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Inline Citations Detailed Instructions

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How to Create Inline Citations - Help Page

Wikitree Help Page. This can be accessed quickly from the edit page of Wikitree profiles. Look on the right hand side next to the biography editing area. "Include inline references like this:"

How to Create Inline Citations/References - Detailed Directions

1. Make sure the profile has the following, in edit mode, at the end of the biography. It can be copy and pasted quickly while in edit mode (just to the right of the biography editing box.)

== Sources ==
<references />

2. State your fact. Leave your cursor at the end of the sentence.

John Ancestor was baptized March 1500.

3. Click on the cite your source button ā€œCā€ above the bio area

John Ancestor was baptized March 1500.<ref>Insert reference here</ref>

4. Type your source citation in the area that says "Insert reference here" (printed in red here)

John Ancestor was baptized March 1500.<ref>Parish registers. parish, town, country. Publication info. p. ##, URL if available. </ref>

5. When you Save, and return to View Mode or Preview, it will look like this:

Biography

John Ancestor was baptized March 1500.[1]

Sources

1. ā†‘ Parish registers. parish, town, country. Publication info. p. ##, URL if available.


6. If you use the source more than once, add an identifier. Change <ref>to <ref name=Identifier>

John Ancestor was baptized March 1500.<ref name=Parish>Parish registers parish, town, country. Publication info. p. ##, URL if available. </ref>

7. For additional uses of the same source citation, put <ref name=Identifier /> (remember to use the slash / ), after the fact.

John Ancestor married Jane in the same parish.<ref name=Parish />

The bio will look like this.
John Ancestor was baptized March 1500.[1]
John Ancestor married Jane in the same parish.[1]
The Sources will look like this
  1. ā†‘ 1.0 1.1 Parish registers parish, town, country. Publication info. p. ##, URL if available.

Example profile: James Atwater





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Hello. I sure don't want to add an item to someone's work list but there's a slight inconsistency in these instructions:

The instruction reads: 6. If you use the source more than once, add an identifier. Change <ref> to <ref name="Identifier"> The instruction example reads: James Atwater profile example: <ref name=Jacobus>

In other words, the quotes are missing from the profile example. I realize some flexibility has been built into these coding instructions due to the varied methods used by your vast number of profile biographers, I just wanted to call this small discrepancy to your attention because it may make a difference 'down the road'.

Cheers.