Friday, October 28, 2011

Help! Entry for marriage prior to marriage how to cite

Here is a copy of my third great grandfather's marriage record.  The date of the source entry is January 24th 1838 with further information stating a marriage of January 25th 1838.  I am going to stick with the January 25th date because that is the date from his obituary and bible record.  How can the entry be dated the day before?

Now on the citation should I note the entry date of 24 January 1838 and the  marriage date of 25 January 1838?

FamilySearch, Entry for John N. Poundstone and Magdeline Hampshier dated 24 January 1838, married 25 January 1838, Perry County, Book 1, Entry 228, page 247, FHL Film 910669 ; index entries derived from digital copies of original and compilted records.

1 comment:

Michelle Goodrum said...

That's what I would do. I wonder if you should note that you are aware of the date issue so a future researchers don't think you made an error?