My Wikitree Gedcom Export doesn't attach sources

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I exported a gedcom of my watchlist today--no limitations, all info--and saw the resulting text file includes sources. Not a huge file, about 2,000 profiles.

Importing it with Legacy, no sources or events appeared except birth/death. Tried a different program, no luck. Uploading to the third program I specified that unrecognised tags should go to notes.  And there they all are, in a big text list in notes.

Is there something about a Wikitree .ged file that requires special handling to import?
in WikiTree Tech by Robin Rainford G2G6 Mach 1 (13.3k points)

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I’ve exported a couple of gedcoms. The sources end up in the comments or notes field, with all the rest of the narrative in the bio. The html coding is there, which takes a lot of work to cleanup.

Since the sources are not attached to the facts part of the profile, there is nothing else that the export process can do with them.

I use RootsMagic, and there are a number of things that come across as facts: reference numbers, alternate names, and a few others. I end up exporting the newly imported file, minus some of facts that are WikiTree specific, and re-importing the file. This lessens the clean-up a bit.
by George Fulton G2G6 Pilot (340k points)
selected by Robin Rainford
I think of gedcom  as the universal format so we can all talk to one another.

But as you note, on Wikitree we're not identifying events through fields, beyond birth, death, marriage.  So it's not there to be configured in anu imported file. I appreciate the tip about importing, exporting to remove html clutter.

I'll have to consider whether I want to use Wikitree as a single platform going forward. It's a one-way door if I need to do reporting in the future other than Wikitree tools and reports.

Thanks
Actually, re-exporting the file does not remove the html coding since that is embedded in the narrative. What I remove are the WikiTree specific facts. The html coding still takes a lot of work. The sources need to be manually moved to the source field, this is time consuming.

I didn't really get this answer. Is there anyway to manage profiles on WikiTree to ensure that sources are exported using SOUR-tags (http://wiki-en.genealogy.net/GEDCOM/SOUR-Tag)? I was just having some issues when uploading my WikiTree gedcom-file to a national collaboration project in Sweden. If anyone could point my at a good example it would be much appreciated.

Thanks! =) 

Because of how WikiTree handles sources, I do not think it’s possible to export a gedcom with SOUR tags.

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