This is a "by request" template - our first! It is compiled from principles and examples in EE 7.18 and EE 7.43. This template places emphasis on the digital image, not the database. Therefore, it begins with the template for an original church register, then adds the database information. I don't have access to images from this database, so I'm using Mills' example as my starting point.
- Bibliography (Source List Entry):
- Full footnote (First Reference Note):
Midmar Parish (Aberdeenshire, Scotland), Old Parish Registers, OPR 222/1, p. 65, James Edward baptism (1727); digital image, Scotland, “Search Old Parish Registers (OPR) Births/Christenings (1553-1854),” ScotlandsPeople (http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk : accessed 30 January 2007); imaged from FHL microfilm 993,344, item 1.
- Short footnote (Subsequent Note):
Explanation of variations from Mills:
- There is no exact example in Mills of the online digital images of these parish registers.
- Mills states that this website is an official government project created through the partnership of three government agencies. Her suggestion is to simply credit the country, Scotland, as the author of the database. Since our template credits the church as the author of the original record, it calls the author of the database a publisher.
- Note that each image on this website states that it was imaged from a particular FHL microfilm. The credit line, frequently entered as "cited from . . ." is more specific in this template. We can use the credit line "imaged from . . ."
- This template is set up to allow the use of [WEBSITE TITLE] with [URL] or [REPOSITORY] with [REPOSITORY ADDRESS]. If you are using the website ScotlandsPeople for this one database only, use the [WEBSITE TITLE] and [URL] pairing. If you use several databases on this website, use the [REPOSITORY] and [REPOSITORY ADDRESS] pairing. Do not use both!
- Consider adding the line: <; imaged from [CD4]> to the template. If the parish registers you are searching span several FHL microfilm rolls, this allows you to cite images from the different microfilms without creating separate master source entries for each one. (Note that I reserve CD5 in digital image templates for the "imaged from" data and CD4 for the "citing" data. I'm not sure that's important to most users.) Do not enter data in both the [CD4] element and the [FILM] and [ITEM NUMBER] elements!
- Remember that [CD3] is reserved for the date of access.
- Church (in Author)
- Database (in Title)
- Date Range (in Second Date)
- Item Number (in Record Number)
- Short Location (in Short Title)
- Website Title (in Subtitle)
- Year (in Date)