Layered citation for FamilySearch images

I'm trying to create a citation for an entry found in a marriage register from St. Stanislaus Church in Newark, New Jersey.   Despite reading through the QuickLessons and this forum, I'm still a bit stumped on the most appropriate format.  

Here's what I've got so far:

Layer 1: St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church (Newark New Jersey), Parish Registers, 1889-1919, Matrimoniorum Registrum [Marriage Register],1907-1919, Pg. 50, Michaelem Roskaz and Mariam Jung, 05 February 1908; 

Layer 2:  accessed as "Parish Registers 1889-1919," browsable images, FamilySearch ( 15 November 2019), image ___ of ___;

Layer 3: citing FamilySearch microfilm 1,398,598; 

Have I gotten close to an appropriate citation for this record?

Warm regards,


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Submitted byEEon Sun, 11/17/2019 - 18:16

Jeff, EE's chapter 7 has many examples of citing church records, all kinds of church records accessed via all kinds of media—including a FamilySearch example by which you can evaluate your understanding of QuickLesson 25.

EE 7.18

        1.  St. Liborious Church (St. Libory, Illinois), “Liber Baptismalis ab anno 1849 die 30 Murt. usque ad initium anni 1863,” unnumbered pages, unnumbered entries in chronological order, “Elisabetham Aberle” baptism, 12 November 1857; accessed as “Illinois, Diocese of Belleville, Catholic Parish Records, 1729–1956,” browsable images, FamilySearch ( : 1 April 2015), path: St. Clair County > St. Libory > St. Liborious > 1849–1862 Baptisms, First Communion, Confirmations > image 33 of 68.

You did better than you give yourself credit for.


Submitted byEEon Sun, 11/17/2019 - 18:22

Incidentally, when I tried using the URL to examine the record book (I was curious about a related issue), FamilySearch displayed only icons for each page and a notice that access was available only at a Family History Center or a FamilySearch Affiliate Library. Presumably, you used the imaged register at one of these facilities. You may want to add a note to that effect at the end of your citation.


Submitted byzolkieon Sun, 12/01/2019 - 16:42

Thank you for the feedback.  I'll definitely add the suggested note to the citation.

On the same topic, I'm trying to construct a citation for a baptismal record image identified on FamilySearch for which a specific church is not listed.  I'm trying to use the same layered format, and Layer 2 and Layer 3 seem fairly easy to construct, but I'm wondering about Layer 1.

(the exact page can be found here: )

Since the documents are described as 'Microreproduction of manuscripts at the Central State Historical Archives of Ukraine in L′viv', would I follow the recommendation provided in EE  7.17 and use the Basic Format: Documents (archived), 3.14?


Submitted byEEon Tue, 12/17/2019 - 11:24

Zolkie, sorry I didn't catch this added-on question when you posted it. It's good that you started a new thread for the new topic in the meanwhile. For the benefit of those who read your thread in the future, I'll post herea link to the subsequent discussion: