Can I upload a Gedcom file and if I do will it eliminate the information and photos I have already submitted?

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in WikiTree Tech by Daulton Ruff G2G Crew (720 points)
retagged by Ellen Smith

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If you have a Gedcom file that contains additional content for profiles you have already created on WikiTree, you could use the Gedcompare utility to selectively add content from your Gedcom into the WikiTree profiles. This process does not over-write existing content unless you deliberately decide to do that.

See https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Help:GEDCOMpare for information on how this works. I suggest that you create a very small GEDCOM to upload to test the process.
by Ellen Smith G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)
selected by Rubén Hernández
And... if you're working on profiles that are likely to have shared descendants with others (especially those older than say 150 years) or that are project protected, please use great caution when replacing data with gedcompare.  On these older profiles, chances increase that you are not the only one working on them.
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Hi Daulton,

As someone considering using a GEDCOM file to upload and import folks and their data or to add data to existing Profiles, you might want to look at this page too.  It includes the link Ellen supplied as well as other essentials to consider when using a GEDCOM file.  And Ellen is absolutely correct that it is best to create a smaller GEDCOM file of say 20 to 30 names to get used to how GEDCOMpare works..

GEDCOMpare Usage Primer

by LJ Russell G2G6 Pilot (178k points)

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