Project: Global Family Reunion

Categories: Global Family Reunion Project

The mission of Global Family Reunion project on WikiTree is to work to connect each and every profile on WikiTree to our Global Family Tree.

Inspired by author AJ Jacobs and his New York Times op-ed "Are You My Cousin?" members of the project worked to show connections to him in the beginning in order to help with his reunion, but it has since grown to simply be an extension of our site goal of a shared global tree.


How to Join global_reunion.gif

See badge page for the full list of members.

  • Send a message to Abby Glann, the Project Co-Leader, so she can add the badge to your profile. Please look over what being a part of the project is by reading through the rest of the project page.
  • Add the global_reunion tag to your G2G feed for updates on what we need help with and updates about our progress .
  • Either work on making your own connection to our Global Family Tree or choose an item to work on from our To-Do list below. (To see if you're connected to the Tree, check our AJ Connector in the drop down menu on your profile page under your profile number in the top right of the page.)


  • Our number one goal is to have everyone on WikiTree connected to the Global Family Tree. That is A LOT of profiles. Luckily, all you need is one connection to connect a whole family line. We are currently at 65%. Chris created a list of unconnected profiles for us to use to connect the rest. It is here: Unconnected Profiles
  • Include correct parents, spouse, and children, or mark the profile as having no children or spouse so that work can continue elsewhere.
  • Use appropriate categories listed in Biography.

To-Do List

This is our list of to-dos; these folks need connected to the global tree.

For to-dos related to our Notables Project, see the Notables Project page

For what our members are currently working on, , see the badge activity feed.

If you have questions, just ask!!

Unconnected Cousin Task on G2G, follow the link for details on making the connection, to volunteer to help, and to see progress
Work on the list of Unconnected Trees
Work on the list of Unconnected Individuals
Erika LockeGeorge and Christine Debus
Helen RatzlowRose Kuster Family Tree
Margaret NortonNorton Allen Family Tree
Gwendolyn KellyKelly Squire Family Tree
Meghan FitzsimmonsFitzsimmons Barry family Tree
Christopher AhearnAhearn O'Rourke Family Tree
Catherine PeacockPeacock Evans family tree
Daniel RobertsRoberts Cance Family Tree
Tiffany WalkerWalker Baggett Family Tree
Kathy MalatestaBetty Micola and Robert Ryan
Tori GriffinGaines-728 and Griffin-4432
Josh RafkaResearching the Rafka Family Line
Christine EcclesHelp Us Connect Christine to Our Global Tree
Andrea Crosta di MoncalvoSomeone Familiar with Italian Research to Help Connect Andrea's Family
Desmond TitheringtonTitherington Family Needs A Hand
Hugh Morgenbessernot yet
Jon Friedmannot yet
Alice Golombnot yet
Amelia Klinenot yet
Amjad Mustafanot yet
Clif Hoogterpnot yet
Elizabeth Horowitznot yet
Jesse Rifkinnot yet
Joanne Petersonnot yet
Kimberly Van Rynnot yet
Elizabeth Sametnot yet
Maurice Strasfeldnot yet
Celine Papillonnot yet
Robyn Brewernot yet
Mindy Kornhabernot yet
Paige Thombsnot yet
Manoli WetherellHas fantastic family tree-just needs entered and research done to branch out. No names on WikiTree beyond those volunteers have added
Victoria Oltarshnot yet
Caroline MTnot yet
Anthony Randazzonot yet
Rachel Salvonot yet
Crystal Lewandowskinot yet
Ryan Lewandowskinot yet

Guide for Research

  • Keep all profiles as either Open - so anyone can jump in and help - or if the person is still alive (or might be) Private with Public Biography and Tree, so it can be easily referenced for others working on the same tree.


  • 100 Degrees of AJ calculator Easy way to find the steps between a profile and AJ (which means they're connected to our Global Tree). This is accessible on any profile from the drop down menu that is their profile number in the top right of the profile page.
  • Rescued Memories has lost family photos and includes everything written about the photo with it. It may provide links in your search for connections.
  • WikiTree Tops has top facts about the Global Family Reunion found in WikiTree.
  • [1] Jacobs One Name Study

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