I have a few questions about the "correct" way to not a source. In
particular I am working with a series of death certificates of
relatives who died in Minnesota in the past century. I have obtained
copies of their Death Certificates and I usually fill out a Master
Source listing for each individual.
My software program (Legacy) asks for a Source List Name,Author, and
Publication Facts (place, date, etc). I usually list the Title
as "Death Certificate for John Doe" as opposed to John Doe Death
Certificate". That way all my Death Certificate appear in one area of
my Source list. I list the Author as "The State of Minnesota" and
under Publication Facts I list "Minnesota Division of Birth Death and
Vital Records, and the date of the record" My program then allows for
a Source Detail and I list the line number for the item I am noting
such as Date of Death, Cause of Death, etc. I also scan a copy of the
image and attach it to the source so if I view it I have an image as
Does this sound like a good way of doing this? Any thoughts?
On a similar note, when I use a Morman/LDS microfilm of a Civil
Document I usually list the information about the document in the
Source listing but use the LDS film number and any other notations as
the Source Detail.
Chris in Kingwood