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Hi Eric

Just checking in with you to see how it is going, I hope you found the   https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Category:New_Member_How-To   and links useful. We want to help you learn about the site and the community, so if or when you have questions, ask in our G2G forum https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/  or click REPLY below this message, to ask me 

If you click your green tags it will show you member's who are also following that tag, you can have 20. Add green tags for family and other surnames. You can also add tags for locations or interests - explore the project link for these.  Tags link you to the community sourcing & research options, to add more tags (you can have 20) go to  https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Special:Following - You can find more information about tags here: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Tags 

Have a look and explore https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Help:Projects  to see which project might be helpful for your research

Janet ~ Wikitree Messenger 

PS. Please avoid the use of abbreviations as they can mean different things in different countries, always use the full words

posted by Janet (Langridge) Wild
Thanks for becoming an Honor Code Signatory of WikiTree. Taking these steps allows you all the privileges of a Wiki Genealogist. Welcome Aboard! I'm a volunteer greeter, here to help answer questions you may have about WikiTree.

Welcome Back! Things have improved on WikiTree since 2017 so I would suggest you review New Member How-to pages which may save you a lot of time and frustration. Don't be afraid to ask questions in our G2G forum and get involved as much or as little as works for you. Be sure to check out the tabs at the very top right hand side of your profile, there is lots to discover!

To contact me, log in to WikiTree and go to your profile. Use the ‘Reply’ link below my comment to be sure that I will be notified. You can also click my name to send a private message, or post a comment, on my profile page.

Enjoy the site!

Peggy Mac ~ WikiTree Greeter

posted by Peggy McReynolds
Hi Eric!

Since you uploaded a GEDCOM, I wanted to give you the link to a tutorial that one of our mentors created that others found very helpful. I hope that you will too.

GEDCOMpare process

The GEDCOM will not automatically populate your tree, it generates a GEDCOMpare report which you work through either accepting or rejecting suggested matches. Once you have done this the data from your file will be filled in on the add profile screen so that you can review and make adjustments before saving.

If you have any questions about how WikiTree works, let us know by using the "reply" link under our comments, or by clicking our names to visit our profiles. From there, you can leave a comment, or send a private message.

Rhonda ~~ WikiTree Greeter

Thank you Rhonda! I really appreciate the help
posted by Eric Bain
Hi Eric!

Always a pleasure to help out any way I can!

Rhonda ~ WikiTree Greeter

Congratulations!

This week we have your last stop on the guided tour. Hopefully, you're feeling like a WikiTree pro! If not, you can always revisit the tour stops via the comment boxes on the right side of your profile.

You've covered a lot of ground the past few weeks. Today, we want to give you just a few more tools that can take you even deeper into the WikiTree forest without getting lost: How to Dig a Little Deeper.

Please do not hesitate to ask questions! Sometimes links don't work in emails. If that's happened to you, check the public comments on your profile. The links will work from there.

Thanks, WikiMesssenger Cindy

Hello

You may have been hard at work getting connected to family members who are already here and adding those who were missing. You probably have at least a few profiles that you manage now.

There's a fast and easy way to access those profiles using the Watchlist. So, this week we're going to look at How to Manage Your Watchlist.

Questions? Just ask. We want to help!

If the above link does not work from your email, please go to your profile in the public comments and it will work from there.

Mary - WikiMessenger

posted by Mary Richardson
Eric

You've been here for several weeks now! We hope your profiles are coming together and you've enjoyed getting to know us a little better.

You're getting a good feel for the collaborative nature of WikiTree by now and collaboration isn't always easy. So, we've put together a few pointers that can make working in this type of environment a little easier: How to be a Successful WikiTreer.

Questions?? Just ask! If the above link does not work from your email, please go to your profile in the public comments and it will work from there.

Thanks, WikiMessenger Cindy

It's time for your next stop on the guided tour!

This week, we'd like to show you How to Join in the Community. There's no shortage of opportunities to get involved through social media, our forum, and projects.

Be sure to check out the One Name Studies Project to see if anyone has started a project for one of the surnames in your family. Don't see one? Follow the instructions for starting your own!

Please let me know if you have questions. :-) If the above link does not work from your email, please go to your profile in the public comments and it will work from there.

Thanks, WikiMessenger Cindy

Eric

You've been here a week now, and we hope you enjoyed your first stop on your guided tour of WikiTree and were able to make good use of the things you learned.

Our next stop will give you some pointers on how to make your profiles stand out: How to Edit a Profile.

As always, your questions are welcome! If the above link does not work from your email, please go to your profile in the public comments and it will work from there.

Thanks, WikiMessenger Cindy

Hi there! My name is Vicky (Freeth) Majewski and I am a WikiTree Mentor.

I'm just checking in to see how things are going. Are you enjoying WikiTree so far? Any questions? Any issues?

Feel free to contact me via my profile page. I am happy to help!

Hi Eric

You are now a confirmed member, and you can get started adding your family members. As we've said, WikiTree is quite different from other genealogy sites. So, we've put together a guided tour to help you learn how to use it. Your first stop is

How to Start Climbing Our Tree.

Tomorrow, you'll hear from a Mentor who will check in to see how you're doing and answer any questions you might have.

Next week, you'll get another message with your next stop on the guided tour.


You can have fun with our Question of the Week in the G2G forum:

How do you use social media to promote your genealogy?

Enjoy Researching

Greeter – Derek (Northern Ireland)

posted by Derek Hawthorne
Hi Eric

Welcome to WikiTree! The initial email from us has helpful links that will get you started. WikiTree is different because our goal is to have one profile per person, and that means we all work together as a BIG collaborative team!

WikiTree Help

When you confirm your email address, you’ll have an opportunity to volunteer (To add your OWN family information), then one of our Greeters will be happy to confirm your membership, and you’ll be on your way!

When site is busy please be patient waiting for Greeter

NOTE- adding Info is limited until you Volunteer and become a FULL member.(FREE)

Welcome to the family! Glad you joined us

Greeter – Derek (Northern Ireland)

posted by Derek Hawthorne

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