The U.S. Federal Census is a frequently cited source. The RHS citiation style for a census record located in a database is:
[year] U.S. Federal Census, entry for [given name] [initial] [surname], [locality], [county], [state], [source consulted], [url of source consulted] (accessed [date]).
11. 1880 U.S. Federal Census, entry for William E. Hook, Missoula, Missoula, Montana, Ancestry.com subscription database, http://ancestry.com (accessed April 27, 2012).
Use the actual spelling of the names from the cited record, even they are incorrect. Otherwise, smeone checking the source may not find the record doing a search query.
Basic Paper Formatting
Book Antiqua 14; centered; title case. Do not bold or italicize.
Your name (no titles, or credentials). Book Antiqua 12; centered. Do not bold or italicize.
Book Antiqua 11; single-spaced; align text to left; one space (not two) after a period; two hard returns at end of each paragraph and between title, author and text. Do not indent.
Header/Footer Page Numbers
Do not use headers/footers or page numbers.
Do not block/inset quotes. Use “double quote marks.” Periods go inside the “close quote.” Do not start, or end, quotes with ellipses (. . .)
Book Antiqua 11; align left; bold, no space after, not indented.
A paragraph about you. Your biography can include education, employment, publications, or other accomplishments relevant to the subject about which you are writing. The paragraph should begin with your name and be between 80 and 100 words.
Endnotes (see examples)
Endnotes must be inserted, and automatically numbered, by the word processing software. Do not manually add notes. Insert note numbers at the end of sentences and/or paragraphs.
Do not use ibid. Repeated citations will be revised to “ibid” in the editing process.
Use Internet sources (URLs) sparingly—always cite the printed source if one exists. URLs must be valid. Always include an accessed on date.
Notes must follow A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, 7th ed. by Kate Turabian.
Use standard US English spelling for all words unless the word is a non-US English spelling within in a quote. If in doubt on how to spell a word, use the online Merriam-Webster dictionary.
If a word is misspelled in a quote, only use [sic] after the error if correcting the error alters the impact of the quote. It is fine to correct typos within a quote, and there is no need to draw attention to such errors.
For geographic and place names, use the USGS Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) as the source for spelling.
Occasionally, printed and illustrated Regional History Series books are published. In these cases, most chapters include photographs, drawings, maps, and sometimes charts to illustrate the subject. Chapters normally include between seven and 10 illustrations. The first text page of the chapter is always opposite a full page illustration that visually compliments the subject of the chapter. For example, a chapter that is biographical will normally begin with a portrait of the individual.
Each illustration must include a caption the describes the content of the image, the date, and the source. Captions should include relevant details that may not be stated in the chapter text.
Harry L. Standley in winter gear, undated. Standley was one of five charter members of the AdAmAn Club who first hiked to the summit of Pikes Peak on December 31, 1922. He photographed the annual pilgrimage until 1947. Special Collections, Pikes Peak Library District (001-5254).
Illustration files must be excellent quality, uncompressed, eight bit grayscale TIF files. The image size must be no less than 5"x7" @ 300 pixels/inch (1500 x 2400 pixels). The file size will be about 4-5MB and may be too large to send as an email attachment.
Chapters in the Regional History Series (RHS) books should include endnotes. The note format for a book with a single author looks like this:
1. Kate L. Turabian, A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations: Chicago Style for Students and Researchers, 7th Edition (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007), 160-215.
Web sites should be used sparingly as sources for Regional History Series books. A printed source is preferred when possible. The note format for a web site looks like this:
2. University of Chicago Press, "Turabian Quick Guide," UCP Turabian Citation Guide, http://www.press.uchicago.edu/books/turabian/turabian_citationguide.html (accessed July 23, 2012).
Both of the above cited sources contain most of the answers for RHS style questions. Use the notes-bibliography style (identified as "N:"). RHS chapters do not include bibliographies, however a Selected Bibliography is included near the back of each book.
Here is a link to a good list of examples compiled by the Coates Library at Trinity University: http://lib.trinity.edu/research/citing/Turabian_Notes_Citations.pdf
Endnotes (short form)
For second and subsiquent citations in the endnotes RHS style requires the author-title form:
1. Turabian, A Manual for Writers, 154.
Tips for writing Regional History Series papers