How do I match my gedcom to My WikiTree?

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This is probably something basic but I can't find the answer. At the top of the home page are : My Wikitree, Taylor -32030, Add,Find, Help. I uploaded my gedcom and if I click gedcoms I can access the tree file and do comparisons etc.On any of the other dropdowns there is no tree information except my profile with unknown father and mother. How do I connect my profile to my tree?
in WikiTree Help by Debra Taylor G2G Rookie (160 points)

Your GEDCOM is not imported automatically into WikiTree, meaning no profiles are created simply by uploading a GEDCOM.

As Dennis states, you must process your GEDCOM profiles first by comparing them to potential matches in WikiTree. This process is called GEDCOMpare.

Once you have completed the comparison process, you will be given an ADD button for any of your GEDCOM profiles that you have determined do not match existing WikiTree profiles. At that point, you can create new profiles.

edit: You will find your GEDCOM starting page in the My WikiTree dropdown menu: GEDCOMs. Your GEDCOMpare reports are under the appropriate heading. Click the "GEDCompare Report is ready  link to go to the processing page for your GEDCOM.

If you have a large GEDCOM, you may want to create a smaller GEDCOM for easier processing. You can do so by splitting your GEDCOM.

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The gedcom import process is a two step process. Once uploaded, then...

  1. first you go though each person on the list and compare them with what's already on WikiTree, marking any potential duplicates
  2. only after that process is complete, you go through the list again and merge in any that are not duplicates.

 so until both steps are complete, you won't see any names show up on your portion of the tree.

by Dennis Wheeler G2G6 Pilot (537k points)

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