Citation Issues

Is a wire-service considered to be an "Author" when citing Newspaper Articles?

Dear Editor;

1) When citing a newspaper article picked up from a wire-service, is the wire-service (e.g. Canadian Press or "CP") considered to be the "Author" for the purposes of citing the associated article per the QuickCheck Model for Newspaper Articles, Online Archives?

2) When one sees an article beginning with two key headings, is the second considered part of the "Title" for the purpose of the previously noted QuickCheck Model? If so; what punctuation is used to separate the two? An example is, "

Citing and online PDF copy of a book published by a museum

Dear editor;

As my current Canadian military research is now focussing on the details surrounding individuals and their locale, I'm running into some documents that are a bit of a challenge to cite.

It is for an online PDF of a self-published book that resides in the archives of the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum in Ottawa.

Had I visited the archives and consulted the physical book, I believe the citation would look something like:

CensusMate spreadsheet

One of the analysis items I want to include in my research is the CensusMate spreadsheet published by John L Haynes (copyright 2001-2004). Could I cite it in the same format as a family group sheet?

Kristina Gow Clever, William Dunaway (1810-1840) CensusMate spreadsheet, Dunnaway research files; privately held by Kristina Gow Clever, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,] Lillian, Alabama.

However, since this is a published form, would I need to cite it as a publication?

Jokos files

After the Holocaust, various Dutch organizations worked together to help survivors file claims against the Germans. The organization was known as the Jokos Foundation. The files are available to descendants for review. The files are held in the Amsterdam Municipal Archive, but access is restricted through the JMW the Jewish social organization. Viewing, at least for me, involves getting permission from the JMW, then the JMW digitizes the file, and then provides the digitized file to me. This is a three level cert, the file, the gatekeeper, and my copy. 

Citation content question on Citing Military Records—Person-Based

Dear editor;

With regard to adapting First Reference Note "2", in Sec. 11.40 (Pension Files), p.604, EE 3rd ed. (c) 2015:

I'd like to ask for a bit of clarification for the reasons explained below.

The record package with which I am working addresses a single person over the course of his involvement in two military engagements; WWII and his subsequent regular Canadian airforce military service. As such he also has a separate service ID for each. As his service spans more than 20 years, he also has held various ranks in both engagements.

Formating Ships Names in sources/citations esp. Mayflower

When should ship's names (esp. Mayflower) be italicized (or romanized in a book title)?

Mayflower is a particular problem as it can be used as part of a journal name, a publisher's name (i.e. General Society of Mayflower Descendants), a book title, or an article title. The attachment shows how I currently do it.

Is there a more correct way? 


Greg Cooke



Divorce "Index" on FamilySearch

Need some guidance with this. The only way to navigate to this record as far as I can tell is to search the catalog for New Hampshire then go to Divorce > Index of Divorces and Annulments Prior to 1938. The target is deceiving because its not quite an index, but rather loose documents of divorce and annulment records. The target says the index goes up to 1900, when in fact it goes up to 1938. The catalog discription seems more fitting.  I think I have all the pieces, but am unsure it put the citation together correctly. I'd appreciate your feedback.

Paper Documents

Looking for opinion. I am in the process of digitizing original paper documents that have recently come into my possession. I am entering the data into software and citing everything. The paper documents are going into plastic sleeves/boxes. I am putting an acid-free sticker on the front of each sleeve with a unique ID, short description and a citation. However some of the citations are quite long and I am having trouble fitting onto what is already a very large sticker.