How can I recover my missing sources?

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I am working on Snook-727 and I added a source. I got an error message "Cite error 3; Invalid <ref> tag; invalid names, e.g. too many." Now, all source info is gone! How do I recover it? Thanks.
WikiTree profile: Sarah McGhie
in Genealogy Help by Bart Triesch G2G6 Pilot (252k points)
edited by Bart Triesch

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I fixed it. The structure is <ref name="shortname">Source information Title Author publisher etc. </ref>
by Anne B G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)
selected by Gaile Connolly
Thanks for the assistance!
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After <ref name="1901 CAN Census"/> needs to come the text for the source ended by </ref>. The way your bio is written now the reference is to everything in the bio between <ref name="1901 CAN Census"/> and the next </ref>
by Helmut Jungschaffer G2G6 Pilot (534k points)
Thanks so much for your quick response!

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