Finding IDs when doing comparisons.

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The place that I have a hard time finding IDs is doing a comparison. The person being compared may have a load of source material. Wouldn't it be sensible to have the ID in the heading area of the listing being compared.
in Genealogy Help by Toby Rockwell G2G6 Mach 2 (26.4k points)

Great question!

I have a terrible time locating that WikiTree ID.  I have found that on profiles that aren't private, by clicking on the Family Tree Tab, and then the Family Group link, I can locate an ID for that individual. 

But I keep thinking there must be an easier way to locate that little number and I haven't had any luck figuring it out either.

See answer below

Ok Tom, I totally admit I am functionally illiterate when it comes to these details, but I just typed in that link and came up with:

There is currently no text in this page, you can search for this page title in other pages or edit this page.

So do I have to insert an actual  name in the URL? like

or is this somewhere in the Help Index that I have just missed?  I would love to figure an easier way than what I have been trying with Family Tree>Family Group etc.  I wasn't necessarily talking about comparisons but was looking at how to find an ID in general and now reading this, maybe that is a different question altogether.

Thanks for replying.

What he means is it's just the end of the URL of the profile. For example, my profile is here: and my ID is Lavoie-74.

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Best answer
But its so easy. Look at the URL. it's

When doing a comparison, scroll up to the top of the comparison page, (not the individual page) they borh are there, labeled L and R
by Tom Bredehoft G2G6 Pilot (206k points)
selected by Toby Rockwell
Sometimes the URL scrolls off the page, but great info, Thanks

Hi Toby,

What browser do you use? Some make the URL more obvious than others.

In your original question you say you have a hard time finding the IDs when doing a comparison. Do you mean this sort of comparison?

That compares Rockwell-390 and Rockwell-371. The comparison pages are one of the few contexts where we do make a big deal out of the IDs. They should be right there in the headline.



OK mostly it was just getting used to things. Another helpful thing is that hovering over a name shows the URL so I can determine which profile is the earliest. Thanks all.

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