After processing each person on Gedcompare, now what?

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I have manually checked off everyone of my individuals in the gedcom (the spredsheet that says Individuals, with ID, Name, Birth, death, wikitree profile).
On the "Add and Edit" box it states that all my in the gedcom are completed... So Whats the next step? 

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Help:GEDCOMpare

doesn't tell what the next step for activating, or publishing the gedcom, or if it does it is vague. Thanks in advance for your help.

 

WikiTree profile: Nathan Pyles
in WikiTree Help by Nathan Pyles G2G2 (2.7k points)
recategorized by Ellen Smith

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It does seem like you missed a key step in the Gedcompare process, and you made the common mistake of misunderstanding the purpose of the checkboxes on each row of the Gedcompare screen. That checkbox is supposed to indicate that you have finished adding the person to WikiTree, or you don't intend to add them. Go back and uncheck those boxes.

After you have reviewed the suggested matches in the Gedcompare -- and marked each one as a MATCH or a REJECT, you will start seeing ADD buttons next to the names of people who are not already in WikiTree. Those "ADD" buttons will enable you to add people to WikiTree. We no longer do bulk imports of Gedcom data; instead we ADD profiles individually -- importantly, this gives us a chance to make sure the data looks OK before we create a profile (far easier than going back later to fix a mess if the software parsed the data in an undesirable fashion).

Do not hit the "REFRESH SUGGESTED MATCHES" button at the bottom of the screen unless you want to review more suggested matches.
by Ellen Smith G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)
selected by Dorothy Barry
Thanks for the help. So the problem I am having is that I am not seeing the ADD button next to the names on my tree I want to add. My options are SEARCH or COMPARE WITH. If I hit SEARCH, it either says that the person is not currently in wikitree, or it sends me to the ancestor who is already in wikitree. No option to ADD.

If I hit COMPARE WITH, I am sent to the COMPARE WITH PAGE and I am given the choice to MATCH but not ADD. What am I doing wrong? Again, thanks for your help.
You don't see ADD buttons because you haven't processed your suggested matches. The yellow-highlighted entries in the right-hand column are suggested matches that haven't been marked yet. Every one of them needs to be marked as MATCH or REJECT before ADD buttons will appear on the main Gedcompare page.

However, if you go to a person (such as yourself) that is in your Gedcom and is matched to a profile in WikiTree, and open the COMPARE screen for that person, if there are no unprocessed suggested matches for immediate family members, you should see ADD buttons next to the person's immediate family members who aren't already in WikiTree. Click on one of those ADD buttons to see how GEDCOMpare is supposed to work -- and add that person.  I always recommend that people work from a COMPARE screen like that one (where possible) to add people to WikiTree, since it helps ensure that the connections in your Gedcom will be preserved.

PS - I see that you've manually added some profiles since you asked this question. If these people are also in your Gedcom, be careful that you don't add them again!
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From looking at your contributions you might have missed a step in the Add/Edit stage. After you edited a profile did you then hit Add? With GEDCOMpare it adds a person at a time. It's been a little bit since I've done a GEDCOMpare upload to know exactly where you might have missed something. Wish I could help more. :-/
by Charlotte Shockey G2G6 Pilot (940k points)

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