How to inlcude a list of dates in biography

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Hi everyone, I've been away from WikiTree for a while and have lost touch with the rules around a profile conforming to standard. I'm researching an individual for a museum I volunteer at and this person has moved jobs about 9 or 10 times, it is employment that the museum relates to (a steam railway).

I have the employment records from ancestry and want to put a timeline together or where he worked, when and in what role and a simple list seems easiest, but I don;t want to breach the standards either as this will be an open profile.

something like the below is what I envisage, describing all the tranfers in words gets very cumbersome.

  • 1902 Joined the company as a porter
  • 1904 moved to station B as yardman-porter
  • 1906 returned to station A as signaller
  • etc

suggestions welcomed,


WikiTree profile: Walter Hughes
in Policy and Style by Alison Wilkins G2G6 Mach 3 (30.3k points)

2 Answers

+6 votes
Best answer
Hi Alison, if you have Sources then it is always best to do inline Sourcing within the Biography, however you can use bullet lists or Numbered lists as R has mentioned. All of the above are acceptable.Sound like you have a treasure chest of info there, well done. Please share your progress with us.
by Shaun Doust G2G6 Pilot (345k points)
selected by Susan Laursen

It's still very much in progress: but is what I had hoped to achieve.


he London Transport Staff Registers[3]chart Walter's railway career:

  • 2 Jun 1904 - Appointed to the Metropolitan Company
  • 2 Apr 1906 - Appointed to the Metropolitan and Great Central Joint Committee
  • 29 Jan 1907 - Transferred to Winslow Road Station - Porter [4]
  • 8 Aug 1907 - Transferred to Waddesdon Manor Station
PS - yes, that is the Rothschild's Waddesdon
That looks Great, I love inline Sourcing.
I had a look at the link that you posted and I was blown away, wow what a treasure trove of information that is, you are so lucky.
I can't belive just how good it is either Shaun. There are other railwaymen who died in the "great war" that also worked at at the same place, so I think I've started a long term project, the editor of the museum's newsletter has aksed for an article so better polish it up :)
Wow, yes enjoy. A lot of resources in hand but a lot of work too. It will be a challenge that I'm sure you will enjoy and get great satisfaction from, it all looks very interesting.
+5 votes

I think you are maybe looking for the " * "  (asterisk  creates bullet lists)

Try it in a profile and then preview it.  See if that's what you're looking to do.

 The *  creates bullet lists when placed before each item in the list.

The # creates numbered lists (with the symbol before each item in the list.)

I hope I'm not saying something that's missing your point.

by R. Greenup G2G6 Mach 6 (66.8k points)
Well said R, thank you. You are right on the point and your description is superb.
Thank you - that's just what I was looking for, I'll give it a go....

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