New here...would love to know who I might be related to and how.

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in Genealogy Help by Lisa Wudtke Pettibone G2G Rookie (160 points)

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Hi, you are related to nobody specific, but to everybody. Just ask your questions here and a person in the community will help you as soon as possible. WikiTree is truely worldwide. So there is always somebody out here, ready to help you. That's how - and I must say, after 20 days as a member - it works!
by Hans Jørgen Kølle G2G6 Mach 4 (46.8k points)
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A first step might be to add family that you know about, parents, siblings etc. Don't worry about getting everything correct and accurate at first, most things you can enter allow you to mark them as uncertain, later when you get evidence your can improve and correct.

Do not forget to add the sources of your information, in the beinging it will be mostly personal memories which is ok to start, later you will be collecting official documents to back up your work.

The main thing is to enjoy unravelling your story.

As your tree grows you can search for matches and people with the same family names, it gets addictive.
by R. G. G2G6 Pilot (213k points)
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As the others have pointed out, you just have to start building your family tree.  Here is my family tree so far: http://www.wikitree.com/genealogy/Cooper-Family-Tree-1 and here is my list of surnames that is automatically built with the family tree: http://www.wikitree.com/treewidget/Cooper-1/10

As noted above, it is addictive.  Welcome and have fun!  

by Kitty Smith G2G6 Pilot (531k points)
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There are over 2000 profiles of people named Pettibone on Wikitree.  To find them open your profile page and type Pettibone in the last name box.  You can do this with any family name.  You may find a common ancestor this way.
by Maureen Rosenfeld G2G6 Pilot (181k points)

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