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Can you please tell me why profiles prior to 1600, are deleted from gedcoms uploaded to the wikitree?

in Genealogy Help by anonymous G2G Crew (310 points)
In the past, there has been a lot of duplication and WikiTree's goal is to have one profile per person. It is taking a lot of time (and research) for volunteers to go through and merge all these duplicates. The WikiTree team finally decided not to accept GEDCOM profiles over 300 years old. You can still add these ancestors manually. This way you can check each one for duplicates as you add them. You may be surprised. As Dan said, many of these ancestors may already be on the site.

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From the GEDCOM FAQ help section:

"What if a GEDCOM contains ancestors from 300+ years ago?

Distant ancestors are wide collaborations between many descendants. They're likely to already exist on WikiTree. See the page on historically-significant ancestors.

If a GEDCOM contains people born before 1600 we will generally strip them out during processing. If a file contains lots of people born before the Middle Ages we may not be able to process the file at all."

by Dan Thompson G2G6 Mach 2 (21.7k points)
selected by Allen Minix

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