Suzanne, Thank you for your interest in WikiTree. If you desire to become a member of WikiTree and be able to see the information on other profiles, you will need to be confirmed as a Family Member of WikiTree.
You need to create your research tags and Volunteer. Go to your Navigation Home Page https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Special:Home. On that page, you should find boxes labeled Tag and Comments. In one or more of the boxes labeled Tag type a surname or family location that you are researching. In the box underneath labeled Comment, indicate why it is important to you.
Then scroll down the page to the bar that says "Add Tags and Volunteer." Once you click on that bar, a Greeter will see that you want to join WikiTree and will come by and confirm you as a member. You can then add your family and you will receive a link to the new member tutorials offered by WikiTree.
If you have any other questions, be sure to come back and let us know.