How to explain how you reached a conclusion

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Hello fellow WikiTree-ers, I'm looking for an honest opinion, and sanity check. My Great Grandmother's sister, Agnes Mackellow (Mackellow-7) seems to have vanished for a census and re-appeared at the other end of England. I'm sure that I've tracked her down, but to keep my mind clear, and hopefully explain to others how I came to this conclusion, I've jotted the key points at the bottom of her profile page. A couple of questions: a) do these notes make sense? b) is there a better place to put them, without interrupting the flow of the story in the Bio section. PS - this still is a work in progress but have run out of weekend! Many thanks, Alison
WikiTree profile: Agnes Hainsworth
asked in Policy and Style by Alison Wilkins G2G6 Mach 2 (24.4k points)

1 Answer

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My thoughts would be to try and refine the thoughts and add them as a footnote tied to the approprate section in the biography, after all a source is where you get your information so I think that would fit OK.
answered by Dale Byers G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)
Thanks Dale - i tried that initially but got the text confused in amongst the references, and then lost my train of thought. I'll have another go when the bio and refs are all done; re-word the points to become part of the story.

I have the same problem and what I do to get around that is I write the biography first and list the sources below ant then just add the ref and /ref portions to the sources. after that it is simple to cut and paste the footnotes in the proper locations.

Hi Dale - thank you, I'll give that a go. yes


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