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What is WikiTree+?

WikiTree+ is an independent service offered for free by Aleš Trtnik. Although Aleš is a WikiTree Team Member, WikiTree+ is not a part of WikiTree. It uses data that is publicly available to everyone.

WikiTree+ uses deep data analysis to find possible errors and opportunities for further research. The subsequent suggestions power the Data Doctors Project and weekly challenges. They enable all members to help improve the health of our shared tree.



Reports Linked from WikiTree

The following WikiTree+ reports are linked directly from WikiTree.

Suggestions

Select "Suggestions" from the pull-down menu at the top of any page to see a list of possible errors and potential improvements.

All the menu links say "Suggestions" but there are three types of reports:

  1. Suggestions for profiles you manage. These are linked from the "My WikiTree" menu.
  2. Suggestions for profiles related to a person. These are linked from the person menu that starts with the person's WikiTree ID on person-related pages. On pages that aren't related to another person, the person menu is your own. These suggestions are still not the same as the ones you get from the My WikiTree menu. This report is for profiles that are related to you, many of which you may not have created or contributed to.
  3. Suggestions for profiles with a given surname. These are linked from the surname menu that appears on surname-related pages.

Highly customizable variations of these reports can be produced by going to the WikiTree+ Home Page. There are more details on these options in the "Reports on WikiTree+" section below.

Suggestion lists are sometimes referred to as Error Reports or Data Doctor Reports.

Pre-Merge Comparison Reports

WikiTree+ offers more than suggestions for improvement. One of the most beneficial types of reports it offers are those designed to help you decide whether two profiles represent the same person and should therefore be merged.

These are linked in two places:

  1. Browse Matches: The tool for browsing all pending merges, unmerged matches, and rejected matches. The links say "comparison report on WikiTree+."
  2. Merge Comparison Pages: When you are comparing two profiles on WikiTree there is a link near the top of the page.

There are more details on using these in the "Compare Branches" section below.



Reports on WikiTree+

On the left side of the WikiTree+ Home Page you can select a report to generate. The options are sorted into a few logical groups and described in detail below.

Above the groups there is a Show result in new tab checkbox. If checked, results will show in new tab of the browser. This is useful if you want to print or save the report, or if your screen is small. It doesn't apply to the Statistics group where charts are displayed.

Suggestions

There are a few options that are common to all suggestion lists:

  • Checkbox Show temporarily hidden suggestions: this lets you decide whether to include suggestions that users have set as false or corrected errors.
  • Checkbox Hide active suggestions: this lets you where you define if active errors are included in the report.
  • Selector to limit the report to only one suggestion/error type.

Tree

Suggestions by Tree

Tree Suggestions reports give you a list of all suggestions for profiles that are related to a given person.

In addition to the common selectors described above, you enter:

  • WikiTree ID of the profile for which to start the report. Spaces are the same as underscores, so it doesn't matter which form you use (e.g. Van der Berg-5 or Van_der_Berg-5). It is case-insensitive (e.g. van der berg-5 is fine) but unicode characters must be used if needed (e.g. Sälgö-1).
  • The number of Generations to show.
  • The Limit to blood relatives checkbox excludes relationships by marriage.
  • The Tree Suggestions button executes the report.

Managed by

Suggestions by Manager

Managed By reports show all the suggestions on profiles that are managed by you or someone else.

In addition to the common selectors, you enter:

  • WikiTree ID of a user's account profile, i.e. your own or that of another WikiTree member.
  • The User Suggestions button executes the report.

Location

Suggestions by Location

Location Suggestions reports give you suggestions for all profiles that have a given string in their birth, death, or marriage location field.

In addition to the common selectors, you enter:

  • Location text. You can enter location names with normal spacing. The searches are not case-sensitive. Unicode characters are treated as similar letters (Š=S).
  • Max Suggestions defines the maximum number of suggestions to show.
  • The Location Suggestions button executes the report.

Name

Suggestions by Name

Name Suggestions reports give you all suggestions for profiles with a given string in any of their name fields.

In addition to the common selectors, you enter:

  • Full Name: This is the text that's searched for.
  • Max Suggestions defines the maximum number of suggestions to show.
  • The Name Suggestions button executes the report.

Watchlist

Suggestions by Watchlist

The Watchlist Suggestions button sends you to WikiTree's special "apps" server where you will need to login with your WikiTree password.

This is necessary because in order to produce a report of suggestions for all the profiles on your Watchlist, WikiTree+ needs access to your Watchlist. WikiTree+ is independent and your Watchlist is not easily accessible.

Keep in mind that this is not the same as the Managed by reports. Those include only the profiles that you manage. You may have many more profiles on your Watchlist.

Analyses

First name

Location spelling

Name spelling

Compare branches

  • WikiTree ID 1': First profile, you want to compare. Example: Trtnik-2
  • WikiTree ID 2': Second profile, you want to compare. Example: Trtnik-4
  • Similarity: Defines the likeliness of profiles, to be considered the same. Appropriate value is 80-100. If you notice that two profiles are marked the same and shouldn't be increase the value. If you notice that two profiles are not matched and should be decrease the value.

Report compares two profiles and all their relatives. If additional matches are found, they are also compared.

Category navigator

Search

There are three kinds of searches.

  1. Text search is a Google-like search, where you enter a few words to search for.
  2. Person's tree shows profiles related to a person by generations.
  3. Managed by finds all profiles that a user manages.

There are some common options for all searches.

