Connectors Challenge-Special Global Family Reunion Edition

+21 votes

Stemming from the grand success and fun of the Sourcerers Challenge, Connectors member, Greg Slade, put forth an idea for a monthly Connectors Challenge. This will be our first month running the challenge, and we already had plans to run a special Global Family Reunion Challenge this month, so the two are coinciding. 


Next month marks one year since AJ Jacobs' Global Family Reunion, an event he plans on repeating in coming years. There are still cousins on WikiTree who aren't connected to AJ yet, so this month we're focusing on the categories that hold them, the priority being the Global Family Reunion Unconnected Gedcoms and Global Family Reunion Unconnected. There should be a bit of something for everyone in there.

Now on to the Connectors Challenge Rules:

  1. Pick any WikiTree profile which is not connected to the main tree. (In other words, that profile does not have a box at the bottom of the page, showing the degrees of separation from Kevin BaconAJ Jacobs,Maureen O'Hara, and Queen Elizabeth II of the Commonwealth Realms.) You can look for unconnected profiles using the Unconnected People tool, the Unconnected Profiles category, the Unlinked_Profiles category, or you may run across an unconnected profile in the regular course of your research.
  2. Either add a new profile for a first degree relative (parent, spouse, sibling, or child) of the person on that profile, or else connect an existing profile on WikiTree to the profile you're working on.
  3. Add a source to the profiles involved in the connection showing the relationship between the two profiles. This could be a census record listing a family, a marriage record, a death record listing the spouse and/or parents, a birth record listing the parents, or any source which demonstrates that the two profiles should be connected to one another. Your source needs to be cited as closely to the style recommended on our Sources help page as possible to count towards your tally.
  4. If you are adding a new profile, add a second, independent source for that profile. (For example, if you add a spouse because of a marriage record, then look for a birth or death record for the spouse you're adding.) (Note: The reason for this rule isn't to discourage you from adding people. But as you have probably already learned, even official documents frequently misspell names, so adding an independent confirmation of the name helps to save other researchers time in trying to find records that don't exist, because the person's real name was not the same as showed up in the linking document.)
  5. Answer that month's post, creating a numbered list, and including the two profiles and the kind of source you used to make the connection. (For example: "1. Smith-123 to Jones-456 - marriage".) You only need to reply once. As you make more connections, just edit your post to add your new connections.
  6. If you connect a profile which completes a connection trail either for an isolated profile or an unconnected tree, please add "Connected!" at the end of the line which made the connection.
  7. The tally is of profiles connected to the WikiTree tree, not sources or profiles added. That said, if you can add a number of sources to a profile, all the better, and sometimes a connection will take a number of profiles to get added. Every one is different, and each one makes our tree better.
  8. If either or both profiles you connect did not have good sources before, then you can also count those sources towards the Sourcerers Challenge.
  9. All participants who do not already have a Connectors Project badge, will get one. Winners each month-the person with the most connections made to the tree-will get the Connection Challenge Winner badge, and the Top Connector each month with get a spiffy template to wear on their profile page. Stats will be kept on the Connectors Challenge page, just like we do for the Sourcerers Challenge.

See the first answer below as an example. Ask questions in the comments section here. Thank you! We'll work out kinks as we go :-)

in Requests for Project Volunteers by Abby Glann G2G6 Pilot (649k points)

What does that statement next to the names mean on the   The most connected of the Unconnected.  

List ?

For instance, one person has "21 connections" ; another has "3 connections"

You must be getting different results than I did.  For the first several pages, all of the people I see say "100+ Connections".  This means that all the people I'm looking at have over 100 people connected to them, though they remain unconnected to the larger tree.
One question, if you complete a merge during the month, which results in a connection, does that count towards your tally?  I'm really hoping that it does, as I have a couple that I should be able to complete soon.
Sure! Making that connection that connects a branch to the tree is what it's all about.


If I am trying to connect someone already in the WikiTree database and I wind up adding, oh, say 59+ individuals (with sources), did I just connect all those people?  Or does it only "count" when they connect to the main tree?  Does only the original person "count?"

