Sourcing from a new published genealogy

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I have received the new genealogy The Littlefield Genealogy, Descendants of Edmund Littlefield of Wells, Maine, Through Six Generations, compiler is Priscilla Eaton, publisher is Maine Genealogical Society, first edition Feb 2020.

It has extensive inline sourcing listed at the bottom of each page. What is the best way to reference the inline sources?

My link is to Solomon Littlefield, number 1575, page 377. He is the seventh generation. His father is Ebenezer Littlefield, number 787, page 374. The inline link for this is number 3081, page 375, Bangor Historical Magazine 6(1890-1891):30. This is the source for all children listed for Ebenezer Littlefield.

I would like to get the sourcing correct before I get to far into this.

My link back to Edmund 1, Francis 2, Deliverance 3, Samuel 4, Samuel 5, Ebenezer 6, Solomon 7, Charles 8, Emily/Emma 9, Alvah Sibley 10, Francis Sibley 11, Francis Sibley me 12.

So far I am impressed with the geneology.
WikiTree profile: Solomon Littlefield
in Genealogy Help by Francis Sibley G2G6 (7.2k points)

Here is the information about that one source you mention: Bangor Historical Magazine

For others that may be interested, see The Littlefield Genealogy.

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by Ros Haywood G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)
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I am of the opinion that it is not a good idea to use sources one has not seen. Perhaps your source should be the book, adding that the author cites xxxxxxxxxxxx.
by C. Mackinnon G2G6 Pilot (267k points)
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If you can't find the original source cited, then you would cite it as a secondary or indirect source:  <citation> "as cited in" or "quoted in" <book ref>.  A couple of examples:  linklink

by Kerry Larson G2G6 Pilot (150k points)

Alternatively, you cite what you actually read: 

Priscilla Eaton,  The Littlefield Genealogy, Descendants of Edmund Littlefield of Wells, Maine, Through Six Generations, Maine Genealogical Society, first edition Feb 2020, p. Xx, citing [copy the footnote here]. 

If the work is not online, include the relevant quote.

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