I have a tree going back 5 generations but some of the info is limited so should i still create profiles for everyone

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in WikiTree Help by Tom Hall G2G Crew (530 points)

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It depends what 'limited' means. If you have sources for the main events like marriage or proof that the person really existed, then I would add them. You will find a lot of profiles with only one reference, waiting to be added to.

Just make sure to check that you are not creating duplicates.

When you are basing your branch of the tree on sources like 'other peoples' tree, or trees published on pieces of paper, or joined up gedcoms on other sites: please do not add those profiles but seek help and get good references.
by Michel Vorenhout G2G6 Pilot (222k points)
Thanks for the advice. I think I will create a local version with all the info I  have and just add to wiki as get good sources. My dad has created the tree but I don't have all the sources.
Looking forward to it. If you need a hand, just reach out!
That's what I had when I started: a tree compiled by my father, with correct names, dates, relationships and locations for his paternal branch several generations back.

I have later figured out that it must have been researched by his brother-in-law and an uncle, visiting the archives back before even the days of microfiches. It was left to me in 2003, but I didn't really pick it up until after I retired in 2011. Then, when I discovered that I could access digitized church records from home, I was hooked.

Having correct data to begin with was a great help when learning to navigate the books and read the old chickenscratch.

I hope you'll enjoy the journey into the records as much as I did! I find WikiTree very convenient for keeping notes - I just try not to get too far in advance of myself :-)
Thank you. That's exactly what I have. A paper tree given to me by my father with 30 names and many dates and relationships but no source material. I have now retired and so I have the time to pursue this. I have every confidence in the detail as he was very particular and some of the source material will now be with my sister.

I think I will do theTartain Trail first before I get into bad ways

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