Closing in on 20 million profiles!

+22 votes
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Of course, we have to count duplicates, but even with all the merging going on, we’re gaining on 20 million profiles! Fun to refresh the WikiTree homepage every few minutes and see the number go up...

 Our tree includes 19,999,380 profiles 

asked in The Tree House by Pip Sheppard G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)
edited by Pip Sheppard

19,995,019

19,995,352

19,998,199 

So close now!

19,998,471 - 10pm Wednesday in Australia!

I tried... I sat here and waited but it sort of glitched at 19,999,996 and skipped to 20,000,000. I wish there was a way to see who what number each profile is.
Maybe Ales could do it?
Isn’t that rather fluid, you would move up and down the ranks depending on merges etc?
Yes, we could just say like which one it is in the order the profiles were created though.
It could be like the 7 billionth person born.  There's no way to know for sure who that was, but they picked a baby girl in the Philippines at random to symbolically represent the 7 billionth living person (although India made their own claim for the 7 billionth person).
Yes, but wikitree is a website, everything is on the computer and there are exact times any and everything happened.

20 Answers

+26 votes
 
Best answer
answered by Eowyn Langholf G2G Astronaut (1.3m points)
selected by Chris Whitten

Congratulations one and all, wow, what an achievement!!! Way to go WikiTree members!!!!!!yes

Proud to say I was a 0.00025% part of that! laughyeslaugh

(About 500 profiles, in case you're curious)

Huge congrats!

@Chris Whitten and @Eowyn Langholf 

Nice artwork!

+14 votes

Ohhhh!! Looks like I better get busy. laugh

answered by Dallace Moore G2G6 Mach 3 (36.3k points)
Hi Dallace! I hit a gold mine in Texas, a collateral line that had lots of kids and sources. Added about 50 or so the last few days.
I'm doing my part, one profile at a time :-)
+12 votes
I have been adding a few. I just connected Luke Perry to the big tree and there a lot of relatives yet to add over the next few days.
answered by Dale Byers G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)
+11 votes
That's great - it is a good feeling to know that Wikitree is going to be around for a long time.
answered by SJ Baty G2G6 Pilot (377k points)
+8 votes
I stand by my estimate I gave on the "600,000 members" post: We'll hit 20 million profiles near the end of March.  Now it's looking like the 3rd week of March.
answered by Rob Neff G2G6 Mach 1 (14.9k points)

So today's the  morning of the 14th, and it's at 19,897,911.

We'll hit 19,900,000 today, moving along at a steady clip of 10K profiles/day, I'll narrow down my guess to March 23rd. (March 24, Slovenia time, which is how WikiTree seems to date things).

My math was off. It's more like 9K/day, so we'll hit the big 2-0 on March 27th.

Good prediction, R!

Right now we stand at 20,000,425.

Thanks!  Or maybe I should thank the power of math 

smiley

+9 votes
I'm doing my part - adding profiles for my surnamesakes, sourcing people with persons that still don't exist on WT, contributing to different GGparent's quests... We're coming nearer now we are at

19,823,891
answered by Jelena Eckstädt G2G6 Pilot (130k points)
19,830,000+ now .. maybe hit 20m at the weekend!?
+9 votes

Our tree includes 19,949,416 profiles (5,190,903 with DNA test connections) edited by 606,071 genealogists from around the world.

answered by Marion Poole G2G6 Pilot (294k points)
Closing in....
+7 votes

Less than 50k :) 

Our tree includes 19,951,070 profiles (5,190,903 with DNA test connections) edited by 606,132 genealogists from around the world.

answered by Jelena Eckstädt G2G6 Pilot (130k points)
+9 votes

If anybody wants to help speed up the event, the Needs Profiles Created category is a good resource to find people who are already sourced, but don't yet have profiles. (And, as a bonus, most of them will already be connected to the main tree.)

answered by Greg Slade G2G6 Pilot (204k points)
I’ve included this category on several profiles I created under:

North Carolina, Need Profiles Created

I left census records on those profiles so it’ll be easy to start.
Never knew this existed, thanks Greg!
+7 votes

Nearly there

Our tree includes 19,976,614 profiles (5,207,313 with DNA test connections) edited by 606,968 genealogists from around the world.

answered by Marion Poole G2G6 Pilot (294k points)
+8 votes
I joined 3+years ago when WT was at 8 million. I've never looked back. 20 million here we come!
answered by Bart Triesch G2G6 Pilot (222k points)
+8 votes
I suspect we'll be at 20 million by tomorrow or early the next day....!
answered by Alex Stronach G2G6 Mach 8 (80.1k points)
+7 votes

Our tree includes 19,989,401 profiles (5,212,756 with DNA test connections) edited by 607,474 genealogists from around the world.

answered by Marion Poole G2G6 Pilot (294k points)
+6 votes
19,990,231

less than 10k :)
answered by Jelena Eckstädt G2G6 Pilot (130k points)
+7 votes
The math seems a bit odd.  There's currently 19.99 million profiles, the global connections page says there's 15,992,322 profiles connected, but the unconnected people page says there 3,731,137 (almost a palindrome).  15.99 million + 3.73 million = 19.7 million something.  What happened to the nearly 300K other people?
answered by Rob Neff G2G6 Mach 1 (14.9k points)
That’s a good catch, RN! You oughta post that to G2G and see what the tech gurus say about it.
Maybe it's because the connections aren't updated as often as the profile count... just a speculation
Jamie (after someone's suggestion on G2G?) pointed out a problem to me yesterday in the count on the Special:Connection page. We were still using the count for Queen Victoria, but that's off because she is no longer the main anchor. It's now been updated to Henry VIII and displays as 16.2 million.
+5 votes

Our tree includes 19,993,858 profiles (5,218,365 with DNA test connections) edited by 607,654 genealogists from around the world.

answered by Marion Poole G2G6 Pilot (294k points)

Our tree includes 19,994,057 profiles 

Under 6000 to go!

I just added two.
Tick, tick, ticking over!
+5 votes
We are at less than 1000 profiles to go!
answered by Jelena Eckstädt G2G6 Pilot (130k points)
Less than 400 now.
+4 votes
Less than 250 to go.

Keep adding!
answered by Thomas Fuller G2G6 Mach 3 (37.7k points)
+5 votes
And we are there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
answered by Thomas Fuller G2G6 Mach 3 (37.7k points)
Okay, everybody can stop now.

Just kidding...

image Too funny R Neff

+4 votes

What a great present to us all! I think it is very exciting! Congratulations to all of you out there helping to expand our global tree. 

answered by Mindy Silva G2G6 Pilot (221k points)

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