What should biography, sources, research, look like after editing?

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This is what it looks like now:

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== Biography ==

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Franklin was born about 1823. He passed away about 1859.

Franklin was born about 1827. He passed away in 1859.

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'''Franklin''' S Moser.

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Given Name: Franklin S.

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Surname: Moser. <ref>Source: [[#S78]] Certainty: 0 </ref><ref>Source: [[#S434]] Pennsylvania Historic and Museum Commission; Pennsylvania, USA; Certificate Number Range: 068421-071640 Certainty: 0 </ref><ref>Source: [[#S434]] Pennsylvania Historic and Museum Commission; Pennsylvania, USA; Certificate Number Range: 107501-110810 Certainty: 0 </ref><ref>Source: [[#S348]] "Family Tree," database, <i>FamilySearch</i> (http://familysearch.org : modified 24 July 2017, 17:34), entry for Franklin S. Moser(PID https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/4:1:2WC9-HVY); contributed by various users. PersonID 2WC9-HVY Certainty: 0 Note: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/4:1:2WC9-HVY Franklin S. Moser</ref>

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''A Given name was found in addition to a first name in the NAME tag.''

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Franklin's middle name could be Seidel, his mother's maiden name, as was common at the time.

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'''Born'''

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Abt 1827.

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Maidencreek Twp., Berks Co., PA. <ref>Source: [[#S3]] Certainty: 0 Note: Birth location from marriage information: Franklin Moser of Maidencreek.....</ref><ref>Source: [[#S344]] Certainty: 0 Note: Birth location from marriage information: Franklin Moser of Maidencreek.....</ref><ref>Source: [[#S163]] </ref><ref>Source: [[#S344]] </ref><ref>Source: [[#S434]] Pennsylvania Historic and Museum Commission; Pennsylvania, USA; Certificate Number Range: 068421-071640 Certainty: 0 </ref><ref>Source: [[#S434]] Pennsylvania Historic and Museum Commission; Pennsylvania, USA; Certificate Number Range: 107501-110810 Certainty: 0 </ref><ref>Source: [[#S163]] Tree #3964; Tree #3964 Certainty: 0</ref><ref>Source: [[#S163]] Tree #3964 Certainty: 0</ref><ref>Source: [[#S348]] "Family Tree," database, <i>FamilySearch</i> (http://familysearch.org : modified 24 July 2017, 17:34), entry for Franklin S. Moser(PID https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/4:1:2WC9-HVY); contributed by various users. PersonID 2WC9-HVY Certainty: 0 Note: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/4:1:2WC9-HVY Franklin S. Moser</ref>

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'''Died'''

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And it continues like that and worse for pages and pages.
WikiTree profile: Franklin Moser
asked in Policy and Style by Georgia Sanden G2G1 (1.7k points)

2 Answers

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Best answer

Hi Georgia, 

Here is a WikiTree help page about biographies done on profiles:

     * https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Help:Biographies

Also examples of great WikiTree person profiles

     * https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Help:Examples

answered by Sandra Davidson G2G6 Pilot (133k points)
selected by David Selman
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If you check out the profile https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Brafford-12 it should give an idea about how a somewhat decent profile should look like.  That profile is far from perfect but when I started with it it had no biography at all and no sources. Sometimes less is more.
answered by Dale Byers G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)

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