I tried to add my mother to my profile,

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Hi I tried to my add my mom to my profile but I messed it up. My mom is Joyce Eloise Martin Wrobell ID Martin-62085. I ended up adding person for myself.
WikiTree profile: Joyce Wrobell
in WikiTree Help by Linda Remillard G2G Rookie (220 points)
recategorized by Ellen Smith

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Welcome to WikiTree! To add your mother go to your profile or your tree. On your tree, your father is already there but the place for mother is in yellow; click on that and a page will open where your can add her information - but since she is already created just add her ID Martin-62085 in the provided box. Be sure to "Save".

I hope this helps.
by Virginia Fields G2G6 Pilot (703k points)
selected by Joe Martin
Thank you Joe for the "star" on my answer. I appreciate it!
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Hey Linda,

Welcome. Don't worry, nothing is wrong. You have your own profile and your father is connected to you. What you now should do is to go to your own profile, edit and then on the right follow the link 'add mother'. On the top of that page, there is a small box for the profile ID. In there, you paste the ID of your mother.

That should add a link between her and you, and will also create a link between your father and her.

You can also go to your father and add as spouse there. Use that ID as well. Problem then is that you will probably not be seen as daughter, but as 'half'. So for now I would not suggest that.
by Michel Vorenhout G2G6 Pilot (223k points)
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Linda, it looks like you have now linked your mother and father to yourself successfully.

A little note for you. I personally would remove the . currently in place on your middle initial. Genealogy programs often do not like extra punctuation and have trouble providing record hints when they are there.

Also it is a really good practice to get in the habit of providing as much detail as you possibly can with names dates and locations in your genealogy but also keeping to the "standardization" of the programs/websites you are using. All of this again helps to increase generation of auto hints.
by Jennifer Turner G2G6 Mach 1 (15.4k points)
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Linda, it looks like you have now linked your mother and father to yourself successfully.

A little note for you. I personally would remove the . currently in place on your middle initial. Genealogy programs often do not like extra punctuation and have trouble providing record hints when they are there.

Also it is a really good practice to get in the habit of providing as much detail as you possibly can with names dates and locations in your genealogy but also keeping to the "standardization" of the programs/websites you are using. All of this again helps to increase the generation of auto hints.
by Jennifer Turner G2G6 Mach 1 (15.4k points)

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