Hi Mary... Thanks for your note of appreciation and question.
I found the problem... you would need to complete the confirmation process. It is easy, just finish the process of filling out your tags and clicking on Volunteer button as explained in the initial email. Once you do that you will be confirmed by one of our friendly greeters on duty!!
Here's how to do the Tags:
You may want to add some tags on your page indicating a family name for one tag and a specific location like a country, state etc you are interested in, for another tag and then add other surnames or locations as tags as desired. That way you will be connected to others with the same interest.
Click on http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Special:Following to add or remove tags. Be sure to add comments explaining why you're following the tags. Those appear on your profile too.
If you need additional help using Wiki Tree, or your not sure how to use WikiTree check out this page: http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/How_to_use_WikiTree
Also a YouTube video going step by step that may help. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFFv2jhzXxA
Hope that helps, Dorothy B.