Need help with inline reference

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I'm using inline references and I want to use the same reference more than once in the bio. Can I do that without repeating it over and over?  How do you keep using the same one without making a bunch of lines of the same info?  THANKS.
WikiTree profile: William Turner
in WikiTree Tech by Natalie Trott G2G Astronaut (1.3m points)

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Repeated use of the same source in the same profile

Here's how to use the same source citation multiple times. The first time you use it, include a "name" inside the ref tag, like this:

<ref name="birth certificate">Birth Certificate of George Russell Beebe, Registration 398-5554-428 (1920), Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services - Bureau of Vital Records, Personal copy in the files of [[Beebe-655|Barbara Beebe]]</ref>

In all following references you can just use this:

<ref name="birth certificate" />

Done this way, all subsequent footnotes for this same source will point to the same footnote at the bottom of the page.

by Helmut Jungschaffer G2G6 Pilot (586k points)
selected by Keith Hathaway
Thanks. I knew I saw that somewhere but I could NOT FIND it and searched for 20 minutes. :-)
Looks good!
Thanks. I want to do this RIGHT, ya know?
Natalie, this looks good. I have just one suggestion-- more details about the obituary. Include the name of the publication and date published. Just in case the website changes.

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