In sec. 6.8 of the 3rd. Ed. of Evidence Explained, I read the following and had a few simple questions:
WEBSITE IMAGE NUMBERS
Online providers of census images may assign an image number that is different from any of the page numbers above. Citing the image number is not advised. Not only do those differ from one provider to another, but they can change within a provider’s own system when the website is reorganized or more material is imaged.
Mills, Elizabeth Shown. Evidence Explained: Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace
(p. 267). Elizabeth Shown Mills. Kindle Edition.
- Is this still your current thinking on the issue? I am asking since I use Ancestry quite a bit and often find that people include the image numbers and even the image count.
- Does this line of thinking extend to other types of records? If so, what is the "litmus test" for whether or not to include image numbers (and even image counts)?