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On 7 Dec 2017 at 13:04 GMT Natalie (Durbin) Trott wrote:
Thanks for taking the Pre-1700 Quiz!
Because pre-1700 ancestors are shared by many descendants, working within the projects which coordinate them is essential.
Use the Pre-1700 Projects list to find one which best fits your research focus, whether time period, location, or topic. Read the goals and tasks of the project and join if it is a good fit.
Add the project tag to your Following list to be kept up to date on any activity that occurs for that project.
Can't find what you're looking for? Let me know, and I can make some suggestions! :-)
Natalie ~ Pre-1700 Greeter
On 20 Jan 2016 at 20:42 GMT Guy Constantineau wrote:
Congratulations, you've been a WikiTree member for a month! We're glad you're here. A few tips to help you dive in even deeper:
Check out Beyond the Basics of WikiTree for a guide on some of our more advanced features such as Projects, Categories, and Merging.
We're very active on our social sites and we have an excellent blog where you'll find our monthly newsletter as well as tips, interviews with our members and guest posts from others in the genealogy community.
As always, I'm here to help if you have any questions!
Guy ~ WikiTree Mentor
On 3 Jan 2016 at 15:05 GMT Guy Constantineau wrote:
Now that you have had a little time to try WikiTree, there are a few more features you may find useful.
Ideas on what to include in a profile can be found in Styles and Standards, including some tips on writing biographies.
If you need to describe an event, an heirloom or a location relevant to your research, you may like to learn about Free Space Profiles.
Lastly, sometimes you'll run into unresponsive profile managers. We have a process for resolving those unfortunate situations.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask via my profile page.
Guy ~ WikiTree Mentor
On 27 Dec 2015 at 19:42 GMT Patricia Roche wrote:
Because WikiTree has only one profile for each person, the further back you go in your ancestry, the more likely cousins will find you and help out. ANY Wiki Genealogist can edit "Open" profiles (over 200 years old = open). There's also a brickwall tag in the G2G forum: brickwall
Sources are very important, so please be sure to include the sources used, on each profile you add.
It is a good idea to enter a few of your ancestors manually, to get used to how WikiTree works. Then, you could upload a small portion of your tree, with a gedcom, to see how that works. There is always editing needed after a Gedcom import, so fewer profiles makes the task easier.
On 24 Dec 2015 at 23:43 GMT Kitty (Cooper) Smith wrote:
Please join our Smith Researchers group so we know who you are researching: http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Smith_Researchers
Please set your preferences for your Tags Followed to include Smith and any other tag terms that you wish to follow on the GenealogistToGenealogist (G2G) feed: http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Special:Following
As you add your profiles and connect to the WikiTree, you may find cousins you never expected. Use the Relationship calculator to see if you are related to me, Cooper-1 with http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Special:Relationship
On 22 Dec 2015 at 02:33 GMT Guy Constantineau wrote:
By signing the Honor Code you're telling others you are a responsible Wiki genealogist.
Feel free to ask me via my profile page if you have any questions.
Have a nice journey on Wikitree,
Guy - Wikitree Mentor / Leader
On 22 Dec 2015 at 02:16 GMT Guy Constantineau wrote:
How are you? I'm Guy a WikiTree Mentor. Hope you're enjoying our site.
Check out How To Use WikiTree. It's a great step-by-step guide to get you started.
Don't forget our G2G Forum where many of our generous members help each other out.
When creating profiles, remember to add where you found the information. See: Sources
And I'm here to help too, just ask!
On 20 Dec 2015 at 17:57 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:
I’m glad you found us. I just confirmed you as a member (once you sign the Honor Code, you’ll be a full member – aka a Wiki Genealogist). An important aspect of WikiTree is providing sources for information (even if it’s just "Aunt Louisa told me in 1984...") – my profile page has a link to Sources Resources, where I’ve tried to provide an overview of source information.
Give G2G or me a holler if you get stuck on anything, and thank you for joining our collaborative tree. Remember that our mission is to build a global tree with just one profile per person, so please look for duplicates before adding a profile.
On 20 Dec 2015 at 17:53 GMT Don (Smith) Sinclair wrote:
On 20 Dec 2015 at 17:52 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:
As a guest, you can search for your ancestors and participate in G2G, where you can ask questions that you didn't find an answer to in WikiTree Help (see the "Help" drop-down menu at upper right–for additional links that may be of use, please click my name and check out the links I list under my "Greeter" section–especially the Sources links and the link to Debby, a former greeter, who also has helpful information on her profile page).
If you would like to join WikiTree, and help with our mission of one tree, please read the Honor Code, volunteer, and post a comment on your profile page; we'll be glad to add you to the WikiTree community.