What should be done with Abbreviation- Subsequent Source Citation - Short Footnote in sources?

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These lines, Abbreviation, Subsequent Source Citation and Footnote, often appear in source records from gedcoms.  None of these items are needed at Wikitree.  Their purpose is only for written documents where a source may be repeated this does not happen with a Wikitree profile, all of these lines should be removed.


: Abbreviation:  Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island by John Osborne Austin

: Subsequent Source Citation Format:  Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island by John Osborne Austin

::: Name:  Footnote

A complete example with a before and after is at Simple Sources.

in Policy and Style by Philip Smith G2G6 Pilot (275k points)
recategorized by Keith Hathaway
There is also this option (which I often go with) - since the person or family is actually listed in the book, and a preview of it can be SEEN on google, plus a link to purchase the book for interested parties; provide a viable link.

A clear, concise and easy to read profile looks much better. In my opinion.

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Best answer
Delete 'em.
by Jillaine Smith G2G6 Pilot (767k points)
selected by Keith Baker
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I think you''ve answered your own question, Philip. There are many other things in GEDCOMS that need to be removed as well. That's why the whole process takes so long. I have come to the conclusion that it is far better to upload one small group at a time.
by anonymous G2G6 Pilot (256k points)
+9 votes
I delete then when I am doing clean up.
by Becky Syphers G2G6 Mach 3 (35.7k points)

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