+7 votes
in Genealogy Help by George Seaward G2G Crew (550 points)

Hey George,

Welcome to Wikitree, great to see your work on the profiles. There are very good answers already how to connect to the tree. Sometimes it takes some time to connect, hope the answers help.

One small tip: using ALL CAPs is considered screaming on the internet. Sure you didn't mean to, and Patricia was for sure fast enough to answer wink

2 Answers

+18 votes
Best answer

I added some sources for one of your ancestors, Robert Seaward, and find that there is a profile for his father Henry Seaward on Wikitree, so just link him as father of Robert and after the next system update, you will be connected to the Global Tree.  

by Patricia Roche G2G6 Pilot (597k points)
selected by Mike Wells
+12 votes
One must manually add their ancestors first by creating profiles, adding parents, grandparents and great grandparents until one of those ancestors finds a connection!!

Wikitree does NOT autopopulate the tree like other places do.

You could also upload a GEDCOM as well - but the process for checking all those names is very long and boring - and I personally think that doing it manually is much faster.
by Robynne Lozier G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)

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