Want to be sure I am adding info. correctly.

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I have updated several profiles and added quite a few.  I am really interested in getting some feedback and suggestions before I go much further.  I am especially concerned about the listing of sources in the proper format.  

I have added the most information to Zoll-66 but Zoll-78, Zoll-79, Zoll-80, Dunlap-977, and McEwen-1061 are also examples of what I have added.

Sally Norton
in Policy and Style by Sally Norton G2G Rookie (220 points)

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You are definitely headed in the right direction. You might try using inline sources so that you get footnote indications in the text. These are done by using pairs of tags -- <ref name="identifier">source citation</ref> for the first occurrence and <ref name="identifier" /> for subsequent uses. Each identifier is different and something that you will remember.

The ideal source citations would be in Chicago Manual of Style/Evidence Explained format. These give details to someone else on how to find the information even if the URL stops working. For more on sources, start at https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Help:Sources_Style_Guide

In Zoll-66, I think you could improve the profile by leaving behind the travelog through your research and just tell the story. Let the sources tell that side of it. Some people like that style but others find it distracting from the biography. One way to think of it is is the profile the story of your research or the story of the individual. Other than that bias of mine, you write fairly well.

by Doug McCallum G2G6 Pilot (424k points)

I looked at some of the children of Zoll-66 and one comment I have is to use any sources that were in the family genealogy directly and fill out the sources on the individuals. Was the genealogy published? How well was it sourced? They can be great places to get hints, but citing the underlying sources is better.

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