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    Anybody else on WikiTree?

    It's kind of cool, but the collective aspect drives me nuts. If you're not the first one to add an ancestor, you have get on someone else's "trusted list" in order to connect your line to that ancestor. Nuisance. I'm not a good member of the Borg.

    I joined back in January but had not done much with it until yesterday and today, now that I'm stuck inside.

    Still learning how it works.
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    I explored it a while ago, but every time you go back and look at it it's changed. Much of the information is inaccurate / added without enough research.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rms2 View Post
    Anybody else on WikiTree?

    It's kind of cool, but the collective aspect drives me nuts. If you're not the first one to add an ancestor, you have get on someone else's "trusted list" in order to connect your line to that ancestor. Nuisance. I'm not a good member of the Borg.

    I joined back in January but had not done much with it until yesterday and today, now that I'm stuck inside.

    Still learning how it works.

    I wouldn’t be a good member of the Collective either. Although, I was rather fond of one of their escapees!

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    LDNA(c): 86.3% British Isles (48.6% English, 37.7% Scottish & Irish), 7.8% NW Germanic, 5.9% Europe South (Aegian 3.4%, Tuscany 1.3%, Sardinia 1.1%)
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    Quote Originally Posted by JMcB View Post
    I wouldn’t be a good member of the Collective either. Although, I was rather fond of one of their escapees!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kale View Post
    I explored it a while ago, but every time you go back and look at it it's changed. Much of the information is inaccurate / added without enough research.
    Ah, that would bug me big time.

    Thanks for the heads up.

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    I've actually kept plugging away, adding ancestors to WikiTree despite its drawbacks. Not sure why. Guess it's the urge to preserve the pedigree on the off chance that somebody, sometime, someplace, may care. Haven't run into duplicates on my y-dna line, except initially with my y-dna second and third great grandfathers, but those entries were made by a third cousin I already knew, so she put me on her "trusted list", and I put her on mine. She matches me at FTDNA's Family Finder, at Ancestry DNA, and at 23andMe.

    WikiTree won't allow you to enter dna testing info on living people, even if you manage their kits. They have to do that for themselves, but you can enter it for those who are already dead.

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    rms2, keep pluggin away at it. Ya never know who may be reading your tree. Or who it may help. I haven’t joined WikiTree yet. But I almost did this morning. Just so I could leave a comment. Lol. Found my 2nd great grandfather listed on there as a female. Ok, his first name IS Florence, so fair enough. I like the idea of WikiTree. Just don’t know if I can figure out how it all works. Most of my tree building is done on Ancestry. Then I post a bare bones version on MyHeritage, FTDNA and geneanet. Right now I’m gathering up my notes and everything preparing to print it all out for my aunt, the one family member who is interested. She doesn’t do computers at all. But I may eventually give WikiTree a try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stefanie View Post
    rms2, keep pluggin away at it. Ya never know who may be reading your tree. Or who it may help. I haven’t joined WikiTree yet. But I almost did this morning. Just so I could leave a comment. Lol. Found my 2nd great grandfather listed on there as a female. Ok, his first name IS Florence, so fair enough. I like the idea of WikiTree. Just don’t know if I can figure out how it all works. Most of my tree building is done on Ancestry. Then I post a bare bones version on MyHeritage, FTDNA and geneanet. Right now I’m gathering up my notes and everything preparing to print it all out for my aunt, the one family member who is interested. She doesn’t do computers at all. But I may eventually give WikiTree a try.
    When I first joined back in January, I tried uploading my Gedcom. The problem with that is then you have to go through checking each person in your Gedcom to confirm he or she is not a duplicate of someone already in WikiTree! Bogus!

    It's simpler just to make each entry like it was brand new, one at a time. That's what I'm doing now.

    I gave up on the Gedcom thing.

    I've focused on the lines of relatives I know are dna matches to me, especially y-dna matches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rms2 View Post
    When I first joined back in January, I tried uploading my Gedcom. The problem with that is then you have to go through checking each person in your Gedcom to confirm he or she is not a duplicate of someone already in WikiTree! Bogus!

    It's simpler just to make each entry like it was brand new, one at a time. That's what I'm doing now.

    I gave up on the Gedcom thing.

    I've focused on the lines of relatives I know are dna matches to me, especially y-dna matches.
    If Iím understanding you correctly, that does sound bogus and rules me out. Why would you need to make sure someone in your tree isnít already listed on WikiTree?
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    LDNA(c): 86.3% British Isles (48.6% English, 37.7% Scottish & Irish), 7.8% NW Germanic, 5.9% Europe South (Aegian 3.4%, Tuscany 1.3%, Sardinia 1.1%)
    BigY 700: I1-Z140 >I-F2642 >Y1966 >Y3649 >A13241 >Y3647 >A13248 (circa 620 AD) >A13242/YSEQ (circa 765 AD) >FT80854 (circa 1650 AD).

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