How many names are you allowed to enter?

+2 votes
i was wandering how meny names are you allowed to enter into my tree. i have a totall of 2000 names and growing of people who are still alive and those who have pasted on. dating back to 1777 (recorded) of George Fredick Kiper and his wife Elizabeth ? and their three sons who started their lives in Kentucky and bracnhed off from there. can i enter all or just my direct line? since i do not have my tree on a .ged file i am taking my info off of my book, a rewrite of my family tree done in 1983.
in Genealogy Help by Living Miller G2G Crew (810 points)
edited by Chris Whitten

2 Answers

+2 votes
Go for it. I've got over 4,000 names, sibings and in-laws included. Some date back to the 15th century.

Just keep entering, but watch out for the automatic "firsthand knowledge" in the source. Try to document your sources.
by Tom Bredehoft G2G6 Pilot (197k points)
Great answer!  I need to get after citations on my lines - thanks for the reminder.
+3 votes

On we say you can have up to 5,000 people on your Watchlist. But there are actually no specific limitations. Just practical limitations.

Keep in mind that there's no "your tree" or "my tree." WikiTree is our tree. We all share it. Ultimately, we will all connect. So I guess you could say you can have billions of people on your tree.

You can't have billions of people on your Watchlist because you couldn't manage them all. The ones you don't care so much about would crowd out the ones you do care about. You wouldn't be able to keep up with Trusted List requests, messages from other users, and merge proposals.

With more than a few thousand on your Watchlist, some of the bulk management tools start to break down. There will be too much data going back and forth and everything will become very slow. After about 5,000, we can't guarantee they'll work at all.

by Chris Whitten G2G Astronaut (1.4m points)
How do you control who is on the Watchlist then? I have loads from my ex-wife's side that I really have no interest in now ;-)

David, to remove more than one person from your Watchlist at the same time, use select "Remove" and enter your own e-mail address.

OK, but will this mean I will lose all access to them? Say no-one ever takes them over, how would I get back on their Trusted List if I wanted too :-)
If the profile is Open you'll still be able to edit. If the profile never gets adopted by someone else, you'll be able to adopt it. Otherwise you'll need to request Trusted List access just like you would any other profile.

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