FamilySearch/Family Tree Defined
I just read an article here explaining that a GEDCOM file uploaded into FamilySearch and compared with the Family Tree data base can be devastating if used improperly. I for one did not understand what I was doing. I thought I could upload my GEDCOM file from Ancestry.com and transfer the information to my "Personal Family Tree" on the FamilySearch/Family Tree site. After uploading and comparing my GEDCOM file to the Family Tree database (which I did not fully understand what I was doing at the time). I saw that about half the people in my tree (over 700) needed to be added to my tree. HUH! now I'm really confused and I go to the "Family Tree" menu and select "Tree". To my surprise I'm the only one in my "Personal Family Tree". That's when I found the article explaining the process and that this was an "Open Source" that anyone can change the information in. If this was explained during the GEDCOM upload process possibly a lot of damage might be prevented. I don't think anyone would want to do this on purpose.
Anyway does anyone know if there is a way to transfer the info in my GEDCOM file into my "Personal Family Tree" on the FamilySearch/Family Tree site or do I have to add each individual in my "Personal Family Tree" one at a time? The title of "Family Tree" for the database was a bit confusing too. I was initially thinking it meant my Family Tree.