Can someone check my profiles as I have been adding sources and I'm not sure I'm doing it correctly

+9 votes
I think I'm adding my source information correctly but can someone take a quick look just to make sure.

After adding sources it still tells me that my profiles need sources, so I wonder if I'm doing something wrong?

Recent examples are for Kennedy-7102 and his family.

Thank you

WikiTree profile: Duncan Kennedy
in Policy and Style by C K G2G5 (5.1k points)
I'm checking, will get back to you

1 Answer

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Best answer
Ok Take a look at it now. What you had was ok, but what's there now follows the standard guidelines.

If you put your source information between <ref> and </ref>, it makes a nice footnote at the end, if you also add <references /> just after the == Sources == line. the <references /> tells the computer "Put the footnotes here."

Note: There didn't seem to be a fact to go with the 1861 census so its just a source without a sentence. Did it have something?

Notice also I turned the facts into simple sentences, so it becomes a narrative.

You can send me a message it you want me to check others.
by Anne B G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)
selected by Jacqueline Clark

You can add [[Category: Profile style review requested]] any time to a profile and someone will take a look at it. But sometimes they don't get done right away. If you want a fairly instantaneous check, put a question in the G2G, or send me a message.

Also when you've put some sources onto a profile, you can then remove the {{unsourced}} thingy (template) from the top of the profile.


Thank you again

I'll give it a go and if I get stuck I'll be back in touch.

Thank you for your kindness

Tried to give you a best answer "thing" but couldn't work out how to.

Really, really pleased to get such a fast and helpful response

Did the star for you Anne Kennedy for future reference you just click the star on the answer you think is best

I think I need to lie down in a dark room!!!

Best try this again tomorrow.


Your welcome

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