Quest for Great-Grandparents: How Are We Doing?

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I was pondering a couple of new lists for the Relation Finder Quick Links "Quest for Great-Grandparents" challenges, when I looked at the list of challenge threads on the "How to increase a country's presence on WikiTree" page, and realised that we're up to 14 challenges. So I think I'll pull in my horns a bit, and not post any more until three of them get completed, and then I can add one, and try to keep it at an even dozen. After all, surely a dozen different challenges would be enough variety for just about anybody's taste, right? (Besides which, I'm going to have a lot less time to spend on WikiTree going forward.)

So how are the challenges going? Here are the top three challenges in order by percent complete:

Rank Subject   ↓ Percent Complete
1 Quest for Great-Grandparents: United Kingdom Edition 71.9%
2 Quest for Great-Grandparents: Orbital Edition (Part 2) 70.2%
3 Quest for Great-Grandparents: Australia Edition 59.1%

And here are the challenges with the fewest great-grandparents still to find:

Rank Subject   ↓ Great-Grandparents Still to Find
1 Quest for Great-Grandparents: Orbital Edition (Part 2) 31 
2 Quest for Great-Grandparents: United Kingdom Edition 36 
3 Quest for Great-Grandparents: Royal Edition 38 

You may have noticed that the order of those lists is different. That's because there are different numbers of people in the challenges. So the Australia challenge ranks lower in terms of how few great-grandparents still need to be found than it does in terms of percent complete, because it has a much longer list of people. (The Orbital Edition would have been even larger if I hadn't broken it into two.)

So, if you're anxious to see another challenge sooner, those lists should give you some ideas about where to concentrate your efforts.

On the other hand, if you feel like giving some love to a bunch of notables who have a serious deficit of great-grandparents, Quest for Great-Grandparents: Archivist Edition is the challenge which is in last place in terms of percent complete, and Quest for Great-Grandparents: Hymn Writer Edition is the challenge which has the greatest number of great-grandparents still to find.

in The Tree House by Greg Slade G2G6 Pilot (303k points)

2 Answers

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Is there a way I can find out other NZ ones needing gr grandparents?  I know where the Prime Ministers list is (The Irish have me stumped!) and have done the Archivist one.  Are there others I can work on?
by Kylie Fowler G2G6 Mach 1 (13.2k points)

I list the countries included in each challenge on the "How to increase a country's presence on WikiTree" page. I'm sorry, but none of the other current challenges have anybody from New Zealand on them. However, there are a number of unconnected Kiwis (and links to more) in the New Zealand section of the "Let other know what locations you are working on" page.

(If there's a pop/soda/soft drink that was invented in New Zealand, and you can find out the inventor's birthdate and place, I could add them to the "Fizzy" challenge. Or I could add somebody who invented a New Zealand goodie to the "Goodie" challenge.)

We have Lemon & Paeroa (Fizzy drink) but I will have to do some research on it.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lemon_%26_Paeroa

Looks like Arthur Wohlman would possibly be deemed the creator.

Pineapple Lumps are a Goodie but created by a company.

And Pavlova would start an argument with the Australian's...lol
What about a Hymn writer? They call God Defend NZ a hymn.... https://mch.govt.nz/nz-identity-heritage/national-anthems/history-god-defend-new-zealand
Kylie, what about Whittaker’s peanut slab created by Maurice Whittaker? There’s the beginnings of a great family tree on their website, though Maurice Whittaker may still be alive. A Geni tree has him born in 1914, which would relate to a 1982 death??
Good thinking, Maestro!  Excellent NZ 'Goodie'.
Any or all of those sound good. Just give me the WikiTree IDs to add.
Thomas Bracken already has an impressive page but, in hindsight, he is a poet.  They turned a poem into a hymn so probably isn't actually a 'hymn writer'.

Bracken-583
Our NZ Goodie creator is Maurice Whittaker-2637 who created the Whittaker's Peanut Slab. I'll be adding to his tree over the next few day.
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Update:

Here are the top three challenges in order by percent complete:

Rank Subject   ↓ Percent Complete
1 Quest for Great-Grandparents: Orbital Edition (Part 2) 85.6%
2 Quest for Great-Grandparents: United Kingdom Edition 75.0%
3 Quest for Great-Grandparents: Australia Edition 59.1%

And here are the challenges with the fewest great-grandparents still to find:

Rank Subject   ↓ Great-Grandparents Still to Find
1 Quest for Great-Grandparents: Orbital Edition (Part 2) 15 
2 Quest for Great-Grandparents: United Kingdom Edition 32 
3 Quest for Great-Grandparents: Canada Edition 63 
 

by Greg Slade G2G6 Pilot (303k points)

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