I have sources but I'm still in the Unsourced category

+6 votes
This is a newbie question, so I assume I'm just doing something wrong.

I've started adding source information, mostly from FamilySearch.org. But still my entries are marked as being in the Unsourced category. What must I do to be classified as sourced?

For instance my grandfather Frank Carl Wolfe.
WikiTree profile: Frank Wolfe
in WikiTree Tech by Paul Kyzivat G2G1 (1.9k points)

2 Answers

+2 votes
edit the profile and remove the {{Unsourced}} from the bio area
by Dennis Wheeler G2G6 Pilot (542k points)
+3 votes

Hi Paul,

You can just remove the unsourced template.  You do indeed have sources. 

Here's Jillaine's Dream Source Page which puts everything about sources in one place - I recommend it frequently - hope it is helpful.

Good job - and good question! Thanks


by Cynthia B G2G6 Pilot (130k points)
Thanks Cynthia. That was simple. I was thinking there are some particular criteria that the sources have to meet, that are mechanically checked. I guess it is really more of an honor system.
Yes it's part of the honor system here, but the unsourced template is also a reminder to you that a given tree needs to be worked on at least to the extent of having an actual source.  As you go along you'll gradually get to where you add more and more sources when you're working on a profile.

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