There's an error message re a citation in West-6009, but I cannot see the error. Please explain the problem. Thanks.

+4 votes
in WikiTree Help by Living Parker G2G Rookie (270 points)

2 Answers

+4 votes

Karen, I think the problem is the highlighted "<ref></ref>".  

(A partial quote from the profile:)

"and would make him about 104 years old, the at the time of his death on December 1, 1830.

<ref></ref>That makes it easier to believe that perhaps the John West who died in Newberry South Carolina at about 104 was the subject of this profile. It was reported that he was the head of many of the West families over a wide area"

There should be something between the two ref tags.  You probably need to delete the two tags,unless you have a citation to put between them.


by R. Greenup G2G6 Mach 6 (66.9k points)
+5 votes

You had a double <ref> in the line <ref><ref>handwritten account of Isaac’s granddaughter Emily Thompson West, supra</ref> 

I removed one of the <ref> highlighted in red to fix it.

When there is a missing <ref> or </ref> tag the easiest way to find it is to  do a Ctrl F and search for ref>. It should show an even number which means the tags are balanced. If you have used the <ref name=xxxx> tag then the above method needs to be slightly adjusted. 

by Darren Kellett G2G6 Pilot (220k points)

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