Of 920 people, my surname list + family tree show 2 people.

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I have never been so frustrated with a genealogical system as yours.  And I've been doing this for decades. First, you skipped 1/2 my tree members, and now, I've finally completed all the steps, and I have myself, my dad and mom, out of 920 people.  And that's it, on my tree and in my surname list.  Why aren't I connected to all these people on my tree?
in WikiTree Tech by Pamela Stewart-Richlen G2G Crew (490 points)

3 Answers

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Best answer

Pamela --

It looks like your sister already has a profile for you. Is this you??

http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Stewart-19355

If it is, then the first thing we need to do is get your current profile merged with the profile your sister created. I would recommend merging into that profile so that you have a single surname in the Last Name at Birth field. This will properly list your profile on the Stewart genealogy.

I'm going to propose a merge, so you'll need to approve it and so will your sister. Once the profile is merged, check back in here, and we'll go to the next step.

Also, the reason only a few people are showing up on your surname page is because of the hyphenated name. If that is how your birth certificate lists your name, then it's fine to leave it like that, the Last Name at Birth field should reflect the name on your birth certificate, and the Current Name field can show your last name the way you use it now.

If you want to see all of the other profiles you imported, you can go to the My WikiTree menu and click on Watchlist. That will show you all of the profiles you currently manage.

by Julie Ricketts G2G6 Pilot (405k points)
selected by Gerald Baraboo
+4 votes
You will need to connect yourself and your parents to the rest of your tree manually. The connection could be lost when importing your GEDCOM file.

The main reason people are skipped on import is because of missing or invalid information. For example, people with no dates will be skipped. This can also create problems for connections within your tree.
by Bill Vincent G2G6 Pilot (146k points)
+4 votes

Greetings  Pamela Stewart-Richlen

You have asked good questions. Connections is a major goal on WikiTree

I noticed that your Wiki greeter is Michael F Harris. You can contact him through http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Harris-9928 and send him an email for help.

He will help you achieve your's and Wikitree's goal of connectivity. Someone will need to look at what you have achieved thus far and adjust accordingly. 

There are other helpers,(experts) that will read this g2g question. There is a solution !

 It is great that you are adding your decades of experience to WikiTree. 

The Best To You and Your Family Tree(s) 

by Gerald Baraboo G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)

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