Deleting imported profiles over 300 years old?

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A couple of days ago, I imported a GEDCOM file of 1,930 profiles that I had developed on Ancestry.com, hoping that wikitree would offer easier access to non-Ancestry.com users.  

 

However, the import deleted 206 of these profiles since they were for people born over 300 years ago.  This really diminishes the worth and interest of my family tree and I find it an unreasonable limitation.

Is there a way to override this limitation without keyboarding all of these profiles?
in Genealogy Help by Rich Davis G2G Rookie (250 points)

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I know its a bear, but go ahead, keyboard them in. By the time you are done ( a couple of days) you will have a very good feeling for how WikiTree works, and how errors can creep in (and perhaps how to fix them.)

I wan't aware there was a limitation on old profiles, I've always entered my profiles manually.
by Tom Bredehoft G2G6 Pilot (194k points)
No way - I detest that type of work!  I'll stick to ancestry.com.
The reason that limitation exists is because ancestors that are more than 300 years old often have many descendants, so if we let everyone import them we end up with lots of duplicates. You might find that some of your ancestors are already on WikiTree, which would save you the trouble of entering them.

Also, I find that entering data by hand forces one to look closely, and often catch errors in their trees! So it's a good way to build a high quality tree.

~Lianne

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