Need help citing a source for microfilm of court records

+6 votes
How does one cite a source for an extract done from microfilm of court records?  I have the name and number of the microfilm reel, where I accessed it years ago, the name of the court case it concerns, and the notes I took from the film. Unfortunately I did not make a copy of the film at the time I viewed it.  It is probably available on line by now but I'm not sure of that.

I would like to use it as the source for where I found the death date for an ancestor who doesn't appear to have many sources.

Any suggestions as to my next step?
in Policy and Style by Karen Raichle G2G6 Mach 7 (75.2k points)

1 Answer

+3 votes
There is an example court record citation at

Can you model that format and use something like this?

John Columbus Mahaney died February 11, 1946, in Vallejo, Solano County, California, USA.<ref>California. Solana County. Circuit Court File 2638-CA-01, Smith vs. Jones, 6 May 1949. Circuit Clerk’s Office, Fairfield.</ref>
by Karen Lowe G2G6 Pilot (141k points)
Thanks for the example.  You made it sound so much easier than I was anticipating. I'll try to word it in a similar way. Formatting is just not my strong suit.

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