Feature Request: Show my number of direct ancestors on wikitree

+4 votes
I think it would be really neat and kind of motivating if my profile (and maybe every profile) showed the number of direct ancestors connected to on wikitree. As I connected branches of my tree to others and added to the ends, I would be increasing the number. (I "think" I can see how many I have in the most recent 25 generations through the progress message in Relationship Finder, which says "Finding ancestors for Ashley-1950" and then has a number in parens that starts going up and tops out at about 14,000." This number seems to slowly go up over the months.)
in WikiTree Tech by Chase Ashley G2G6 Pilot (315k points)
or have it as a search function... :)
I guess you're right about the 14,000.  That's one very full tree you've got there.

There's the question of whether they're all different or whether people get double-counted if they're in more than one line.
How do you see 14,000? I can't see it.
Sandi - For example, if I go to your public page and then do Relationship to Me, there is a status line in the upper lefthand part of the frame which first says "Finding ancestors of Wiggins-127 (XXX)" and there is a number in XXX that starts counting up and seems to top out around 5,000 and then it switches to "Finding ancestors of Ashley-1950 (XXX)" and the number in XXX starts counting up and tops out in around 14,000.

BTW, Relationship to Me shows that we are 8th cousins once removed, both descended from Daniel Boone's grandfather, George Boone. :-)
Thank you, cousin! You perhaps have less pedigree collapse.

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+3 votes
Would Family List under My WikiTree menu be more accurate?  It looks like it tells you all the profiles that are connected to you.  You can have the list sort by ancestors, descendents or both; as well as, with or without siblings.

My watchlist, the profiles I am manager on, has 81.  When I run the Family List with the Both and With options checked, there are 230 profiles that I am connected to.  If I run it with Ancestors and Without options checked, the number drops to 92 and is the direct line (11 people that were already on WikiTree when I started).
by Kathleen Heath G2G6 Mach 2 (22.2k points)
ImANoob 249 in 15 generations. :)
Thanks, Katherine. Family List does seem to give a good number, although it only takes you back 15 generations versus 25 for Relationship Finder. My number in Family List is 2,961 without siblings of ancestors and 8,074 with siblings. I don't think Relationship Finder would be counting siblings, so I guess the extra 10 generations accounts for the difference be 2,961 and about 14,000.

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