Stylistic question re: embedded citations

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Hi everyone,

I wanted to know if I could get some input on embedded citations and sources.  Apologies if this has already been asked.  I recently started citing within the biography section (included Jönsson-4487 as an example)-from what I'd read in the how to, embedded citations were supposed to be shorter versions of the full citation, which was listed below.  I have something like this showing up:


  1.  Stuguns kyrkoarkiv, Husförhörslängder., SE/ÖLA/11094/A I/11
  2.  Sweden, Selected Indexed Death Records
  3.  Lits kyrkoarkiv, Husförhörslängder., SE/ÖLA/11072/A I/12a (1881-1891)
  4.  Lits kyrkoarchiv, SE/ÖLA/11072/C/4
  5.  Stuguns kyrkoarkiv, Husförhörslängder., SE/ÖLA/11094/A I/8
  • Stromsted, Richard. Genealogical research of Richard Stromsted.
  • Stuguns kyrkoarkiv, Flyttningslängder., SE/ÖLA/11094/B/1 (1861-1875).
  • Lits kyrkoarchiv, Födelse- och dopböcker. SE/ÖLA/11072/C/4 [1]
  • Stuguns kyrkoarkiv, Husförhörslängder., SE/ÖLA/11094/A I/8 (1861-1871), [2].
  • Stuguns kyrkoarkiv, Födelse- och dopböcker, SE/ÖLA/22094/C/4 (1861-1886).
  • Stuguns kyrkoarkiv, Husförhörslängder., SE/ÖLA/11094/A I/9 (1872-1877), [3]
  • Stuguns kyrkoarkiv, Husförhörslängder., SE/ÖLA/11094/A I/10 (1878-1880), [4]
  • Stuguns kyrkoarkiv, Husförhörslängder., SE/ÖLA/11094/A I/11 (1881-1889), [5]
  • Lits kyrkoarkiv, Husförhörslängder., SE/ÖLA/11072/A I/12a (1881-1891). [6]
  • Anno 1890. Swedish Census-County of Jamtland.
  • Lits kyrkoarkiv, Husförhörslängder., SE/ÖLA/11072/A I/13a (1892-1899), [7]
  • "Sweden, Selected Indexed Death Records, 1840-1860 and 1878-1942." Operations.

I wanted to see if this is correct (there is a duplication of citations 1-5 in the longer list below once I added an abbreviated cite within the biography).  Should I just make the numbered citation longer and delete the one next to the bullet point to remove the redundancy?  Thanks so much for your help (and sorry if this is an obvious question-just wanted to check before I went on an updating spree)!


WikiTree profile: Anders Jönsson
in Policy and Style by K. Anonymous G2G6 Pilot (148k points)
edited by Maggie N.

1 Answer

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Best answer

Nice to see that you are using the SVAR sources!

When you are using inline references I think it's better to put the full citations there, without repeating them as bullet points. This may be harder to read in edit mode, but makes it more clear for the viewer of the profile presentation.

So I'd say it's either/or with inline refs and bullet points - except for the reference to Richard Stromstedt, which is more like an acknowledgement, giving credit. I'd place that as a bullet point.

As for the source links hidden in the bracketed numbers at the end of the bullet points, it would be more enlightening if there was a brief link text.
Perhaps instead of [] (which gives [1]) you could use [ image] (which gives image). When I use SVAR I usually put the link in the bit about "bildid":
Lits kyrkoarkiv, Födelse- och dopböcker, SE/ÖLA/11072/C/4 (1853-1870), [ bildid: A0012703_00110]

"bildid" could be changed to "image" if you wish to cater to readers without a "Swedish habit". There is also the possibility to add before the URL to force the link to go to the English version (for whatever it's worth, there'll be a lot that is only in Swedish anyway).

Lits kyrkoarkiv, Födelse- och dopböcker, SE/ÖLA/11072/C/4 (1853-1870), [htt ps:// image: A0012703_00110]

Now we'll see what the G2G software makes of this... - it's a bit annoying that it makes all the https-es into links when they're just meant to show as text.

by Eva Ekeblad G2G6 Pilot (585k points)
selected by Deb Durham
Thanks very much for the great tips!  I will go back and try to get that cleaned up.

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