how to enter new person

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I am new to WikiTree. How do you enter a new person? What are the TIPS & TRICKS & HELPS for entering/adding new people to your family tree?
in WikiTree Help by R. Eileen Cox G2G Rookie (250 points)
retagged by Dorothy Barry

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Welcome aboard!  If the person you want to add is a family member of you, or of a person whose profile you have already created, I think the easiest way is just to go to the edit screen of the existing profile and click on whatever link applies -- add spouse, add sibling, add children, etc.  If that doesn't apply, click on the "Add" menu at the top right of the screen and scroll down to New Person and click on that.  Either way, you'll be presented with a screen with all the data fields for you to fill in with the info you have, and you just follow your nose through that.  Then you do the fun part -- writing the biography and entering the sources.  Don't skip that part!

If I'm missing the point of your question, please post again.
by Dennis Barton G2G6 Pilot (572k points)
selected by Susan Laursen
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by Lucy Selvaggio-Diaz G2G6 Pilot (860k points)
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Welcome to WikiTree, Eileen. Here’s a link...

...that will help. There are text instructions, but as a visual person I found the video instructions more helpful to me.

Any questions? This is the place for them. There are no dumb questions. You’ll find lots of individual guidance from top-notch WikiTreers, not just “how-to’s” but also on genealogically related requests for assistance.. 

We’re glad to have you aboard. I hope you find your experience in helping us to build our One Tree as I have. Happy hunting!

by Pip Sheppard G2G Astronaut (2.8m points)

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