Help:Creating a New Person

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Here's how to add new person profiles to WikiTree.


Adding Family Members

To add a family member, click to add a child, spouse, sibling, or parent from an existing family member's profile or edit page.

For example, to add your uncle, go to your parent's profile (links to all your family members' profiles are on your Watchlist) and click the "add sibling" link.

This ensures that family members are linked in the family tree. Here's more on Person Profiles and Adding Family.

Adding Anyone Else

To add a close friend who is unrelated to you, a family member when you're uncertain of the relationship, a person from history, or anyone else click here.

People created in this manner won't be linked in any family tree but they will be in your Watchlist and can be connected through a family relationship later.

Adding Anything Else

You can create a "Free-Space Profile" for a pet, place, event, family heirloom, or anything other than a person. Click here to create one.

Including Sources

Including your sources — how you know what you know about a person — is required when creating a new profile. See Help:Sources.

When creating a new profile, you can use the basic entry method or the advanced option.

  1. If you use the basic sourcing method, what you enter in the text box will become a bibliography-style list item below a simple automatically-generated biography.
  2. If you switch to the advanced option, you can edit all the text that will appear in the biography and sources section of the profile. This enables you to include inline citations/references when creating the profile. It is a time-saver for advanced members.

You can turn the advanced option on/off with your settings.

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