Automatically create source citations from Archives of Bas-Rhin

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Hi there,

inspired by Peter Gassner I created a bookmarklet (= JavaScript browser bookmark, see Wikipedia) which creates a source citation for a church book page from

I also have one for Find a Grave and for Landesarchiv Baden-Württemberg.

You can find them at

Feel free to ask if you have any problems with them or need one for another website.

Kind regards from white Black Forest


in WikiTree Tech by Florian Straub G2G6 Mach 2 (28.1k points)

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Thank you, Florian.  These look great!
by Mark Weinheimer G2G6 Pilot (409k points)
selected by Susan Laursen
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It would be nice to see an example of how the citations are formatted. Also, it isn't clear to me how to install this on my laptop.
by Joyce Rivette G2G6 Pilot (114k points)
The current formatting result you can see at the bottom of (if you don't like it, we can change it)

Installing: which web browser do you use? Firefox, Chrome, Edge, Opera ....?
My usual browser is Chrome.

At there is a step by step introduction how to add a bookmarklet to Chrome.

Where it says "paste the javscript code in" you copy and paste the whole eight lines of code from the white box at

In case it has a problem with the line wrappings, paste the eight lines into the upper box at and copy/paste the content of the lower box into Chrome as explained at the first link.

I like the formatting well enough. I personally like to include the name of the website, so I would start off the citation with "Archives départementales du Bas-Rhin".

I have some personal preferences that not everyone may agree with, so I can make those edits myself. Since I normally use inline citations, the "Birth" label isn't necessary for me, so I would remove it. I would also append the name and baptism date of the person, but I realize this probably isn't something you can program for these records. It would be easy enough to add manually.
OK, now I've installed the bookmarklet and tried it out. After I tell it the page# and total pages, it gives me the results starting with "Image */*" - so does that mean I'll need to just copy the rest from the page to complete the citation?
Happy to hear that!

Try selecting/marking the headline/name of the book before running it. Does it get included then?
I've updated the code to now also show the archive name. Just update the bookmark.
Florian, your example profile is for an Oberbronn resident.  My 3rd great grandparents were from that tiny place!
Florian, thanks for the update. I tried highlighting the name of the book, and it includes it very nicely in the citation!

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