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#1 Michael Cassara

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 07:06 AM

Hi all,

 

I realize this is probably a bit elementary for many, but I've taken the plunge and am sourcing/re-sourcing most of my RM database.  As such, I'd like to hear from others as to what they would do to source the following record:

 

Marriage record 806

https://familysearch...7-87?cc=1614804

 

 

I know I can just input the citation data from the FamilySearch site in a free-form citation, but if I were to use the existing source templates, which would I pick?  It's a digital image of an Ohio marriage record - is there an existing RM template that works for this?  There must be... I'm just curious to hear where you would go first, and why.  I want to create a fully-sourced database - and I know it's going to take a lot of hours - but there are a number of logic/workflow things that are currently holding me up.  I appreciate any input and advice you can offer.  Thanks!


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#2 Nettie

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 07:26 AM

Personally I would use the Book template as Book,  Source within a Source..   

  • Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-1997
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  • Marriage records 1914-1917 vol 11
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  • add page number. This would be the only way to document this.  
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  • OH County Marriages, 1789-1997 is the family history center/familysearch.org's  digitized information but the original is in the Book vol 11
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  • Marriage Records.  Another choice would be using the database template.  But again I would use the Book template.
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  • Most court records are in book format.  
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#3 Michael Cassara

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 07:38 AM

Thanks, Nettie - much appreciated.  That being said, I went to a couple of seminars by Elizabeth Shown Mills (at FGS last week), where she stressed the importance of citing digital images as such.  In other words, we don't know if the digital record differs from the original book.  Though it's unlikely, it's certainly possible...  so, while this option is certainly viable, I'm just curious if others have approaches to this type of issue.  With so many digital records out there, I'd really like to get the infrastructure sound and in place before I start sourcing everything.  Thanks!


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#4 Renee Zamora

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 10:02 AM

Because websites like FamilySearch have so many different databases what I decided to use is the "Military Records, Database" source template, because it has all the fields I wanted to include. I made a copy of that source template and now use it in these situations 

 

The Master Source area (yellow) is for details on the specific database on FamilySearch. The citation area (green) give the specifics on the individual record. I have to free hand fill out a lot more details on my own in the fields, and maybe I don't get things in proper order like ESM but all the details are there none the less. 

 

The name of the source is whatever the FamilySearch's database name is, and add that it's on FamilySearch. That way I don't confuse it if I actually did find the original book the document was in and wanted to source that too. 


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#5 Michael Cassara

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Posted 10 September 2014 - 06:53 AM

Thanks, Renee.  I'd like to try this approach, but have a few questions about the steps. 

 

I copied the "Military Records, Databases" source template, and edited (the copy) to be called "FamilySearch, Databases".  

 

Could you possibly post a screenshot of yours with your filled out fields?  I think i get what you're suggesting, but it would just be super helpful to see it fully filled out.  

 

Many thanks. 


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#6 Renee Zamora

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Posted 10 September 2014 - 12:15 PM

You can click on the link "About this collection" to get additional information about the database you are citing. It will generally give you more information than the source citation suggestion you get on the document.

 

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