Kay: I received the list needing Sources.

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I have a lot of sources; but unable to figure out how to put them on Wikitree..  For instance; Amanda Sellers is my Great-Grandmother.  If you will notice, There is a picture added to her profile holding me when I was less than a year old.  Any help would be appreciated.  Just can;t figure out how to add them.

Thank You

Tom Shutt
in The Tree House by Tom Shutt G2G3 (3.6k points)

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Tom,

This might help:

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

And, you can always reach out to a Mentor for some help.

I like to use the RootsSearch tool, from the profile menu Research pulldown to search on FamilySearch. You have to provide your WikiTree login (just once). Once there I will search with the default values, then sometimes remove things like the wife's or mother's maiden name. When you find a source on FamilySearch, you can cut/paste the section under Citing this Record and place it as * paste here under the == Sources == heading.

For example, I tried this for Amanda's father. The first thing that was found was his marriage:

"Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XXVM-CVM : 10 February 2018), James W Timmons and Martha Jane Olinger, 01 Aug 1851; citing Carroll, Indiana, United States, Marriage Registration, Indiana Commission on Public Records, Indianapolis; FHL microfilm 004203304.

and that might lead you to other things like census records (be sure to check it is the correct family) and items that will help you fill in the birth/death locations that will help with your searches.

by Kay Knight G2G6 Pilot (421k points)
I have a lot of sources that I've added on Family Search.  The problem is I can't add sources on Wikitree.  Family Search is a lot more user friendly.  If you will go back to Amanda Sellers.  I was able to add a picture; but that is all.

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