Well, there's two different connections that we're talking about.  There are people who are completely unconnected: as in they have no parents, children, siblings or spouses.  If you connect someone to them, they would no longer be completely unconnected.

But they might remain unconnected to the Global Family Reunion Tree.  For that, you have to make one of those same type of family connections to someone else who is connected to the large, interconnected tree that includes over 8 million of the ~11 million profiles on WikiTree.  

The nice thing is, you only have to make one such connection and then all of your 59 connected profiles are also connected to the Global Family Reunion Tree.
I am determined to make this connection!  So far there are 149 well sourced individual, but no connection!  I started with a surname on my watch list, but can't connect them yet.  This is a very interesting family.  There is a murder, no mystery, no conviction either.  Such sad lives by today's standards.  Many of the children were out in the labor force at 12!  Servants, farm laborers...

14 Answers

+6 votes

James Houk to Margaret Salter, marriage

Margaret Salter to Aaron Salter, History of Tuscarawas County biography 

Scratch that. Not going anywhere.

1. James Houk to son, Isaac Houk 1850 US Census

Isaac Houk to Jemima Myers, 1870 US Census and son's death record 

Jemima Myers to son, Les Houk, death record

Les Houk to sisters, Flora Houk and Mary Houk, 1870 US Census and to his wife, Ella Barr, 1910 US Census and Les' death record

Ella Barr Houk to daughter, Lea J Houk, 1910 US Census, and her father John Barr 1870 US Census and Ella's marriage record

John Barr to son, Robert Barr, 1880 US Census and son, Eugene Barr, 1880 US Census

Eugene Barr to wife, Lura Dell Cramer, marriage and death records

Lura Cramer to her parents, John Cramer and Elizabeth Bricker, death records and Lura's birth records

John Cramer to his father, Michael Cramer, census and death records>> CONNECTED!

by Abby Glann G2G6 Pilot (649k points)
edited by Abby Glann

2. Next up (that last one was one from my own Unconnected list and has been driving me nuts for months), Jana Barker from the GFR Unconnected Gedcoms category. Looking at her way back grandfather, Zachariah Reid:

Zach Reid to son, Chalma Pitts Reid, death and census records

Oh! Found a duplicate to Zack after looking for his father, merged and now Jana is connected. Woot

3. Francois LaNeuville baptism record and son's death record to son

Francois Laneuville, baptism and census records to daughter

Mary Lenerville, census and marriage records to daughter

Caroline Hubbard census and obituary to daughter

Rosemary Weiland census and obituary to husband

Arthur Twardowski census and obituary to brother

Francis Twardowski census and obituary to wife

Veronica Barron FindAGrave and census to father

Felix Baron CONNECTED!


4. another from the GFR Unconnected Gedcoms, Hyrum Erastus Christensen to son

Chester Hyrum Christensen, obit, census to wife

Bessie Eva Hamilton obit, census to parents

William Richard Hamilton and Daisy Mae Skinner, obit for Bessie and census to

Daisy's parents William B. Skinner and Sarah F Jones, census and marriage to

father Curtis Skinner and Elizabeth Parrott, census, marriage, death records to


+7 votes
  1. Maria Antonia Soldano to her parents, Maestro Alberto Soldano and Caterina di Mattia. I created Caterina's profile today, using her Church death record to confirm her relation to Maria Antonia and Alberto. Alas, Caterina, who was a young woman, died three days after her daughter was born.
  2. Antonino Nicolosi to his parents, Don Bernardo Nicolosi and Donna Liboria Campo, via his baptismal record.
  3. Giuseppa Jannazzo (the last name is also spelled "Jannocco") to her father, Paolo Jannazzo, and to her husband, Salvatore Vintaloro, through her marriage record.
by Justin Cascio G2G5 (5.6k points)
edited by Justin Cascio
Hats off to you, Justin , on those profiles !
+6 votes

I have been working off of this list as well:  The most connected of the Unconnected.    Chris sent this out a couple of weeks ago.  Gives you the opportunity to connect a whole bunch of profiles at once.  

by Kyle Dane G2G6 Pilot (103k points)
I never saw that list and ah oh, a bunch of my One Namers on on that list of Chris ! Back to the drawing board. Thanks, Kyle !
+6 votes

ok, I'm picking back up on Carl Sagan, who I tried and gave up on last year. Help is welcome! Lots of Eastern European Jewish immigrants in this tree, as well as a branch of German Lutherans. 

