Help:How to Use WikiTree
Categories: WikiTree Help
|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 and features have been growing for ten years so there's a lot 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.
There is a newly-produced independent video introduction on YouTube. There's also a fun chat about the WikiTree community with our founder Chris Whitten, Forest Elf Eowyn, and Greeter-Mentor Leader Mags.
|Check out this YouTube video about what makes WikiTree special: the community.|
See About WikiTree for more on the mission and organization.
If you're a "newg" — new to genealogy — see Getting Started With Genealogy.
If you're a "newt" — new to WikiTree — read on ...
Register as a Guest Member
If you're a current member login here. If you've forgotten your password you can have it e-mailed to you from this page.
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.
Volunteer and sign the Honor Code
If you agree with the Honor Code, we would love to have your help growing The Free Family Tree as a Wiki Genealogist. The next step after registering as a Guest Member is to volunteer to help grow the tree.
After you volunteer your account will be confirmed by one of our Greeters and you'll be invited to officially sign the Honor Code.
Learning How to Use WikiTree
We have a series of short tutorials to help new members get started. Click here.
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