LDS-imaged cemetery (card catalog) record

Thanks as always for any insight you may be able to offer. 

I'm struggling to cite this slide associated with a Toledo, Ohio cemetery record card catalog. This page on FamilySearch contains the microfilm collection that includes the microfilm with the slide I linked. 

On the latter page is a collection record title (annoyingly, with the words "collection record" in all-caps), and a more pertinent title, I would argue, for the microfilms associated with this cemetery, that being "Burial cards, cremation records and lot owner records, ca. 1877-1955."

It would seem the so-called "collection record" title, "Ohio, Toledo, Historic Woodlawn Cemetery Index of Burials : COLLECTION RECORD, 1877-1955," can be omitted, but I would like some thoughts on this from the experts here.

There is also a title for the microfilm itself; "Burial cards (Draper, Jesse - Goodside, Louise)," but I have no way of knowing if LDS volunteers created this title, or if this is actually the microfilm box title as labeled on the shelves at Bowling Green University's Center for Archival Collections.  I'm therefore of the belief this title can probably be omitted, too.

After thumbing around EE3 quite a bit, I concocted the following, which leads with author:

Historic Woodlawn Cemetery (Toledo, Ohio), "Burial cards, cremation records and lot owner records, ca. 1877-1955," FamilySearch ( : accessed 2022), record card no. 1604 (Fenner, Mabel C.), microfilm #8640909, image #866, citing Bowling Green University, Center for Archival Collections, 1995.

In this arrangement, the FS catalog does retrieve this record by way of an author search, as well as a title search using the title quoted in the citation.  The problem I see, however, is that this arrangement attributes a microfilm collection name to an "author" that almost certainly did not create the title of this microfilm group.  This leaves me pretty sure I've landed somewhere out in left field on this one : -).

Hoping to solicit some guidance from the experts here.  Thanks so much for your time!



Submitted byEEon Mon, 09/12/2022 - 18:23

Ryan N, as usual, you are carefully analyzing what you are using. For the reasons you discuss, EE would suggest following the citation that FamilySearch provides in the footer of the image—with a bit of tweaking to conform to Evidence Style more precisely:

"Ohio, Toledo, Historic Woodlawn Cemetery Index of Burials, 18771954," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 18 July 2022) > image 866 of 3219, index card for "Fenner, Mable C."; imaged from originals at Center for Archival Collections, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio,1995.

I added the location of the university (using its full name) because there is a Bowling Green in Kentucky as well as Ohio. Evidence Style also follows the smallest-to-largest arrangement of elements for the Center, Institution, Location.

Submitted byRyanNon Mon, 09/19/2022 - 11:55


Thank you so much for the guidance.  Always, this is very much much appreciated.

I believe one would be very hard pressed to identify any one person, alive today, who's a more deserving appointee to the FASG, than yourself. 

Thank you for all you have done, and continue to do, for the advancement of genealogy itself.