Chase Ashley
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Chase Ashley

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Chase W. Ashley
Born 1950s.
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Hi Chase,

Loving your AncestorsApp! Very handy to find the direct line profiles that I'm not currently on the TL for. I was trying to use the Orphaned ancestors, but it comes back with a completely blank screen tonight. I'll try again tomorrow, but wonder if there's a problem that needs to be fixed? Cheers! B.

posted by Bobbie (Madison) Hall
I found your answer to Joe, below, and can get the new version using his link. So - never mind, and thanks again!
posted by Bobbie (Madison) Hall
Chase,

Congratulations on the credit you (and WikiTree) were given in the new Great Migration 1636-1638 (Abbey-Betts) for your research on your ancestor Thomas Ashley (abt.1613-aft.1687)!

posted by Kay (Johnson) Wilson
Thanks, Kay. Gotta stay I am "chuffed", as the Brits say.
posted by Chase Ashley
Chase, I was working on an ancestor, Andrew Lester-16, and I came across your freespace pages on the Blinman Party. Thank you so much for doing those, it is excellent work. It adds a lot of depth to the associated profiles.

Gregg

posted by Gregg Purinton
Chase, using your Ancestor Explorer, I occasionally look for ancestors who are orphans. However, the last few times I have used it, it returns a long list where it seems that every profile already has a Profile Manager. Any idea what is going on?
posted by Joe Cochoit
WT changed something on their end that broke the orphans feature, but I fixed it and uploaded a new version. The current version is labelled as (ver 9a.21.Jan.2024) to the right of the Download List button. If you see an earlier version, do a hard refresh. On a Mac, that is done by holding down Command and Shift while pressing R. On a Windows/Linux computer, that is done by holding down Ctrl and pressing F5.
posted by Chase Ashley
So, I'm seeing (ver 4p.12.Apr.2022). Control-F5 did not refresh anything. I get to Listmaker using a link I keep on my home page which goes to https://apps.wikitree.com/apps/ashley1950/index.html . Is there a different link to the newer version?
posted by Joe Cochoit
I found it searching WikiTree for apps.

https://apps.wikitree.com/apps/ashley1950/ancestorexplorer/

posted by Joe Cochoit
Hi Chase!

Thanks for your contributions to Puritan Great Migration (PGM) project profiles.

Like all WikiTree projects we check in with team members periodically to find out about their continued interest in the project. Would you please respond by February 5, 2024, to let us know about your interest:

  1. Would you like to continue as a PGM project team member?;
  2. Do you have any suggestions for PGM Project priorities in the next year (optional)?;
  3. Do you have interest in taking a more active role within the PGM project, and if so, what you might be interested in doing (optional)?

Please respond to this comment on your profile, or if you'd like, send a private message to either Bobbie (Madison) Hall or S (Hill) Willson.

Thanks for all you do for PGM and WikiTree!

Regards,

Bobbie and Sharon, Co-Leaders, Puritan Great Migration Project

posted by Bobbie (Madison) Hall
1. Yes

2. No

3. No

[additional characters to get to min of 30]

posted by Chase Ashley
edited by Chase Ashley
Thank you for all you do for the PGM Project, and for WikiTree.

Bobbie

posted by Bobbie (Madison) Hall
Hi Chase,

I was using your AE app and I noticed that it was not picking up an immigrant ancestor, Ogden-588. I suspect that the reason is that his death location of Elizabethtown, Essex, Province of East Jersey, is not being recognized as a Colonial location. I assume that this location correctly given, as it is a project profile, so it should be added to the app's list of Colonial locations. Regards,

Gregg

posted by Gregg Purinton
Thanks, Gregg. You are correct in your suspicion. Apparently, "From 1674 to 1702, the Province of New Jersey was divided into East Jersey and West Jersey, each with its own governor. Each had its own constitution: the West Jersey Constitution (1681) and the East Jersey Constitution (1683)". I'll add Province of East Jersey and Province of West Jersey to the list of Colonial locations in the app.
posted by Chase Ashley
I have posted an updated version. The new version is labelled as (ver 9a.21.Jan.2024) to the right of the Download List button. If you see an earlier version, do a hard refresh. On a Mac, that is done by holding down Command and Shift while pressing R. On a Windows/Linux computer, that is done by holding down Ctrl and pressing F5.
posted by Chase Ashley
All good! Your app is amazingly useful. Thank you!
posted by Gregg Purinton
Hi Chase, I love your AE app! I've historically used it to locate orphaned ancestor profiles, and have found and adopted 104 profiles to date. When I used it today, though, it returned a list of 192 profiles (to 11 generations), vs. the usual of less than 10. A spot check showed many were not orphaned. This was using (ver 8p.1.Jan.2024). FYI: I am a retired software engineer so I greatly appreciate what you do.

