I was researching my Grandfather, Amandus E. Diethrich in Pennsylvania on Ancestry.com and discovered a City Directory, image p 187, listing his occupation as carpenter and residence as 125 Luna. Even though his surname was misspelled (it was spelled without the middle h) I am certain this is my Grandfather as the misspelling is very common. On top of the image page was "U.S., City Directories, 1822-1995 for Amandus Deithrich" followed by "Pennsylvania > Pittsburgh > 1899 > Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, City Directory, 1899".
I started looking for help on creating a citation and I noticed upon examining the Source Information provided by Ancestry regarding the image a note saying to check the directory title page image for full title and publication information.
In trying to create a citation I also examined the 2019 QuickSheet Citing Ancestry Databases & Images Evidence Style and EE Third Edition Revised, 12.54, 12.55 and 12.56.
I began examining the microfilmed image pages provided by Ancestry to try and find the publisher.
After seeing the following I decided to seek your help rather than attempting to creat a citation that I would eventually have to rewrite over and over. Also, I think if I can understand the process behind this citation I will be able to write a citation for future city directories on my own.
The following is what I found on the pages of the microfilm images.
On page 3, "UNITED STATES CITY DIRECTORIES 1882-1901 PITTSBURGH, PA REEL 14 1899-1900" "microfilmed by RP new haven, conn 06525 research publications, inc."
On page 5, "FILMED FROM THE HOLDINGS OF THE STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF WISCONSIN LIBRARY, MADISON, WISCONSIN
On page 11, "Pittsburgh and Allegheny Directory ... for 1899".
"R.L. Polk & Co. & R.L. Dudley, Publishers".
As noted in the subject line, TMI (too much information), I am not sure how to proceed. How many layers do I have? Does all of the information have to be included in the Source List Entry and/or the Reference Note?
Any help you can provide will be greatly appreciated as I have quite a few city directories for various ancestors that I would like to include in my research. I apologize for the length of this post but I wantd to provide as much information as I could to give you a clear picture of what I was seeing.