1) On Follow-Up Friday - Useful Reader Comments (19 October 2012):
* Michael Hait offered an improved source citation for my Daniel Spangler probate record: "With digital images, there are two approaches. You can either cite the original record first, then describe the format; or you can cite the image as a digital publication. I prefer the first option, because digital images--like microfilm--are to be generally treated like the original.
"Here is how I would cite the record you describe:
Mercer County, Pennsylvania, Orphans Court Docket D, page 93, Petition of Carringer and Robinson, 15 Sep 1851; digital image, "Pennsylvania, Probate Records, 1683-1994," *FamilySearch* (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 15 October 2012); source not identified but likely FHL microfilm no. 878,977.
"The FHL source microfilm is relatively easy to find using the Catalog. Including this in the citation is recommended because FamilySearch did not scan the original records--they scanned the FHL microfilm. It is not always easy to determine the source, but if you can, you should include it."
"Do you file women's photos (and documents) under their married or maiden names? Maiden names before marriage, married names after? Or...?
"When you have a family group photo in which there are people with several surnames, how do you save it? Do you have a system for including the names of all the people in the photo?"
"Now, to get such useful printouts, I have to export from Ancestry and import into my genealogy program. Then I have to put up with the horrid version of footnotes that Ancestry exports."