I already had: Carl m. Ann Druyan, dau. of Harry Druyan and Pearl Goldsmith. Pearl's mother Hermina Rolff Goldsmith and Hermina's aunt was Minnie Rolff Lasche

[I simplified this list to reflect the successful chain of connection, but kept the numbering from my list of profiles created this month while looking for the connection.]

22. Minnie Rolff m. Ernest Lasche (marriage record, census)

23. Ernest's brother was E. Robert Lasche,  (marriage record) who was a captain in the Union Army.  Ooh, some of his childrens' spouses were actually born in the US! Am I getting warmer?

26. Robert's son, Alfred J.M. Lasche - got distracted reading about him; he was a biochemist involved in the alcohol industry and got Frank Lloyd Wright to design his house in FL. (various bios and records)

32. Alfred and Mary Lasche's daughter, Consuelo Lasche (census, engagement announcement)

33. Consuelo married Gilbert Shaw Maxwell (census, engagement announcement, birth record)

35. Gilbert's sister, Henrietta Shaw Lobdell (census, death record, DAR record)

36. Henrietta's husband, Charles Wesley Lobdell (DAR record, census)

37. his father, George Anson Lobdell (DAR record)

38. his father, Jacob Lobdell (DAR record)

39. his father, Jacob Lobdell, is CONNECTED!!!!





by Elizabeth Hargrave G2G4 (4.1k points)
edited by Elizabeth Hargrave
+7 votes

I have connected the large, previously unconnected Bishir family, at least tentatively.  The connection was made by linking previously unconnected Whitsett-250 to his father Whitsett-134

I see from reading the profile of Whitsett-134 that his connection, through the woman currently listed as his mother, Rebecca Stewart is in dispute, but I'm going to leave that to someone else to sort out.  I'm very confident in the connection that I made.  

by Kyle Dane G2G6 Pilot (103k points)
+6 votes

Many thanks for organising this challenge Abby, and like Kyle, I am concentrating my efforts on the 'most connected' list, but for those born in England, (and showing 80-100 unconnected profiles attached), so here are my connections for the month of May.

1. Benjamin Hocking CONNECTED! to his father John Hocking and his mother Elizabeth Webber, source: baptism
added John Hocking as brother to Benjamin, sources:baptism, marriage, 1841/51/61 census

added Eleanor Symons/Simmons as wife of John Hocking sources: baptism, marriage and 1841/51/61 census

added William Hocking as son of John and Eleanor: sources baptism, marriage, 1841/61 census

added Mary Ann Lawrence as wife of William Hocking: sources marriage and 1861 census

added William and Mary Ann as parents to existing profile William John Hocking

2. Mary Hocking CONNECTED! to parents John and Elizabeth Hocking (nee Webber): source baptism and burial

3. George Hansford CONNECTED! added wife Edith Julia Whitford, sources birth, marriage, death

added Edgar Robert Hansford as son of George and Edith, sources birth, marriage, death

added Eva Constance Brydon as wife of Edgar Hansford, sources birth, marriage, death

connected Eva to existing profile of her father William James Phillip Brydon, sources birth, marriage, death

added Adeline Grace Burrell as wife to William Brydon, sources birth, marriage, death

4. Hannah Clare Dorgan CONNECTED! (existing profile), sources 2 marriages and death

added Joseph Ford Dorrington as husband of Hannah, sources birth, marriage, death

connected Hannah to her 2nd husband John Samuel Hansford (existing profile), sources birth marriage death

5. Mary Eliza Humphryis CONNECTED! added father Joseph Humphryis sources birth, marriage, death

added husband William James Priestley sources birth, marriage, burial

added William Priestley as father of William J Priestley sources marriage and death

added Mary Eliza Butson as mother of William J Priestley sources marriage and death

connected Mary E Butson to her parents (existing profiles) Robert Butson and Mary Ann Ward  

6. Merged William Charles James Cudmore CONNECTED! (and Cudmore-166) sources added 1921 census, links to 1901 and 1911 census.  This connection removed 8 Cudmore entries in the 100+ list, and reduced the open unconnected Cudmores from 202 to 6.

