Trusted List Part 2

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I tried this before but here is a different approuch to it.

Is there a way to keep the family tree intact when downloading a GEDCOM when you are not on the profile of a family member that someone already has here on WikiTree.
asked in WikiTree Tech by Chris Keener G2G2 (2.4k points)

1 Answer

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Chris, if I'm following you correctly, you have a GEDCOM file of your own tree, and you know that one or more of your ancestors has already been profiled on WikiTree.  I think the preferred approach in that case would be to download your GEDCOM without including the people who are already here, and then work on making the appropriate connections later.  The other possibility is to download the duplicates, and then merge them with the existing profiles.

But the implication of the question is that you apparently have a family member or distant cousin who is already active here (or has been).  So either way, sooner or later, the situation requires you to collaborate with the other member to make sure that the end result is one profile per person, and the descendants agree that the data in it is correct.  Most members would not object to adding you to the trusted list of profiles for which you are also a legitimate descendant.

If I'm missing the boat on your question, please post again.
answered by Dennis Barton G2G6 Pilot (244k points)
Based on the previous Trusted List post (https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/544246/trusted-list ) Chris made I believe what he's after is related to exporting to GEDCOM rather than importing. I haven't done any exporting myself and from reading this page https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Special:DownloadGedcom I can't quite see that there is any solutions to any problems Chris might be having that wouldn't violate the privacy settings.
I do have a GEDCOM on here that I just uploaded. There a some profiles on here already that are in the middle of branches. I am looking to see about keeping those profiles in the branches if and when I want to download the GEDCOM later after new profiles are added.
Bjornar,

The profiles I am asking about a the ones that are older and privacy is set as open or unlocked. in order to have them on a GEDCOM you want to download the person STILL NEEDS TO BE ON THE TRUSTED LIST.

Can OPEN/UNLOCKED profiles be added to a GEDCOM that is going to be downloaded. Anybody can change anything on a profile that is OPEN/UNLOCKED but cannot download that profile in a GEDCOM without being on the trusted list. Makes no sense.
See if I have this right.

One can make a gedcom of the ancestors of some profile you are on the trusted list for, that will include all the open people.

One can make a gedcome of the descendants of some profile you are on the trusted list for, that will include all the open people.

Or you can make a gedcom of your watchlist and get all lines at ones, but the watchlist only has the people you're on the trusted list for.

So it's not possible to get your whole family tree, root, shoots, leaves, branches, and runners. And that's what you want?

Looks like your only option is to do it one ancestor and/or descendant tree at a time and then merge them.

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