Error login when login on, education with merging My Family Tree with Wiki information that i come across?

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- Retrieving login Password/User ID - received an error.

- If I come across family information that would benifit others in the quest of building there family tree, how will I know if I rights to share, and how do I put the copyrights like forsay if Wiki has information to a discovery of a family member may I use the information by coping from Wiki to My Family Tree LDS App?

- How do I read and gain an understanding of reading my DNA for example what are the letter coding & number coding. How do I understand the meaning where my DNA is a solid line to my paternal father however there is no markers show I should be my mothers daughter, where my half sister and full brother are a direct line DNA march only to our paternal mother. This is confusing it looks like my mom isn't my mom but that is next to impossible.

- How do I create a full speed sheet of my family with resources, picture and memories? ( this would cost allot to print this all)

- How might I update wiki with my findings so others my use this on there personal family tree?
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Robin, you have a lot of questions on a very wide range of topics.  This is perfectly normal when you're getting started here because WikiTree has so much stuff and there is a pretty significant learning curve.  I recommend that we deal with these things one at a time instead of trying to do everything at once.

First, for any help with logging in, you need to write to info @ wikitree.com (without the spaces) and they will get any problems with your login name and password resolved.

WikiTree does not have such a thing as "my tree" or "your tree".  It's all one single monster-size tree that has only one profile for any person and we all share the same tree.  That means that any information you have about any of the profiles that are already here is very welcome and, as a member, you can add that information, although it is good to communicate (either by a comment on the profile or a private message) with the profile manager about any major changes before making them.

As to copyrights, they do not apply to information - facts cannot be copyrighted.  If there is an image - either a photograph or a scanned document - then that can be copyrighted and you cannot add those on WikiTree unless you have permission of the copyright owner.  You can, however, transcribe the documents to state the information here, but please do not quote long excerpts word-for-word without permission of the copyright owner.  You can quote small pieces, though, as long as you make sure to attribute your quote to the proper source - this comes under the "fair use" laws.

After your login capability has been established and you begin working here, please ask any specific questions as they arise and you'll get prompt answers to anything here.  Welcome to WikiTree!
by Gaile Connolly G2G6 Pilot (806k points)
selected by Roger Davey
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If you are having trouble logging in, send a message to info@wikitree.com with the problem and they can help you.
by Linda Peterson G2G6 Pilot (428k points)

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