How to get a source id number

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How do i get assigned a source id number?  I think I've followed all the instructions correctly.  Im referring to the part that looks like this.   <span id'xxxx>xxxx</span>   Do I enter this all myself and and add my own id number, or is it generated somewhere?
asked in Policy and Style by Jason Cerny G2G Crew (370 points)

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Try watching this video on inline referencing by Julie Ricketts. It helped me to understand how the numbering works.

answered by Lynda Crackett G2G6 Pilot (617k points)

After watching the video, you can take a look at this profile that correctly uses the <span> tags (and yes, you do fill in your own tag names).  I recommend using the author's surname for your tag name.  For census records I copied someone else's idea and use 'Census1850'.

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Balch-4

I suggested this record because it also references a source that has been saved in the source category.  There are a number of sources included in the category and they each have a page with an example of the reference, the citation, and places where you can find the source online, mostly for free.

Don't worry, once you start using the <span> tags, they become second nature. 

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