Citation Issues

Another Museum Collections Citation of a PDF Inquiry

Dear Editor:

I have reviewed the examples of Citing Online Historical Resources, 2nd  ed (2017), as well as Evidence Explained, 3rd ed. Kindle for online collections. I also noted your recent concise explanation related to a museum collection.

In addition the Hagley Museum has expressed a preferred citation:

Approach to Citations in QuickLesson 26

In reading EE, forum posts, and Quicktips, such as "Citing Everything: Your 1-2-3 Guide," it's my understanding that the way to cite online imaged documents is (1) the imaged document, (2) the online collection, (3) source of the source.  

It seems the approach in Quicklesson 26 is to cite the online collection first (Ancestry example).

Is that to say either approach is ok?  (Again, talking image collections only, not extract databases.)  Does either approach apply to just mega sites like Ancestry and FamilySearch, or to any site?

Semicolon usage when citing an Ancestry image of a NARA document.

Dear Editor,

I am also new to genealogical citation. I got your reference EE and have been studying it. It is a great reference! I also read the recent posting about "Passenger Lists on citing NARA -- Arrival by Aircraft" and found it to be very informative.

However, I still have a question regarding the correct usage of semicolons when a NARA citation is used along with the citation for the derived online images from Ancestry.

Passenger Lists on citing NARA -- Arrival by Aircraft

Dear Editor:

I am a newbie and this is my first attempt at sending a question.  I saw the guidance on passenger lists; however, I stumbled a bit when the passenger list was for arriving flights into the U.S.  Instead of the passenger lists with which I am familiar there were “digital cards” within  I was attempting to create a First Reference Note on the data within which cited its source as being the National Archives.

1881 England Census

I'm trying to cite the 1881 census for England and Wales and am stuck on what jurisdictions to include. The census page shows city of Carlisle, township of Caldewgate (also municpal ward) and ecclesiascital parish of Trinity.

Shown on the target: Superindentant registrar: Carlisle, Registrars Sub-District: St. Mary, ED 17.

The path that Ancestry gives is County (Cumberland) Civil Parish (Caldewgate) and ED. However, Caldewgate is not the civil parish.

Citing wartime military publications

Dear Editor;

As I often do, I've come across an useful wartime military publication (imaged online) that I find very difficult to cite. It isn't easily classified as a published or unpublished document. Being a wartime military document, it was "published" for use within the service, but not available to the general public. So, the military didn't identify it in the standard commercial way for a published book.

NARA microfilm access

From a previous post I understand that the QuickCheck model on page 248 of Evidence Explained 3rd. edition means that the citation is created by actually examining the original microfilm produced by NARA. If this is correct does that mean the person is actually at the National Archives building in Washington D.C. or one of the regional facilities examining the original microfilm? I tried to find the microfilm referred to in the First (Full) Reference Note on page 248 at the site for the NARA. I was unsuccessful in finding the image.

Clarification requested on citing eBooks

Dear Editor;

I looked at the following section, which explains how to cite eBooks of published works, delivered electronically:

Page: 699 (image 705)
Section: 12.60, E-Books: Audio & Text Sub-section: Electronically Readable Text (Kindle)

I then looked at what I believe is the correct QuickSheet:

Page: 655 (image 661)

I note that the First Reference Note of section 12.60 does not seem to include the format, "Kindle edition", while the noted QuickCheck Sheet does.