How accurate are the connections in Wikitree+?

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I just compared my Wikitree number with each of the US Presidents.  It shows that I have a "blood relationship" with every dead President.  That doesn't seem possible.  How accurate are the Wikitree+ relationship indicators?
in The Tree House by Tom Wilson G2G Crew (490 points)

Ha. I finally found wikitree + and can't figure out how to use it. 

Ah, well, it is using -- from what others have said -- a variety of sources to create a pathway from you to them (each one) leapfrogging from one to another 

As with any paper trail, it's as accurate, valid, correct as the sources / evidence that provides it ... 

Just on the assumption all of the profiles wt+ tapped into are in fact valid then you are very well connected. 

If you have doubts you can trace each profile wt+ indicates and look at the evidence for yourself just to be sure about it 

On the left side of the wt+ page press Display then inter the names and numbers in the Wiki Tree ID spaces then indicate the kind of connection in Relatives and finally press Find Path.  I have traced several relationships on this page and compared them with my Ancestory trees and they appeared to be accurate.

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I compared Wilson-21040 and to Washington-11 the relationship is void; ditto with John Adams .. you might want to do the comparison once again ?
by Susan Smith G2G6 Pilot (589k points)
Thanks for responding.  If you go to the Wikitree+ home page and plug in the names and numbers you will get different results.  For some reason the Relationship Finder on the regular Wikitree page doesn't work.
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You may have been using the Connection Finder (which does connect you to George) but that is not blood, it is marriages, inlaws, siblings...

Using the Relationship Finder (which *is* blood), there is no relationship between you and George Washington.
by Ros Haywood G2G Astronaut (1.5m points)
Please see my comments above.  If you use the Connection Finder in Wikitree+  and request "blood relationship" the relationship will be detailed.
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Note that this Connection Finder includes relationships through marriage. To find blood relations, use the Relationship Finder instead.

As has been explained, the connection finder does the connections thing - using family, marriages, step parents, siblings, etc. The connection finder does not use JUST blood relationships.

If it turns out that the two profiles are related then yes that will show up - but that does not happen every time.

The only line about any blood connection is the one I pasted above - and that is just for the Relationship Finder.

I cannot see any place on the connection finder that specifically says to "request" blood relationship!!

If you are talking about the tab that says "Alternative view: generational path" that also shows only the connections - and again these connections can be by blood and also through marriages and step parents and siblings.

by Robynne Lozier G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)
Oh this is WIKITREE+?????

Not wikitree proper.

Then forget everything I said. I dont use Wikitree+
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When you select "Blood Relatives" on the connection finder on Wikitree+ it doesn't mean that you are a blood relative of the end person. It means that each person is a blood relative of the previous person. For example your link to George Washington includes your ancestor's brother's son's mother who would not be a blood relative of yours.
by Samantha Thomson G2G6 Pilot (176k points)
The term "blood relative" seems very misleading, but I see the point.  There is a blood relationship between the brother's son and the brother and the mother but that relationship only continues to the off -springs of the son, right?
On WikiTree+ with "Blood relatives" only Marriage relations are excluded. To find a common ancestor, use "Ancestors" on the left.That is the same as Relationship Finder on WikiTree but is not limited by the number of generations.

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