- Chip.

posted by Chip White Jr.
edited by Chip White Jr.
Thanks, Chip. WT must have changed something on their end. Looks like it is happening when a profile manager does not have a public tree. I'll see if it something I can fix or if it is something WT needs to fix,
posted by Chase Ashley
Fixed it. I have posted an updated version. The new version is labelled as (ver 7p.3.Jan.2024) to the right of the Download List button. If you see an earlier version, do a hard refresh. On a Mac, that is done by holding down Command and Shift while pressing R. On a Windows/Linux computer, that is done by holding down Ctrl and pressing F5.
posted by Chase Ashley
It looks good, now. Thank you!
posted by Chip White Jr.
Chase, Thank you for all the work you put into the Ancestry Explorer. I had a quick question for you. I tried to see if I had any European or Scottish ancestors that were monarchs, and I keep getting this messsage: "Collecting list criteria information and filtering ancestors...". I never get a list or even a message that says that I have 0 ancestors in those categories. Just wondering if I am doing something wrong. Thanks again for all your effort, energy and time that you put into this awesome program.
posted by Craig Gilbert
Craig - Thanks for the heads up on the error. For Scottish monarchs, the app was accessing the Scottish Monarchs category. However, it seems that that category was recently changed to Scotland, Monarchs, so I needed to make the conforming change in the app. I have posted an updated version. The new version is labelled as (ver 8p.1.Jan.2024) to the right of the Download List button. If you see an earlier version, do a hard refresh. On a Mac, that is done by holding down Command and Shift while pressing R. On a Windows/Linux computer, that is done by holding down Ctrl and pressing F5.

I ran it with your wikitree ID, but it appears you have no European Monarch ancestors on wikitree within 25 generations. However, you do have a bunch just a bit farther back. I used the Magna Carta Gateway Ancestors search on Ancestor Explorer and found you have one MC Gateway Ancestor - Anne Lovelace (Lovelace-9). If you put her WikiTree ID as the Descendant in Ancestor Explorer and generate a European Monarchs list, you get a list of 60 monarchs that she, and by extension you, are descended from (including, of course, Charlemagne). But no Scottish kings.

posted by Chase Ashley
edited by Chase Ashley
Hello Chase.

Just had a look at the Ancestry Explorer. Seems a lot more features than when I last looked and they look like they will be very useful.

Thank you for the time and effort you have put in.

posted by NG Hill
Hi Chase,

Thank you for your commitment to the England Project and its goals in 2023! Together we are making English WikiTree profiles the best they can be!

I'd like to share our end-of-year 2023 Newsletter. You can read it here: England Project Newsletters. We hope you enjoy reading about what we have achieved in 2023!

On behalf of all the England Project Leaders, we wish you a peaceful, productive and enjoyable 2024!

Best wishes,

Elizabeth, England Project Leader

Is there a new compatability issue with the Ancestor Explorer and those of us using either MAC or Android phones for research? I haven't been able to use it in a couple of months and tried it today randomly and it took a long time then force closed me out of WikiTree and other apps on my phone? Just figured it had been long enough where I could ask.

Thanks for making it though- I used to love using it to show relationships to potential members etc. Cheers! Becky Elizabeth Simmons-11603

posted by Becky Simmons
Hi Becky - It's working fine for me on my MacBook. Can you let me know what the version number to the right of the Download List button is? I released a new version in the summer; the prior version doesn't work any more. The latest version is (ver 9a.8.Aug.2023). If you see an earlier version number, do a hard refresh. On a Mac, that is done by holding down Command and Shift while pressing R. On a Windows/Linux computer, that is done by holding down Ctrl and pressing F5. I'm not sure how that id done on an Android phone.
posted by Chase Ashley
I apologize as this is a rushed reply but I guess K didn't articulate well because I only have a phone from which I've done ALL of my work on WikiTree. I use Android Samsung for personal but have an iPhone for work and dont like using it for this but did try and it didn't work... so I should've specified phone compatibility.

Apologies:/ Becky

posted by Becky Simmons
Thank you for the app. When it works it is great. I did 20 generations on Gedcom and it was fine, but 25 for American Revolution has it in a loop. Also, I noticed that I had to enter the wikitree ID with first letter capitalized. You get a strange message if all lower case.
posted by Judy (Flamer) Bramlage
Thanks for the heads up Judy. I just uploaded a new version that should fix bug re 25 generations. I'll check out the capitalization issue.

