Saturday, March 10, 2018

FamilySearch Source Citations

FamilySearch has some problems with their source citations.

I don't know if this is across the board or just "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979".

If I go to this page:
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F8X2-ZN5

I get this for the source citation:

"North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 ," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F8X2-ZN5 : 22 December 2016), Jesse West and Susan Lee, 09 Feb 1908; citing Ingram, Johnston, North Carolina, United States, p. , Office of Archives and History, Division of Archives and Records. State Archive of North Carolina and various county Register of Deeds; FHL microfilm 540,292.

So far, so good.

But if I use the Copy to Clipboard option (under Tools) instead, (which I do in order to capture the source detail for my records) I get this:

Citing this Record
"North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 ," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F8X2-ZNP : 22 December 2016), Spicey Lee in entry for Jesse West and Susan Lee, 09 Feb 1908; citing Ingram, Johnston, North Carolina, United States, p. , Office of Archives and History, Division of Archives and Records. State Archive of North Carolina and various county Register of Deeds; FHL microfilm 540,292.

This inconsistency is consistent across many examples in this particular database.