Connectors Challenge August 2020

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Hello Connectors!

Good news! The Connectors Challenge will now begin on the FIRST of the month in line with some of the other challenges at WikiTree. This challenge is open to everyone. Unlike the Connect-a-Thon, only actual connections made are counted, not the number of profiles created to get to a connection.

Bragging rights for the last challenge (July/August 2020) go to Jayme Arrington! She made 28 verifiable connections!

The Connector’s Challenge Rules:

 1. Pick an existing profile (created before this month’s challenge began) that is not currently connected to the Global Family Tree. (Hint: If you are a member of the Connectors Project, you’ll see a yellow puzzle piece icon next to that person’s name at the top of their profile if they aren’t connected.)

2. Add a profile for any first degree relative for that profile (a parent, spouse, child, or sibling). Continue adding first degree relatives until you run into a profile that is already connected to the Global Family Tree that you can attach to. Remember to use good sources to support the creation and connection of every profile you make! Please be aware that it takes 24 hours for the tree to update and show the connection.

3. ANSWER this post. This lets us know that you’re participating in this month’s challenge. It’s easiest for us to track your trail if you post it here, but you can also use the Challenge Tracker. Just be sure you comment “Connected to Smith-000” when you make the connection to the already existing, already connected profile. Replace Smith-000 with the actual profile ID of the starting profile you were trying to connect.

4. Remember the tally is not of profiles created (like the recently completed Connect-a-Thon) but of actual connections made to the Global Family Tree. You might connect a whole branch of profiles and make 100 new profiles in the process of making a connection, but the connection only counts as 1.

5. If you enjoy challenges, keep in mind that adding good sources to any existing profiles you run into while connecting or fixing errors on those existing profiles might count towards the Sourcerers or Data Doctors Challenges.

6. Coming Soon (we are still working out the kinks) - Let us know if you’d like a Connector’s Badge for participating. That will also make you a part of our project and we’d love to have you! The person who makes the most connections each month will get a Top Connector template for their profile. Stats are kept and updated on the Connectors Challenge page. Current standings are in the tracker (link to follow).

WikiTree profile: Space:Connectors_Challenge
ago in Requests for Project Volunteers by Lucy Selvaggio-Diaz G2G6 Pilot (428k points)
I'll try my hand this month as well. Is there a bigger list of unconnected profiles in addition to my own?

Mariah - 

Here is the list of all unconnected open profiles (heh heh heh). You can manipulate the list by sorting it. Some choice are alphabetical or most connections on top.

Another way I like to find profiles to connect (off my watchlist) is to just go to the Surname Page of one of my favorite surnames, like Smith (heh heh heh). Then you can choose Unconnected from the quick links at the top.

You can also go to your favorite project page and see if they have any unconnected profiles (they all do).

13 Answers

+7 votes
I'll try again to make some connections.
ago by Robin Shaules G2G6 Pilot (741k points)
+4 votes
I'll work on connecting a few ancestors for August 2020.
ago by Carol Baldwin G2G6 Pilot (268k points)
+4 votes
Count me in.
ago by Dallace Moore G2G6 Mach 7 (74.9k points)
+3 votes
Sign me up please
ago by Marco Johan Nel G2G4 (4.8k points)
+3 votes
Making some connection!
ago by Kathryn Morse G2G6 Mach 2 (26.9k points)
+3 votes

I am participating in this month’s Connectors Challenge. Gauthier-2258

ago by N Gauthier G2G6 Pilot (105k points)
+3 votes
I’m in for August!
ago by Andrea Chamberlin-Norris G2G2 (2.8k points)
+2 votes

Will try to make some connections

1. Edwin Stewart Abbott-10982 (1875 - 1933) Connected to his grandfather Charles Stuart Carnahan-269 (1809 - 1877)

ago by Jennifer Robins G2G6 Mach 5 (50.3k points)
edited ago by Jennifer Robins
+2 votes
Hi. Tortoise here (versus Hare).  I'd like to continue in this monthly effort; wasn't sure if I needed to answer this month's announcement or I could get right down to I'm playing it safe and doing both.  :-)  Thank you for your leadership and guidance. Making connections is very interesting work.
ago by Leigh Anne Dear G2G6 Mach 4 (40.7k points)
+2 votes
Willing to give it a try. (mind you I have been waiting for 2 months now to connect a cousin's profile I created before I found out I was not on the trusted list for my great Aunt's profile.Message sent some time back but still no reply - so he remains not connected *sigh*)
ago by Rosalie Neve G2G6 Mach 1 (12.4k points)
+1 vote
I'm in for this month...
ago by Dean Anderson G2G6 Pilot (373k points)
+1 vote
Bagby-204 connected to Devereux-346

West-9208 connected to West-8350
ago by Dallace Moore G2G6 Mach 7 (74.9k points)
+1 vote
what is the address for the current Connectors Challenge tracker ? thanks
ago by N Gauthier G2G6 Pilot (105k points)

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