Sharing from FTM

+1 vote
I have all my genealogy in FTM; read through some current profiles of possible matches in my tree (which I'm iffy to just edit)

Is there any possible way - without manual entry - to get the ancestry on WikiTree and *not* start with myself? Even 10 generations from my grandmother is a lot of info to retype - possible matches on Wiki aren't even close to matching when I start the profile page for a grandparent.
WikiTree profile: June Hartzell
in WikiTree Help by Carol Sterling G2G4 (4.5k points)
To start from nothing so to speak, use Add New Person which is in the drop down menu at the top of the page under Add. It does not matter where you start or if you are even related to the profile. All that really matters is does the pudding bear the proof. I would suggest starting with the profiles you have the best documentation for, government records, newspaper accounts, etc.

You can't get around the data entry. Lists of names without sources are barely better than useless.

Matching is very hit and miss and works best when the name is unusual or you use the filters on FamilySearch to limit responses. To use FamilySearch, start with an open profile in public view and click the RootsSearch link under Research at the right. Then click the FamilySearch tab at the bottom.
Here is June's transcribed obituary and burial info with links to several other family burials.

For the citation, click the link at the bottom of that page.

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+2 votes
You can import via a gedcom, but I don’t recommend it, and even then keep the number to under 500.

What is FTM?

Starting with yourself, then adding parents, grandparents etc (all with proper sources ) is the easiest and you are more likely to see connections thereby avoiding creation of duplicates.

Please avoid ‘just editing’ profiles to make them fit your part of the tree. More often than not finding new sources can clear things up.
by Marion Poole G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)
Thanks, Marion.

Family Tree Maker (FTM).

As for the editing portion of existing profiles on Wiki - I actually have additional information (ie place of death when one is missing).

Nearly 100% of information was passed on by my grandmother - she researched without the computer and rarely kept tract of sources. I'm slowly acquiring her books and can source as I revisit them.
Additional sourced info would be welcomed by most of us. If in doubt you could contact the profile manager, or add it to a Research Notes header (immediately above the sources header). You can put unsourced stuff in the research notes section stating where you got it from and what you intend to do, then it is there waiting when you, or someone else get to it.
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I also have an FTM program, and yes you can do this. Save a backup (you will probably need it). Temporarily disconnect from Ancestry and FS, by clicking airplane mode or however you choose to stop syncing. Delete your "profile" by right-clicking and selecting delete. You won't want to duplicate individuals already in Wikitree, so it would help to delete individuals from FTM that Wikitree has profiles on. After that you can export your GEDCOM to WikiTree. Resync with Ancestry and FS immediately after you have exported the GEDCOM.
by Mark Hough G2G6 Mach 1 (18.7k points)

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