Help:Adding Family

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Here is how to add family members on WikiTree. Add unrelated people here.


Adding Family by Connecting Existing Profiles

If a profile of your family member already exists 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.)

To edit the relationships of an existing profile you need to be on the Trusted List unless the profile is Open. 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 is my great-grandfather, through his son John." If the Profile Manager doesn't respond, see Unresponsive Profile Managers.

Connecting existing profiles is done by WikiTree ID. Enter the ID at the top of the form for adding a family member.

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. After creating your father's profile, create your grandfather's profile by clicking the "[father?]" link from your father's profile.

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.

For trickier relationships, see Help:Adoptions and Multiple Parents and Help:Multiple Marriages.

Adding Living Family Members

If a family member is living, include their email address when you create their profile, or edit their profile later to add it.

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 you'll be able to add them to the Trusted Lists of family members' profiles.

Removing and Changing Family Members

See Help:Editing Family Relationships.

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