How to find profiles created by a Gedcom upload

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A distant relative uploaded a gedcom in 2012 and has not been active since 2012. Is there a way to find the profiles created by her? As the profiles that were created by the gedcom are all ancestors of my DH, I am editing them, one at at a time adding biographies and sources, none of which were included originally. 

Ultimately, I would like to adopt the profiles. I know how to do the unresponsive manager request and have already sent all the required messages to the PM. 

But until I can find out how many profiles there are and who they are I can only go through the relatives one at a time and make a list. I think I'm correct that when I complete the unresponsive manager request I need to know the Profile numbers I want to adopt.

I have looked at her contributions and there are a few for people unrelated to my husband. But no contributions listed for the shared family members. 

Am I missing something? 

in WikiTree Help by M Ross G2G6 Pilot (395k points)

2 Answers

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From that long ago, there may have been a text string inserted in the bio naming the gedcom filename. I don't think we do that anymore. And assuming someone hasn't come along later and edited that out...

... you could do a Goolge search for that string on the site and maybe find them.

WikiTreePlus may have a similar feature, but if it does, I wouldn't know how to tell you to use it.

Otherwise, there's no built-in feature that allows this.
by Dennis Wheeler G2G6 Pilot (539k points)
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This popped up as a related question when I was answering someone else's question.  If you start from the wikitree+ search, https://wikitree.sdms.si/default.htm?report=srch1, you can see if there's a common element in the gedcom that you can use as a text search string.  A lot of times it's hidden in the 'junk' stuff at the end of the import something like "Profile created from import of blah-blah-gedcom"  If you see any common element in the profiles you edit you can use that as a search string and maybe find a more complete list of them. 

The wikitree+ help pages have details about how to build and customize searches:  https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Help:WikiTree_Plus

by Celia Marsh G2G6 Mach 1 (18.6k points)
A good place to start the WikiTree+ search is gedFile=the_name_of_the_gedcom.ged

But, for large ones you might need other qualifiers
Thanks Celia and Kay, I adopted the profiles that are related to my husband October 1, 2020

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