I have been wondering the Ortsfamilienbücher. The information I've found so far has been great. So that led me to thinking about them as a resource. Are they mostly/entirely based on church records or are there individual family records also incorporated into them?
Secondly how were the online OFBs were created? That is, how was this data converted into an online database? Did individuals copy the information from the records books into a suitable format? Was it on microfilm already?
Third, if I wanted to see the original record, how would I do that?
Last, for documentation purposes, what kind of citation would one use for data that is obtained from an online Ortsfamilienbüch?
I apologize if this information is somewhere in this forum or another.
Thank you in advance,