At the website of the Danish National Archives, digitizations of some parish registers are now available in two versions. I am trying to figure out how to direct readers to the specific online record used by me without including overly long waypoints for every single citation.
Here is an example of a long reference note:
København, Vor Frue Sogn [parish] (Sokkelund Herred [hundred], København Amt [county]), Kontraministerialbog [vicar's copy] 1813-1838, Copulerede [married couples], folio 19, 1815, entry 3; digital images, Rigsarkivet (https://www.sa.dk/en/ : accessed 24 August 2019), path: “Archives online” > “Parish Registers” > “Kirkebøger fra hele landet” [church books from the whole country] > “Archive: København Vor Frue Sogn” > “Kontraministerialbog (1813-2003): Ny Scanning i farver indtil 1892” [new digitization in color]> “Viede 1813 - Viede 1838” [married couples].
Even when stripping the citation of the bracketed translations, it is relatively long:
København, Vor Frue Sogn (Sokkelund Herred, København Amt), Kontraministerialbog 1813-1838, Copulerede, folio 19, 1815, entry 3; digital images, Rigsarkivet (https://www.sa.dk/en/ : accessed 24 August 2019), path: “Archives online” > “Parish Registers” > “Kirkebøger fra hele landet” > “Archive: København Vor Frue Sogn” > “Kontraministerialbog (1813-2003): Ny Scanning i farver indtil 1892” > “Viede 1813 - Viede 1838.”
My issue is particularly that to some extent I cannot shorten it, even when referencing the same physical book, because sometimes the digitization is:
- broken down into two or more parts (per event type), and
- available in different versions (color/grey-scale).
Another related issue is that the digitizations are not necessarily named entirely after the original book in the sense that the digitized series may cover marriages 1813-1838, but the original book may contain events spanning 1813-1840 (for instance deaths may have been recorded in that book until 1840, but marriages only until 1838). The page with the digitizations do not state the years contained in the physical book, so I look that up in a database of all the collections held by the archive, because that is needed to cite the original. Anyhow, it may be confusing to the reader that the first part of the citation (for the original book) lists a different range of years than the second part of the citation (for the digital images).
If needed, here is the direct link to the cited record: https://www.sa.dk/ao-soegesider/en/billedviser?bsid=380024#380024,73909603
Any suggestions for how to handle these issues are greatly appreciated.
Lene D. Kottal