I did the GEDcompare, but am not sure what comes next.
When working with GEDCOMpare, there are a few main options:
Compare, Match and Reject are the first main topics you will encounter. For each entry in your GEDCOM list, GEDCOMpare will search WikiTree for possible matches, or what we call suggestions (suggested matches). Every suggestion will need to be reviewed, and either Matched, or Rejected. You can also use the Compare and Search functions to verify other information (such as relationships or data of relationships before Matching and Rejecting). If you reject a match, nothing more needs to be completed at this stage. If you Match a suggestion, you have the option to Edit or Merge the information from your GEDCOM into the existing profile on WikiTree.
Once all suggestion are handled, you will have the option to add any profiles that do not currently exist on WikiTree (add buttons will appear in the GEDCOMpare table).
So, depending on where exactly you are in the GEDCOMpare function will determine what you should do next.
- If you still have suggested matches on the GEDCOMpare, you will need to finish reviewing those and either match or reject as neccessary.
- If all suggestions have been handled, and you have add buttons on the GEDCOMpare, you will need to start adding those profiles to WIkiTree (complete with sources). Note: you will need specific badges to add profiles that are Pre-1700.
- If you have done all of the above and consider the GEDCOMpare complete, then I would suggest moving on to the My WikiTree > Suggestions feature. Here you will be given a list of profiles, and any errors or corrections that should be reviewed (such as Error 511: Unique names) that you can review and either fix, or leave comments on why the spelling is correct.
Now, if you are done with all of that, then I would suggest getting familiar with WikiTree formatting. Learning the WIkiTree MarkUp, and Editing Tips will help you understand how WikiTree works and how profiles can be 'decorated' with things like Stickers and Categories. Once you have the basics down (you can always go back and reference certain pieces, you don't have to memorize anything), then the fun part begins!
You can start by cleaning up your managed profiles (sources, sources, sources) and joining Projects that relate to your interests.