Contributing and being a recipient of contributions??

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Hi, complete Wikitree newb here, trying to understand how it works. From what I've read so far it seems that I can contribute my tree and sources (media too?), which is just fine. But, if I wish to download the contributions that others have made, and even my own, I can, but will not get the source data with it..Is that correct? and, what about any media such as pictures or copies of documents, how are they handled? Can I upload them, and download them too??  I'm just a little confused and nervous by what I read, and need some clarification of how this all works. If it's already documented in some policies and procedures pages somewhere..please give me that, or those, links. Thanks,
in Policy and Style by Clifford Poirier G2G Rookie (250 points)

1 Answer

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1. 'media' is limited to images in certain formats and pdf documents.

2. everything in the profile except for images and attached pdfs can be downloaded but sources will not be recognized by your gedcom software as citations/sources/repositories - the entire bio as it would look on the edit screen, including the sources is included in the gedcom (as a comment or note I believe). You would have to save images individually from each profile.

I personally do not bother with uploading or downloading GEDCOM's - I keep my basic research notes (sources/citations/vitals/relationships) in my genealogy software and share work on Wikitree profiles - when I find a new source or vital here I record it on my own software,
by Rob Ton G2G6 Pilot (274k points)

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