Research Tips: Ancestry.com Citing Sources

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The following are some templates for citing sources, which appeared on Ancestry.com’s Sticky Notes on Tumblr. Click here for the original post.

1850 US Census
1850 U.S. Census, COUNTY_NAME County, STATE_NAME, population schedule, CITY_OR_DISTRICT, p. XXX (stamped/penned), dwelling DDD, family FFF, person or people; Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com accessed : DATE); digital images, citing NARA microfilm publication, M432, roll RRR.

1860 US Census
1860 U.S. Census, COUNTY_NAME County, STATE_NAME, population schedule, CITY_OR_DISTRICT, p. XXX (stamped/penned), dwelling DDD, family FFF, PERSON; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com accessed : DATE); digital images, citing NARA microfilm publication, M653, roll RRR.

1870 US Census
1870 U.S. Census, COUNTY_NAME County, STATE_NAME, population schedule, CITY_OR_DISTRICT, p. XXX (stamped/penned), dwelling DDD, family FFF, PERSON; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com accessed : DATE); digital images, citing NARA microfilm publication, M593, roll RRR.

1880 US Census
1880 U.S. Census, COUNTY_NAME County, STATE_NAME, population schedule, CITY_OR_DISTRICT, enumeration district ENUM_DISTRICT, p. XXX (stamped/penned), dwelling DDD, family FFF, PERSON; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com accessed : DATE); digital images, citing NARA microfilm publication, T9, roll RRR.

Private Holdings: Family Bible
ORIG_OWNER_AND_DATES, BIBLE NAME, (PUB PLACE, PUBLISHER, YEAR), PAGE_OR_SECTION, CURRENT_OR_LAST_OWNER, OWNER’s LOCATION, YEAR OWNED, descriptive detail. Example: Gillespie Family Bible, The Holy Bible, (New York, American Bible Society, 1857), “Family Records, Births”, p840; privately held by Anne Gillespie Mitchell, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,] California, 2012. The sons of Tarlton and Mahala Gillespie are listed with their birth dates; it appears that they were all written at one time and are date April 20 1860.

Ancestry.com Index/Database
DATABASENAME, database, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed DATE), entry for PERSON, EVENT DATE, EVENT LOCATION; citing SOURCE.
Example: “Virginia Marriages, 1740-1850,” database, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 18 Jul 2012), entry for Jeremiah Gillespie and Mary E Gillespie, 21 Nov 1848, Amherst, Virginia; citing Dodd, Jordan R., et al.. Early American Marriages: Virginia to 1850. Bountiful, UT, USA: Precision Indexing Publishers.

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