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Silva-1055 WikiTree Source Styles

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Supported Source Styles

This is an example of a valid source formatted in various ways on a profile. To see a detailed description of acceptable sources with source examples please see Help: Sources.


Bulleted Source

A bulleted source is where you add an asterisk under the Sources section and type or paste your source there.
Example:
Biography
Henry "Harry" Woodbourne Clarke was born about 1884 in Sanhurst, Victoria. He was the son of Reginald Heap Clarke and Catherine Roberts.
Sources
  • "Australia Birth Index, 1788-1922," database, Ancestry (Australian Birth Index on Ancestry$ : accessed 25 September2018), entry for Henry Woodbourne Clarke, about 1884; citing publicly available sources held by the Australian registrar's office.
Pros and Cons:
  • Pro: This is the quickest, easiest way to add a source to a profile.
  • Con: Others have to look at the source to see what information it supports. If there is a long list of sources this can be cumbersome.
  • Con: Sources are not automatically numbered.
  • Con: This method is not recommended for pre-1500 profiles.

Inline Citations

An inline citation is when you add the source in the biography so that it indicates what information it supports.
Example:
Biography
Henry "Harry" Woodbourne Clarke was born about 1884 in Sanhurst, Victoria.[1] He was the son of Reginald Heap Clarke and Catherine Roberts.
Sources
1. "Australia Birth Index, 1788-1922," database, Ancestry (Australian Birth Index on Ancestry$ : accessed 25 September2018), entry for Henry Woodbourne Clarke, about 1884; citing publicly available sources held by the Australian registrar's office.
How to do this::
In edit mode highlight the source you want to insert and right-click/cut. Click your mouse at the end of the sentence it belongs to. At the top of the edit box click on the C button. This will give you the <ref>Insert reference here</ref> tags. Click where it says "Insert reference here," right-click and choose "paste." This should have added your source between the ref tags and deleted the "Insert reference here" text. Now other people know that there is a source for Henry's birth and can click on the [1] if they want to see what that source is.
Pros and Cons:
  • Pro: People can see that you have a source for that fact
  • Pro: People can look at the source associated
  • Pro: This method is acceptable for pre-1500 profiles.
  • Pro: Sources are automatically numbered.
  • Con: It makes the biography narrative 'messy' and sometimes hard to edit (see the Residence section on Cobb-6188 in Edit mode or the biography of John Walter Bratton).

Advanced Inline Citations - Repeating a Source

This method is an advanced way to insert sources in your biographies. Not only does it allow you to 'attach' a source to the fact it supports, it allows you to use it more than once.
Example:
Biography
Henry "Harry" Woodbourne Clarke was born about 1884 in Sanhurst, Victoria.[1] He was the son of Reginald Heap Clarke and Catherine Roberts.[1]
Sources
1. 1.0 1.1 "Australia Birth Index, 1788-1922," database, Ancestry (Australian Birth Index on Ancestry$ : accessed 25 September2018), entry for Henry Woodbourne Clarke, about 1884; citing publicly available sources held by the Australian registrar's office.
How to do this::
The first time you add a source insert it just like you do for regular Inline citations. Add a source name by changing the <ref> to <ref name="Birth Cert"> (or whatever the source type is). The next time you want to use that same source you copy the ref name tag and add a forward slash after the second quotation.
<ref name="Birth Cert"> "Australia Birth Index, 1788-1922," database, Ancestry (Australian Birth Index on Ancestry$ : accessed 25 September2018), entry for Henry Woodbourne Clarke, about 1884; citing publicly available sources held by the Australian registrar's office.</ref>
becomes
<ref name="Birth Cert"/>
Now you don't have the bulky source taking up a bunch of space in your narrative. The system will number them for you. Your Biography in Edit mode will look like this:
== Biography ==
Henry "Harry" Woodbourne Clarke was born about 1884 in Sanhurst, Victoria.<ref name="Birth Cert"> "Australia Birth Index, 1788-1922," database, Ancestry (Australian Birth Index on Ancestry$ : accessed 25 September2018), entry for Henry Woodbourne Clarke, about 1884; citing publicly available sources held by the Australian registrar's office. </ref> He was the son of Reginald Heap Clarke and Catherine Roberts.<ref name="Birth Cert"/>
Alternate method::
If you don't want sources scattered throughout your narrative you can alternately hide them. This method is not recommended unless you understand it fully.
  1. Make a space between the Sources headline and the References tag
  2. Paste the following (without the asterisks/bullets):
    • <span class="hidden">
    • </span>
  3. Create the advanced inline citation as above if it hasn't already been done.
  4. Make a space between <span class="hidden"> and </span>
  5. Paste the advanced inline citation in the space you created.
  6. To use the source in your narrative you copy the ref name part of the tag and add the forward slash (<ref name="Birth Cert"/>). Then paste it after the sentence(s) it supports.
  7. Click on Preview under the Edit box to make sure an error wasn't created. It is easy to forget the forward slash or not copy the entire ref name tag. If you get in the habit of checking after each source you add it is easier to fix.
Your sources in Public or Private view mode will look the same as if you had placed the source once in your narrative. The Biography in Edit mode will look like this:
== Biography ==
Henry "Harry" Woodbourne Clarke was born about 1884 in Sanhurst, Victoria.<ref name="Birth Cert"/> He was the son of Reginald Heap Clarke and Catherine Roberts.<ref name="Birth Cert"/>
The Sources section in Edit mode will look like this:
== Sources ==
<span class="hidden">
<ref name="Birth">"Australia Birth Index, 1788-1922," database, ''Ancestry'' ([https://search.ancestry.com.au/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=1778&h=1219292 Australian Birth Index on Ancestry$] : accessed 25 September2018), entry for Henry Woodbourne Clarke, about 1884; citing publicly available sources held by the Australian registrar's office.</ref>
</span>
<references />
For each additional source make a space between the last source (or the source you want it to appear after) and the </span> tag and paste your new source in.
Pros and Cons:
  • Pro: People can see that you have a source for that fact.
  • Pro: People can look at the source associated and easily jump back up to that sentence.
  • Pro: Sources are automatically numbered.
  • Pro: This prevents the error created when you paste an entire source in several places within your narrative.
  • Pro: This method is acceptable for pre-1500 profiles.
  • Con: This method intimidates some members who don't want to add to a profile if they don't know how to create this advanced source.
  • Con: Others can easily create an error on the profile if they don't understand how the advanced citation was created.




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