Creating Ancestry citations

In Quick Lesson 26, EE walked through citing a death certificate from Ancestry resulting in the citation looking like this:

"Kentucky, U.S., Death Records, 1852-1965", database with images,, ( : downloaded 2 January 2022), path Death Certificates, 1911-1965 > 1958 > Film 7052131: Certificates 025001-027500 > image 607 > certificate 58-25559, Amelia Miller, died Campbell County, 7 December 1958; citing "Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, Frankfort, Kentucky".

I am reviewing my citations and found some of my death certificates written as shown below. Isn't the same information being given to analyze and find the source again, just written differently? Or am I missing a key point?

Kentucky, Department of Health, Death Certificate, (Infant) Miller, Certificate No. 6827, Registered No. 191, Campbell County, 1917; database with images, "Kentucky, Death Records, 1852-1965," Ancestry, ( : accessed 17 December 2021), path Death Certificates, 1911-1965 > 1917 > Film 7016193: All Counties > image 231; citing "Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, Frankfort, Kentucky". 


Submitted byEEon Sun, 01/23/2022 - 17:27

Tami, either approach works. It depends upon whether you want to emphasize the database or the document. As QuickLesson 26 points out: when we have numerous citations to a database such as this, citing the database in Layer 1 will enable our software to "populate" that layer's data automatically, whenever we select the database from the master source.