Senior citizen trying to learn to "copy and paste" sources!

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I can hear you laughing!  So I finally figure out how to "copy and paste" a source from Ancestry to my Wikitree "answer" - BUT after I paste it, it tells me 8,000 characters maximum, and it won't let me add my answer.  What I pasted was just information for a 1920 Census - no where near 8,000 characters.

PLEASE HELP THIS OLD WOMAN!  What am I doing wrong?
in Genealogy Help by Melinda A G2G6 Mach 1 (16.7k points)

1 Answer

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Best answer
Hi Melinda

You have to get sneaky when trying to copy a graphics image as these can be very large as you discovered.

Start by copy and past into a word processing application document. This will convert picture to print. Clean up presentation and then copy and print to Wikitree.


John Shipton

Devon, England
by John Shipton G2G6 Mach 1 (15.2k points)
selected by Living Hammond
Dear John - Thank you for answering my "senior" question!  I will try to do what you suggested, but I'm afraid my "senior brain" won't be able to figure it out!  Thanks again - Melinda
Hi Malinda

If you get problems send your file to me as email attachment at and I'll return a copy with file size less than 8000 characters.

Dear John - THANK YOU VERY MUCH!  You are so helpful!  Sincerely, Melinda

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