Help:How to Use WikiTree

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For a video introduction, see Leanne Cooper's
"Welcome to WikiTree Series: An Introduction to WikiTree" on YouTube.

WikiTree can be a little intimidating at first!

Our community, content, and features have been growing for 12 years so there's a lot to see and do here. And we're not like other genealogy websites.

The first thing to know: WikiTree is all about genealogy collaboration. We work together.

If you ever get stuck, come ask a question in our G2G (genealogist-to-genealogist) forum. We're a friendly bunch.

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About WikiTree

WikiTree is a community of genealogists dedicated to growing The Free Family Treea single tree that connects us all and is accessible to us all.

There's a member-produced video introduction on YouTube that summarizes things nicely.

See About WikiTree for more on the mission and organization.

Getting Started

If you're new to genealogy see Getting Started With Genealogy.

If you're just new to WikiTree read on ...

Register as a Guest

If you haven't already, start by start by registering as a Guest member. See [[Help:Membership|Membership] for more about our three member levels. (They're all free. Like everything on WikiTree.)

Do you have a GEDCOM?

If you have used other family tree websites or software it's likely that you can export a GEDCOM file and upload it here. This is the fastest way to see if any of your ancestors are already on WikiTree. You'll get a GEDCompare report with likely matches.

Read the Honor Code

You'll want to read our Honor Code. This Honor Code is a promise that members make to each other. It's the foundation of our community.

If you agree with its nine points, we would love to have your help growing The Free Family Tree as a Wiki Genealogist.

Learning How to Use WikiTree

We have a series of short tutorials to help new members get started. Click here.

If you prefer a self-guided approach, check the Help Index when you run into trouble. If you can't easily find the answer, ask in G2G. It's the center of our friendly community.

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