The series that started with "Can you help connect a Delaware Governor?" has been wildly successful, linking up a bunch of unconnected branches in jig time. However, it may be time to take a slightly different approach, for a couple of reasons:
First, when I made a suggestion that we could do with some more variety in our Relationship Finder Quick Links page, Chris said that it was a good idea, but the thing is that that page uses the Relationship Finder. So unless somebody is a cousin of the person they're checking (at least, as far as has been mapped out on WikiTree), they're not going to find a relationship. (Granted, people do have the choice of using the Connection Finder if the Relationship Finder doesn't get a hit, but the primary search is the Relationship Finder.) Therefore, it's not really enough if a notable is connected to the main tree through a long and meandering trail of connections. Chris believes that, for a list to be useful on that page, each person on it needs to have at least one line going back as far as their great-grandparents.
Second, many people find trying to connect people to the main tree too hard a task to attempt. With roughly 3,300 people born since 1 AD for every profile on WikiTree, they find the odds of trying to link up a branch to the main tree simply too daunting. But this challenge may be less daunting: finding, sourcing, and creating profiles for the ancestors of a particular person, going back only three generations.
For the first attempt at this sort of a challenge, I have chosen former Prime Ministers of Australia. All of the people on this list (except for one) are already connected to the main tree, but most of them do not have a full set of great-grandparents listed on WikiTree.
For those former Prime Ministers who don't already have 8 great-grandparents listed on WikiTree (or have "Unknown" people listed within 3 generations), your mission, Jim, should you decide to accept it, is to seek out, source, and add profiles for as many missing great-grandparents as you can find. As you add a new great-grandparent, please post a message here, so we can keep track of how we're doing.
If you can add sources, photos, or biographies, add siblings, children, aunts, uncles, etc., or improve the profiles of these former Prime Ministers or their family members in other ways, so much the better!
P.P.S. If this challenge intrigues you, and you think you might like to try your hand at connecting unconnected branches, there are threads for that, too: