Citing the "Obituary file, 1874-2004; obituary index, ca. 1874-2004" at FamilySearch has been a bit of a struggle for me. This collection contains images of index cards in one set of films and the corresponding images of clippings in a second set of films.
To ensure a consistent look and feel across reports, I'd like to avoid creating special instances of the current physical-item-first template that I've created for my newspaper citations.
The information contained within in the films for the imaged clippings consistently gives sufficient information to complete the physical-item-first template. However; I should note that the page number sometimes has to be cited as "n.p.".
The second layer is the real issue. Normally, I'd cite just the item format, website URL, access date and collection. However; due to having to use the imaged card-file and then browse through the indicated film of the imaged clippings, I'd really like to also include a direct "pointer" to the image for what I've cited in the first layer. So; I've placed the image ark reference in parentheses following the image-format description, which occurs at the beginning of the second layer (But; I'm not sure whether using square brackets would be better).
I believe I've not broken and hard-and-fast rules by doing this, but I would very much appreciate your feedback on the resulting format.
Source List Entry: Minnesota. Douglas County. Alexandria. (Alexandria, Minnesota) Park Region Echo, 1966.
First Reference Note: "Inga O. Lee Last Rites Held At Nora Church", (Alexandria, Minnesota) Park Region Echo, 9 June 1966, n.p., Inga O. Lee (born 24 March 1895, died 23 May 1966, [buried 27 May 1966]); digital image (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89VW-JCQH), FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org : downloaded 21 August 2022), "Obituary file, 1874-2004; obituary index, ca. 1874-2004".
Subsequent Note: "Inga O. Lee Last Rites Held At Nora Church", (Alexandria, Minnesota) Park Region Echo, 9 June 1966.
Note: The square brackets used in "[buried 27 May 1966]" indicates the date was calculated from the date on which she died and the stated day of the week on which the funeral was held. This was done to highlight that the date would not be found when reading the obituary text. While this could go in my notes, I find it rather useful to see it in my citations.