How to add a tree

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How do I add my 3000+ family tree?  I uploaded a GEDCOM already.  I just don't know how to get that info into my tree - one at a time?
in WikiTree Help by Amy Smiga G2G Rookie (250 points)
retagged by Lynda Crackett
Wow! You’re going to be busy for a while! That’s a lot of profiles to work on. If you need help, just ask!

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As a newbie myself to WikiTree my advice is to wait a bit before importing. Build your immediate tree back a few generations - get familiar with sourcing and citations- search for family members, they may already be there. And read G2G posts, look at related posts and read every help page you can. WikiTree can be confusing - but there is a huge community willing to help. You'll love being here :) but start out slow. And welcome to WikiTree!
by Shirley Gilbert G2G6 Mach 4 (44.5k points)
selected by Shaun Doust
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On the same page you uploaded your GEDCOM File ("My WikiTree" pulldown, "GEDCOMs" link) there is tab for GEDCompare (help at You use that to compare each person in your GEDCOM file with possible matches on WikiTree. You need to examine the matches carefully to decide if they are the same person. If they are, then don't create a new person (we don't want duplicates). If they are unique, then create them.

You may want to create a few and then clean them up. It takes time but you want to have nice biographies and the GEDCOM files tend to create messy ones.
by Doug McCallum G2G6 Pilot (424k points)
As Shirley said, you might want to wait. I added a few via GEDCOM and ultimately abandoned that approach and now just add people one at a time from my database. Simpler since you can then fix sources and make the bio readable.

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