I'm having trouble formatting a reference

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Someone else entered the DAR information.  I am trying to add the Find A Grave reference but can't seem to get the formatting to match the DAR entry.  Help!  Thanks!
WikiTree profile: Samuel Dent
in WikiTree Help by Lynn Della G2G Crew (470 points)

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Lynn, enter the FAG info like this to add inline citation:

<ref>{{FindAGrave|123456}}</ref>

The template is always the same, just replace 123456 with the memorial ID number from FAG.
by T Stanton G2G6 Pilot (156k points)
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For Find a Grave, you should always include the full Source Citation from the bottom of the Find a Grave page, then add the template to the citation in wikitree.  The template gives the direct link to the Find a Grave page since the Find a Grave citation does not do that.

For the person that you mentioned, his template would be {{FindAGrave|60231846}}    His Find a Grave ID is the 60231846 in the template.  Using the template will ensure that the link will work, in case Find a Grave changes their URLs as they did recently. 

I usually revise the Source Citation from Find a Grave where it has the words Find A Grave Memorial ID 60231846 into the template, so I have no typing, other than the format characters and I know the ID is correct.  

This is the Help page for Find a Grave, which gives a little more explanation.

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

by Linda Peterson G2G6 Pilot (361k points)

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