Is there an easy way to find your earliest ancestor?

+7 votes
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Besides clicking on ever branch of every tree?
in WikiTree Tech by James Taylor G2G2 (2.9k points)

3 Answers

+6 votes
I'm still new at this too, but maybe in the menu under your id, try family list, then check ancestors and list by date.  That should help
by Melissa Jamison G2G6 Mach 1 (17.9k points)
That's a good technique, provided you don't have any ancestors more than 15 generations back
+5 votes

This is by number of generations rather than actual date

http://wikitree.sdms.si/function/WTWebAncestors/Ancestors.htm?WikiTreeID=Wallingford-62

Scroll down to the bottom - the middle generations are blank because there are too many.

It depends on weekend updates, so it won't work for your own profile until some time on Monday.

No guarantee of actual historicity.

 

by Anonymous Horace G2G6 Pilot (569k points)
That is so amazing. I just tried it. It is also a very good indicator of where I need to do more research.
Is there a way to access this function from the menus/wikitree pages?
From the Error Report, go to "search definition" and click Reports bottom left.
Thanks!
+1 vote
This report is part of WikiTree+ http://wikitree.sdms.si/Default.htm You can bookmark it bor quick access.

There you have various reports.described here: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/WikiTree_Plus Help is still being written, but something is there.
by Aleš Trtnik G2G6 Pilot (588k points)
James,

This report doesn't work for you, since your father is private. Change it to Private with public tree, and next week the report will work. Also grandparents were cheated this week, so they will be included in report after monday.

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