Two questions on matching names

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When I enter a person's name, a list pops up of possible matches. The list is often incomplete as I know there are other names in the database, even a known match, but it is not on the list shown. Is there a way to expand that list so I can see all possible matches? It would be nice if the ID was shown on the individuals page so I could just put that numer in as the person I want to enter.  I could then contact the manager so I could make additions or corrections if needed.

When names are entered with alternate names, such as Jim for James, I cannot find them to match. Again, not being able to find the person's ID, I cannot make the match. In my case, my grandfather, his siblings, and a limited number of ancestors are already in the database, but I've not yet received a response to my request to add them to my watchlist. I've added a couple in that I would like to link, but still waiting.

EDIT-- no longer waiting. :)
in Genealogy Help by Jim Walton G2G1 (1.1k points)
retagged by Tami Osmer

1 Answer

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Great question that I don't have a clue how to answer other than this: In order to "ID" an individual anywhere on WikiTree, merely "mouse over" the name (in green) and wait a moment... the WikiTree ID will appear.  It will even work on your own name.
by Keith Baker G2G6 Pilot (101k points)
Hmmm. Mine doesn't do that. All it says is Profile of ..... Maybe I'm looking in the wrong place, but I'm on the browse list of names.
You can allways click on the name to see the profile. The ID is shown in the address-bar. Mine for instance is http://www.wikitree.com/index.php?title=Grifhorst-1&public=1, where Grifhorst-1 is my ID.
Thanks, finally found it. I was looking in the pop-up that appears when the cursor is hovering over the name. Good to know.

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