Wednesday, April 11, 2012

1940 Census Citation - Update

After reviewing previous blog posts about How to Cite 1940 Census Records, I returned to the bible of Genealogical Citations, Evidence Explained. I am revising how I am citing these records.

Please visit Elizabeth Shown Mills’ new website for more details.

This is the template that I am now using.

YYYY U.S. census [Census ID], _______county [County], _______ [State], population schedule, enumeration district (ED) _____,  page __ [(stamped)] or sheet __ [(handwritten)] [Page ID], _______ [Civil Division], _______ [Household ID], _______ [Person of Interest], _______ [Item Type or Format], _______ [Website Title], (_______ [URL], _______ [Date Accessed]), NARA microfilm publication T___, roll ___ [Credit Line][i]

QuickCheck Model
Digital Images
Online Commercial Site
Place & Year as lead elements in Source List


1940 U.S. census, Chester County, Pennsylvania, population schedule, enumeration district (ED) 15-3, page 3-A (stamped), Birmingham, Family 49, J Marshall Highley, digital image,,, 11 April 2012, NARA microfilm publication T627, roll 3467

County and State [Jurisdiction]
population Schedule [Schedule]
County includes the word County If Household ID is present, Line Numbers are superfluous
Page - ## - A / B

1880 ED's Created

I am NOT an expert on this. Would appreciate any comments you might have on this topic

[i]Elizabeth Shown Mills, Evidence Explained, Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace, (Baltimore, Maryland, Genealogical Publishing Company, 2007), p. 240

Copyright © 2012 by H R Worthington

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