Trying to get all info into one area under one file name.

+3 votes
Confusion exists on the Steffani -3 account.  I am trying very hard to get everything into one pot.  I have been the responsible person for the "Bessie Ballard Family History" Tree since 2013, with all of my collected material in that file.  I had my DNA done and activated in February, 2017, by and it came back under Joan Steffani Familly Tree.  I want very much o be a part of Wikitree, and cannot seem to make any headway on getting things straightened out.  Since this all started, I now am unable to get my DNA results to show up at all on the computer.  What I need is help to get this all collected in the same place.

I would appreciate any assistance that could be given to me.  Thank you.

in The Tree House by Joan Steffani G2G Crew (400 points)
retagged by Vic Watt

2 Answers

+4 votes
Best answer
I'll start with a couple of items:

First, you're listed as a Guest, so you'll need to "volunteer" to be a genealogist in order to enter profiles and DNA results. The "how to volunteer" part is here:

For DNA - you might check the FAQ and see if this helps any at all:

Although if you're looking for instructions on how to get your DNA results in the system, you might be better off here:
by Scott Fulkerson G2G6 Pilot (946k points)
selected by Keith Hathaway
+1 vote
The whole purpose of WikiTree is to ultimately to have all the people of the world in one single tree with everybody connect to each other.  Some 80% or so of them are already linked with lots of new profiles being added each day.  So on WikiTree, there are almost certainly many of the people in your tree who are also in other people's tree.  While you can create a GEDcom from a portion of Wikitree and put it in your genealogy program on your computer, you can't keep a separate tree on WikiTree which isn't shared with anyone else.  Indeed one of the big things in WikiTree is linking pieces of tree to the main tree.  Thus I have 1345 profiles in my watchlist at present almost all of which I have created.  But at a number of points, my profiles will link to profiles other people have created.  So where does "my tree" end and someone else's start?  It can't really be determined.
by Dave Dardinger G2G6 Pilot (407k points)

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