How do I source each family member Profile I create?

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WikiTree profile: Adrian Cissell
in Genealogy Help by David Cissell G2G Rookie (200 points)

Basic sourcing/citing guidance can be found on these pages (as well as on various linked pages):

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Help:Sources

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Help:Sources_Style_Guide

To "source" a profile, you need to add citations that tell viewers where you found the information for the profiled individual. Your citations are instructions that allow others to find the information: what event, for whom, where original or reproduced records can be found, when the cited event happened, etc.

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If you go back to your own profile and look down the right hand side, you will see a public comment from Liz that includes a link to the "New Member How-To" pages, which may help. :)
by Ros Haywood G2G6 Pilot (687k points)
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I'm going to assume you mean how do you locate sources then add them to the profile so that the big UNSOURCED banner goes away. So here's what I do - you can do something similar or choose your own path of finding valid sources.

I go to Family Search, type in their information into the search window, and see what comes up. In this case, I got the following source (for example):

"Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q249-C9NF : 19 September 2016), James Adrian Cissell, 2002; Burial, Lowes, Graves, Kentucky, United States of America, Lowes Cemetery; citing record ID 168925611, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com

So I believe this would be his Find A Grave reference. You would paste this into a Sources section of your profile's biography (Edit, go to the biography, paste it in, save it).

Once this is done, you should remove the {{Unsourced}} reference you will find in the profile and voila, it will have its first source.

by Scott Fulkerson G2G6 Pilot (519k points)

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