The source citations for Ancestry.com databases and images in this QuickSheet are based on those in the book:
The four pages of this QuickSheet are chock full of information. The first page, shown above, has a short column of Basic Principles about Ancestry.com database types and the requirement to create citations for both the source that Ancestry used and the database/image that Ancestry provides as a product. There is a set of Basic Templates that can be used as a guideline for any other Ancestry.com database, created by an outside party. The balance of the first page and the other three pages are devoted to Models for Common Record Types, supplying a Source List Entry, a First Reference Note and a Subsequent Reference Note for each type (similar to Evidence Explained models).
The 20 record type models provided on this QuickSheet include:
* Basic Format: Databases - Created by Ancestry
There are footnotes on each page for comments about specific models to help the user understand some of the nuances of the records and the citations.
I use the Ancestry.com census, military, newspaper, family trees and maps all of the time in my family history research, and have struggled to place correct source citations in my genealogy databases (to the point that I'm embarrassed to show my Notes and sources to anyone else!). This QuickSheet, along with Evidence Explained, will help me improve my source citation capabilities and enhance the quality of the family history books I hope to write.
The source citation for this product is: