Monday, September 22, 2014

Crafting a Source Citation for a Digital Book in Family Tree Maker 2014

After I wrote Crafting a Source Citation for a Published Book and a Google Book Version of the Book, which used RootsMagic 6, I received a comment in email to the effect of "Can you show me how to do this in Family Tree Maker 2014?"

Of course I can - but the process is different, and the resulting source citation is somewhat different using source templates in Family Tree Maker 2014.  Here's the process:

1)  In the "People" workspace, and a Person profile, I highlighted the Birth Fact:



On the screen above, with the "Sources" tab selected in the right-hand column, I clicked on the "New" button and selected "Add New Source Citation."

2)  The "Add Source Citation for Birth of ..." screen opened.  I did not have this digital book already in my list of sources, so I clicked on the "New" button:


That opened the "Add Source" screen above, and I selected the "New" button on that screen to open the "Select Source Template" screen as shown above.

I selected a Source group of "Publications -- Books, CDs, DVDs, Maps, Leaflets, and Videos," then selected a Category of "Image Copies" from the dropdown menu and "Online Publication (by Author" on the Template dropdown menu.

3)  Clicking "OK" opened the "Edit source" screen and I entered the source information into the different fields:



The fields are:

*  Author surname:  Cutter
*  Author forename(s):  William R.
*  Author credentials: [blank]
*  Other authors:  et al (editors)
*  Title:  Genealogies and Family History of the State of Connecticut: A Record of the Achievements of Her People in the Making of a Commonwealth and the Founding of a Nation, Volume IV
*  Original publication year:  New York, N.Y. : Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1911
*  New format:  Digital image
*  Website title:  Google
*  URL:  http://books.google.com
*  Year:  [blank]
*  Comments:  [blank]

4)  After clicking the "OK" button, the "Add Source citation for Birth of ..." screen opened, and on the "source" tab I entered the "Citation detail" information:


I added:

*  Citation detail:  in "Wade" sketch, page 2125, Miranda Wade birth
*  Citation text:  "(VI) Simon (3), son of Simon (2) Wade, was born November 22, 1767. He married, before 1790, Phebe Horton, born May 7, 1772, and lived at Foster.  Children:  James, born December 10, 1791; Catharine October 12, 1793: Sarah, October 23, 1798; Arnold, June 26, 1800; Olive, September 23, 1802; Miranda, June 25, 1804; Fenner, March 30, 1807; Lawton, mentioned below."
*  I unchecked the boxes to include the Citation text and the Web address.

5)  When I was finished, I clicked on the "Reference Note" tab to see the source citation created by this process:


The resulting source citation looks like this:

William R. Cutter, et al (editors), Genealogies and Family History of the State of Connecticut: A Record of the Achievements of Her People in the Making of a Commonwealth and the Founding of a Nation, Volume IV (New York, N.Y. : Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1911), in "Wade" sketch, page 2125, Miranda Wade birth; digital image, Google (http://books.google.com).

6)  As you can see, this has all of the elements of the source citation that was created using RootsMagic 6, but there are some differences.  Here is the source citation crafted by RootsMagic 6:

William R. Cutter et al, editors, Genealogies and Family History of the State of Connecticut: A Record of the Achievements of Her People in the Making of a Commonwealth and the Founding of a Nation, Volume IV (New York, N.Y.: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1911), in "Wade" sketch, page 2125, Miranda Wade birth; digital image, Google, Google Books  (http://books.google.com : accessed 19 September 2014).

7)  The differences appear to be:

*  Family Tree Maker 2014 doesn't use italics for book titles or website names
*  Family Tree Maker does not add an access date field.
*  FTM asked only for the Website title, not the Website company name.  I could have used "Google Books" instead of "Google."
*  I put all of the standard publication information in the field for "Digital Publication Year" because I thought it was necessary.  

Those are fairly minor differences, and a reader could easily find the book page in question with the information provided.  

The URL for this post is:  http://www.geneamusings.com/2014/09/crafting-source-citation-for-digital.html

Copyright (c) 2014, Randall J. Seaver


5 comments:

Russ Worthington said...

Randy,

I entered the same information in FTM2014 and the output is different:

William R Cutter, Genealogies and Family History of the State of Connecticut: A Record of the Achievements of Her People in the Making of a Commonwealth and the Founding of a Nation, Volume IV (1911), in "Wade" sketch, page 2125, Miranda Wade birth; Digital Image, Google (http://books.google.com).

I can't add an image, but the Title of the Book IS IN ITALIC, as is Google.

Please go to the Source Workspace, select that Source and Look at the Reference Note for that Citation.

Russ

Sandy Barnett said...

Russ and Randy,

I entered the information as Randy described for a different book from Internet Archives and this is what resulted. I will now check to see how this differs, if any, from what EE requires.

Charles Howard Bangs, Edward Banges the pilgrim : a narative (1916) (Lynn, MA, USA : The Nicholes Press, 1916), Page 10, John Bangs birth and marriage. John Bangs, b. 1634, m. Hannah Smalley. https://archive.org/stream/edwardbangespilg00bang#page/n25/mode/2up; Digital image, Internet Archive (https://archive.org/details/edwardbangespilg00bang).

Any comments appreciated.

Sandy

Sandy Barnett said...

I see when I posted that it did not carry over the italic because I didn't use the HTML tags listed.

Note:
Edward Banges the pilgrim : a narrative (1916) AND Internet Archive ARE ITALICIZED

I noticed I can't spell narrative and web sites displayed as web sites

Sandy

Russ Worthington said...

Sandy,

I think that if you look at Evidence Explained and the EvidenceExplained website that you NOT need to put the very (and long) URL into the citation. You stick to the highest level of the website, or the domain name.

I have the full URL, but it is not part of the citation or Reference Note.

Russ

Randy Seaver said...

Well done, Sandy! Thanks Russ for the help!