is there a way to import a tree from the site or does it need to be intered manually?

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WikiTree profile: James Charles
in Genealogy Help by Jeannie Taylor G2G Rookie (250 points)

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The FamilySearch help page says: Use one of the Family Tree certified programs, i.e. Ancestral Quest, Legacy Family Tree, or RootsMagic to import data from Family Tree into one of the programs and then create a GEDCOM

There is a GEDCOMpare help page that explains what to do with your GEDCOM once you get it here.

by Mindy Silva G2G6 Pilot (866k points)
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I don't touch Chrome, so I have no experience with it, but there is an extension for that browser called WikiTreeX that "enables you to create and edit WikiTree profiles using data from other genealogy websites" (

Also, while it's not an import per se, there is a tool for linking WT and FS profiles. Easiest way to find it is to go to your Watchlist; it's toward the middle of the top bar of tools/links ("FS Matches"). There's an element of chicken-and-egg, in that the tool will not find matches if there isn't enough information entered on WT, but once there is a link, there's an "update WikiTree" button that will allow you to bring over any new information from the FamilySearch profile.

(There is a way to manually create a link between profiles, for those inexplicable cases where the matching algorithm fails to recognize someone; I don't know if/where there's a link to it anywhere else, but it's on the Help page that you get by clicking the tiny blue question mark on the main matches tool's page.)
by J Palotay G2G6 Mach 7 (70.1k points)
edited by J Palotay

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