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
in Requests for Project Volunteers by Lucy Selvaggio-Diaz G2G6 Pilot (532k 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.

https://www.wikitree.com/index.php?title=Special:Unconnected&order=&viewAll=1&privacy=0

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.

https://www.wikitree.com/index.php?title=Special:Unconnected&order=dateup&viewAll=1&s=SMITH

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

I would like to continue connecting people it’s a great challenge.
I wasn't sure where to add the connection comment or use the tracker- do I use it for an already existed profile I add a relationship to, or use the tracker on a new profile I add to the already existing profile? I do add "connected to (Wikitree ID) as a comment  Since I've often been working on branches that are in-laws of in-laws the profiles I started with are often ones that I created myself. To keep track I made a list on a free-space- https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Connections_Made_to_Existing_Profiles. Anyway, I'm poking around looking for more folks to connect for this month & will start once I figure how to track this correctly!

21 Answers

+8 votes
I'll try again to make some connections.
by Robin Shaules G2G Astronaut (1.0m points)
+5 votes
I'll work on connecting a few ancestors for August 2020.
by Carol Baldwin G2G6 Pilot (483k points)
+7 votes
Count me in.
by Dallace Moore G2G6 Mach 9 (90.7k points)
+6 votes
Sign me up please
by Marco Johan Nel G2G6 Mach 1 (10.4k points)
+6 votes
Making some connection!
by Kathryn Morse G2G6 Mach 3 (34.4k points)
+5 votes

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

by N Gauthier G2G6 Pilot (143k points)
+6 votes
I’m in for August!
by Andrea Chamberlin-Norris G2G3 (3.4k points)
+6 votes

Will try to make some connections

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

by Jennifer Robins G2G6 Mach 9 (96.6k points)
edited by Jennifer Robins
+6 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 it...so I'm playing it safe and doing both.  :-)  Thank you for your leadership and guidance. Making connections is very interesting work.
by Leigh Anne Dear G2G6 Mach 6 (66.0k points)
+6 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*)
by Rosalie Neve G2G6 Mach 7 (74.3k points)
+4 votes
I'm in for this month...
by Dean Anderson G2G6 Pilot (460k points)
+6 votes
Bagby-204 connected to Devereux-346

West-9208 connected to West-8350
by Dallace Moore G2G6 Mach 9 (90.7k points)
+6 votes
what is the address for the current Connectors Challenge tracker ? thanks
by N Gauthier G2G6 Pilot (143k points)
I fixed it, so now the results tracker is working
Thank you! I just now got my power back on. And my internet was working. Bonus!
+6 votes
I'd be happy to continue to make connections this month! I love connecting!!!!
by Carrie Lippincott G2G6 Mach 1 (17.2k points)
+7 votes

I am proud to report that I have connected a large island of Unconnecteds that got added to my watchlist a while back when I merged an orphan profile. Martha Gorr Lambert and her relatives are now connected to the tree via her mother Leanna Christ and some earlier generations of Christs (in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania), connecting to the connected profile for George Christ and his wife Catharina Andress, Martha’s great-great grandparents.

Please count me in for the monthly challenge.

by Ellen Smith G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)
Congrats!
+4 votes
The Connectors Challenge results tracker is once again FALSE, because someone is creating NEW prfoiles which do not count for this challenge ...

https://wikitree.sdms.si/Challenges/connectorschallenge/20200801/User.htm

For those of us who follow the rules, it is discouraging to see false leaders  :(

Shouldn't this be monitored early on to catch these mistakes, so the false numbers do not continue to add up during the whole month ?
by N Gauthier G2G6 Pilot (143k points)
+3 votes
I'll see what I can get done.
by Chris Hoyt G2G6 Pilot (758k points)
+4 votes
May I join in please

Thanks
by Anon Sharkey G2G6 Mach 3 (30.7k points)
+4 votes
I'm in! It seems that folks are using the challenge tracker differently than I am - I only make one tracker comment for each branch connected.
by Karen Lowe G2G6 Pilot (140k points)
You are doing it the CORRECT way !

It is unfortunate that some wikitree members are using the connectors challenge tracker incorrectly ... and discouraging to us who are following the rules :(
+4 votes

I think I may have something to count for the connector's challenge, even though it's more or less accidently that I ran into it.

I connected Von_Zieten-2 and his parents, who were flying around as a little island via his daughter-in-law Zur_Lippe-Biesterfeld-2, her first husband Biron_von_Kurland-3, his sister Biron_von_Kurland-1 and her husband Von_Hohenthal-14, who is connected to his grandfather Von_Hohenthal-8. His mother Von_Haeseler-9 is the sister of Haeseler-19, who was created on 21 Aug and connected to the Big Tree the next day.

by Jelena Eckstädt G2G6 Pilot (721k points)

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