How do I use WikiTree?

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Since joining WikiTree I have been getting a lot of e-mail but I don't know how to use the info. from those.
WikiTree profile: Thomas Powell
in WikiTree Help by anonymous G2G Crew (340 points)
recategorized by Ellen Smith

3 Answers

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Best answer

Joe welcome to Wikitree, good luck with your research. It takes a little while to get used to how Wikitree works, I still learn a lot everyday here, one can never know it all, thank you for asking on G2G and please continuing to do so, that is what G2G is for. I have seen so many new Wikki members dive right in without checking out the workings properly and it can become a lot of work rectifying mistakes after the fact, so my hat off to you for your participation here on G2G, we are here to help, enjoy your journey with our wonderful family!

Thank you Cynthia for your wonderful answer!

That is the best advice, 

by Shaun Doust G2G6 Pilot (361k points)
selected by Jillaine Smith
+8 votes

Welcome, Joe! 

One of the simplest ways to get started using WikiTree is to read this friendly 'getting started' post that includes a video you can watch, and information to get you going at whatever level of background and interest you might have in genealogy: 

WikiTree Help:  How to use WikiTree

by Cynthia Larson G2G6 Pilot (182k points)
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Another thing to consider is that you get daily updates based on your tags that you filled out. So for instance one tag was Indiana so any new profile indicating a birth or death in Indiana would be listed for that day. Same thing with the surname Powell, all new profiles created with the surname Powell would be listed on that email. However not all the information would apply to your particular family tree. Just general info. Once in a while you might get something that may lead to a tip for an ancestor possiblitly. Hope this makes sense.
by Dorothy Barry G2G Astronaut (2.8m points)

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