Adding an existing profile to another existing profile?

+3 votes
I have two profiles already established;  one for a mother and another for a son but they are not linked to each other.

I go to the mothers profile to edit to add a child, and for option A it instructs me to enter the son's Wikitree ID which I obtain (i.e. Gottorff - 5) and an error message is generated:  Error: Invalid Data; 1. Invalid Wikitree ID. I must be missing something.

First Time User.
in WikiTree Tech by Donald Gottorff G2G Rookie (220 points)
retagged by Julie Ricketts

3 Answers

+3 votes
Dear Donald,

   Welcome to WikiTree.  The WikiTree profile ID is case and space sensitive.  In your parentheses above you have spaces which would make Gottorff-5 unrecognizable.  So, check to be sure you are exactly matching on the ID of the profile you are trying to attach.

   Hopefully, that is all you need. Glad you are joining us! -NGP
by Nanette Pezzutti G2G6 Mach 6 (64.9k points)
+2 votes
Donald, that should work fine as you describe it.  I see in your post that you have inserted some spaces into the son's ID, and if you did that on the edit screen that could be the problem.  It's the only possibility I can think of at the moment.
by Dennis Barton G2G6 Pilot (407k points)
+4 votes

Hi Donald,

WikiTree IDs must be entered exactly as they are:

  • Gottorff-5

Be sure you are entering the capital "G", the double "t", the double "f" and no blank spaces.

Sure it'll work !

: )

by Rubén Hernández G2G6 Pilot (692k points)

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