Managing Multiple Trees

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I am managing one Family Tree. Eg Nicholson, I now want to create a new tree for Gregson. Do I have to register a new account for this.?
in Genealogy Help by Errol Nicholson G2G2 (2.4k points)

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Errol, WikiTree is different to most other trees on the internet. WikiTree is one big tree with only one profile per person. This means that you use the same account for everyone that you add to the tree. You have to watch out in case someone else has added that person and if that is the case then the 2 of you collaborate on the profile.

The only other tree that I know about that has just one profile per person is the FamilySearch Family Tree.
by Rosemary Jones G2G6 Pilot (244k points)
selected by Maggie N.
I understand that WikiTree is one big family tree, however in this particular case I would like to create and manage two distinct trees and then link one person using the wiki I'd.

In order to do this would I have to login as a different user and create the new tree.?
You can add a person unrelated to the profiles that you have previously added. You can also link them by using a profile link in the biographies of each. This is done all the time. However, each of your trees (or saplings) will eventually be attached to WikiTree's one big tree, not necessarily in the current generations but further back in time with common ancestors.

You don't need another login to do this. The profiles of people in both of your trees will be in your watch list. If you want to have each tree in a separate list so that you can readily identify which person is which then there are 2 ways that you might handle this.

(a) Set up 2 free space profiles, one containing links to all of tree 1 and another containing links to people in tree 2. It will mean that whenever you add a new person you will have to update the appropriate free space profile. (

(b) You could also use a Personal Category ( with 2 subcategories, one for each tree. Every profile you create will then have a category that defines which tree it belongs to.

On thinking about this I believe the category approach is cleaner and will be easier to maintain.

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Go up to your right and click on Add.  There is a link to add a new person.  Start adding the other family that way.
by Maureen Rosenfeld G2G6 Pilot (182k points)

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