do I have to add people one at a time to my tree. I have 1663 in it ! I joined wiki years ago and cannot remember.

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in WikiTree Help by Dolly Miller G2G Crew (310 points)
Do you have a software program at home -- can you generate a gedcom -- and upload the gedcom at wikitree -- and do the compare process for it, each profile being compared to see if this person already has a profile at wikitree?

however way you approach it even with a gedcom it will still be one by one

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Hi Dolly! Here on Wikitree we have a philosophy that there is no "my tree" or "your tree", that we are all part of the same big Tree.

That being said, many of the people in your files may already have profiles on Wikitree. Here on Wikitree we do not make duplicates and if we inadvertently duplicate a profile, we merge them together.

I do, personally, recommend go one-by-one when it comes to making profiles. I think this helps us all pause and reconsider what we're contributing to Wikitree, look over the sources once again, and catch mistakes before their become canonized as "internet fact".
by Jessica Key G2G6 Pilot (169k points)
selected by Joan Gray
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A bunch of those people probably are on Wikitree, so it may not be as much work as you think. But because we need to avoid duplicates, there is no way to just import your entire tree at once.

There is a way to automate the proceess somewhat, by uploading a GEDCOM file with your data and then using the GEDCOMpare utility to add the people. It still involves adding them one by one to make sure you don't create duplicates. See here:

See also Steve Schmidt's answer here for a bunch of important notes and a link to Randy Seaver's step-by-step instructions with screenshots:

by Barry Smith G2G6 Pilot (134k points)

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