Incorporate family tree?

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Is there any way to incorporate some of my family tree so I don't have to keep toggling back and forth between Wikitree and Ancestry for my Grandparent's DOB/DOD/place of birth, etc.?
in WikiTree Help by Natalie Grandon G2G Crew (470 points)
retagged by Maggie N.

3 Answers

+6 votes
Best answer

If you are working on individual profiles you could try Wikitree X.

by Lynda Crackett G2G6 Pilot (685k points)
selected by Maggie N.
I need so much help with WikiTree, I'm such a newbie here.  I took my Ancestry DNA and uploaded to GEDmatch, then downloaded it to WikiTree, but apparently that is only DNA and not a GEDCOM file.  Can you help to explain to me how to get my Ancestry tree info into a GEDCOM file to upload to WikiTree?  I need exact instructions, please.

The option to export a gedcom from Ancestry is under Manage Trees. Here is a link to the gedcompare process for upload and processing of your gedcom in Wikitree. To avoid creating duplicates each entry has to be compared against existing Wikitree profiles before you can create new profiles from your gedcom. It is best to start with a small branch until you get used to the process. 

Maggie, Thanks for the best answer star.
+5 votes
Hi Natalie,

If you're not that comfortable with migrating GEDCOMs between different systems, I think it's good advice to use Wikitree X to copy across the data. Wikitree makes it deliberately quite fiddly to import information from a GEDCOM - you can't import the whole thing at once like you can on most sites.

The reason for that is that Wikitree isn't a collection of everyone's individual trees - it is a single tree, onto which we all graft our bits. If any of your ancestors are already in here, you need to link onto them not add them from your own personal tree.

The GEDCOM upload tool does help you check for people already in the tree, but you'll still have to go through and add people one by one. Wikitree X might make life a bit easier until you get the hang of the Wikitree way of doing things.
by Suzanne Doig G2G6 Mach 3 (39.8k points)
How does she access wikitree x ?
You do need Google to get the WikiTree app. I do it all the time with Ancestry profiles.
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by Maggie N. G2G Astronaut (1.3m points)

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