how much of this is clutter that I can remove

+2 votes
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When I find the following, can I remove everything between [[source]] and the stop ref?

=== Birth ===
: Birth Date:  4 JUN 1704
:: Place:  Hempstead, Long Island, New York<ref>Source: [[#S1020]]  TMPLT  FIELD  Name:  Page</ref>
in Policy and Style by Janie Kimble G2G6 Mach 2 (24.3k points)

2 Answers

+2 votes
What does the S1020 have at the bottom of the profile?  There should be a 'source' that has the S1020 with more information on what it relates to. That is the format used with Gedcom loaded information. If you don't find it on th profile, check the Changes log to see if the source was removed.  I have found the information there many times because people don't understand it is needed when used in a reference in biography.  It also may be in a relative's profile or changes log.

I normally expand the Reference citation to include the source information from the bottom to replace the Snnnn information in the biography, combining sources as needed.
by Linda Peterson G2G6 Pilot (623k points)
+5 votes
Most of it can be removed -- or, at the very least, rewritten.

see: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Help:GEDCOM-Created_Biographies#Sections_you_can_delete

the "Source: [[#S1020]]" in particular, is an gedcom internal reference that no longer has any meaning after being imported. One might possibly suggest that its a bug in the was the gedcom import is being processed -- or a bug in how it was exported to begin with.

either way, it ends up here as a sort of circular reference to itself, that's now useless
by Dennis Wheeler G2G6 Pilot (539k points)
technically, the [[#S1020]] is an html link to an anchor tag later on the page... as Linda suggests, check to see if its still there.

but in my experience, even if it is, it usually points to useless information, and not an actual source.

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