Adding Family by Creating New Profiles
Adding new profiles for family members is done step-by-step. That is, you add a parent, sibling, spouse, or child from your profile. Then you can add a parent, sibling, spouse, or child from their profile. And so on.
For example, to add your paternal grandfather, first add your father. Click the "[father?]" link from your profile or tree page. After creating your father's profile, create your grandfather's profile by clicking the "[father?]" link from your father's profile or tree page.
To add a family member to someone other than yourself, start at your Watchlist. This brings you to a list of all the profiles you have already created.
For trickier relationships, see the help pages on adoptions and multiple parents and multiple marriages.
Adding Family by Connecting Existing Profiles
If a profile of your family member already exists on WikiTree ... great! :-)
Don't create a duplicate. WikiTree is all about collaboration. We are creating a single family tree with one profile for every person. Duplicate profiles defeat the purpose of WikiTree. (If you accidentally create a duplicate, see Merging.)
To edit the relationships of an existing profile you will need to be on the profile's Trusted List unless it's Open.
You will see a form to send a Trusted List request on the profile. In your request, be sure to let the Profile Manager know your relationship. For example, you might say "[This profile] is my great-grandfather, through his son John."
Once you're on the Trusted List you can add the profile as a family member using their WikiTree ID. You enter this at the top of the form for adding a family member. For more details on connecting existing profiles, see Editing family relationships.
If the Profile Manager doesn't respond, see Unresponsive Profile Managers.
Be sure you are logged into WikiTree and to click save when finished with the adding or editing of a profile.