The new version is labelled as (ver 9a.2.Aug.2023) to the right of the Download List button. If you see an earlier version, do a hard refresh. On a Mac, that is done by holding down Command and Shift while pressing R. On a Windows/Linux computer, that is done by holding down Ctrl and pressing F5.

posted by Chase Ashley
edited by Chase Ashley
Just uploaded a new version that allows you to enter the wikitree ID all lower case. The new version is labelled as (ver 1p.3.Aug.2023) to the right of the Download List button. If you see an earlier version, do a hard refresh. On a Mac, that is done by holding down Command and Shift while pressing R. On a Windows/Linux computer, that is done by holding down Ctrl and pressing F5.
posted by Chase Ashley
I just noticed that the Register has dropped on AmericanAncestors.com. Congrats on the article!
posted by Barry Smith
Thanks, Barry. I am actually kind of po'd at the Register because they made a mistake and published a version that omitted what I consider a key part of the article (the listing of the St Olave parish register entries for the family). Anyway, thanks for the shoutout
posted by Chase Ashley
Oh, wow. It was very delayed in issuing, as well. I wonder what was going on. Well, it's nice to see a WikiTree shoutout in the Register!
posted by Barry Smith
Thank you for the Ancestor Explorer App. That is such a great tool. Would it be possible to add the Wikitree ID to the generated list without too much work?
posted by Robert LaJeunesse
Thanks, Robert. Not sure there should be a need for a column for the WikiTree ID since the names in the name column are all linked to their wikitree pages. Also, if you hover your cursor over a name, you can see the url for the person's wikitree page, which ends with their Wikitree ID. Btw, if you download a list, the downloaded list does have a column for the wikitree ID, since the links won't work in all spreadsheet apps.
posted by Chase Ashley
Thanks for the quick reply and the tip about downloading the list. That gave me exactly what I was looking for. I really appreciate what you have done here.
posted by Robert LaJeunesse
Dear Chase,

On behalf of the England Project, I would like to thank you for your commitment to the project's goals. Every single contribution you make helps improve English profiles!

The England Project Leaders like to touch base with each of our members periodically to make sure everything is going well. This is our formal annual check-in with you.

Are you happy to with your current project team choices? Would you like to join any other teams?

Also, we would really like to hear which team is currently your highest priority. If you are a member of more than one team, could you please rank them from highest priority to lowest? Thank you! If you don’t see yourself as being part of a team, please let us know.

We also welcome any feedback on things you would like to see the project do more of in the future.

I look forward to hearing from you. Please respond to this message by posting a reply below or sending me a private message.

On behalf of all the Leaders, thank you again for all you do and we look forward to you continuing to be a part of our collaborative and fun Project!

Kind regards,

Susie, England Project Leader

posted by Susie (Potter) Officer
Hi Susie,

I would really like to have a team or subproject for English ancestors of US immigrants (perhaps limited to 17th century US immigrants). There is a LOT of bad English genealogy out there as a result of US genealogists extending their English ancestries beyond the reliable evidence. I think such a subproject/team could also boost English project participation, since about 75% of WT members are in the US and most of them have English ancestry.

Chase

posted by Chase Ashley
edited by Chase Ashley
Hi Chase,

Thank you so much for responding. And thanks for your suggestion. We really appreciate getting constructive input from our members.

I'll raise it with our Leader team and will be in touch with the outcome.

Many thanks, Susie

posted by Susie (Potter) Officer
Hi again Chase, As you are already an England Project member it would be great if you join us on Discord (I have sent an invitation in email) - I noticed you're not with us there. It's very active and will give you a good idea of the level of support and help our members provide to non-Project members and members alike. Hope to see you join soon! Cheers, Susie.
posted by Susie (Potter) Officer
Thank you very much for creating the Ancestor Explorer app. I use it frequently. Lately, however, it has not been working for while, while the other apps here still work. I click on things like Number of ancestor generations back, List Type/Criteria, Optional Display Features, and it looks like it is starting to calculate... then the page goes blank. This has been happening for a few days.
posted by Lincoln Lowery
Thanks for the heads up. Looks likes the problem occurs anytime you go more than 10 generations back. I'll try to figure it out.
posted by Chase Ashley
I uploaded a new version that I think fixes the problem. The new version is labelled as (ver 10a.27.Apr.2023) to the right of the Download List button. If you see an earlier version, do a hard refresh. On a Mac, that is done by holding down Command and Shift while pressing R. On a Windows/Linux computer, that is done by holding down Ctrl and pressing F5.

