Tool for furthest ancestor

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Howdy all, not a major issue or anything, just something I got to wondering.  In all my meanderings around the Wikitree website, I've read all sorts of fun, interesting and informative pages.  During the last couple of weekends I spent some fun time on the Relationship Finder Quick Links page, particularly the Magna Carta fellows (all supposedly ancestors). Got to wondering if there is a tool/page for finding one's lineage to the most remote ancestor in time on the Big Tree.  Sounds like something that someone would have put on here, but I don't recall having found one.  If there is, or something similar, could I get a shove in the right direction?


in WikiTree Help by Art Black G2G6 Mach 4 (49.4k points)
recategorized by Michael Stills
Go to your Suggestions, click on WikiTree+ at the top left.  Hit Reports, then Ancestors.

Won't work if you're Private - start from an ancestor who isn't Private.
You can also go to Family Tree & Genealogy Tools on your profile and use the Brick Wall Ancestor app.
Cooool!  Exactly what I was looking for on here.  Ends with a Persian born around 25 AD!  Not for a minute do I believe that in almost 2000 years of lineage that every father/son relationship is biological; many are probably wishful-thinking, but its fun to imagine and find good histories of various locations to read!  This will be fun and interesting to pursue for a long time.  Thanks!
Thanks Helmut, hadn't realized the potential of that Brick Wall Ancestor app.  What an excellent tool!  Goes back 10 generations and that is my primary focus on the profiles with which I work, immigrant ancestors to the present.  I'm already making a list of a few brick walls I need to re-visit.  Thanks again.
It appears that this works only on oneʻs own profile. I cannot find the Brick Wall App as a line item on the profile of my husband. Am I missing something?

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