Celebrity Connection Finder

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I think the degrees of separation from Kevin Bacon and other figures is a lot of fun; however I noticed that many of the people that connect you don't have any sources listed. I think it's kind of funny that WikiTree, which stresses sources, doesn't utilize them. ;-)

Just a couple of cents!
in The Tree House by Kerry Karner G2G2 (2.5k points)

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I would say that  WikiTree is not able to add or utilize sources as it is a website.  I would say that it is the people who use the site that choose not to add/utilize sources for a myriad of reasons - uploaded a gedcom and thought the sources would be usable; life got in the way; found it too difficult; didn't care that much for collaboration or accuracy.  When we are spread around the world, it is difficult to have an enforcer.

You can tell someone to add sources.  They say they will add sources. But then......
by Kathleen Heath G2G6 Mach 2 (20.6k points)
I would agree, Kathleen - I only wish that we had more genealogists who had the interest to pursue the sources, but it's not always the case.

If I see a profile that is missing sources, from time to time I just go out to family search and grab one or two if they're easy enough to find. I figure if I spent 3 minutes helping out that profile, then next time I or someone else comes across it, then at least it's received an initial source and others can build upon it.

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