Citation for a digital image provided by MN Historical Society Copy Service

The only access to the microfilm records held at the Minnesota Historical Society Library Hubbs Microfilm Room during the COVID pandemic was through Minnesota People Records Search and a newly created copy service. Review of Evidence Explained 9.30 - 9.35 did not find an example of how to cite a death certificate located and obtained in such a manner. Using the "Online Database Entries" example as a starting place, below is what I have come up with:

Source List Entry

Minnesota Historical Society. "Death Certificate Index, 1904-2001." Database. https://www.mnhs.org/search/people: 2022.

First (Full) Reference Note

Minnesota Historical Society, "Death Certificate Index, 1904-2001," database, Minnesota People Records Search (https://www.mnhs.org/search/people : accessed 27 March 2022), Joseph Portugur, 27 October 1927; digital image provided by Minnesota Historical Society Copy Services, email, 05 April 2022; citing death certificate no. 13047, Saint Louis County.

Subsequent (Short) Note

Minnesota Historical Society, "Death Certificate Index," database, Joseph Portugur, 1927.

Before scrapping the above and starting over once again, I have decided to reach out to those with a better understanding of citation construction for their input. 

 

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Submitted byEEon Sat, 07/30/2022 - 20:40

Badger, you've done well. EE's only suggestion would be to eliminate the final layer "citing death certificate no. 13047, Saint Louis County" and place that data after the name and date for the deceased. That data is all part of what the database delivers, rather than being something extra that was provided by the Copy Service.

Submitted byBadgerGenealogyon Sun, 07/31/2022 - 08:33

Per your suggestion:

Minnesota Historical Society, "Death Certificate Index, 1904-2001," database, Minnesota People Records Search (https://www.mnhs.org/search/people : accessed 27 March 2022), Joseph Portugur, 27 October 1927, death certificate no. 13047, Saint Louis County; digital image provided by Minnesota Historical Society Copy Services, email, 05 April 2022.

The Hubbs Microfilm Room recently reopened to the public.