Advice before editing this pre-1700 German profile?

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I have information to contribute to the profile of Jacob German. This is what I can add:

These are the sources I am using:

Should I contact one of the pre-1700 projects or know about any style guidelines before proceeding? Thank you!

WikiTree profile: Jacob German
in Policy and Style by Douglas German G2G6 (6.2k points)
retagged by Ellen Smith
This man is a Palatine migrant. I have added the project box to the profile.

You are using great sources.

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My advice is that it looks like you have the biography under the Sources heading. The sources should not be in narrative form, but rather:

Author. Title, Publishing Information : Publisher, Date Published, Page Number(s). 

Ideally, you should include a link, if the source is available online, and the date you accessed the source:

(http://www.awesomegenealogysource.com : accessed 25 March 2020).

Inline citations are also recommended to make clear what information was found where. For more information read here:

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Help:Sources_Style_Guide

by Lucy Selvaggio-Diaz G2G6 Pilot (385k points)
selected by Cheryl Hess

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