As you probably know, FamilySearch has introduced a new facelift for their website. Now I'm rather confused about citing the following record because the FHL microfilm number doesn't accompany the record database.
The record I want to cite can be located in this manner: Search > Browse All Published Collections > Wisconsin, County Naturalization Records, 1807–1992 > Browse through 1,135,393 images > Eau Claire > Petitions for naturalization 1879–1892 vol 3 > and navigating to p. 324 [image 189]. As you can see, the record is buried quite deep. And, the database "Petitions for naturalization..." is not locatable in the FamilySearch Historical Records Collections filter.
Here is my citation:
- "Petitions for Naturalization, 1879–1892, vol. 3," in "Wisconsin, County Naturalization Records, 1807–1992," digital images, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 18 November 2013), Eau Claire County, p. 324, Hans Christian Hansen, 10 April 1890.
In the past it seems to me I would have been able to cite the records as follows:
- "Petitions for Naturalization, 1879–1892, vol. 3," p. 324, Hans Christian Hansen, 10 April 1890; digital images, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 18 November 2013); FHL microfilm [number].
In the first citation I added "Eau Claire County" because it is one of the selections you must make in order to reach the record manually; i.e., without searching for the person's name at the home page. In the second example I typically would just search for the FHL film number in the FamilySeach Catalog to get to the online database and images, therefore getting to the record much quicker.
Do either of those citations make sense? I was also thinking of citing the actual book the image came from. It is the first image, on the spine, and I would use this title: Eau Claire County, Record of Citizenship, 1879–1892, vol. 3 [not sure if in quotes or italicized].
While I'm at it, is it necessary to write out the full URL using "http://www...," or is it ok to simply enter (familysearch.org : accessed [date])?
Thank you for any help, Chuck