How to add information on people names that you took over managing?

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I took over managing some of the family trees on here to look for the families members. I did find information about them. However, how do I import the documents that I found on these family member's into their tree information.
WikiTree profile: Chambers Millen
in Genealogy Help by Mary Louise Carpenter G2G1 (1.9k points)

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It may depend on the site you are trying to get the information from: You can download to your computer a newspaper article,, link, images / photographs & then reload it to wikitree. This first link should help you:'s_Dream_Source_Help_Page further information on: , including training videos for novice & experienced genealogists. :) 

by Anonymous Vickery G2G6 Pilot (264k points)
Thank you! This information help very much.
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Hi Mary Louise, Thanks for joining us and  volunteering to be the profile manager on these profiles.

Importing documents is tricky because if the document is copyrighted, you need to have the permissions before you use the document.  Please read the Sources section of the index for more information.  

Even with permissions, you would probably have to take a picture of the document and post the picture on the profile(s).  

What I do, however, is I look for an on-line version of the document and then link to the document from the profile Sources section.  For instance, I don't take gravestone pictures from FindAGrave because many (most?) have copyrights.  Instead, I link directly to the FindAGrave memorial from the Sources section so that a profile reader can click and go straight to the FindAGrave page.  I use this format for my FindAGrave links:

*[ Find-A-Grave Virtual Cemetery memorial #123456] in Name and Location of the cemetery.  

Of course, the blue text needs to be replaced with the actual memorial number and cemetery information from FindAGrave.  

As a further example, I often link to the records on the Daughters of the American Revolution database.  This format goes in the Sources section for DAR records:

*{{DAR-grs|A105362 | Ethan Smith | today's date}} 

The DAR Ancestor number, name and today's date need to be added to the format and posted in the Sources section of the profile.  This is how it looks when someone reads the profile.

Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Genealogical Research Databases, database online, ( : accessed June 5, 2015), "Record of Ethan Smith", Ancestor # A105362.

I hope this helps your research.  Thank you for posting sources to the profiles you have adopted!  


by Kitty Smith G2G6 Pilot (660k points)
Thank you! You also, was very helpful.

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