Record Usage and Interpretation

Citing an image of a newpaper article, sent to me by e-mail.

I thought citing this source would be easy, that is until I started to work on it; I seem to be going around in circles!

I have the image of the article, but I do not have the digital source where it was found. I have the name of the newspaper from which the image was taken,  when the article was published, and where it was located in the newspaper. It seems to me that I should include information re the newspaper containing the article, name of data base of the online provider (which I do not know), and the person that sent the e-mail to me. But in which order? 

Citing a Death Certificate

 Dear Editor;

I have a copy of the following 3 documents:

2003-07-22 Death - Corr. from  C. Patterson to Jessie Gauthier (letter) - Murison, Charles
1922-11-05 Death - Medical Certificate of Cause of Death - MURISON, Charles
1922-11-05 Death - Registration of Death - MURISON, Charles

The correspondence of 2003-07-22 was the cover letter for certified copies of the two death-related documents that were requested by my mother (deceased) with my assistance. The entire package was passed to me upon her death.

Census Records - When to utilize images and transcriptions...

Dear Editor;

I try to ensure that I have unbroken census coverage for a family. That is; I try to obtain records for each possible census year, showing each parent from marriage to death and each child from birth to marriage. One of my reasons is to ensure that I identify all the children. Another is that the names, ages and locations help me ensure I have the correct family and identify approx. BMD dates (I also try look at wills and testaments to corroborate my findings.) 

Does converting "born digital" documents affect their evidentiary value?

Dear Editor;

As you are no doubt aware, more and more "original" documents (especially email) have never been anything but digital. While it is often recommended or required that such "born digital" documents be stored as received, they can become unreadable over time due to software changes or need to be converted into another format for archiving. Personally; I would like to extract my emails from the email program's database and store them in a way that can be consulted in the longer term.

Civil Registration Images at

I've come across some new records that I need to cite properly and want to be sure I have this correct. The images of the original registers are available online on The challenge I am facing is that there are two sets of stamped number on the pages (image attached), and I cannot figure out what these numbers represent. The website is not very user friendly (no way to easily view pages before and after the desired image).

I included the direct URL as these records are pretty tricky to find. This is what I have come up with:

Help with an Indenture Please

A number of years ago I found the following indenture in a deed book in Hardin County, Kentucky. I thought I understood what was going on that is until this past week when some else used this deed as a reference.

My understanding of the following indenture is that John Uptegrove used a horse as collateral for a loan from Joseph Adams.

The other person interpreted the indenture as John Uptegrove sold a horse to Joseph Adams.

Note: I did correct a couple of spelling errors in this transcription. The original pages are attached in a pdf.