Adding people to my tree - do I have to individually find the Wiki number, or is there a simple way?

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Sorry if this has been covered a thousand times, but I can't find the answer via searching (which is probably my error, rather than the question having not been answered before).

So, I've uploaded my Gedcom, got a report and carefully gone through all the possible matches, rejecting most but accepting a handful.

When I click on 'add' , it then takes me to a page asking for the Wiki number - do I have to note every single one and then type it in?


in WikiTree Help by Keith Lee G2G Crew (650 points)
retagged by Jillaine Smith
Edit your question to add the tag 'gedcompare' (without the quotes).

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Just ignore that item on that page. smiley

The ADD feature in GEDCOMpare uses the same Add Person form that opens if we want to add a relative manually. That form has an option at the top of the form for linking to an existing profile (if a profile exists for the person) instead of creating a new profile. That's the item you are seeing. Since you are creating a new profile, that item is not relevant. 

GEDCOMpare fills in the rest of the form.with data from your GEDCOM. That content will be used to create a new profile -- but before you accept it, you should review it for correctness, and edit it as needed.

by Ellen Smith G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)
selected by Amanda Phillips
I don't believe this question has ever been asked before. I had to open GEDCOMpare and hit the ADD button to see what you were asking about. Once I did that, I saw the issue. I imagine there have been others who had the same concern, but didn't ask the question. Thanks for asking it!

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