When I match someone from my GEDCOM to an existing person do all the descendants of my person get added automatically?

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When I match someone from my GEDCOM to an existing person do all the descendants and ancestors of my person get added automatically?
in Genealogy Help by Ward Hindman G2G6 Mach 2 (20.1k points)
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No. Each GEDCOMpare match only deals with that specific individual. It will not add other people in your GEDCOM even though they may be related.
by T Stanton G2G6 Pilot (174k points)
selected by Tessa Hope
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No sorry, but Wikitree does NOT autopopulate family trees.

This means that many newbies, after they upload their Gedcoms, end up walking away from the gedcompare process because it turns out to be a bigger job that they had planned for.

So wikitree is littered with old Gedcom profiles that have no sources and no useful details that will allow a merge with someone else.

The only way to avoid this is to create and upload each and every profile manually or by hand - which is what I have done.
by Robynne Lozier G2G6 Pilot (877k points)

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