Church Record at FamilySearch

It seems you are getting your fill of questions from me this week.

This post is related to one that I posted last week in which I had come across an Ancestry database which cited FamilySearch - but I could not find some entries in the database of the same name on FamilySearch. Well - I did find at least one entry and am thinking I should just cite the FamilySearch entry, but I am unsure how to cite it.

The name is found in the database  on FS "England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975" but there is not an image for it. However, there is a link on the page that says the entries came from a set of images with a link directly to the film.

A little more digging and I found that this film can be found if I search the catalog for "Parish registers of St. James' Church (Paddington, Middlesex), 1633-1885" which I got from the target. So now I am not sure the best way to cite it. Do I ignore the original database in which I found it (England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"- or do I cite the collection that the image seems to come from (St. James' Church (Paddington, Middlesex), 1633-1885)? I am thinking that I should cite the image, the microfilm and one of the collections but this all very confusing.

This is what I have so far, any advice would be much appreciated.

St. James' Church (Paddington, Middlesex), "Register of Baptisms in the Parish of Paddington in the county of Middlesex," p.255, Ann Johnson baptism (1833); imaged as St.James' Paddington County of Middlesex Parish Registers Baptisms 1826-1836, P87/JS7, FHL microfilm 00579297; Parish registers of St. James' Church (Paddington, Middlesex), 1633-1885, "browsable images, FamilySearch ( accessed 23 May 2020) image 145.

Submitted byEEon Sun, 05/24/2020 - 16:44

Eventide, how about this to make it as succinct and non-repetitious as possible:

St. James' Church (Paddington, Middlesex), "Register of Baptisms in the Parish of Paddington in the County of Middlesex," 255, Ann Johnson baptism (1833); imaged at FamilySearch ( accessed 23 May 2020), images 6, 145; imaged from FHL microfilm 00579297, citing St. James Paddington Baptisms, 1826 to 1836, No. P87/ JS7.

I included image 6 because that's where we find the title of the register.

On a related subject, that image 6 presents what seems to be the title page of a published book. Normally, we put the titles of published works in italics. However, the register itself is not published. What has been published is a preprinted form-type register into which entries were made. If we cite it as a published work, with the title in italics, it would mislead.

Submitted byEventideon Sun, 05/24/2020 - 18:09

Thanks EE. I am glad to know I was on the right track, although a bit out of order - and thankful that it could be shortened by approx. 100 characters!