Could someone look at Inman-600 and see what is wrong? [closed]

+4 votes
I can't figure out why at the very end of the referenced story things go bad and make funny symbols. It was a difficult thing to do due to quotation marks and then the comment about where else it could be seen. I don't usually mention things about ancestry trees at all, but this particular person has a lot of the story written from an ancestor and I didn't find it anyplace else. Do I need more marks for quotations to make it better?  I would appreciate any suggestions offered. Thank you.
WikiTree profile: Anna Wheeler
closed with the note: Resolved the issue.
in Policy and Style by Darlene Kerr G2G6 Mach 3 (31.1k points)
closed by Darlene Kerr

3 Answers

+4 votes
I edited it for you, look and see if it is OK. It was just out of alignment as to the bottom portion.
by David Selman G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)
Hi David. Thank you, but do you see how Find A Grave, 1900 Census are in footnotes, not sources?  Somehow the actual "Source" ...Story written by her great granddaughter...Grandchildren". was put into footnotes instead of just the stuff after the next <ref> Eastman, WG: part which is what belongs in the footnotes.  Sorry, it's awfully complex this one. I'm not sure what the problems are either and I do this stuff all the time!
+3 votes
Cut the whole section called Sources and move it underneath where it says Footnotes <references/>.

Then find where the <ref> in Eastman story ends and add </ref>
by Maureen Rosenfeld G2G6 Pilot (182k points)
Hi Maureen: I do it just this way all the time and it doesn't end up like that. There's something we're missing. I always use Sources at the top of footnotes and then references.  And there has been both a <ref> and a </ref> at the end of the section from the beginning. See the <ref> Eastman, WG:... and the ...Family Tree...if you have access.</ref> ?  This should be a footnote to a source. Footnotes don't come first.

If you add the story as a ref here,  In the "Dear Grandchildren"   the story becomes a footnote.   Then it is up to moving Find a Grave and the 1900 census to the source section or moving the source section to them.

+3 votes

Do a search on the word ref every time you have a <ref> you should have a </ref> The problem here is that you have several <ref>s without </ref> and I can't tell from the context what you want in the footnotes.

As a general rule <ref></ref> shouldn't be used in the sources section at all

by Anne B G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)
THANK YOU EVERYONE!  I finally figured it all out and it is exactly as I wanted it now.  Apparently we all do many things differently.  I often do use the ref and /ref in the source section with no trouble at all, but in this case it didn't like the order of things. Once I moved the story to the end and worked it from there, it came out fine with no extra notations.  Thank you all again.

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