Citation Issues

Transcript of a NY town Register of Deaths


How do I cite a transcript from a NY town Register of Deaths? It was provided by the town Registrar of Vital Statistics. Since it is not a photocopy of the register itself, just a transcript, citing the register doesn't seem right, nor does citing it as a certificate, though it is dated and signed by the Registrar.

Based on the NY State index of deaths, there are probably a couple of errors (perhaps typos) in the transcript, but won't know for sure until Albany gets around to my request (still pending after almost two years!).



Images from the Family History Library Record Lookup Service

Dear EE,

I didn't think I would be back on the forum so soon after my last post; this time I am looking for a review or tweaks of a citation that I have crafted for a new source :-).

Recently, I ordered an image from the Family History Library Record Lookup Service -

Citing negative findings from another researcher

This is just a fun one as we sometimes have to "break" some rules. One of the assignments in a class I am taking is to create a DNA proof argument based on DNA and paper trail evidence provided to the class. We are, however, supposed to create the proof argument without doing any additional research (i.e. the task is to use the information provided and focus on the proof argument). 

Citing images of bound content in special collections that has been digitized

I am trying to cite an image from a bound volume of photocopies of NARA records that is contained in a collection at a library, but has also been imaged. Some examples on this site and EE indicate the website and the collection could be combined into one layer, but I don't see how to do that since the website collection and archive collection have different titles.

Browsable Images @ FamilySearch

Dear EE,

I think I have lost the plot (again)! I have searched the forum for similar issues and have reread Quicklesson 26 once again (ARKs, PALs, Paths & Waypoints (Citing Online Providers of Digital Images), I am still confused.

I am trying to cite an entry in a Bishop's transcript, that has not been indexed but can be found by browsing.  These were found via a search in their catalogue for England, Devon, Harberton.

Citing English wills and probate documents

I have purchased a digital PDF (by the UK Government Online Probate Search Service) of both a Will and Grant. 

I believe them to be official transcripts and the database "Find my will" provides the option to (pay-for-images) of the document. 

The PDF's are available for viewing for 31 days from the date of downloading the first copy and then they get removed from my account. 

I'm new to "Evidence Explained" and unsure on how to write the citation for this. Is it possible to walk me through it?

Photographs from National Archives

I think I have this citation finally figured out, but would like a second opinion, please. I was searching for images of pin boys for a story that I am writing about my dad's first job. After opening many different links, I stumbled across this image. ( At first I was tempted to just download the photograph, but a little voice kept saying cite the source. So, I began making an attempt to understand what I found.

How do I correctly cite a UK certified birth, death or marriage certificate.

I've been building my family tree as a hobby for some time and have recently been informed of the importance of "correctly" citing your sources for future generations and for my own reference.

However, I'm finding it to be a very steep learning curve so thought I'd reach out for help to ensure I get it 
"right" now, rather than having to correct it further down the line.