7. Richard John Batchelor, CONNECTED! added his son Albert John Batchelor, sources birth and marriage

added Doris Elma Langford Sidebottom as wife to Albert, sources birth and marriage

added Henry Langford Sidebottom as father of Doris, sources birth, marriage, death and newspaper report

added Catherine Ellen Holloway as mother of Doris, sources birth, marriage, death and newspaper report

connected Henry Langford Sidebottom to his parents (existing profiles) Samuel Sidebottom and Susan Baker

8. James Henry Trembath, CONNECTED! connected to his father (existing profile) Thomas Trembath sources birth, marriage and death

added Johanna Warren, as mother for James, sources baptism, 1841/51/61 census, arrival in Melbourne, marriage and death.

9. Margaret Buckenham, CONNECTED! connected to her father (existing profile) John Buckenham source: baptism entry on Freereg website

added John Buckenham as father to 7 siblings of Margaret (all their baptism details were already in the bios, so nothing else to add)

10. John Palfreyman CONNECTED! connected to parents (existing profiles) William Palfreeman and Lucretia Fowler sources baptism

added Nancy surname unknown as wife of John Palfreyman sources 1841/1851 census and death

added John and Nancy as parents of (existing profile) Lucretia Diana Palfreyman source baptism

(I would have liked to have found details of the marriage of John and Nancy, but I think that John naming his daughter Lucretia Diana after his mother is proof enough of this connection)


by Carol Keeling G2G6 Mach 7 (73.5k points)
edited by Carol Keeling
Thanks, Carol. Greg did the bulk of the thinking. I just tweaked and posted :-)
We probably won't cross over much then because I tend to research only those with a connection in the US.  I was working on a set of Italians last night, but with a recent generation or two in New York.

Continued from above, (as had exceeded the max chars of 8,000)

11. Added Sarah Hunt CONNECTED! as wife to (existing profile) Matthew Robinson, source marriage

added John Robinson as son of Matthew and Sarah, sources baptism, marriage, 1851 census

added Mary Ellerby as wife of John Robinson, sources baptism, marriage and 1851 census

connected Mary Ellerby to her father (existing profile) Richard Ellerby

added Mary Kitchen as mother of Mary and wife of Richard Ellerby, sources marriage and 1851 census

12. Added John Gedye CONNECTED! as son to (existing profiles) John Gedye and Mary Best, source baptism

added Ann Cary Dangar as wife of John Gedye, source marriage

added Charles Dangar and Ann Cary as parents of Ann Cary Dangar, source baptism and marriage

added William Dangar as son of Charles and Ann, source baptism

added Judith Hooper as wife of William Dangar, source marriage

connected William and Judith as parents to (existing profile) Henry Dangar, source baptism, (his parents and birthplace were also mentioned in an existing source citation)

13. Added William Bottrell CONNECTED! and Hannah Victor as parents to (existing profile) Christopher Bottrell, source his baptism and their marriage

added Abraham Victor and Blanch Gundry as parents to Hannah Victor source her baptism, their marriage

added Abraham and Blanch as parents to existing profile Isaac Victor source his baptism

14. Merged Thomas Rashleigh CONNECTED! (and Rashleigh-25) added source for his baptism

and merged his wife Grace Trethowan (and Trethowan-143)  

Although I did all the initial research, and initiated the merge for these profiles, the actual merge was completed by the profile managers, so does this still count towards my tally?  

