Source talk:Connecticut, United States. Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records


Connecticut Vital Records are being placed on AmericanAncestors.org (pay portion of site) [3 July 2011]

I'm on an extended trip away from home and am not in a position to update the Barbour page right now. One of the admins who is a member of NEHGS might want to take a look at what they've done so far and update the page accordingly.--jaques1724 22:18, 2 July 2011 (EDT)


Different versions with different pagination [16 September 2011]

I just took a look at the Barbour Collection on AmericanAncestors.org (12 towns so far) and noticed that it is "from original typescripts, Lucius Barnes Barbour Collection", which was created 1918-1928. It appears to be a scanning of the original typescripts. The version on Ancestry.com (also scanned) is a version edited by Lorraine Cook White, 1994-2002. I compared the first page of the town of Stonington, and the page breaks are different.

I have been using the Ancestry.com version up until now (which is missing some towns - such as Windsor), and mapped my source to this source page. Now I am concerned about the page numbers in my citations, because it looks like this source page refers to both the original typescripts (at least, I assume that is what NEHGS has and American Ancestors certainly has, and maybe also Connecticut State Library, as it is mentioned on the cover page of at least the Windsor typescript) and the version edited by White (in repositories Ancestry.com and Family History Center).

Shouldn't there be two source pages for this? One for the typescripts and one for the White version? If the White version is more easily accessible (up until now), maybe this source page should become the source page for the White version and another page needs to be created for the typescript version. Can someone with a bit more background in sources take a look at this?--DataAnalyst 22:21, 15 September 2011 (EDT)


Lucius Barbour himself [10 November 2011]

It took me forever to locate this source page because I originally searched under "Barbour, Lucius" -- since he compiled so many books -- and nothing came up, really, except the Hartford families book. Perhaps he was not personally responsible for compiling and publishing this 55-volume collection of the records he compiled, but it was all his work and he REALLY needs to appear on the source page somewhere. Standard practice would be to put him in as an "added author." But since there's no author listed at all, I can't put his name in the "Author" field without having it show up in the citation. Any ideas, anyone? --MikeTalk 09:15, 10 November 2011 (EST)

The only thing I can think of would be to create another source page listing Lucius Barbour as the author, and in the text of that page, tell people they really ought to use this page instead.--Dallan 14:32, 10 November 2011 (EST)