Please let me know if the new version works or if you have any problems with it.

posted by Chase Ashley
It works now. Thank you very much.
posted by Lincoln Lowery
Mine isn't working at 25 generations. I get an error message that I've posted here:

https://www.wikitree.com/photo/jpg/Jillaine_s_Sandbox-2

Despite the fact that my info is already entered as capture here:

Jillaine_s_Sandbox-1.jpg

posted by Jillaine Smith
Update: when I went back and tried again (after trying fewer generations then going back to 25), it worked. Go figure.
posted by Jillaine Smith
Had you selected a list type/criteria? On your screenshot, there isn't one selected. (I still often make that mistake. Maybe I should make All the default, so if someone doesn't select an option, they get the All option?)
posted by Chase Ashley
Hi Chase,

For people who want to find PGM ancestors with your Ancestor Explorer app, does it look for a specific category and/or the PGM project box? If looking for a category, what does the category need to include? We are thinking about our category names. Thanks, S

posted by S (Hill) Willson
The app scrapes the profile id's from these pages, which list all the profiles that have the PGM template: https://www.wikitree.com/index.php?title=Special:Whatlinkshere/Template:Puritan_Great_Migration&limit=5000&from=0
posted by Chase Ashley
Hi Chase, I am working on the ancestry of Francis Whitmore of Cambridge. Please see my posts. Thanks, Fred
posted by Fred Rhoads
Hi Chase

I've looked at your app called Chase Ashley's Ancestor Explorer app. It looks like a neat tool. Thanks for developing it. Do you have or know of a tool that will create a similar list for all descendants of a particular person?

posted by Kevin Stewart
Sorry, Kevin. I do not know of an app that does descendant lists, other than the Descendants list under each profile's drop-down menu that allows you can generate a list/tree of 5 generations of the person's descendants.
posted by Chase Ashley
Hello Chase,

I am trying to locate a gateway to Charlemagne in my tree. I have been able to connect with Richard Waring (Waring-284) who was proposed by you as new Magna Carta gateway in 2017. What is the current status of the proposal? Thanks for your time and any information that you might be able to supply. By the way, love the app you designed!

posted by Laura Acre
edited by Laura Acre
Hi Laura,

I'm quite confident that Richard Waring is a valid gateway ancestor back to the Magna Carta barons and Charlemagne. No one, however, has bothered doing the work that the WikiTree Magna Carta Project requires in order to have him confirmed as a gateway ancestor by the Project.

Chase

posted by Chase Ashley
edited by Chase Ashley
Dear Chase,

On behalf of the England Project, I would like to thank you for all your contributions towards the project's goals. Every single contribution you make helps improve English profiles!

I'd also like to share our annual Newsletter with you. You can read it here: England Project Newsletters. We hope you enjoy reading a bit about what has gone on in 2022 and what our Project has achieved.

The England Project Leaders like to touch base with each of our members every 6 months just to make sure everything is going well. There's no need to reply to this message unless you have something you'd like to let us know about (e.g. if you would like to change your team choices or provide other feedback). We will be in touch with you again in the middle of next year when we do our annual check-in with project members.

On behalf of all the Leaders, I wish you a peaceful and productive 2023.

Best wishes,

Elizabeth, England Project Leader

Chase Ashley..

This is Lawrence Hasenstab" Mike" Hasenstab-19 We seem to be 7th Cousins.. Chilton..Cooke..Edson..Shaw lines

There are at Least Three of Us needing..What We are being Told.. Is Documentation For.. Sarah Ford Edson..Ford-10406 She Decends from.. Joseph Ford and Freelove Beal Joseph is the Son of Jacob Ford

Sarah Ford ..Wife of Isaac Edson.(Who is a..James Chilton) Decendant. And Possibly Phillip Hodges.. The Hodges Family seend to be Using A Sarah Ford.. And Creating A Possibility of a Duplicate Wikitree.And there are Numerous Francis Cooke Applications Already Using Sarah Ford.. That I have Found in the Family Search Mayflower Database.. Citing ..61903 Richard Ashmun And Ralph V..Wood

Any Help resolving this situation Will be Greatly Appreciated..

