Project: Connectors

Categories: Functional Projects


Welcome to the Connectors Project
The Connectors project is focused on connecting all the loose branches around WikiTree to our main Global Family Tree.
As of May 1, 2017, 76.77% of WikiTree profiles are connected to the main tree!
Connection Status May 2017

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Current Leaders: Abby and Karen Tobo

For a full list of participants, see the badge report.

If you would like to be involved in the Connectors project, please do the following:

  1. Add connectors to your list of followed tags. That way you'll see all of our discussions in your G2G Feed.
  2. Answer our welcome thread on G2G and we'll get you set up with a badge and information.
  3. Ask to join our Connectors Chat page and list what areas/regions/surnames your focus is on and if you're willing to lend a hand in helping others find connections in specific areas.

Goals

The primary goal of the Connectors project is to have all profiles connected to the main WikiTree tree. In working on that goal, we'd also like to see sources add, family added, collaboration between members, and community involvement via challenges.

Also nice to do in addition to the connection

  • All duplicates merged into the final lowest profile ID number.
  • All relevant categories are added.
  • Biography is cleaned up, free of any GEDCOM junk, Ancestry trees, etc., and ideally has an actual written biography.

Task List

These are tasks that volunteers can do to help us! Check out the G2G post referring to the task, and ask questions or comment on what you're working on there. Please, keep in mind, in all connections you work on, use only high quality Sources. That does not include copying from other people's trees, or speculations from FindAGrave (there are plenty of excellent FindAGrave posts, though, that are totally acceptable), or books that have been proven to be erroneous. Always include a link to any internet sources, and try to set up your source according to the recommendations on the Sources help page.

  • Check your own Unconnected list and connect those profiles.
  • Work on profiles listed in the Unconnected Profiles category. If you find someone who isn't connected, isn't categorized, and you cannot work on that connection, be sure to add the category so others are aware they need a connection.
  • Work on the list of Unconnected Trees
  • Help those people who ask for help in G2G find their connection to the main tree. Be sure you have connectors as a tag there to see when help is asked for.
  • Participate in the current challenge to connect folks to the tree, like the Connectors Challenge.
  • Check your own connection step by step for errors. Try doing this with all the connections you make.
  • Check for possible duplicates. A lot of trees can be connected once merges are complete.
  • Participate in the monthly Connectors Challenge
  • There are several gedcoms from the past that imported but did not remain connected. A sub-project has been formed to work on piecing these back together, which would help connect them to the bigger Tree. Check out the Lost and Found Project if you're interested in helping.

Challenges

Every month, we have the Connectors Challenge

Progress

Here is how the number of connected profiles as a percentage of the total profiles on WikiTree has been progressing over the past few months:

Connection Trend May 2017.

Helpful resources

The Unconnected page lists ideas for working on profiles that aren't connected to the main tree.

Current Sub-Projects and Free-Space Projects

  • The Global Family Reunion sub-project focuses on connections needed for people attending the Reunion or who want to know how they're a "cousin" of AJ Jacobs. It is currently on hiatus until word comes from AJ about future reunions.
  • Connectors Chat, coordinated by Carol Keeling, a place to offer help to others in making connections, let others know what areas we can help in/are working on, talk about connections, etc.
  • The Lost and Found Project, coordinated by Carol Keeling and Greg Slade, focuses on piecing back together gedcoms that were blown apart upon import and then connecting those branches back to the main Tree.
  • MatchBot Monitors Project, Liz Shifflett coordinator

Proposed Sub-Projects

Suggestions welcome! If you're interested in being Project Coordinator for one, let the Leader know and we'll get started on setting things up.

WikiTree Resources

Remember a lot of questions can be answered by referring to the help pages link at the top right of pages.

Related Projects and Groups

The following projects and groups are likely to have some overlap with this one, so members of this project may be interested in them as well:



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