Why are my mother and grandpa not connected to each other?

+6 votes
I don't understand what connected means. My grandpa and my mother are listed as unconnected. I can understand him being unconnected, but I would think that her being listed as his daughter is a connection.
WikiTree profile: Chris Bonnerup
in Policy and Style by Living Falksen G2G Crew (840 points)
retagged by Keith Hathaway
Do you mean these connections to notables?


I happen to have a connection, zigzagging up and down through my own tree and a few entered by others. You'll probably get one, somwhere, if you continue back in time in your tree.

2 Answers

+1 vote
Is Florence your mother and Johanna your grandpa? If so, I noticed they are not connected. You can go to her profile and then go to edit and connect her to her parents on the right side of screen.
by Brian Penske G2G6 Mach 6 (63.3k points)
Chris is my grandpa, Esther is my mother. Florence is my aunt. Johanna is my grandma.
+4 votes
To expand a bit on what Eva had to say, in WikiTree to be connected means to be be able to move up and down the main "World Tree" to reach anyone else who is less than 50 steps from you (I think that's the number).  The vast majority of the profiles here (people) are joined into this tree, usually via many lines.  There are a few large islands which haven't been connected yet and a lot of small groups.  One of the goals of WikiTree is to link as many profiles as possible, or to put it another way to minimize the number of unconnected profiles.
by Dave Dardinger G2G6 Pilot (430k points)
So I have to keep adding ancestors until someone is in the World Tree?

Or add marriages until someone is in the World Tree?

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