Respectfully, Mike Hasenstab GS102986. Indiana-1662

posted by Lawrence Hasenstab
edited by Lawrence Hasenstab
Hi Chase, Love your app. Is there an app that would just list American immigrants before 1700? I want a list of all of them, not just my ancestors. Please let me know if there is a way to do a search for all immigrants to America before 1700. Thank you! Kitty
posted by Kitty (Cooper) Smith
Hi Kitty - I am not aware of an app that can do that. The closest is probably WikiTree+, which looks like it allows you to search for profiles of persons who were born in Europe, died in the United States, and where born or died within a certain date range. I note that since date of immigration is not a profile field, there is no way that any app can currently find profiles based on the date of the person's immigration/emigration.
posted by Chase Ashley
Super cool app, Chase*! I just had fun finding out all kinds of cool stuff - what a way to shake down some apples from those trees! Thank you for all you do!
  • I guess it's sorta "cousin"- 20 degrees
posted by Loretta Buckner
Thanks for your note, Loretta. Glad you like the app.
posted by Chase Ashley
Amazing app! Thank you so much. I have been searching around for maps to pinpoint historical data of my tree and what a delight that you have exactly what I was looking for with this app.
Thanks, Jayne! I'm glad you are finding the app useful.
posted by Chase Ashley
Hi! There was a G2G request about stickers, wanting a year parameter added to the Migrating Ancestor sticker so that the year of immigration could be included in reports generated by the Ancestor Explorer app. I posted a reply, but whether or not the question should be pursued further depends on whether or not the app could be updated to pull the year from a sticker. Could it? See https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/1487602/immigrant-sticker-enhancement for the question. If the app could be updated, would the "sandbox" sticker I did up for the purpose be what it would need? See https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Template:Sandbox_Liz6/docs

Thanks for all your wonderful apps!

Cheers, Liz

posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
Thanks, Liz. I just added a reply on G2G.
posted by Chase Ashley
Hi Chase,

many thanks for the App. Just a couple of glitches for me...When I download the list and open it in Excel, the first 2 columns are not displaying properly and I dont know how to fix it. Example; Col 1 should show Gen-Ahnen but the format is wrong and displays as a date. Col 2 Full name with hyperlink is just showing #NOM?

Thanks Sue

The problem is that your spreadsheet program is incorrectly guessing how the data in the csv file are delimited and/or what the data types are. When you import the csv file to the spreadsheet program, specify that the data is delimited by commas and specify that the data type in the second column (the one with the hypertext link to wikitree) is general and all the other columns are text.
posted by Chase Ashley
edited by Chase Ashley
Thanks, yes I gathered it was something like that but as yet have not been successful in fixing it! Will follow your instructions above and keep trying.
Hi Chase,

I love the Ancestor Explorer app -- very fun and useful! I'm running into one glitch and wondering if I'm doing something wrong. For some reason, when I click the little connection icon next to an ancestor's name, it defaults to the example person (https://apps.wikitree.com/apps/ashley1950/ancestorexplorer/lines) rather than connecting to me. Is there something I should be doing differently?

Many thanks for your wizardry! Susanne

posted by Susanne Hale
Very strange. I am not seeing a similar glitch when I use your WikiTree ID as the Descendant and not sure what could produce the result you are seeing. Are you saying the lines of descent page is showing lines of descent from your ancestor to me (Ashley-1950)?
posted by Chase Ashley
Thanks for your super speedy reply! Sorry, I wasn't clear. The ancestor list works fine and shows my ancestors. What doesn't seem to be working is when I click on the little connection (><) icon next to someone's name in the list. It just goes to a blank page with the "Ancestor Explorer" banner at the top (and the web address bar reads: https://apps.wikitree.com/apps/ashley1950/ancestorexplorer/lines).
posted by Susanne Hale
Hmm. Can you tell me (A) what you inputted for (1) the WikiTree ID of Descendant, (2) Number of ancestor generations back, (3) List type/criteria and (4) Optional display features, (B) what ancestor name you clicked on the icon for and (C) what browser you are using?
posted by Chase Ashley
(A) (1) the WikiTree ID of Descendant: --- Hale-11952

(2) Number of ancestor generations back: --- 15 (also 8 & 25) (3) List type/criteria: --- Puritan Great Migration (also European royalty and others) (4) Optional display feature: --- “Show number of lines to same ancestor (if multiple lines of descent)“ (B) what ancestor name you clicked on the icon for: --- top one, but I tried clicking on many of them with the same result (C) what browser you are using: --- Firefox

One other thing I should perhaps let you know. Each time I click "Generate List", I get a message saying: “The ancestor data is too large to be stored. Therefore, if you use a link in the ancestor list to view an ancestral line and return to this page, you will need to generate the ancestor list again if you wish to see it. If you want to make the ancestor data small enough to be stored, try going back fewer generations.” Perhaps my number of generations is too high? It happens when I enter 8 generations as well as 15 or 25.

Thanks for your kind help!

posted by Susanne Hale
Does the time/date stamp for Ancestor Explorer to the far right of the download button say (ver 12p.16.Sep.2022)?
posted by Chase Ashley
Yes. (ver 12p.16.Sep.2022)

.................................................................................................

posted by Susanne Hale
I'm sorry this is being such a pain in the neck, and I really appreciate your willingness to puzzle over it. URL is https://apps.wikitree.com/apps/ashley1950/ancestorexplorer/.

