Genealogy: Citing unpublished sources

By Barry J. Ewell

The following are examples of how to cite unpublished resources.

Personal letter

  • Author: Mary Jones
  • Description of the Letter: Letter to Barry Ewell
  • Date:  23 February 1977
  • Detail: Weekly letter from Mary Jones to Barry Ewell on mission in Munich, Germany.  Topic of letter was trip to California.  
  • Specific Location: Original handwritten letter in possession of Barry Ewell
  • Form Used and Repository: Hand written
  • Formatted: Mary Jones, Letter to Barry Ewell, 23 February 1977. [Original handwritten letter in possession of Barry Ewell. Weekly Letter from Mary Jones to Barry Ewell on Mission in Munich, Germany. Topic of letter was trip to Utah.]

Oral interview

  • Title of Notes or Tape: Oral interview with James N. Ewell
  • Date of Interview: 21 October 2001
  • Interviewer:  Barry Ewell
  • Present Owner’s Name and Address: Recording owned by Barry Ewell, Riverton, Utah
  • Form Used and Location: James Ewell was living in Mt. Pleasant, Utah
  • Place of Interview:  Beaver, Utah
  • Evaluation Information: Interview focused on experiences as policeman in Las Vegas, Nevada from 1968 to 1973
  • Formatted: “Oral interview with James N. Ewell,” 21 October 2001, by Barry Ewell, recording owned by Barry Ewell, Riverton, Utah, James Ewell was living in Mt. Pleasant, Utah, Interview took place in Beaver, Utah, interview focused on experiences as policeman in Las Vegas, Nevada from 1968 to 1973.

Photograph

  • Description: Photograph of Francis Marion Ewell
  • Date of Picture: Circa 1900
  • Location: Spring City, Utah
  • Taken by: George Edward Anderson
  • Specific Location: Glass plates in possession of Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
  • Formatted: Photograph of Francis Marion Ewell, circa 1900, Spring City, Utah, taken by George Edward Anderson, glass plates in possession of Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah.

Unpublished document

  • Descriptive Title of Document: Personal History of John P. Jones
  • Significant Dates or Numbers: Written Circa 1935
  • Page Numbers or Other Specific Designation: Original owned by Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Spanish Fork, Utah
  • Other Detail: 4-page history written by daughter Mary Jones Wright
  • Location and Form of Record: Copy received and in possession of Barry Ewell, Riverton, Utah, 7 July 1997
  • Formatted: “Personal History of John P. Jones,” circa 1935, 4 pages, written by daughter Mary Jones Wright, Copy received from Daughters of  Utah Pioneers, Spanish Fork Utah, 7 July 1997, in the possession of Barry Ewell, Riverton, Utah.

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