Description of the Source Where the Source is referenced in a book or guide: E!—Evidence CYS—Cite Your Sources EE—Evidence Explained QS—Quick Sheet AQS—Ancestry Quick Sheet Name of the Source
Source Template name Name your Master Source. This name will appear on the Source List.
Read the Source Information to learn the providence of the image. In this case Ancestry.com digitalized the Family History Library (FHL) microfilms of the 1880 U.S. census. The FHL also provided the index. The FHL films are copies of the National Archives and Record Administration (NARA) microfilms. NARA filmed the original census pages and then destroyed them by Act of Congress, so the NARA microfilms are the “originals.” NARA microfilm publication number _ roll number FHL microfilm number
Access Type: if you viewed the image, then you “accessed” it, or if you “downloaded” it Access Date: the date that you “accessed” or “downloaded” the image Image and Website information
*Use || to abbreviate e.g. Delaware County, Iowa||Delaware Co., IA
Dwelling number Family number Name of Head of Household
You can add a note about something of interest on the census. In this case, “shared dwelling with family 122, Juble A. Rutter”
Footnote: 1880 U.S. census, Delaware County, Iowa, population schedule, Hopkinton, South Fork Township, enumeration district (ED) 164, p. 11C, p. 525 (stamped), p. 80 (stamped), dwelling 108, family 121, Emerson Rutter; shared dwelling with family 122, Juble A. Rutter; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 22 February 2010); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm publication T9, roll 336, FHL film 1254336. Short Footnote: 1880 U.S. census, Delaware Co., IA, pop. sch., Hopkinton, South Fork Twp., ED 164, p. 11C, p. 525 (stamped), p. 80 (stamped), dwell. 108, fam. 121, Emerson Rutter. Bibliography: Iowa. Delaware County. 1880 U.S. census, population schedule. Digital image. Ancestry.com . http://www.ancestry.com : 2010.