My name is Erica May (maiden Sumner, but that is not biological last name) I have a family, husband, 2 kids. I know much about the genealogy of my mothers side, but none of my biological father's side. Excited to do some searching!
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On 21 Apr 2017 at 14:24 GMT Charlotte Shockey wrote:
You've probably been hard at work adding family members and getting connected to those that are already here. You should have at least a few profiles that you manage now. You've covered a lot of ground the past few weeks. So, this week we're going to look at how to work with your Watchlist: How to Manage Your Watchlist.
We are also going to give you just a few more tools that can take you even deeper into the WikiTree forest without getting lost: How to Dig a Little Deeper.
As always, your questions are welcome!
On 7 Apr 2017 at 02:47 GMT Gilly Wood wrote:
You've been here for three weeks now! We hope you're profiles are starting to come together and that you've enjoyed getting to know all of us a little better. You're probably getting a good feel for the collaborative nature of WikiTree by now. We know that collaboration isn't always easy. So, we've put together a few pointers that can make working in this type of environment a little easier: How to be a Successful WikiTreer. As always, your questions are welcome!
On 25 Mar 2017 at 03:36 GMT Charlotte Shockey wrote:
You've been here a week now, and we hope you enjoyed your first stop on your guided tour of WikiTree and were able to make good use of the things you learned.
Our next stop will give you some pointers on how to make your profiles stand out: How to Make the Most of a Profile.
As always, your questions are welcome!
On 19 Mar 2017 at 19:05 GMT David Selman wrote:
Thanks for joining us! I’m David, a WikiTree Mentor. Hope you're enjoying our site.
Did you have fun learning your way around WikiTree yesterday?
I would be happy to answer any questions you might have after working through How To Start Climbing Our Tree.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask!
David ~ Wiki Mentor
On 17 Mar 2017 at 18:03 GMT Cindy (Williams) Lesure wrote:
You are now a confirmed member, and you can get started adding your family members. As we've said, WikiTree is quite different from other genealogy sites. So, we've put together a guided tour to help you learn how to use it. Your first stop is How to Start Climbing Our Tree.
Tomorrow, you'll hear from a Mentor who will check in to see how you're doing and answer any questions you might have.
Next week, you'll get another message with your next stop on the guided tour.
You can also meet some of our members by joining in the fun with our Question of the Week in the G2G forum: Have you found any unusual occupations in your family tree?
See you in the branches, Cindy
On 17 Mar 2017 at 18:02 GMT Cindy (Williams) Lesure wrote:
You may be interested in our WikiTree Adoption Angels Project.
You can also use the Help menu in the upper right corner of every page to get to the G2G Forum to ask questions about how to use WikiTree in your adoption search, or find some basic adoption search help here.
By adding your branches to our shared tree, there may be an opportunity for someone to find you, AND adding your branches and working to source and confirm that information will get you closer to the end of your search.
Thanks, WikiGreeter Cindy
On 17 Mar 2017 at 17:47 GMT Cindy (Williams) Lesure wrote:
Welcome to WikiTree! Be sure to take a look at the link in the email you just got. It has important information to help you get started. :-)
WikiTree is different than other genealogy websites because our goal is to have one profile per person, and that means we share ancestors and work together as a BIG collaborative team!
Confirm your email address, and you’ll be given an opportunity to fill in the Tags and comments to tell us about your genealogical interests. If you are interested in sharing your research and want to collaborate to add your family, please fill out the Tags on your profile page and click Save Tag(s) and Volunteer.
Once you volunteer, one of our Greeters will confirm your membership, and you'll be able to add your family to the tree!