Uploading a gedcom should populate the family tree on a user's account
I was surprised to find that when I uploaded and compared my gedcom, my family tree remained blank. I assumed that uploading my gedcom would automatically populate my tree in my account. I started adding people one by one and some of them matched up with individuals in the world tree and some did not. When they did not, I was prompted to add them as new people (this includes deceased individuals, not just living ones), even though I had just added them to the world tree via my gedcom.
I thought I must be doing something wrong or missing a step, so I had a live chat and was told that this is exactly how it's supposed to work. Why are users being asked to add people one by one even after uploading their entire tree? The process of uploading and comparing the gedcom should also just add all those individuals to the personal family tree on the user's account; this would eliminate duplicate entries and save users from having to create a family tree in their account even after uploading their whole tree.
Chas Howell said: You add deceased individuals one by one to avoid adding duplicates to the one community tree and you compare them one by one to better evaluate information so that possible better sourced information or conclusions already in the community tree not be overwritten. The only Personal Family Tree you have is for Living individuals except for the Genealogies section which is a kind of static copy of what you might already have.0
ATP said: All the GEDCOMs used as a source in my FSFT ancestral lines have created duplicates of those individuals and I have to merge them. I know that FSFT has been/is working on the issue and GEDCOMS, for awhile now, are not popping up as often in my family lines as a source as once was the case, so, now maybe the whole issue of GEDCOM use, as suggested by your post, has now be resolved.
Question? Which of the GEDCOMs of the one, or of the several, or of the many people, who wish to use GEDCOM as a source contains the correct information for the individual? And, how do I access that information in each of those GEDCOMs to correct or add to the same individual in my ancestral line with whom we might share kinship? The identity of which, both as an individual and a member of a family to be valid, of course, has to be verified and ratified with source(s). And this last is, of course, the really hard part.
Each person researching their family history all have different reasons for seeking out their ancestors: Members of Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-day Saints do so because of the doctrine of their gospel belief; others looking wish to confirm ancestry for entry into an association that requires ancestral proof they can belong, such as the Mayflower Society or DAR, still others because it is a fun hobby, and even more, others who are looking for kinship to various famous and or royal ancestry. And, then others with other reasons, as well.
As once said to me by a distant cousin when discussing a possible connection of one of our common ancestors to his wife's unknown surname family, then added that same possible surname to his family tree and by GEDCOM has since proliferated evermore in online databases. I asked him why he did that and he said "what difference does it make, it's just a hobby"!
And, still no source or/and combination of sources have been found confirming a connection to the families in question.0
Juli said: I think you're unclear on a very basic concept: the family tree on FamilySearch is nothing like Ancestry. It is one shared tree; the goal is to have ONE AND ONLY ONE profile for every deceased person who ever lived. This is why you need to add people one at a time, carefully checking each time whether the person already has a profile here.0
I am faced with adding 3500 names one by one after the site has accepted 2400. I'm not sure that I can face this! What a shame. I love the site but it has not made allowances for this kind of volume. Pity :(0
Unfortunately, the system to upload a GEDCOM file has not been updated as far as I can tell for quite a while. So it is fairly clunky to use. The main reason for the routine, is that the goal for Family Tree is to have one profile page for each person in the tree. The purpose of the compare and create routine is to prevent someone from just dumping in a GEDCOM file and adding thousands of duplicates to the tree that then need to be merged with their existing entries.0
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