We hit the 19 million!

+36 votes

Our tree includes 19,000,097


asked in The Tree House by Marion Poole G2G6 Pilot (187k points)
retagged by Ellen Smith
Whew 19Mil. We need a nap.
And the entire historical population of the world is?  Hmm,  we have a long way to go, but we are on a great start!!!!

5 Answers

+15 votes
That's fantastic!!  How do you find that number within Wikitree?
answered by Karen Lorenz G2G6 Mach 3 (32.2k points)
Go to the main home page, the blurb after the four bullet points.
Thank you S Stevenson.  Isn't is strange how you see something all the time, but don't read everything on the page?  I hate to admit it, but I've been guilty of that a few times.
+11 votes
Kaboom! - I was watching for it, and here we are!

19,000,000 !!!
answered by SJ Baty G2G6 Pilot (296k points)
+13 votes
So that means we needed less than a year to build 3 million new profiles as the 16 million G2G post is from 23 Dec 2017 https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/527204/happy-christmas-chris-wikitree-16-000-000-advent-is-here

Well done to all of us!
answered by Jelena Eckstädt G2G6 Mach 8 (89.7k points)
+11 votes
Am I the only one who worked furiously yesterday entering profiles? I was amazed at the speed with which profiles were entered! I think it was in the neighborhood of 1,000 per hour. Now I'll have to see if that is ordinary or was the community making a big push.
answered by Lucy Selvaggio-Diaz G2G6 Pilot (269k points)
I saw the 19 million coming, and felt excited and enthusiastic, so contributed with my part of a big push--but it seems WikiTree is now picking up steam, and regularly adding profiles at a good clip, and hopefully with consistently good quality, too.

Uhhh, I worked on just one already existing profile all day yesterday with only two new profiles added. sad

That's ok, Pip.  I'm sure you did your fair share along the way to get to 19,000,000. Wow, what a big number!!
+9 votes

WikiTree increased by 1 million profiles in the past four months, since 1 Aug 2018--well done! 
These numbers indicate WikiTree's progress is steady and strong, with over 3 million additional profiles added in the past year:

14,010,240 profiles and 421,080 genealogists 
8 May 2017

15,000,003 profiles and 449,694 genealogists
25 Aug 2017 

16,001,445 profiles and 479,256 genealogists
23 Dec 2017

17,000,997 profiles and 517,874 genealogists
1 April 2018 

17,503,041 profiles and 539,687 genealogists
31 May 2018

18,004,366 profiles and 548,081 genealogists
1 Aug 1 2018

19,001,680 profiles and 576,292 genealogists
4 Dec 2018

answered by Cynthia Larson G2G6 Pilot (162k points)
WOW! Look at the number of genealogist who joined up in the past year. 150,000+!  That’s quite an accomplishment, too!
Good info.  Looks like our current rate is about 8,000 profiles added per day.  I'm personally hitting about 30 per day, about 0.4% of all daily created profiles, ha!  

Looks like from a rate of change standpoint, we've been about steady at 8,000 profiles a day since May 2017.  Should be around 35 million in 5 years.

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