Uploaded GEDCOM now trying to sort out tree/individuals

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I have uploaded my GEDCOM file and went through all the report and done the compare bit, I am now trying to sort out the individual relationships but I am not finding the individuals I have.

How do I find each one and set the relationships up?
asked in WikiTree Help by James Stewart G2G Crew (520 points)
retagged by Lynda Crackett
After you do the comparison you should see Add buttons and can begin to add your profiles to the tree.

1 Answer

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Are your parents' profiles in the GEDCOM? If so, find one of them. They should be matched to the profiles you've already created on WikiTree for your parents; if not, use the Compare With link to compare and match the person in the GEDCOM to the person on WikiTree.

Once they're matched, click on the Compare button, and you should get a box with the GEDCOM connections on the left and the WikiTree on the right. It'll show the person, father, mother, siblings, spouses, and children. There should be Add buttons by the not-yet-added people on the GEDCOM side; click those to add the parents, spouses, and children (don't add siblings before you've added parents, as that complicates things).
answered by Sharon Casteel G2G6 Mach 8 (87.5k points)
I have a lot of people without any matches on here do I need to add these individually or is there an easier way.

Everyone has to be added individually. This is because WikiTree learned the hard way that bulk GEDCOM uploads lead to lots of messy profiles (people are still cleaning up profiles from a massive upload in 2011!).

It's slow, but it gives you the chance to clean out any GEDCOM cruft and double-check your sources before you add the profile. In my experience, it's still faster than adding profiles completely by hand, though mileage may vary.

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