If this is just my problem, it may not be worth your time (and space on the comment feed...)

Many thanks!

posted by Susanne Hale
Lol. Yeah, I'm stumped. No one else has complained, so it may just be a Firefox thing in certain situations.
posted by Chase Ashley
Oh wow!! I just tried it using Edge, and it works perfectly. How amazing seeing all those connections.

My sincere thanks for your all kind help and for designing this very neat app. Susanne

posted by Susanne Hale
I use, and love, the Ancestor Explorer all the time. Could you please add a hyperlink to the List type/Criteria page for the group? Thanh you for all the work!
posted by Ken Whittemore Jr
Glad you like the app. Could you explain more what you are looking for? I don't understand the request.
posted by Chase Ashley
My daughter and grand daughter (and me) say thank you for pointing out they are "DAR" using your Ancestor Explorer.

95%+ sure my maternal grandmother Eva Jane Kidder is a direct decendant of Captain Jonas Kidder NH militia after checking b/m/d records.

I had no clue of that connection existing before using your app!!!!

posted by Stephen Dow
Thanks for the note, Stephen. Glad you are finding the app useful. My daughter's favorite discovery is that she is descended from several witches (well, at least accused witches).
posted by Chase Ashley
Ancestor Explorer configured to show witches does not include White-33809 who has and
Chase Ashley was accused of witchcraft in Virginia
posted by [Living Anderson]
Thanks, Thom. The problem was that the Witches lists in Ancestor Explorer searches for profiles in categories that include the word "Witches". Unfortunately, unlike lots of stickers, the witchcraft sticker doesn't place profiles in categories. The only witch category that White-33809 was in was one for Witch Trials, which includes witch accusers and witnesses. To fix the problem, I created some new "Accused Witches" subcategories for the Witch Trials category. White-33809 is now in the "Accused Witches of Virginia" subcategory of the "Witch Trials" category. She should soon show up the Witch lists in Ancestor Explorer. I say "soon" because Ancestor Explorer gets category lists through the WikiTree+ database, which is not updated immediately but only once a week or every few days.
posted by Chase Ashley
Great! Thanks! I'll check it in a few days.
posted by [Living Anderson]
Following up . . . that works now.
posted by [Living Anderson]
Great. Thanks for letting me know
posted by Chase Ashley
Hi Chase,

I ran the Watchlist Omissions option and it returns profiles for which I am the Profile Manager or on the Trusted List as well as those I am not.

posted by Michael Stills
Can you tell how many generations you ran and send me the IDs of a few of the profiles from the list that you are the PM or on the Trusted List for? I ran it with you as the Descendant and going back 8 generations and it listed 13 ancestors and you weren't PM or Trusted List for any of them.
posted by Chase Ashley
Thank you very much for creating this tool. I have many immigrant ancestors, and keeping track of them has been tedious. I have a request for what should hopefully be a minor fix. At present, profiles with birth locations in New Amsterdam, New Netherlands, and Nieuw-Amsterdam, Nieuw-Nederland, and probably other variations on the location name, are being marked as immigrants. They should be considered the same as having been born in New York, thus not immigrants to this side of the pond.
posted by Gregg Purinton
Thanks for the suggestion, Gregg. I just uploaded a new version that recognizes New Netherland, Nieuw-Amsterdam and Nieuw-Nederland as parts of what would become the United States.
posted by Chase Ashley
Ancestor Explorer is a neat tool! Thank you.
posted by Martha (Berg) Allen
Thanks, Martha! Glad you are finding it useful
posted by Chase Ashley
Thank you for the wonderful Ancestor Explorer tool. It is very helpful and shows me multiple lines of connection I wasn't aware of.
posted by Connie Mack
Thanks, Connie! Glad you are finding it useful
posted by Chase Ashley
Hi Chase,

I enjoy using Ancestor Explorer. It assists me in what profiles I need to add information. Of note, we are related as 22C1R +89 other kinships. Wea are also 26 degrees on Connection finder.

Thanks, Joanne. Glad you are finding it useful.
posted by Chase Ashley
I was recently told that "<span class=hidden></span>" is not to be used .... Has there been a resolution of the January discussion on WT?
I have heard nothing further on this. It's not officially approved, but Ales was looking into implementing a standard wiki upgrade that would provide a functional alternative and said he would not flag it as an error. PGM has also said to me (not on G2G) that they would not remove it.
posted by Chase Ashley
Will I be able to move my ancestry.com work to wikitree.
posted by Ronald Whitaker
Hi Ron,

Not sure why you are asking me. But as a general matter, yes, trees on ancestry can be imported via a gedcom to wikitree. There are no doubt help pages on wikitree on how to do that. I note, however, that the process is a bit cumbersome and the imported profiles require a lot of cleanup. I also note that duplicates of profiles that already exist on wikitree are not supposed to be imported. The wikitree import process flags potential duplicates to help avoid importing them.

