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Lorraine O'Dell's Profile Check List

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Date: 8 Jul 2021 [unknown]
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My WikiTree Check List

The following should be on every profile:

The blank boxed section when you first add a profile: Be sure to check the boxes for certainty of information, below each box.

Name – full name.

...Given name - If there is only a middle initial, try to find out what the initial stands for. If there is, decidedly, no middle name, so indicate. If there is a dispute over the order of first and middle names, try to find a signature to determine how they wrote their own name.
...Surname – if there are variant spellings, try to determine the original surname and use it, at least, as an AKA.
...Add Research Notes to explain any name anomalies.

Birth – date and place – be sure to include source. Be sure to include a category for the birth place.

Marriage – date and place – be sure to include source. Be sure to include a category for the marriage place.

Death – date and place – be sure to include source. Be sure to include a category for the place of death.

...Blank text section Put 2 =, equal signs, before and after each heading.
...Categories go before the Biography section

Biography A cohesive, biography in chronological order.

...Stickers and Profile and Project boxes go below the Biography heading.

Any significant events, activities, honors, degrees, etc. Interesting professions and occupations. Be sure to include categories that fit.

Military Service – dates and places – units – be sure to include sources – be sure to include categories for place and units, wars, etc. Any military honors may have a sticker to include. No need for a heading unless there is extensive information.

Memories – If you have memories of this individual. Be sure to include any pertinent categories.

Time Line – sometimes this is necessary to help move the construction of the profile along.

Research Notes – sometimes necessary, particularly on brick walls or where there is confusing or contested information. It helps other researchers see what’s been done and what directions have been followed.

Sources - always put the references/ text, in less than and greater than brackets, immediately after the Sources heading. All non-in-line sources come after the references/.

...In-line references, using the ref /ref, go immediately after the data, not in Sources. If added to Sources as a general Source, use [ ] or [[ ]], not ref

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