Categories: WikiTree Help
Adding Family by Creating New Profiles
Adding new profiles for family members is done step-by-step. That is, you add a parent, sibling, spouse, or child from your profile. Then you can add a parent, sibling, spouse, or child from their profile. And so on.
For example, to add your paternal grandfather, first add your father. Click the "[father?]" link from your profile or your family tree page. After creating your father's profile, create your grandfather's profile by clicking the "[father?]" link from your father's profile or tree page.
To add a family member to someone other than yourself, start at your Watchlist. This brings you to a list of all the profiles you have already created.
Adding Family by Connecting Existing Profiles
If a profile of your family member already exists on WikiTree ... great! :-)
Don't create a duplicate. WikiTree is all about collaboration. We are creating a single family tree with one profile for every person. Duplicate profiles defeat the purpose of WikiTree. (If you accidentally create a duplicate, merge them.)
You will see a form to send a Trusted List request on the profile. In your request, be sure to let the Profile Manager know your relationship. For example, you might say "[This profile] is my great-grandfather, through his son John."
Once you're on the Trusted List you can add the profile as a family member using their WikiTree ID. You enter this at the top of the form for adding a family member. For more details on connecting existing profiles, see Editing Family Relationships.
If the Profile Manager doesn't respond, see Unresponsive Profile Managers.
Profiles for Living People
If a family member is living and has an e-mail address, include their e-mail address when you create or edit their profile.
This will invite them to join WikiTree and become the manager of their own profile. They will have a Family Member account.
You will be invited to include a comment on the invitation and to add them to the Trusted Lists of family members' profiles.
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