Is there a way to find famous/notable descendants of wikitree entry?

+4 votes
I am working on a tree for a friend.  I would like to find any famous descendants for the end-line ancestors for this tree.

For example, one of the ancestors is Cogswell-72.  I was clued in elsewhere about 8 famous descendants for this person.  I would like to find out if there are any others that I hadn't already known about.  I would also like to try this search with other distant ancestors.

Thank you!
in Genealogy Help by Alex Campbell G2G Crew (510 points)

3 Answers

+3 votes
Best answer


Aleš Trtnik has created a tool called WikiTree+ ( that provides a vast array of ways to search for information.

WikiTree+ Text Search Help:

To search for notable descendants of person Tudor-18, you can enter: Descendants=Tudor-18 Notables

by Alex Campbell G2G Crew (510 points)
+5 votes

Ancestor listmaker, and under List Type pick "Notables"

by Jonathan Crawford G2G6 Pilot (228k points)
This looks like a great tool.  However, I am hoping to find the opposite tool - enter a person and find all descendants and filter for only notables.  Is there a listmaker tool for that?
+4 votes
I think in theory you can do this with a WikiTree+ text search using Descendants=Cogswell-72 CategoryWord=Notable
by Chase Ashley G2G6 Pilot (258k points)
Chase, i would have bet money that the Ancestor Listmaker also let you look at descendants, did it used to do that, or am i just nuts?
@Jonathan - Ancestor Listmaker never produced lists of descendants. No comment on what that means about your mental state ;-)

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