Thursday, March 26, 2015

Example Source Citations for the New York City Birth, Marriage and Death Indexes on FamilySearch

After FamilySearch released the New York City Birth, Marriage and Death indexes last week, I started "mining" the three collections for Seaver persons, hoping to find more accurate content (names, dates, places, spouse's maiden name, parents names, etc.) than I had in my database.  In some cases, I did not have the person in my database, which led to some online research to try to connect the person to parents in my database.

In the process of adding content, I needed to also add source citations for the records.  In this post, I want to provide some example source citations for the three record collections:

1)  Births:

I was able to add a birth date, birth place and middle name for the birth of Philip Barber Seaver.  The parents names are always given.  The source citation is:

"New York, New York City Births, 1846-1909," indexed database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : accessed 26 March 2015), Philip Barber Seaver entry, 10 August 1905.

2)  Marriages:


I was able to add a marriage date and place for the marriage of Alfred L. Seaver and Anna Allen Brown.  The parents names, approximate birth years and birthplaces of both persons are usually given.  The source citation is:

"New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1866-1938," indexed database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : accessed 26 March 2015), Alfred L. Seaver and Anna Allen Brown entry, 15 April 1919.

3)  Deaths:

I was able to add a death date and death place for Philip Barber Seaver.  The parents names are sometimes given.  The source citation is:

"New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949," indexed database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : accessed 26 March 2015), Philip Barber Seaver entry, 12 August 1905.

If researchers use these record collections, they can copy and paste these source citations into their database, and substitute names, event date and access date for their own findings.

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Copyright (c) 2015, Randall J. Seaver



3 comments:

Lois Willis said...
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Lois Willis said...

Although these source citation are good, I would add "citing New York Municipal Archives, New York; ." to the end of the citation

Lois Willis
www.loiswillis.com

Lisa Gorrell said...

Great job, Randy. I have added "citing FHL film XXXXXXX." As well as putting it on a list of films to check when I'm in Salt Lake City next.