Advice before editing this pre-1700 Bailey profile?

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The cited source for Christian Bailey Smith, Find A Grave cannot be found. What happens now?

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: Christian Smith
in Genealogy Help by Susan Ellen Smith G2G6 Mach 1 (17.4k points)
Hi Susan, you have omitted to put what sources you wish to add and why, thanks
Find A Grave is listed as a Source. Her FAG cannot be found.  If it doesn’t exist the source needs to be removed. Correct?

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Hi Susan, The profile states that you are unable to locate sources at this time. I see that the United States Project was one of the projects suggested to you recently. That project would have resources to help you find some resources for the profile. You may want to consider joining.

It appears that you have a lot of ancestors in the US. That project covers all the states and has resources for all of them. Good luck with your research.

by Laura DeSpain G2G6 Pilot (293k points)
The Source listed in the Profile is Find A Grave.It cannot be confirmed. If it should not be listed as a source, should it be removed?

If it is not linked to the find-a-grave of the person in the profile, or the link is broken and can not be located then it should be removed.

It is also not a source, especially for a Pre-1700. It can be used in a ==See Also== section. It should be in the template form though. Replacing 1234 with the find-a-grave Memorial ID number. {{FindAGrave|1234}}

According to the find-a-grave of her husband and two sons, her name is unknown. The profile that her husband's profile is set to be merged with also states his wife's name is unknown.

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