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From: "Natalie Cottrill" <>
Subject: FW: [APG] Source citation
Date: Sat, 28 Aug 2004 12:19:38 -0600
When I cite digital images from online publications, I create them in this
Probate file for Margaret Smith, filed 19xx, #24856, "St. Louis
Probate Court Digitization Project: 1802 - 1900" (Online: Missouri State
Archives, 2004) [Digital image of microfilmed original records in the
Missouri State Archives], <http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/stlprobate/>,
accessed xx August 2004.
The probate file represents a digital image (a derivative) taken from a
digital publication. So, I've always felt that these digital images need to
be cited differently than we would an original (non-derivative) record. I'm
sure there are other opinions.
This footnote includes:
- the name of decedent,
- year probate was originally filed,
- the certificate number,
- the name of the database from which it was taken,
- the name of the group that published the database,
- an editorial comment that the source you examined was a digital image,
- the URL of the database,
- and the date that the database was accessed.
Perhaps we could better find the record again, and/or understand the nature
of what you examined with this citation.
PS. I love these St. Louis databases - they're great and have helped with
several projects I've completed. Yeah, Missouri!
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From: Pat Stamm [mailto:]
Sent: Saturday, August 28, 2004 10:28 AM
Subject: RE: [APG] Source citation
The Missouri Archives put an online index with scanned images on their
website. For my main source, I have it listed as the following:
Missouri. Missouri State Archives. St. Louis Probate 1800 to 1900 Index
electronic database with scanned images on line at
<http://www.sos.state.mo.us/archives/>. Missouri State Archives, Jefferson
For the footnote, I use:
Margaret Smith, scanned probate file 24856, Missouri State Archives, Office
of Probate Court, St. Louis City, Missouri.
Some suggestions please.
Patricia Walls Stamm, CGRS
CGRS, Certified Genealogical Records Specialist, is a Service Mark of the
Board for Certification of Genealogists and used under license by
Board-certified persons who meet program standards and periodic rigorous
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