Can you add unrelated people to WikiTree?

+1 vote
For our local archives, I have compiled information on a pioneer family, not related to me.  From the  surname list, this family is not already on the Tree.  May the family be added?  Can it be added?  Should it be added?
in Genealogy Help by anonymous G2G Crew (400 points)
recategorized by Chris Whitten

1 Answer

+3 votes
The answer to all those questions is yes! You can add people who are unrelated to you through the "add an unrelated person" function. WikiTree is basically a bunch of branches reaching out to join each other. By adding this family, you make it easier for other people to eventually connect. Also, with more well-sourced information on the site, it draws even more family historians to share their research.
by Erin Breen G2G6 Pilot (271k points)
Great question, Humphrey, and great answer, Erin! Having generous and serious contributors like you two going beyond your own families is something that I think is really important for the future of WikiTree.

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