I've been working with Ancestry.com (online) and Family Tree Maker 2019 on my Mac for a number of years, and have been baffled by how to name (that is, identify) and cite my photographs, obituaries, scans, screen captures, as well as online census and newspapers in Ancestry and other online image databases.
After downloading and reading Zotero for genealogy, I looked at how I was naming my computer files. I decided to use the reverse name and ISO date format: last name, first name, middle initial YYYY-MM-DD title. So a scanned obituary of John Dough in June 15, 1943 would be named Dough, John 1943-06-15 Obituary.png. The file would be saved to the Genealogy/Surnames/DOUGH/Dough, John 1895-1943 folder on my computer.
But now there is a problem... how do I cite the source for the file? If there isn't any source information for the scanned clipping, I would go online and search for the obituary in various newspaper sites. Once I determined the newspaper name, publication date, page, and column I would put that information in the file comments. But, how do I cite the actual newspaper where the clipping came from, the scanned file copy, and the online newspaper database (if I did a screen capture)? Inquiring minds would like to know how the name the actual scanned file versus the online newspaper entry should be recorded. Thanks. John