How does a family member become a fully-fledged volunteer?

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I added my husband as a family member and he's signed the Honor Code, but there seems no way now for him to Volunteer' and therefore become a full member, although he has been given the 'Wiki Genealogist' badge.

Or does having the Wiki Genealogist badge mean he is a full member already, and we don't have to worry about the 'volunteering bit?
in WikiTree Help by Sally Douglas G2G6 Mach 3 (33.5k points)

3 Answers

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Best answer

Sally if you added your husband as a Family Member you bypassed the need for him to Volunteer. He does not have to do so now. Since he has signed the Honor Code and has the Genealogist badge he is a full member of WikiTree. If he is going to be active on WikiTree you should advise him to visit our New Member How-To Pages. This will answer questions and help both of you to work on WikiTree.

And Welcome both of you to WikiTree. We're glad you joined us.

by Shirley Dalton G2G6 Pilot (479k points)
selected by James Collins
Thank you Shirley,for clearing that up.I was confused also.
You're welcome. Glad I could help.

Thank you, Shirley. That explains why he didn't need to volunteer. Confusion over! smiley

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by Marion Poole G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)
Thanks, Marion. Under 'To have a Wiki genealogist account you need to...' etc, it still seems to imply that he has to 'volunteer', but maybe points 1 and 2 are either/or? He's got the wiki genealogist badge, so I'm guessing it's okay, and he's a full member. I think we just got confused because I have a 'volunteer' badge and he doesn't.

Thanks again.

If he can edit or create profiles I think he’s full member. He should also be PM of his own profile. Also might like to change privacy to yellow.
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Hi Sally.I agree with Marion.He needs to be the P.M. on his own profile.This page describes the three types of members and how to volunteer..
by James Collins G2G6 Mach 5 (55.0k points)

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