Person Profile

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Profile pages for people are the essential building blocks of WikiTree. There are also Free-Space Profiles for describing places, events, pets, and things that have been important to you or your ancestors. Click here for more on the difference between the two types of profiles.

Profiles of People

Every person on our growing worldwide family tree has a profile page. Here's an example.

At the top of the left column is the person's full formal name and dates. This is followed by their spouse, siblings, and children. Clicking any of these names will take you to that other person's profile.

You can add or change any information by clicking the Edit tab.

The heart of the page is the text/narrative section. This is for the Biography and Sources.

Beneath the narrative is a section for Memories about the person.

In the right column is space for Photos. There is also a Comments section for you to post messages for other people working on this person's family history.

Sensitive information on a profile is private by default if the person is living. The profile can be set as more or less private by the manager from the Privacy tab.

Modern profiles can only be edited by the family members on the profile's Trusted List. Open profiles can be edited by any Wiki Genealogist who has signed the Honor Code.


Creating New Profiles of People

Here are tips for Creating a New Person and Adding Family.


Advanced Note: Passive vs. Active Profiles

Advanced WikiTreers may be interested in the following.

All the person profiles on our worldwide wiki family tree look essentially the same, but the person may be Passive, Pending, or Active.

Our term for someone who has been invited to join WikiTree but has not yet become an Active user is Pending. This distinguishes them from a Passive person who may be a long-dead ancestor.

Technically, a profile without an e-mail address is Passive. When you invite someone to join by adding an e-mail address to their profile it is considered Pending. When the person accepts the invitation and creates their own password they "take possession" of the person profile and it becomes Active.

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