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  • Show relatives shows also all relatives for each person found. If option is unchecked, only person's information is shown. It it is checked, found person's are shown with green background and followed by all 1st generation relatives on white background.
  • Sort by define the sort order of profiles found. Possible values are Creation (Default), Last name (LNAB), First name (Name), Birth date (BiDa), Birth location (BiLoc), Death date (DeDa) and Death location (DeLoc). In parentheses are values for URL parameter modification.
  • Page size defines number of profiles shown on each page. Possible values are 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500. If there is more than 1 page, navigation links are above and below the table. This option has no effect on Persons tree.

Text search

This is the Google-like keyword search. Simply enter all the words that must appear in the profile. If all are found, the profile is shown in the results. Here is the list of what is being searched:

  • Prefix
  • First name
  • Preferred name
  • Middle name
  • Nicknames
  • Last name at birth
  • Current last name
  • Last name other
  • Suffix
  • Birth location
  • Death location
  • Category name (use _ for spaces in category name)
  • Template name

There are also some magic words, that can be used

  • IsInWikiData: Limits results to profiles, that are linked from WikiData.
  • 0Cen: Limits results to profiles, that have no birth date and date couldn't be estimated based on relatives.
  • 1Cen: Limits results to profiles, that were born in first century. For profiles without birthdate, Estimation is made based on relatives.
  • 2Cen: Limits results to profiles, that were born in second century. For profiles without birthdate, Estimation is made based on relatives.
  • ...
  • 20Cen: Limits results to profiles, that were born in twentieth century. For profiles without birthdate, Estimation is made based on relatives.
  • 21Cen: Limits results to profiles, that were born in twenty first century. For profiles without birthdate, Estimation is made based on relatives.

Max Profiles defines the number of profiles shown. When the defined number of profiles is found, search algorithm stops and show the result. This has mainly impact on performance and you usually don't intend to review thousands of profiles. If the limit is reached, it is noted on result page and in such case, there is also a link to show double number of results.

Person's tree

Generation goes in all directions, not just ancestors. That means

  • 0 generation is you or profile being looked into.
  • 1st generation are your parents, children and wife(s).
  • 2nd generation are 1st generation's parents, children and wife(s), that were not listed in previous generation.
  • and so on.

With limit to blood relatives it is a bit more complicated:

  • 0 generation is you or profile being looked into.
  • 1st generation are your parents and children.
  • 2nd generation are parents and children of all 1st generation parents and children of all 1st generation childrens.
  • 3rd generation are parents and children of all 2nd generation parent's and children of all 2nd generation childrens.

Managed by

Categories

Replace location

With this function, you can replace ending of locations with another ending. It uses Automatically suggested corrections.

Example to change Virginia, British Colonial America to Virginia Colony. [1]

Note: This is the only place on WikiTree+, where separators are important. So you must use commas and dots exactly as they are used. So using NY or N.Y. or N. Y. all produce different results.

When making a change, it also reformats the location. It removes all double spaces, all spaces before each comma and each dot, and add single space after each comma and each dot. Exception is dot and comma together ".,", where I don't add a space between them.

Reports

Ancestor Reports

Descendant Reports

Statistics

In the statistics group there are four items. The first contains some summary data from the database dump. The other three are statistical analyses of suggestions.

After selecting the report type, four graphs and values for graphs are listed.

  • First graph shows the change of percentage. For instance in privacy report you can see that percentage of open profiles is increasing and percentage of public profiles is decreasing.
  • Second graph shows the change of number of profiles. For instance in privacy report you can see that it is cca 40000 new open profiles each week. and the number of public profiles is reduced by a few thousand each week.
  • Third graph shows percentage distribution. For instance in privacy report you can see that percentage of open profiles growing.
  • First graph shows the total number of profiles. For instance in privacy report you can see that open profiles is increasing and number of public profiles is decreasing.
  • Below the graphs all values are listed, so you can check specific number in history.

On graphs you can click on item in legend and it removes/add item in the chart. This enables you to see any line or group of lines on its own. Also when you hover with mouse over small circle in graphs, you get the hint with exact values used for the graph.

Database dump statistics

Here are dozens of reports on database dump, such as the number of profiles, profiles at each privacy level, profiles by birth date century, by country, and many, many more.

This is complete list of reports: Profiles, Privacy, Gender, Birth date set, Birth date status, Birth date century, Birth location set, Birth location frequency, Birth locations repeated, Death date set, Death date status, Death date century, Death age, Death location set, Death location frequency, Death locations repeated, Father, Father privacy, Father gender, Father age, Mother, Mother privacy, Mother gender, Mother age, Marriages, Marriage gender, Marriage age, Marriage date set, Marriage date status, Marriage date century, Marriage location set, Marriage location frequency, Marriage Locations repeated, All locations, Locations repeated, Locations - Country, By country (>100000K), By country (10K-100K), By country (<10K), Tree size, WikiData link to WikiTree

Suggestions by era

This shows suggestions compared by era. The distribution is the same as in the suggestion lists.

The names of the lines: Total, 0000-0000 (without birth date), 0001-1499 (up to 15th century), 1500-1699 (16th and 17th century), 1700-1799 (18th century), 1800-1899 (19th century), 1900-1999 (20th century) and 2000-9999 (21st century).

Suggestions by privacy

This shows suggestions compared by privacy level of the profiles.

The names of the lines: Total, 20 (Private), 30 (Private with Public Biography), 35 (Private with Public Family Tree), 40 (Private with Public Biography and Family Tree), 50 (Public), 60 (Open).

Suggestions by Group

This shows graph of all suggestions for some countries, US states and some projects.



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