Lost sources

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Having recently completed the Orphans trail I am trying to bring my profiles up to standard, but have found at least two sources I entered a year or so ago are no longer listed, one in 1831 and one in 1596. However I have found them by getting into the relevant parish records and searching page by page but I can find no way of citing them by copy and paste. The 1831 one has a no, in the parish record but the 1596 took ages to find and involved going through many births and marriages first, so I copied and pasted the actual entry. I'm not sure how to enter them in the sources correctly. Suggestions please.
WikiTree profile: John Franklyn
in Policy and Style by Valerie Crowley G2G6 Mach 1 (17.9k points)

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According to Family Search  the only place with the images for Little Stanmore online is Ancestry. https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Little_Stanmore,_Middlesex_Genealogy

Unfortunately something has gone wrong there and one can't load the images of the earlier registers (very odd you can see the thumbnails of each page but when you try to view it, you get a much more modern register .The index doesn't help... lots of odd transcriptions in the earlier registers.)
Although I can't view it, I can see the citation for the register

London Metropolitan Archives; London, England; Church of England Parish Registers, 1538-1812; Reference Number: DRO/109/00, 1558-1680

I would  normally add the name of the parish after the ref number and if poss the image no. Then add image viewed on ancestry.co.uk I don't link in any case because I get fed up with links that go to ancestry.com which 9 times out of 10 don't work for me.

Most times, especially with the earlier records I put a full transcription of the entry. But even without it someone should be able to find the entry if they had access to the register.
by Helen Ford G2G6 Pilot (487k points)
selected by Pip Sheppard
Many thanks Helen. In desperation I copied the actual record and put it as a research note (don't think anyone can read it but at least it shows it wasn't a figment of my imagination!) but thanks for taking the time and trouble to sort it out.

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Valerie - if hit the changes tab you will see that the only other person who changed this profile was a Lisa Franklin RN and it just says she put a note in the bio
by Navarro Mariott G2G6 Pilot (172k points)
Thank Navarro. Lisa Franklin only added a link to her free y dna test for male franklins.
well that is so weird then if your sources disappeared what the heck?
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Best way is to follow the formatting of other sources. Familysearch, for example, puts the name of the source, I think in your case would be Little Stanmore Parish Records, then a link to the page with the date you accessed it, followed by information on what is on the page itself, so the names, dates, page numbers, book numbers etc. As much information as possible so that if the link changes you would be able to find the page and book again without too much difficulty.

by Paula Staunton G2G6 Mach 3 (38.9k points)
Thanks for your comment. There is nothing on the page to help apart from Burials and month and year. My point is that had I not recorded and seen it and known it was there last year, I would not have found it.

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