I just tried to format https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Fitch-2747 unsuccessfully

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I just added my husband's aunt and I cannot learn how to format no matter how I try. Would someone finish it for me please? Fitch-2747
WikiTree profile: Eliza Patrick
in WikiTree Help by Beverly Sparkman G2G3 (3.9k points)

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I did one source for you so you can see.
by Marion Poole G2G6 Pilot (561k points)
selected by Beverly Sparkman
I was trying to add census records as well - using the Family search's own citations - which is how they should be done.

Dont forget to add the spouse and the children as well. - and Eliza's family as well - which you can get from the 1910 and 1900 census records.

The source attached to Mollie Fitzpatrick is rightly Liza's, so shouldn't it be attached to Liza's name?

"United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHLT-4XL : accessed 10 October 2019), Liza Fitzpatrick in household of Andy Fitzpatrick, Quicksand, Knott, Kentucky, United States; citing ED 54, sheet 3A, line 40, family 38, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 577; FHL microfilm 1,820,577.

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Mollie would have a similar citation, but it would say: "United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHLT-4FM : accessed 10 October 2019), Mollie Fitzpatrick in household of Andy Fitzpatrick, Quicksand, Knott, Kentucky, United States; citing ED 54, sheet 3A, line 49, family 38, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 577; FHL microfilm 1,820,577.

.. and the link is slightly different as well.

That could get ridiculous if you cite a new source for each member of the family on the record.   Seventeen members X average of six census records = far too many.  I would use the citation for the individual in the household you are profiling and show the others living with her.
Yes, it could, which is why you should place the correct citation with the name being referenced.

Another good reason for that is because sometimes a family is split between two pages, with the one citation naming a 3-year-old child as the "head".
Thanks for the star Beverly
Thank you so much! My husband's cousin is going to work on the family too and is younger and probably more educated.

 Thank you everyone !

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