New to WikiTree--Excited and Intimidated!

+14 votes
Luckily, I found the "How to use WikiTree" page pretty quick!

I happened upon WikiTree this morning and knew I had to sign up.  I love the concept of one tree. That is one of the things I found so confusing about Ancestry dot com ... having, for example, my grandfather listed in so many different trees, with different information.

I crave order, especially with this type of information.

I am a novice at genealogy and sincerely welcome any guidance anyone can offer.  I look forward to getting to know others here and learning more about our ancestry.
in The Tree House by Lesle Alvarado G2G Crew (580 points)
retagged by Keith Hathaway
i find that to with ancestry but since joining this site it is so much easier the b est thing i done was sign and everyone is so helpful so welcome to the site and enjoy every minute

also because its one tree you dont feel you are alone in getting resources and things as when you join with another relative all the hard work has been done their end
Welcome to WikiTree Lesle!
I find all that very confusing too. I love the consistency of wikitree-one profile for each person. If you love order you are in the right place. The people here are amazing, you will love it and we got you !

4 Answers

+6 votes
Best answer


Nice to meet you Lesle, welcome to WikiTree!

Sounds like you are going to fit in very well :)


by Keith Hathaway G2G6 Pilot (603k points)
selected by Dorothy Barry
+8 votes

 Hi Lesle, so glad you joined us!!

by Dorothy Barry G2G Astronaut (2.4m points)
+7 votes
Hi Lesle, I too think one tree at wikitree is wonderful and absolutely "despise" those hundreds of Ancestry trees, with different and wrong information. Wikitree isn't perfect, but many of us are striving hard to get it right.

Welcome - no intimidation involved, and even after several years, I'm still excited about the next genealogical puzzle I get to solve.
by Anne B G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)
+5 votes

Hi Lesle, welcome to WikiTree! I understand your new to genealogy and this might help you in getting started. We were all novices at some point. Take a look at Getting Started With Genealogy for some great tips on recording your family history.

by David Selman G2G6 Pilot (899k points)

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