Citations in biography

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How do you use the same citation for sources in different parts of a biography? I don't want to have two of the same in the sources.  Thanks
in WikiTree Help by Ellen Altenburg G2G6 (7.3k points)
If I want to cite different pages of the same source, I will also create just a source bullet point at the bottom:

* Barry R. Smith, "Manuscript on that one Smith family," self-published, The Moon, 2050.

And then I would create individual refs like:

<ref>Smith, page 10</ref>

<ref>Smith, page 100</ref>

at the different places where I need the various pages. With this approach, you can also put external links to the different pages if the source is online, so the reader is one click away from seeing the exact page of interest.
Thank you!

1 Answer

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Best answer
Use a named ref, for the first one:

<ref name="thisName"> source info </ref>

For all subsequent just the one tag :

<ref name="thisName" />

With no need to repeat the source info
by Jonathan Crawford G2G6 Pilot (105k points)
selected by Ellen Altenburg
Thank you!

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