In the case of existing wikitree profiles, material from your ancestry tree should only be added to those profiles if doing so improves the profile (eg the info added is not redundant of what is there and is supported by reliable sources).

Chase

posted by Chase Ashley
edited by Chase Ashley
Hi Chase,

On behalf of the England Project, I would like to thank you for all your contributions towards the project's goals over the past year. Every English profile we improve helps!

The England Project Leaders are currently doing our six-monthly check-in with all project members.

Are you happy to with your current project team choices? Are there other teams you would like to join or become more active in?

We also welcome any feedback on things you would like to see the project do more of in the future.

I look forward to hearing from you. Please respond to this message by posting a reply below or sending me a private message.

Many thanks!

Elizabeth, England Project Leader

Hi Elizabeth. I'm good with my current situation. Thanks!
posted by Chase Ashley
Oh Wow! Ancestor Explorer!!!! I want to learn more about this wonderful tool. First, I need to understand the following statement: Leger-741 (Loretta Leger) has 4493 unique ancestors and 1792 duplicate ancestors (additional lines of descent from a unique ancestor) within 20 generations. 1792 duplicates, how do I find these and correct the issues? Thank you!
posted by Loretta (Leger) Corbin
Glad you like the app. Re the 1792 duplicates - The duplicates are not duplicate profiles that need to be fixed. As you go back farther in your tree, you will find that you are descended from certain individuals by multiple lines of descent, and the farther back in time you go, the more likely you are to have more lines of descent from that ancestor. If you are descended from Jane Doe by 3 different lines of descent, that means she shows up in your family tree (and in your ahnentafel list) in 3 different places. So, in one sense, she counts as 3 ancestors, but in another sense, she is only 1 unique ancestor and the other 2 are duplicates. The app tells you how many total ancestors you have (ie the number of places filled in your family tree/ahnentafel list), and how many of them are unique and how many are duplicates.
posted by Chase Ashley
Sir,

I just used your app, and I LOVE IT.

I even dl'd the csv of the report it made, so I can look at all the data elements (it doesn't show the WT-id, at least on my phone), and can do so offline, because I have a very limited data plan.

Thank you for writing this !

posted by R. D. Flowers
Thanks, RD. I'm glad you like it!
posted by Chase Ashley
Hello Chase, I see you've attached a wife to Joseph Benson (abt.1640-bef.1705). However, there's no source on the profile to prove this relationship, as required for pre-1700 profiles. Please review this and add a source (or perhaps detach the wife.) Deb ~ data doctor
Not sure how that happened, but it was a mistake. I have deleted her as his wife. Good catch.
posted by Chase Ashley
edited by Chase Ashley
I tried to use Ancestor Explorer to show a line of ancestors to the American Revolution and it says 0. I am not sure what I am doing wrong. I can go right to the page of my ancestor who it says fought in that war. How do I make this work right?
posted by Faith (Horton) Stilts
Hi Faith - The app recognizes Revolutionary War participants based on either (1) the presence on their profile of the 1776 sticker or project template or (2) their inclusion in the NSDAR or NSSAR Patriot Ancestor categories. For info about the 1776 sticker, see https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Project:1776#Sticker. For info about the NSDAR and NSSAR Patriot Ancestor categories, see https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Category:NSDAR_Patriot_Ancestors and https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Category:NSSAR_Patriot_Ancestors
posted by Chase Ashley
Thank you for answering so quickly. I can find his records on other genealogy websites but am so lost trying on wikitree. He was in the Rhode Island Militia but I can't even find that on wikitree. Is there a link?
posted by Faith (Horton) Stilts
The only information and records on wikitree is what wikitree members like us put there. Wikitree is not a site for doing research. It doesn't have research databases or copies of genealogical source materials like familysearch.org or ancestry.com. It is a site for presenting the results of research done elsewhere.
posted by Chase Ashley
edited by Chase Ashley
Attempting to use Ancestor Explorer. It's been collecting ancestors for more than two hours now. This is the second time I've tried. Am I doing something wrong?
posted by Cheryl Rothwell
The app won't work if your privacy level is set to "Private". You would need to change your privacy level (at least temporarily) to "Private with Public Family Tree". (The app should have given you an error message telling you that, but I must have messed that up when I made my most recent changes to the app. I'll try to fix the error message issue.)
posted by Chase Ashley
Changed privacy level and the list came up almost immediately. Thank you.
posted by Cheryl Rothwell
Just used Ancestor Explorer for the first time. Loved it. Such fun and now I have to work on GEDCOM, sources and Orphans. Thank you so very much.
I will save space and time and state that I have the same issue with the Explorer and have for a couple of months. It wasn't always like this and the pre-1500 profiles are accurate but I am not certified yet for them...but my list is abt 100 ancestors (122 w/21 dupes) and maybe 20 are pre-1500...

