Sources - is there a way to create a personal wikitree template

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Sources - is there a way to create a template so I don't have to keep retyping the same sources?  The bulk of my sources are from the digitized Parish records on
asked in WikiTree Help by Kira Goettling G2G Crew (820 points)
retagged by Maggie N.

Here are a couple examples I did using Rick's source template ideas:,%20WEPPNER,%20FORNES,%20GARANO,%20WILLIAMS%20&%20Related%20Families%20of%20Buffalo,%20NY.%20Compiled%20by%20Lillian%20Barrett%20Doll,%201964.


You basically set up a FREE SPACE PAGE for the source you always use in this format. It not only creates a copy-and-paste source template for you, but keeps links to where you use the template. I love it. I will try to find Rick's instruction. 

awesome!  thank you!  I shall research all the help I've received.

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Best answer
Hello Kira.

You can create a Free-Space profile of the sources. Please see the following help page:
answered by Rubén Hernández G2G6 Pilot (368k points)
selected by Kira Goettling
Rubén, thanks for pointing out that "advanced" sourcing method. I have never noticed it before (-:
This is great and specific.  Thank you!  I thought there was a way, but didn't quite figure it out, I guess.  Thanks again!
I´m glad you find that useful, Maggie and Kira.

Many thanks for Best Answer.
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I keep mine in a Windows Notepad then copy and paste what I need
answered by Richard Devlin G2G6 Mach 8 (82.3k points)
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Yes, there is a way ! I used Rick Pierpoint's source templates. I am looking for the instructions for you now.
answered by Maggie N. G2G6 Pilot (518k points)
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Make sure that the one you want is there isn't created already: See


answered by Maggie N. G2G6 Pilot (518k points)
Nope, not there.  Mainly, I do all my research in the digitized records.
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Oh wow, Rick did a video on this source template method !

answered by Maggie N. G2G6 Pilot (518k points)

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