Connectors Monthly - February 2019

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Here is some information for people interested in the Connectors Project.

Connection Status:

Connection Status - February 2019

As of the first of this month, 3,701,095 out of 19,567,744 profiles (19%) on WikiTree were not connected to the main tree. (Or, to put it another way, 81% of profiles on WikiTree were connected to the main tree.)

Connection Trend:

Connection Trend - February 2019

The percentage of connected profiles is up from 74.30% in March, 2016. And, in fact, that percentage has increased at least slightly every single month in all that time, so that's a tribute to the dedication of all connectors.
Whether you have asked for the Connectors badge or not, if you've connected even one unconnected profile to the main tree, you should pat yourself on the back.

Of the 3,701,095 unconnected profiles, 1,014,410 profiles (5%) had no links to any other profiles at all: no parents, spouses, siblings, or children.

Unlinked profiles happen for a number of reasons:

  • Some of them are for people who joined WikiTree and put up their own profiles, but chose not to build out their family trees for whatever reason.
  • Some of them are profiles that people have created for Notables, but haven't gone on to add any of those Notables' family members. Many of the profiles in the "Bronze" and "Silver" sections of the Notables List page are in that situation, and need to be connected to the main tree before they can move to the "Gold" section.
  • Some of them are leftovers from GEDCOM uploads which somehow got unlinked during the upload process. The Lost and Found Project was started to try to identify, source, link, and finally connect those unlinked profiles.

Unconnected Branches:

The top ten unconnected branches on the Connectors Chat page this month are:

Number Linking Profile Branch Size Location
1 Geok Kim-1 3,629 China, Malaysia?
2 Loskot-1 2,327 Czech Republic, Slovenia
3 Samaha-3 1,372 Lebanon
4 Evert-56 1,087 Germany
5 Thölke-2 968 Germany
6 Kahn-152 895 Hungary, Romania
7 Nascimento-12 852 Portugal, Brazil, Germany
8 Nizamani-3 815 Pakistan
9 Morda-5 822 Italy
10 Wendlinger-1 791 France, Germany, Switzerland

As you can see, unconnected branches can be from anywhere. The Let others know what locations you are working on page now lists unconnected branches from 35 countries (and 52 states, territories, and the District of Columbia in the United States).

WikiTree profile: Space:Connectors_Chat
in The Tree House by Greg Slade G2G6 Pilot (431k points)
edited by Greg Slade

Current Connection Threads on G2G:

How to Connect Unconnected Branches:

There are a number of Hints and Tips near the bottom of the Connectors Chat page.

How To Connect To The Connectors Project:

  • The first place to look is always the Connectors Project Page 
  • You can also check out the Connectors Chat page and its sub-pages. There is content on each page, but also pay attention to the chat running down the right side of each page. Those chats (plus G2G) are our primary ways of communicating within the project.
  • If you haven't already used up all your G2G tags, make sure you add the CONNECTORS tag to the tags you follow in G2G, so that any threads with that tag will show up in your G2G Discussion Feed.

Previous Issues:

There are only three days left in the January/February 2019 Connectors Challenge. I'll try to remember to link to the February/March 2019 Connectors Challenge once that thread is posted.

Those are some great stats, Greg!  Thanks for posting the infographics.

All the best,

Good to know. Just don't look at my watchlist. I do not want to appear on any of your top ten lists.

Those are great stats Greg. Thank you for sharing! The Connectors are an important part of our global tree - you are all appreciated. Hmmm, I see a few Portuguese names on that list (wandering off to take a look)

I don't have any ancestors from the isle of Terceira (sad face) but I improved a few of the profiles.

1 Answer

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The statistics are inspiring--thank you for posting them.
by Robin Rainford G2G6 Mach 1 (13.5k points)

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