How to integrate from other sites

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I am still learning how to do a lot of this work on WikiTree.  I have some trees on Ancestry.com and MyHeritage.com, but I am not currently an active member with them.  Is it possible to still integrate these into my current WikiTree?
in Genealogy Help by Tammy Ansley G2G1 (1.1k points)

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If you download a GEDCOM from there you can upload it and match it, but it is not necessarily easy, because you have to match all the people you have in the file before you can start adding, and even after you add them you usually have to do cleanup work. Start with a small one, (10-50 people, not from pre-1500 or even pre-1700) go through the process and see if you think it's useful, or if you just manually add them
by Jonathan Crawford G2G6 Mach 6 (69.9k points)
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Most of your sources for your Ancestry and MyHeritage trees will be to records on those sites. You would need to replace those with similar records available on free sites like FamilySearch and FreeCen. If you need to use Ancestry records, you would have to use the Ancestry citer for each record.

My experience is that it is easier to enter each profile on its own, source and write the biography, rather than use a GEDCOM which takes months of work. I did a small one of about 100 people soon after I started on WikiTree, then abandoned it as it took longer to clean up the mess then writing from scratch..
by Margaret Allison G2G6 Mach 1 (16.3k points)

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