Ideas? Advice? Thank You! Becky Elizabeth Simmons-11603 [email address removed]

posted by Becky Simmons
Thanks, Becky. There is a long-standing WikiTree API issue, where, if a profile has a manager that is a project or whose profile is private, the WikiTree API is telling my app that a profile has no manager. However, I notice that there are now some profiles where the WikiTree API is telling my app that the profile has no manager, even where none of the profile's managers is a project or whose profile is private. I have sent an email to Jamie Nelson, who is the apps contact person, to try to find out why that is happening and hopefully to get is resolved.
posted by Chase Ashley
Becky - I have uploaded a new version of the app which should fix the Orphans list problem. Let me know if it works for you. The new version is labelled as (ver 7p.25.Mar.2022) to the right of the Download List button. If you see an earlier version, do a hard refresh. On a Mac, that is done by holding down Command and Shift while pressing R. On a Windows/Linux computer, that is done by holding down Ctrl and pressing F5.
posted by Chase Ashley
Ummm... I do everything on my phone and have never downloaded an app...it is just an option on the home page under wikitree tools... I'm not trying to be difficult but I assumed this was built in the interface as I've never downloaded anything for the site-

Soo??? Id the a problem? Thanks so much for getting back to me :)

posted by Becky Simmons
You don't have to download anything. Just use Ancestor Explorer the way you did before. The problem with the Orphans list has been fixed.
posted by Chase Ashley
When I run Ancestor Explorer with the settings (ID=anderson-23510, gen=20, type-orphan), I get a list of 16 profiles none of which is an orphan. That there are no orphaned ancestors is simply because I have adopted the ones properly identified in earlier runs so those are now exhausted (at least at the current moment). The problem then is that there should be zero profiles listed.

Of the 16 profiles, all but two have a project account as the PM (one of Magna Carta and 13 for Scotland - four of the latter are also PPP). The other two (Carlyle-66 and Marchant-395) have regular WikiTree members as PM.

posted by [Living Anderson]
Thanks, Thom. Unfortunately, that's a known problem on the WikiTree side of things. It's on their todo list to fix.
posted by Chase Ashley
edited by Chase Ashley
Thom - I have uploaded a new version of the app which should fix the Orphans list problem. Let me know if it works for you. The new version is labelled as (ver 7p.25.Mar.2022) to the right of the Download List button. If you see an earlier version, do a hard refresh. On a Mac, that is done by holding down Command and Shift while pressing R. On a Windows/Linux computer, that is done by holding down Ctrl and pressing F5.

The revised app lists 18 orphan profiles for you within 20 generations, all of which in fact have no project manager

posted by Chase Ashley
Works great! I did a first run that identified 18 profiles all of which were legitimate orphaned ancestors. I adopted those 18 and did a second run that came up with no entries as expected. Many thanks!
posted by [Living Anderson]
Chase, I've been admiring your formatting skills! Nice work on my 7th gr grandfather, Thayer-150. Would you consider creating an instructional video?
posted by Anonymous Reed
Hahaha. Since my method of placing all the <ref> tag definitions at the bottom of the bio is not yet officially approved by WT style guidelines, I'll hold off on that.
posted by Chase Ashley
Chase.. I think we Are Cousins...7th Cousins..

Hasenstab-19.. I don't think that I have as Many Mayflower Ancestors.. Francis zcooke..the Chilton's & 65 Cousins...

posted by Lawrence Hasenstab
edited by Lawrence Hasenstab
Hi Chris,

Regarding Ancestry Explorer, anyway to add a surname column or add the wiki ID so we could sort by surname?

Best Regards, Sherry

posted by Sherry Holston
Hi Sherry,

Not sure I am following you. If the ahnentafel option is not selected, people are by default listed alphabetically by surname. Clicking on the Name column heading reverses the order. If the ahnentafel option is selected, people are by default listed by ahnentafel number, but clicking on the Name column heading will cause them to be listed by surname.

Chase

posted by Chase Ashley
edited by Chase Ashley

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