On 10 Nov 2015 at 15:17 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 Leader
On 14 Oct 2015 at 18:49 GMT Guy Constantineau wrote:
Thank you for signing the Honor code. Collabaration, accurate information and good sources are the basis for a great WikiTree.
Guy - Wikitree Ranger / Leader
On 10 Oct 2015 at 20:26 GMT Patricia Roche wrote:
If you have pre-1700's ancestors to add, please read our Pre-1700 profiles info. Please, be sure to include a list of the sources used, on each profile you add.
On 10 Oct 2015 at 20:23 GMT Michael Yates wrote:
On 10 Oct 2015 at 19:58 GMT Patricia Roche wrote:
Sources are very important for genealogy - 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 usually editing needed after a Gedcom import, so fewer profiles makes the task easier.
On 10 Oct 2015 at 19:56 GMT Patricia Roche wrote:
"Sources are critically important for genealogy. Some even say that genealogy without sources is mythology. Even if you're just a casual family historian recording modern family history, you will be helping future genealogists by listing where the information you've added came from."
Feel free to ask questions at our G2G forum. Also, our help pages menu, top right, has some very useful information.
Our Honor Code is why our community is such a friendly place to grow your family tree, so please take some time to read it. Want to join us? Check the volunteer box and leave a brief comment about your genealogical journey. Happy researching - Patt