 15. Merged George John Hindmarsh CONNECTED! (and Hindmarsh-29) added source newspaper obituary naming several family members

16. Added John Elphick and Ruth Parris as parents of (existing profile) Minnie Kezia Elphick CONNECTED! source birth and 1871/81 census

Added Thomas Elphick and Harriett Noakes as parents of John Elphick source John's baptism, their marriage and 1851/1861/1871 census

Added Ruth Emily Elphick as daughter of Thomas and Harriett souce baptism and 1841 census

Added William Pain as husband of Ruth Elphick source marriage

Added Thomas Pain and Harriett Stephens as parents of William Pain source William's baptism, their marriage and 1841/51 census

Connected (existing profile) Charles Pain to his parents Thomas and Harriett source his baptism and 1841/1851 census

17. Connected Harriet Mary Richardson CONNECTED! to (existing profiles of) her son Robert William Robbins, her son George Henry Butchers and her daughter Hilda May Butchers added source birth registrations and census 1901/1911

+6 votes

As I mentioned in another post, I'm working on reassembling the family tree from a GEDCOM which somehow got unlinked when it was uploaded, so most of these connections are between people from that GEDCOM as I find them and source them.

  1. Slade-151 to Salmons-56 - census, christening
  2. Slade-151 to Salmons-56 - census, christening
  3. Slade-151 to Salmons-53 - census, christening
  4. Slade-151 to Salmons-54 - census, christening
  5. Slade-151 to Salmons-55 - census, christening
  6. Slade-151 to Salmons-52 - christening
  7. Slade-151 to Salmons-31 - christening, census
  8. Salmons-50 to Salmons-20 - christening, census
  9. Gasson-34 to Gasson-29 - birth, census
  10. Gasson-29 to Gasson-30 - christening
  11. Gasson-29 to Gasson-33 - census
  12. Gasson-29 to Gasson-36 - christening, census
  13. Gasson-29 to Gasson-31 - christening, census
  14. Gasson-29 to Gasson-32 - christening, census
  15. Salmons-50 to Salmons-21 - christening, census
  16. Salmons-50 to Salmons-24 - christening, census
  17. Slade-151 to Salmons-29 - christening
  18. Salmons-295 to Salmons-29 - proposed merge, which would link 7 descendants
  19. Barron-1001 to Barron-1003 - christening
  20. Barron-1003 to Barron-1022 - christening
  21. Barron-1003 to Barron-1004 - christening
  22. Slade-151 to Salmons-57 - christening
  23. Salmons-57 to Salmons-58 - christening, census
  24. Salmons-57 to Salmons-32 - christening, census
  25. Salmons-57 to Salmons-59 - christening, census
  26. Salmons-57 to Salmons-60 - christening, census
  27. Salmons-57 to Salmons-38 - christening, census
  28. Salmons-57 to Salmons-39 - christening, census
  29. Salmons-57 to Salmons-41 - christening, census
  30. Salmons-57 to Salmons-42 - christening, census
  31. Salmons-44 to Salmons-43 - christening
  32. Spurgeon-298 to Spurgeon-327 - biography, christening, census
  33. Spurgeon-298 to Spurgeon-328 - birth, census
  34. Neilson-719 to Neilson-740 - census, marriage
  35. Neilson-719 to Neilson-741 - census, marriage
  36. Neilson-719 to Neilson-742 - census, marriage
  37. Neilson-718 to Neilson-743 - birth, census, Wikipedia, Dictionary of Canadian Biography, Neilson Dairy web site


by Greg Slade G2G6 Pilot (590k points)
edited by Greg Slade
+6 votes

I'm working on unconnected profile trees that list 100+ connections.  Not sure if this gives me 100 points or 1 point per connection.  In any case, it certainly adds to the total number of connected profiles in WikiTree!

  1. Johannes Reichelderfer - SAR database record and Find A Grave.  Added to 1776 project, connected to his son, Heinrich Reichelderfer --> CONNECTED!
  2. Charles Stebbins - birth record and WWI draft registration, connected to his parents, Nathan and Mary Stebbins --> CONNECTED!
  3. Rosa May Stebbins - marriage record, 1880 census, connected her to parents, Nathan and Mary Stebbins --> CONNECTED!
  4. Nancy Wood - marriage record, 1870 & 1880 census, Find A Grave, connected her to her father, William F. Wood --> CONNECTED!  Also deleted duplicates of William Wood, his wife, and 2 of their other children.
by Star Kline G2G6 Pilot (639k points)
edited by Star Kline
+6 votes

My project was the Perkins family of Middletown VT.  A contributor uploaded a number of early Middletown residents without any connection to the tree.  I have started to connect them with this family.

