Adding new people and search not finding relatives?

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I just created Hengelhaupt-12.   I wanted to add her as a sister to Hengelhaupt-11.    I went to 11 and tried to add 12, but the search function would not bring up 12, even with exact birth dates.   I then went to 12 and tried to add 11, again with exact information, but no matches were found.  So I went back to 12, and created a new sibling, Hengelhaupt-13, because no matches were found by Wikitree.  I then merged 13 with 11.

But I am very concerned now because there are only 12 Hengelhaupts on the entire site and search couldn't bring up a sibling even with exact birth and death dates.
WikiTree profile: Bernhardine Hengelhaupt
in WikiTree Tech by Wendy Fromme G2G6 Mach 2 (24.3k points)
And, not only that but it added an Unknown Hengelhaupt as the father, and I had to go back and add the father whom I didn't want to add yet and merge back into the added profile to get rid of the unknown...

Why?
The system is built that way.  If you add a sibling, there has to be a parent linking the two siblings.

2 Answers

+7 votes

Wait for the daily database update and try again tomorrow.  If in doubt - have patience! wink

by Ros Haywood G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)
Sorry, but this makes no sense.   Anne has been on the site since Jan 4, 2018.   When adding her as a sibling to Bernhardine, search should have found her.
+3 votes
Her is link to  Hengelhaupt-12    https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Hengelhaupt-12  Easiest way to bring up a profile, if the ID is known, is to change that last part of the URL on any profile to the one you want.  Such as on profile for Hengelhaupt-11, just change the the 11 to 12.
by Patricia Roche G2G6 Pilot (456k points)
But when you are adding a relative, you don't get that option.   I added Berhardine from my Gedcom.  Then I wanted to attach to her sister, because I have preliminary (not fully triangulated, only biangulated!) DNA evidence that I am related to a descendant of Bernhardine.   However, going to Bernhardine and choosing Add Sibling and putting in Anne's name would not bring up Anne.  Likewise, going to Anne and choosing Add Sibling and putting in Bernhardine's information would not pull up Bernhardine.  I should not have been allowed to create a new sibling.  And Anne's profile has been on this site for about six months.
Yes, instead of trying to add a sibling (because siblings can't be connected without parents), go to the parent profile and select "add child", then you can add the ID.
There has to be a parent, before you can add a sibling.  Options were to add the parent before the sibling or just create her profile solo and link it when you are ready to create profile for parent.

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