I have imported the GED from Ancestry.com

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I have imported the GED from Ancestry.com : how do I get it to autopopulate the Wikitree site or do I need to recreate each entry again?
in WikiTree Help by Duncan Campbell G2G Rookie (250 points)
retagged by Lynda Crackett
You might want to take a look a this page:

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:GEDCOM_File_Usage_Primer

It is a compilation page of various help and hint pages on WikiTree for getting started on using gedcom files to transfers your family tree(s) to WIkiTree.

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There is NO autopopulation on Wikitree - you have to manually compare each and every person on your tree to ensure there are no duplicates.

This is one major reason why I chose not to use a Gedcom and I have manually added all my relatives and ancestors to the global tree, since I signed up. That was 18 months ago and I have no regrets for making that decision.
by Robynne Lozier G2G6 Pilot (928k points)
selected by Susan Laursen
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  1. GEDCOMs are not imported, i.e. family trees are not automatically added to WikiTree. After you upload our "GEDCOMpare" tool enables you to conveniently:
  2. Compare your tree with our shared tree. We show you the most likely matches. This can be used by itself — a handy way to see if anyone in your family is already on WikiTree.
  3. Add & edit profiles on our shared tree using your GEDCOM. You add people one at a time after confirming or rejecting suggested matches.
  4. Gedcom Help pages

2018 GEDCOMpare Process

by David Selman G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)
I have to say after looking at the process, it hardly seems worth it.  It’s very buggy and i realized that there is no way to tell it i don’t want to import siblings etc, i just want to import my main line.  But of course, i don’t want to go back and completely redo my Ancestry tree either.  Seems like a time waster trying to import OR trying to do manually.  Doing it manually, means checking back and forth constantly in Ancestry.  Terribly disappointing, unless there is something I’m missing.

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