Template:Record Citation Link/doc

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This template has been deprecated and is no longer to be used in Research Wiki articles.

Purpose[edit source]

All records found on FamilySearch.org must be documented/cited/sourced. This template is added to articles about FamilySearch Historical Record Collections where the records in that collection are searchable by name. This template goes in the section "Citations for This Collection" underneath the "Collection Citation." The template states where patrons can find the citation of records they searched and found on FamilySearch.org and creates a link to the landing page of the collection.

Parameters & Usage[edit source]

It is only included in articles for collections that have indexed records, such as this one with only indexed records, Alabama, State Census (FamilySearch Historical Records), and this one that has both indexed records and images of records, Puerto Rico, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records).

When the template coding is in place, it produces a line of text that says:

“The citation for a record is available with each record in this collection, at the bottom of the record screen. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for [link and name of collection].”

This is where the collection identification number goes; the CID is the reference for a collection. The prefix CID is optional.
|CID=CIDxxxxxxx or |CID=xxxxxxx
This is where the title of the collection (not the article’s title) goes. This is the text that would appear in the link. Replace the “title” after the “=” with the collection title.
This line goes in when the collection has not yet been published on FamilySearch.org. When the collection does publish, this line is removed from the coding.

Example of Unpublished[edit source]

Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

The citation for a record will be available with each record once the collection is published.

Example of Published[edit source]

Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Guatemala, Civil Registration, 1877-2008.