Importing a GEDCOM file

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I have a GEDCOM file from another tree site residing on my local computer, but I don't see any way I can import it to wikitree.
in Genealogy Help by Tim Blosser G2G Crew (580 points)
retagged by Doug Lockwood

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Best answer
Have you checked this link?
by Doug Lockwood G2G Astronaut (2.4m points)
selected by Tim Blosser
Oddly, I discovered the link just as I received your reply!

Apparently, there are issues importing GEDCOMs from  Awesome.

48,663 people in a tree and I can't import it.
The bigger problem is the size of your GEDCOM.  WikiTree will not allow GEDCOM's that large to be uploaded.  The reason is that there is not only a lot of work involved with cleaning up the GEDCOM after upload but we are restricted to only 5000 profiles that any one person can manage.
Right you are.  Apparently, I had multiple issues, which I was able to address in sequence, thanks to everyone's comments.  
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Hey Tim,

Here's a link to a great step-by-step of the process including screenshots that you might find helpful.

If you have any brick walls, collaboration might help bust through. Because WikiTree has only one profile for each person, the further back you go in your ancestry, the more likely cousins will find you and help out. ANY Wiki Genealogist can edit "Open" profiles (over 200 years old = open). There's also a brickwall tag in the G2G forum: brickwall

The help pages give lots of information about the process, best to start with'Before you import a GEDCOM'.


by Mags Gaulden G2G6 Pilot (511k points)

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