Research Notes and uploaded docs

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I have a few people in my line that were "plopped" down with no real sources. attached to incorrect spouses and children. I have docs. downloaded that I can upload, but have no idea how to write sources for. One is a certification of marriage obtained many years ago. I also have her notes here: 

https://ancstry.me/2CaGuvA 

I've uploaded one of the pdfs to Phelps-3336

Will someone please take a look at the profile and the source and advise? I really don't know where to start. Also Phelps-3336. I asked to be added to the profile, but need to add sources.

WikiTree profile: Rachel Felps
asked in WikiTree Help by Lisa Linn G2G6 Mach 1 (18.1k points)
edited by Lisa Linn

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When you click to edit a bio, just above the toolbar, you'll see a link for "sources."  Open that page in a new tab and use the guideline for any source you're adding.  If it is a book, just copy and paste the book citation and then replace the generic info with your book info.  At the end of the citation, I usually add, "Accessed 11 October 2018 at xyz.com."  This lets other members know where they can see the source and how long ago you added it.

Once you have all of that info in the bio, highlight it and then click the "C" button (it says, just to the right, "cite your source!"

Clicking this button will add reference tags.

If your sentence says:

John Smith was born in 1877.

and the source is the 1880 census.

You would type:

John Smith was born in 1877.1880 census

and then highlight the 1880 census bit and hit the C button, you'll be left with:

John Smith was born in 1877.<ref>1880 census</ref>

And the 1880 census bit will appear as a footnote at the bottom of the profile.
answered by SJ Baty G2G6 Pilot (245k points)
selected by Lisa Linn
If you look at the bio now you can see in the "marriage" section, I've added your source as the source for the marriage.  In this case, the source document was cited in Ancestry.com member notes so I listed the source and then wrote where it was located for this research (ancestry versus some other location).

Have a look at the profile both in view mode and in edit mode and let us know if that helps and/or if you have more questions.
Thank you very much! I certainly know how use the <ref> cite <ref/> But, what about the pdf I uploaded with the two Phelps who actually extracted the file? The information in the pdf is much more readable can I do the same thing using the link to the document here: https://www.wikitree.com/photo.php/d/d4/Phelps-3336.pdf It has much more information on it.

I would source it as a web page:

<ref>Walter and Doug Phelps. "https://www.wikitree.com/photo.php/d/d4/Phelps-3336.pdf" ''Extracted records for Thomas Felps, Baltimore County Families 1659-1759, Baltimore co Deeds, and St. George Parish church records." Accessed 11 October 2018.</ref>

Do note, the '' on either side of the url are quotation marks where as the title of the page is bracketed by two apostrophes to italicize the title of the page.

To quote one particular entry, say for example, the second that reads:

1729

Parris Indenture May 27, 1729 Baltimore County, Maryland Deeds: Tamar, Moses and

Elizabeth Parris Bond to Thomas Felps 1729 Liber ISK, Folio 13 

I would source it:

<ref>Parris Indenture May 27, 1729 Baltimore County, Maryland Deeds: Tamar, Moses and Elizabeth Parris Bond to Thomas Felps 1729 Liber ISK, Folio 13. As cited in:  Walter and Doug Phelps. "https://www.wikitree.com/photo.php/d/d4/Phelps-3336.pdf" ''Extracted records for Thomas Felps, Baltimore County Families 1659-1759, Baltimore co Deeds, and St. George Parish church records." Accessed 11 October 2018.</ref>

I've seen many other ways on WT - this is just my particular style.  What is most important is that you record what the record is, and where it can be found.

Also, if you have any notes to add, you can put them before or after the citation, by just adding before the citation or after by writing "Note" at the end:

<ref>The ages of Tamar and Moses are noted in the indenture as 9 and 7 as cited in: Parris Indenture May 27, 1729 Baltimore County, Maryland Deeds: Tamar, Moses and Elizabeth Parris Bond to Thomas Felps 1729 Liber ISK, Folio 13. Accessed at Walter and Doug Phelps. "https://www.wikitree.com/photo.php/d/d4/Phelps-3336.pdf" ''Extracted records for Thomas Felps, Baltimore County Families 1659-1759, Baltimore co Deeds, and St. George Parish church records." Retreived 11 October 2018.</ref>

or

<ref>Parris Indenture May 27, 1729 Baltimore County, Maryland Deeds: Tamar, Moses and Elizabeth Parris Bond to Thomas Felps 1729 Liber ISK, Folio 13. As cited in:  Walter and Doug Phelps. "https://www.wikitree.com/photo.php/d/d4/Phelps-3336.pdf" ''Extracted records for Thomas Felps, Baltimore County Families 1659-1759, Baltimore co Deeds, and St. George Parish church records." Accessed 11 October 2018. Note: The ages of Tamar and Moses are noted in the indenture as 9 and 7.</ref>

You Rock! I realized that that particular document belongs to his father Thomas so removed it from his profile and put on Dad's. Now I will know how to upload as well as link to some of those sources on Ancestry. I've been doing that most of the day. You don't want to know some of tThank you both! smiley

Well done, SJ!

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