Desperatley need extra eyes on inline sourcing mess I have created in this profile

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I adopted Rixey-26. I am trying to do it justice and in the process have made inline sourcing errors, if that's what it's called. I cannot figure out what I have done incorrectly. Please go to edit and point me in the right direction.

Also, I can't recall who, but someone has a cheat sheet that I think covers some of what I am trying to learn. A link to that would be much appreciated also!

Thank you in advance.
WikiTree profile: Samuel Rixey
in WikiTree Help by Nancy Thomas G2G6 Mach 5 (50.0k points)
This may be what you are looking for:

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Help:Sources
Nancy, once you get one profile looking correct, ie Ref, Ref name usage, and sources, bookmark it, so you will have a quick reference for you to go back to for your formatting.  In a couple of weeks, you will wonder why you thought it was so hard!!  lol  Just keep trying and all of a sudden, it will be easy.

That profile is looking great.  One additional thing I would recommend is to put the # in front of each of the children, which will assign a 'number' to each of them.  Children with 2nd wife would start with 1 again, but that is to number the children easily from each marriage.

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You just need a / before the > on your cites of the source after the first one. Like this <ref name="The Rixey Genealogy"/>
by Nelda Spires G2G6 Pilot (363k points)

That fixed part of it but I am still unsure why the <ref> to Family Search sources are mangled. angry

There was another missing / in the first <ref/>. I added it. See what you think now.
It should be </ref>, not <ref/>
You're absolutely right, Ros! Sorry about that. (Chalk it up to sleep deprivation.)

Nancy, don't put that / in the first <ref name="The Rixey Genealogy">, only in your use of it after the first time. I think it's fixed now. Check it to see.

YES!!!

Thank you all. I really am trying to learn this but my oh my, is it difficult!
I'm sure soon, it will come more naturally.
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Nancy, THIS is probably the link you're asking for - it's much more than a "cheat sheet" - it's a comprehensive document that I wrote a few years ago to explain everything about all the codes related to inline citations.  It includes explanation of why they are constructed as they are, as well as how to do it.  My theory is that if you understand why something works, rather than a hocus pocus of "do this, then do that", when it makes sense to you, it will become easy to do.

by Gaile Connolly G2G6 Pilot (927k points)

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