What do I put when I want some review a second time?

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I wasn't sure where to put my question. I needed to add more sources to Louise Jung. I completed that plus added her other spouses to make it less confusing.  I lost the message that told me what I needed to put to have it reviewed a second time.
WikiTree profile: Louise Staves
in Genealogy Help by Jeanne Gillespie G2G1 (1.2k points)

This is from one of your profiles:

  • Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 1880 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. 

This is how it could be improved:

"United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MXNT-5HG : accessed 5 August 2015), Amanda Baumgarten in household of Jacob T Baumgarten, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States; citing enumeration district 117, sheet 195B, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0194; FHL microfilm 1,254,194. 

The purpose of the source is for another person to be able to independently find the information.  So you need the specifics in your source.  Ancestry.com is a place where you could find information but so is let's say a library.  And the 1880 Federal Census is a tally of 50 million people.  So of the 1.56 billion people on Earth in 1880 you have narrowed it down to 50 million so that is at least in the right direction

Like if you use a book as a source it is best to put Title, Author, Edition, Chapter, Page #, etc. instead of just saying ....in a book at a library on a shelf   :D

I'll even help you on a profile if you would like that to show you what I mean.  After all, my g-g-grandmother is a Gillespie.


Hi Jeanne,

I just stepped out of my comfort zone and reviewed this profile.  Anne B, who usually does profile reviews, is away on vacation and I didn't want you to have to wait for her to return and then get around to everything that is accumulating while she's gone.

I left comments on the editing page and also made a couple of minor format changes, which are also explained in the comments.

Please let me know if you have any questions or if there is anything else I can help with.  You have made a great start on WikiTree - there are members who have been here for several years who do not produce profiles as well as you have done in a short time, but the finishing touches can seem complicated until you get used to how to use formatting codes here.

After you see my comments, you can try using the source citation Vincent provided above to replace your Ancestry citation.  My comments explain how to do that to make it appear as a footnote.

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This is the absolute right place to put your question, Jeanne ... as well as any other questions you have at any time!

Add the following line at the top of the profile to get it reviewed:

[[Category: Profile style review requested]]

Please note that categories are case sensitive - if you make the first letters alll upper case, it won't work.
by Gaile Connolly G2G6 Pilot (838k points)
selected by Dale Byers

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