The short answer is to "use Evidence! Explained, section 14.22." I checked that, and then used the RootsMagic 6 Source Template for "Newspaper, Online Images" which should replicate the Evidence! Explained template:
For this exercise, I used the death notice for Elijah McKnew, published in the San Francisco Chronicle newspaper dated 5 April 1912, on page 17 in the "Deaths" column, found on www.fold3.com in their San Francisco Chronicle collection.
Here is the newspaper article screen:
The RootsMagic 6 source template for the "Newspaper, Online Images" category is:
The "Master Source" elements are (field entries in red):
* Author: [left blank because none was listed]
* Newspaper: San Francisco Chronicle [this element doesn't get used in the citation]
* Title with place: San Francisco [Calif.] Chronicle [this element gets used]
* Publish Place: San Francisco, Calif.
* Edition Type: digital images
* Website: Fold3
* URL: http://www.fold3.com
* Collection: San Francisco Chronicle Collection [this may be redundant here, but is necessary when a specific newspaper is included in a large online collection with a generic title]
The "Source Details" elements are (field entries in red):
* Article: Deaths [the column heading]
* Item Type: [left blank, I could have put "death notice" but it would be redundant, I think]
* Issue Date: 5 April 1912
* Specific Content: page 17, Elijah P. McKnew death notice
* Access Type: accessed
* Date accessed: accessed 5 March 2011
* Credit Line: [left blank]
* Annotation: [left blank]
The completed source citation in "First Reference Note" or "Footnote" format is:
"Deaths," San Francisco [Calif.] Chronicle, 5 April 1912, page 17, Elijah P. McKnew death notice; digital images, Fold3 (http://www.fold3.com : accessed 5 March 2011), San Francisco Chronicle Collection.
With this source template, each newspaper to be sourced from a specific online provider needs its own Master Source.
Obviously, the reader should substitute the specific elements for his problem into the model above to craft his own source citation for a newspaper article found in an online collection provider.
I have quite a few obituaries from online digital image providers, and need to methodically go through them to add source citations for them in my RootsMagic database.
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