs

I have a number of programs from various types of performances involving various relatives. One is of a performance called Forget Not  A Pageant of the History of Argyle 1764-1964. The program contains the names of the actors and their parts. It also contains various types of information including synopsizes about the various "episodes" that were performed.  The program was given to me as I did not attend this performance.

Census Record Citations

Dear Editor,

This is a long standing question for me, but I had thought I knew the answer.

Question: When  Citing a Census Record, should the Citation be a Per Person Citation or a Household Citation ?

Looking that EvidenceExplained and the Ancestry QuickSheet, the examples were not household based, it appeared to be for each individual.

Website access mentioned in citations


I am trying to cite several newspaper articles in one footnote.  They came from different newspaper titles in different cities.  Let's say I found all the the articles on the California Digital Newspaper Collection on the same date.  I'm struggling with how to identify the access in the citation.  It seems really long if I do

Abbreviated titles in census - misidentified subject by 3rd party

In the 1810 census for Natchitoches Parish, La., we find a single woman as a head of household who appears to be identified as Madam (abbreviated) Spade.  Note what appears to be the lower case w appearing after the abbreviation and before her surname Spade.  Note that only females live in this house.  This record is from a USGenweb project file, but I have also reviewed National Archives records and noted that on the page or two immediately preceding this one, the census taker called another single woman Madam with the lower case w following the abbreviation.  I know of personal knowledge

Citing Quebec "Actes de notaire" from online database

I am delving into Quebec Notarial records for the first time, and am fascinated by the treasure trove of knowledge they've been providing. Truly breathing some flesh on my ancestors' skeletons of names, dates, and places.

That being said, I am trying to craft these citations to best reflect the fact that the image was viewed online, and in the case of FamilySearch among browsable images.

The basic citation used in my research notes has been something like this:

First Layer Clarification

I am currently researching a line with Polish ancestry, and I am using primarily the digital images of parish records which are available via FamilySearch.  The records are 'original copies' which were (presumably) made at the time of the 'true originals' and sent to the State Archives.  They were microfilmed at the State Archives and the microfilm images digitized for online access.  A church is not listed, so I presume the first item in the Source would be the parish (that IS listed).  When the records were made, the area of Poland where the parish was located had been annexed by Austria.