Citation Issues

Citing digital image of birth register from GSU microfilm on FamilySearch

Looking to cite an online birth register that appears that it was orginaly a GSU microfilm of an original marriage register. I'm scratching my head on citing this and wondering if I should cite the database or the catalog record.

When I did the initial search on FS it was part of a database "Pennsylvania Births and Christenings, 1709-1950" but the record came from a set of images from which I found this information:

Catalog Record: Pennsylvania Births and Christenings, 1709-1950
Film/Digital Note: Birth Register, 1893-1906

Citing Riksarkivet

Trying again.  Attaching image this time of a screen grab from my genealogy software program.  

I do not know how to cite Riksarkivet.  I do not know who runs Riksarkivet, who compiles the databases, who to give the credit to, or anything.  I am only guessing when I have filled out the template that is the image I have attached.

It would be so much easier if I could just see an example of a citation for Riksarkivet.  You say you have one, but I do not see it in your most recent edition (2017).

First attempt at a strange web page

I'm new to creating EE style citations and i'd like to see how i'm doing with a different type of web page. I'm including in a narrative style discussion, the weather. I've found a wonderful site that will give you all sorts of details regarding the weather for most cities in the world. Here are my attempts at the source list and the citation:


Citing Ancestry Family Trees - user name/actual name

When I cite Ancestry trees, I use the Ancestry user name since its searchable and real name if I can determine it with certainty.

I have noticed that some women use their married name as their "user name". For their actual name should I use their maiden name, married name or both? I had been using maiden name but wonder now if that is correct.

How to cite Swedish church records or other records viewed digitally on

Is this the correct citation format for the website Riksarkivet?  I bought your most recent edition (2017) and it did not contain an example for this website.

Swedish National Archives, "Arbrå kyrkoarkiv, Födelse- och dopböcker, SE/HLA/1010005/C/5 (1877-1885)," database, Riksarkivet ( : viewed 11 November 2018), p 92.

Short Footnote:
Swedish National Archives, "Arbrå kyrkoarkiv, Födelse- och dopböcker, SE/HLA/1010005/C/5 (1877-1885)," database p 92.

Private Holdings: Artifact

I am looking at QCM on p. 105 (3rd ed.).

My question is about my father's birth certificate (deceased), which is privately held by mother. I have a photograph of this document.

I am trying to write a citation for this, and have so far come up with the following:

Source List:

New South Wales, Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages. Certified copy of birth certificate. 22 January 1997. Privately held by name of person, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,] Town, State of person. 2018.

Citing Ancestry member shared images (photos, documents, etc.)


I am trying to figure out how I can properly cite Ancestry member shared photos (either actual photographs or images, or images of documents).

I am not quite certain how I should go about it to accurately create a citation that works.

I was thinking something like this:

Surname, name (or username if no name), "Photograph of individuals' name". Year if/when available; Ancestry Public Member Photos & Scanned Documents. Date shared. URL

Does anyone have suggestions?

Thanks in advance,



Citing an online catalog entry

Query from RobynR:

I had previously looked at some abstracted information in late 2017, found in the online catalogue at the East Riding Archives website. But I am only now, actually trying to do a citation for the same. I searched the forum and this particular thread seemed to represent a similar issue and has helped me understand certain things.

I have crafted the following for my full reference note, but somehow I still feel a little confused if the layout is actually correct.