How can accounts be linked?

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My brother has just joined - how does he link to me?
in WikiTree Help by Jeanie Dubberley G2G Rookie (280 points)
retagged by Ellen Smith

3 Answers

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He can be a family member (have the family member badge) and you can add him as your sibling. If he does a DNA test, then he will need to upload his own DNA test details as per new privacy laws.

If his profile is currently unlisted then you may need to do a merge between the unlisted profile and the new family member profile. This is what I had to do when my sister joined as a family member. I had to merge the old profile I had made and her new profile that she made.
by Robynne Lozier G2G6 Pilot (928k points)
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Jeanie, welcome to G2G.

There was an existing profile that you created for your brother.

"when there are two or more profiles that represent the same person they must be combined into one profile"

Please see the following help page on how to "merge" duplicate profiles:

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

You need to be on both of the profiles Trusted Lists to complete the merge. So the first step is to send a "Trusted List Request" here:

https://www.wikitree.com/index.php?title=Dunbar-3287&action=joinnetwork

After your request is accepted you can go on merging the profiles here:

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Special:MergePerson

Be careful in attaching the parents to the profile in the "Merging" form. Afler the merge is completed there will be only one profile for your brother and you both will be shown as siblings.

by Rubén Hernández G2G6 Pilot (704k points)
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I'm guessing from your question that your brother has joined, and that he created his own profile. To connect with family who are already here, he will need to open the EDIT screen for his profile. Under Edit Family, in the Add Father field he can enter the ID for the existing profile for your father. Same thing with Add Mother.

If you already created a profile for him, and he created his own separate profile, the profiles will need to be merged. I've never dealt with merging two profiles when the newer one is an active member, so I'll leave the question of "how to do that" to someone else.
by Ellen Smith G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)

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