1. Created Esther Colburn-748, attaching her to her parents, Thomas Colburn-749 and Esther Flagg-41.  Birth record.  Added Biography and sources.

2. CONNECTED! Francis Perkins-826, marriage record.  Added biography and other sources.

3. Added Francis Perkins to his parents, Jacob Perkins-6524 and Mary Fuller-6615, which I created.  Marriage record.

4. CONNECTED! Jacob Perkins-822 to his parents Jacob and Mary, birth record.  

5. Added Wesley Perkins-2209 to his parents, Francis and Esther, birth record.

by Carolyn Adams G2G6 Mach 8 (85.6k points)
edited by Carolyn Adams
+7 votes

First official connection

Picked as an ancestral surname but an unrelated / unconnected to me ( I like to leave my ancestral surnames tidier than i find them:)

  • Emily Radburn Connected!! (plus 4 others already on through her) to her father

 -----  sources 1851, 1861, 1871 censuses, marriage, also added her mother Druce-73 (same sources)

Added www.wikitree/wiki/radburn-217 as sister of Emily
 ----- source birth reg, marriage reg, 1861 census

Added www.wikitree/wiki/norridge-8 as husband to Jane
 ----- source birth reg, marriage reg, 1861 census

Added www.wikitree/wiki/Norridge-7 and www.wikitree/Tidmarsh-40 as parents to Frederick
----- source marriage reg, 1841, 1851, 1861 census

Added as father of Eli
----- source 1841 census

Added as brother of Eli and son of Thomas
----- source 1841, 1851, 1871 censuses and marriage reg

Added as son of George and his wife Edgington-134
----- source birth reg, marriage reg, 1871, 1891 and 1901 censuses

Connected to existing profile www.wikitree/wiki/norridige-3 to her father Richard
---- source birth reg, marriage reg and 1901 census


by Paula Dea G2G6 Mach 8 (84.9k points)
edited by Paula Dea
+7 votes
  1. Wilbur I. Winterburn from Category:Global Family Reunion Unconnected to 
  2. mother Frances Soward, birth index
  3. and to father Nathaniel Irving Winterburn, 1920 and 1930 census
  4. Nathaniel Irving Winterburn to wife Frances Soward and to parents, George Francis Winterburn, 1900, 1910 census, marriage record
  5. Nathaniel Irving Winterburn to mother Mary Emma Wilson, 1900 and 1910 census, marriage record
  6. George and Mary to son Halford Winterburn, 1900 census
  7. Frances Soward to husband and to parents, Franklin David Soward 
  8. and Florence Eliza Hill, same marriage record
  9. Florence Hill to father Samuel Hill, 1900 census
  10. Franklin David Soward and Florence Eliza Hill to daughter Estelle T. (Soward) Ray, 1900 census
  11. Estelle Soward to husband Swezea Moody Ray, marriage index, 1910, 1920, 1930 census
  12. Swezea Ray to father Rev. Fountain Pitts Ray, birth index, 1900 census > > CONNECTED! so he doesn't get his own number but connects to his son Joseph Ray, 1870 census, death
  13. Fountain to daughter Mattie Ray, 1870 census
  14. Fountain to daughter Natalie Ray, 1870, 1880 census
  15. Fountain to daughter Lou Ray, 1870, 1880 census
  16. Fountain Ray to son Melville Ray, 1880, 1900 census
  17. Fountain Ray to wife Elizabeth Frances Wells, 1880, 1900 census
  18. Fountain and Elizabeth to son Charles Ray, 1900 census, death index
  19. F & E to daughter Sallie Augusta Ray, birth, 1900 census
  20. F & E to son Fount Ray, 1880 census, death
  21. George Francis Winterburn to his father Joseph Winterburn 
  22. and sister Louise Winterburn, 1910 and 1920 census
  23. Wilbur I. "William" Winterburn to first wife Kathryn Greene: daughter's birth announcement, ex-husband's estate
  24. Kathryn Greene to father William N. Greene, 1930, 1940 census
  25. William Greene to wife Olive Jewett, marriage, 1920-1930-1940 census
  26. Olive Jewett to father Charles Reuben Jewett, 1910 census
  27. Charles to wife Agnes Kate Campbell, 1900-1910 census
  28. Olive Jewett #25 to daughter Barbara Greene, birth, 1930-1940 census
  29. Wilbur I. "William" Winterburn #1 to daughter Linda Winterburn: birth announcement, birth index
  30. Linda Winterburn to husband John Wisler: marriage, divorce
  31. New family: Preston Berry Horton to son Griffin Reuben Horton: 1870 census, Griffin's death record - CONNECTED!
  32. Preston to daughter Sarah Horton: 1860, 1870 census
  33. Preston to daughter Tennessee "Jennie" Horton: 1860, 1870, 1900 census
  34. Jennie to husband George Johnson: 1900 census
  35. Preston to daughter Mary C. Horton: 1860, 1870 census
  36. Preston to daughter Eulitia Horton: 1860, 1870 census
  37. Preston to son Douglass Horton: 1860, 1870 census
  38. Preston to son Drew Horton: 1860, 1870 census
  39. Preston to son John Horton: 1870 census, death
  40. Preston to daughter Martha Horton: 1850, 1860 census
  41. Preston to daughter Eliza "Dicy" J. Horton: 1850, 1860 census
  42. Preston to daughter Palestine Horton: 1850, 1860 census
  43. Preston to daughter Louisa Alabama Horton: 1850, 1860 census
  44. Preston to daughter Georgia Ann Horton: 1850, 1860 census
  45. Preston to daughter Douglas (Horton) Coleman: 1850, 1860 census
by Karen Lowe G2G6 Pilot (170k points)
edited by Karen Lowe
+6 votes

