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Citing records from another language[edit source]

Some of the records collections pages are being copied and translated to the Spanish wiki. The names of the collections are being transcribed into Spanish. My question is: When instructing readers on how to Cite FamilySearch Collections should they cite a translated name of the collection or leave the collection name in English.

The issue I have with citing a translated name is that the same word or phrase can often be translated several different ways. If collection names are translated in citations they then need to be re-translated back into English for anyone trying to order the collection or locate the collection at the library. The re-translated name may not be the same as the original name making it difficult to locate the correct collection. Does anyone have any idea how citations of collections with a foreign language name should be handled? Lotje2 18:22, 8 July 2012 (UTC)