Missing Relationship Utility

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Jamie Nelson wrote an app to find missing relationships. Anywhere there is a missing relationship, there is a potential connection to the tree. Click here to try it out.  Is there an additional login to use the utility?

When I click on the link, I get a message, "You are not currently logged in to api.wikitree.com. In order to access your WikiTree ancestry, please sign in with your WikiTree.com credentials.

in WikiTree Tech by Janne Gorman G2G6 Mach 4 (43.2k points)

1 Answer

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That is a standard login page for all of the Wikitree apps, as it uses a different server. Simply enter your email and password that you use for Wikitree to login, and you're off and running!
by Jonathan Crawford G2G6 Pilot (293k points)
That did not work for me, which is why I asked the question.  There may be some sort of "glitch" for this tool
Missing Links app is working for after entering login, then entering Wikitree ID, and number of steps.  Try another browser or incognito mode. Maybe there is a cookie or cache problem.

I did get to it after several time-outs this morning.  How many "steps" can you enter?  I put in my own WikiTree Id and 100 steps, and received the response:  No people with missing relationships were found.

Put steps of 5, you will see 344 people. 1st is your parents, etc.
3 or 4 steps is usually enough to get started -- 100 steps would probably be in the 10s of millions of people!
This time, the utility did not make me log in again.  I entered 5 steps and received the same response (no people).  Hopefully, the results are correct.  Who knows?
I am not sure what the problem is. Using your wikitree ID and 5 steps, it shows the analyzing people and stops and shows 344 people for you.  When I used 3 steps, it shows 54 people.
Does one have to have any security key to make this utility work?  I have never had any success with it.
It should just work.  Try a different wikitree ID to see how it works, like using a lower sequence number for your name, then trying your sequence number again.  Possibly try in an incognito browser or a different browser.

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