Recently I was able to order a couple of marriage allegations from the Borthwick Institute at the University of York. The Borthwick holds the archives of the York Diocese. When a couple wanted to obtain a marriage license instead of marrying by banns, the groom had to make oath about their names and ages and residences (and in older years, would also have to swear to pay if the marriage did not occur, ie. a marriage bond). If the bride was underage, there also had to be a note of consent from a surviving parent, etc.
Anyway, I am trying to determine how best to cite this. Even though I have a printed copy of the allegation from microfilm, I do not have a microfilm number for example. The index entry from the database on findmypast.com does reference a sequence number and page number but I do not know if that refers to a book or a microfilm or a box (as these documents were originally in about 700 boxes).
Also, note that for gedcom compatibility I am sticking to free-form or TomH's my freeform 3.
So...this is my rough draft. Comments?
"Matrimonial Records: Marriage Bonds and Allegations", Records of the Archbishop of York, York Diocesan Archives, Borthwick Institute for Archives, University of York. "groom" and "bride", "allegation/license date".