Is there a way to quantify brickwalls for a surname?

+3 votes
Is there a method or an app to count, and perhaps list, the number of profiles of a given surname with ancestors?

My reason for wanting this is for generating and measuring statistics in a One Name Study.  In this case, the quantity reveals how many separate/unique lines there are for a given surname, and provides a list to profiles that are in need of help getting them connected to their ancestors.

I would be interested in seeing any methods or apps others have for gathering data/statistics for one name studies.
in WikiTree Tech by Ron Rowland G2G6 Mach 1 (17.9k points)
I have seen people use categories for this:

Those examples use "End of Line" or "Head of Line", which I personally don't like, since there is no end to the line -- just an brick wall hoping to be knowcked down. A lot of one-name studies also used "brick wall" in this category name:

Unfortunately, that is a 100% manual approach to identifying the brick walls. 

2 Answers

+3 votes
Tab: Family Tree and Tools

Scroll down to Brick Wall Ancestors. It needs a separate login, use your wikitree login to access.
by Rob Judd G2G6 Mach 9 (99.4k points)
Unfortunately that only works for my ancestors. I want all the Rowland brick walls for Rowland surname — not just my Rowland line.
If I understand what you want, you want all profiles of a particular surname whose father's field is blank.

Is that correct?
Yes - the quantity and the list
I have sent an e-mail to Aleš asking if such a report can be configured.
Thanks Tommy.  I think this would be desired/welcomed by every One-Name Study.
+2 votes

Have you experimented with the WikiTree + search text? You might find something that helps. You can use LNAB and current last name and things like connected, unconnected, unlinked.

by Kay Knight G2G6 Pilot (487k points)

Related questions

+5 votes
1 answer
116 views asked Aug 31, 2022 in WikiTree Tech by M Ross G2G6 Pilot (437k points)
+1 vote
2 answers
+1 vote
1 answer
+4 votes
0 answers
85 views asked Mar 25, 2019 in The Tree House by Richard Shelley G2G6 Pilot (223k points)
+7 votes
5 answers
+6 votes
3 answers
+2 votes
1 answer
128 views asked Apr 15, 2017 in Policy and Style by J. Crook G2G6 Pilot (209k points)
+3 votes
0 answers
67 views asked Jul 10, 2020 in WikiTree Tech by Peggy McMath G2G6 Mach 4 (40.3k points)
+3 votes
1 answer
145 views asked Apr 18, 2020 in WikiTree Tech by S Willson G2G6 Pilot (176k points)

WikiTree  ~  About  ~  Help Help  ~  Search Person Search  ~  Surname:

disclaimer - terms - copyright