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#1 warhorse



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Posted 08 February 2020 - 02:46 PM

I would like to see a source type citation for English probate records based off the National Archives UK or the Church Records, Parish Registers (original) template with optional FHL microfilm number, if known.  I have a few English probate records and have to get rather creative in doing citations.

#2 Nettie


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Posted 09 February 2020 - 11:35 PM

I see no one has answered this. I use books and records from both ancestry.com and familysearch.org.  If it is a census record, I use the citation/documentation template for the census record and use ancestry.com or familysearch.org as the repository.  In using the templates that RM has, on the main screen citation I label it a digital image, then I state that "this was digitized by ancestry.com "   or......


Those two online places are NOT original owners of a document. 

If they have an index of a searched book and not a digitized picture, I will include that in the citation.  Like the old Dobb indexes from early research days at the Family Search local libraries, Before digitizing.


I do this for death certificates that are digitized.  If it from an index in a book, and I can look at the book online, means they have digitized the book.  But I have many MN death certificates from MN Historical Society which has them microfilmed and can make a copy.  I treat them the same way as the original Death Certificates are at MN Vital Records and MN Historical Society is the Repository and I made a copy from the microfilm copy.  I labeled in the citation/documentation where the original information is and that MN Historical Society has a microfilm copy..


Took me several years and participate in, many discussions in the past on this forum, as how to label them. And from those discussions, I made my decision on how to do them. Bill did a lot of work with Elizabeth Shown Mills [EE] to create those templates and I use them often.     :)

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#3 Renee Zamora

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Posted 13 February 2020 - 08:29 AM

There are some users submitted UK source templates here - https://sites.google...e/rm4templates/