I have over 1600 GEDCOM import ........ system input is way to restrictive ........ Sorry I'm Out

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in The Tree House by Jerry Prentice G2G Rookie (220 points)
So sorry you feel like that, Jerry. The import process is a little restrictive so that duplicates are no created. It helps the health of the tree.

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Hi Jerry!

Looked like you were getting off to a good start. Hate to see you give up so quickly.

I'm not fond of adding/creating profiles from GEDCOM myself, I'd rather do it manually, but, on WikiTree, neither way of adding/creating profiles is going to be swift or automatic. I've been here two years (almost exactly) and I've only added between 900-1000 profiles. I know people who've added far more in the same time period but I like to write very complete narrative biographies and I spend a lot of time trying to find every source I possibly can (and I'm a perfectionist.) I have my full tree of over 21,000 individuals on Ancestry.com, but I know I'll never be able to add all of them over here in my lifetime, but I'll be doing the very best I can on the ones I do. I started with my immediate family and direct ancestors and now I'm filling in the branches. I'm much more proud of the 900+ well-sourced profiles I have created here than having 21,000 on Ancestry.com.

As Linda said, not everyone in your GEDCOM will need to be added to WikiTree. You probably discovered many matches when you were processing your GEDCompare report.

Anyway, I encourage you to look around WikiTree, think about what attracted you to it and what you want to accomplish in your genealogical work and how WikiTree might help you accomplish your goals. If, then, you still decide WikiTree is not for you, I wish you all the best.
by Nelda Spires G2G6 Pilot (466k points)
selected by Living Kelts
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wikitree is not like other places.  With 1600 people, you have to review each one to what is already on wikitree to make sure you are not going to add any duplicates.  That is why it is restrictive.  Many people use a small Gedcom with under 20 to check it out to see how it will work.  I am sure that many of the people on a Gedcom of that size are already on wikitree and don't need to be added. For those that are not on wikitree, how well sourced are they?
by Linda Peterson G2G6 Pilot (642k points)
The Gedcom entries that you have already uploaded are very strange.  They have a source that is using a wikitree Template for the ancestry source.  I haven't seen a brand new person do that with 1st Gedcom upload.
It also looks like you added information to a couple of profiles multiple times.  It is not recommended to update existing profiles with a Gedcom, unless you are going back in and cleaning up any duplicate information, especially when you do it to a profile that you did not create.

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