Here goes nothing...

1. Charles Graham to father, George Graham to wife, Lucy Locke, then connected to mother, Rebecca Strader... so CONNECTED!!

Here is one I keep putting off...

2. C.S. Lewis and his father, Albert Lewis to mother, Martha Gee to... not going anywhere due to problems with two possible mothers (and I'm not great with English/Irish family history)... so start over... Martha's husband... Richard (which was created a while back by another user, but not sourced...)... to his son, Joseph Lewis.... to his son, Joseph T. Lewis... not working... start again... CS Lewis's wife, Helen Joy Davidman... Her first husband, William Gresham, his father, Henry H. Gresham... and his father, Henry H. Gresham, and his father, Thomas P Gresham...

by Luci Goodman G2G5 (5.6k points)
edited by Luci Goodman

(Taken from a tree on Familysearch), Thomas Gresham had a sister Sophia born Maryland 1797, who married Richard Spencer. I think his parents may be Richard Spencer and Martha Wickes. I can't source this to confirm it, but maybe you can and it will help you to connect up.  

Thank you for the tip! I'll look into it!
+7 votes

I worked on the unconnected Heap family with Carol last week and finally got the connection, this connected 100-400 profiles, this is how - birth reg, 1881 census, marriage reg, 1901 and 1911 census, death reg - her father, marriage reg, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901 censuses, death reg his wife / Bertha's mother - marriage reg, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901, 1911 censuses, death reg  - their son / Bertha's brother - birth reg,  1861, 1871, 1881, marriage reg 1891, 1901, 1911 censuses, death reg - his wife (already on wiki) CONNECTED!! - birth reg,  1861, 1871, 1881, marriage reg 1891, 1901, 1911 censuses, death reg





by Paula Dea G2G6 Mach 8 (84.9k points)
+6 votes

Bottrell-23 Mary Bottrell - Added baptism, 1841 census
Bottrall-4 (Mary's father) - Added Marriage - CONNECETED!!
Rodda-200 (Mary's mother) - Added Marriage

This link connects up about 300 profiles



by Paula Dea G2G6 Mach 8 (84.9k points)

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