Thank you for signing the Honor Code and for adding your DNA Test information to your profile on WikiTree. Your information will be propagated to the profiles of your parents and your ancestors within about 24 hours of being added. It will also propagate to the profiles of the descendants of your ancestors, so they may see your information under the heading "DNA Connections" just as you can see theirs.
Getting started with DNA outlines how to proceed to use your DNA test information on WikiTree and DNA is a link to a collection of links about WikiTree's many features involving DNA.
The DNA Connections list on your profile will provide a visual way for you to find potential relatives on WikiTree who have also added their DNA test information. Using DNA tools at sites like GEDMatch.com, if you find a relative that matches your DNA sufficiently and you have genealogical sources for the intermediate relationships, you can mark the specific parental relationships back to the most recent ancestor that you both share as "confirmed with DNA." For details, guidance, and examples of how to properly document DNA confirmations, see DNA confirmation.
To get the best results, begin adding sourced profiles for your ancestors until you can connect to ancestors already in WikiTree. If you have exhausted what you know on one line, it can sometimes help to add what you know on another line. The more branches you are able to add the greater the likelihood of finding potential cousins to match with. The process of identifying which branch elements of DNA relate to will better enable you to find matches that relate to the particular branches you are researching.
Check out the How-to pages for some quick tips on working with both the Wiki pages and our other members. There is some great information on those pages.
One of our mentors created a tutorial for the GEDCOMpare process that others found very helpful. I hope that you will too.
Let me know if you have any questions and have fun!
Azure Rae ~ WikiTree Greeter
Sources are very important for genealogy - be sure to include the sources used, on each profile you add.
It is a good idea to enter a few of your ancestors manually, to get used to how WikiTree works. Then, you could upload a small portion of your tree, with a gedcom, to see how that works. There is usually editing needed after a Gedcom import, so fewer profiles makes the task easier.
You're now a member of the WikiTree Community.
Please note we're trying to build one Collaborative Tree which means ONE profile per person. It is important to ensure no duplicates are entered as you add Profiles to WikiTree.
If you'd like any help, see the help section from the menu, top right, or visit the G2G forum. You might want to check out this 5-minute introductory video a member created.
Our Mentor Team is a friendly bunch of volunteers who will be glad to help you.Thank you for helping to build our shared tree!
We're collaborating together to build a World Wide Family Tree.
Feel free to ask a Question at our G2G Forum.
Our help pages in the menu at the top right have very useful information.
Want to join us? Check the Volunteer Box and leave a message here on your profile saying that you would like to add your family and ancestors. - Gilly
I'm a Malay from Singapore. I've been maintaining my family tree for more than a decade. Malay do not have surnames/family name. As such, it is quite tough to do research in genealogy. I hope wikitree can help my family members in Malaysia and Singapore keep in touch with their family tree.
B > bin Abu Bakar | B > b Abu Bakar > Anonymous (bin Abu Bakar) b Abu Bakar
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