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Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire Team

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If you are interested in helping out in Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire and not already a member of the England Project, please read the England Project Page to learn more about the project, what we do and how to join us.

Welcome to the Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire Team page

Team Leader: Sue Boutle

Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire Team Members:Michael Christmas | Cathy Crandall | Roger Davey | William Maher | Linda Rosendahl | Lin Wright

Latest News

  • Sue Boutle appointed as team leader 07 September 2021.
  • The Numbers tables updated 05 May, 2022.

Goal

The goal of the Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire Team is to make all Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire profiles the best that they can be. It is our desire to leave a lasting legacy of work for future generations and current researchers that can facilitate their quest for family history, and bring them one step closer to discovering the myriad of people it has taken for them to draw breath.

Quick Links: Cambridgeshire Category Page | Cambridgeshire Research Resources | Huntingdonshire Category Page | Huntingdonshire Research Resources | Regional and County Statistics Page

Topics In order to achieve our goals, there are a number of things we are currently working on in each respective county :

Cambridgeshire


Huntingdonshire

What to do

We handle the responsibility of improving the profiles of people from Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire along with several other tasks, which include:

  • Oversight of the Cambridgeshire Category and Huntingdonshire Category page's and ensure that they are consistent with the other England County pages.
    • This also includes the revision of our categories, adding correct categories and deleting incorrect or unnecessary categories as needed.
  • Monitor the Cambridgeshire Category and Huntingdonshire Category page's to ensure that all profiles are placed into the most accurate sub-category possible and not into any of the parent categories.
  • Continual updating of the maintenance templates on Cambridge and Huntingdon county profiles, including 'Unsourced' and 'Estimated Date' templates
  • Focusing on the improvement of Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire profiles including sourcing, connecting, merging duplicates, correcting database errors, and writing biographies.
    • Creating profiles for prominent or notable Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire-based individuals and connect them up to the global WikiTree
    • Researching and updating profiles on WikiTree which are relevant to prominent Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire families
  • Discuss and collaborate together, including maintaining the Cambridgeshire Research Resources and Huntingdonshire Research Resources pages, adding and updating links as needed.

Team Member Specific Interests and what we're working on

Communication and Collaboration

If you want to work together .... go for it! You can communicate with everyone by posting to this page. Or you can message individual members. Remember we will largely be working in the context of profiles that are managed by other people. Always endeavour to discuss any major changes you may wish to make to a profile with the profile manager/s involved.

Team Challenges

We have a Challenge team Mighty Oaks connected to the England Project. Members of the England Counties teams are encouraged to join and participate from time to time in WikiTree challenges for England. It’s good fun, why not give it a try.

Research Resources

The Numbers

Cambridgeshire Statistics
Date Total Profiles Unsourced Unconnected Suggestions Unknowns
17 May 2022 36973 (↑211) 1300↓ (-159) 2727↑(+6) 2963↑ (+27) 408↑ (+4)
10 May 2022 36762 (↑145) 1459↓ (-43) 2721↑ (+10) 2936↓ (-21) 404
03 May 2022 36617 (↑115) 1502↓ (-43) 2711↑ (+55) 2957↑ (+3) 404↓ (-2)
27 Apr 2022 36502 (↑303) 1545↓ (-1) 2656↑ (+6) 2954↑ (+17) 406↑ (+5)
20 Apr 2022 36199 (↑70) 1546↓ (-30) 2650↑ (+11) 2937↓ (-12) 401↑ (+3)
13 Apr 2022 36129 (↑47) 1576↓ (-11) 2639↓ (-1) 2949↑ (+8) 398↑ (+3)


Huntingdonshire Statistics
Date Total Profiles Unsourced Unconnected Suggestions Unknowns
17 May 2022 11541 (↑19) 321↓ (-7) 747↑ (-14) 1449 (0) 126↑ (+1)
10 May 2022 11522 (↑35) 328↓ (-2) 761↑ (-4) 1449↑ (-39) 125 (0)
03 May 2022 11487 (↑42) 330↓ (-1) 765↑ (+13) 1488↑ (+55) 125 (0)
27 Apr 2022 11445 (↑72) 331↓ (-11) 752↓ (-5) 1433↓ (-4) 125↑ (+3)
20 Apr 2022 11373 (↑18) 342↑ (+1) 757↓ (-2) 1437↓ (-1) 122 (0)
13 Apr 2022 11355 (↑28) 341↑ (+1) 759↓ (-1) 1438↑ (+7) 122 (0)


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I added some Kyd Kidd families to Soham, Cambridgeshire, England. Think this new name in your project.

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Kyd-3

Billie

Hi all, Just to say Hello. I'm Sue and I've recently taken over from Mike as Team Leader of Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire. I'm also the Team Leader of Northamptonshire as that is where I know live.

I was born in Cambridge and lived in Sawston, Harston and Comberton before moving to Oxford in the 80's. About 6 years ago, we were looking to move from Oxford to a quieter location and finally decided to live in a village just outside of Northampton.

At the moment, I'm trying to identify as many 'Unsourced' profiles as I can - they aren't always marked so if you come across one, please add the Unsourced|Cambridgeshiretag or Category:Cambridgeshire, Unsourced Profiles or Unsourced|Huntingdonshire etc to them.

If anyone has any particular interests, please let me know and I can add them to this page.

Thanks all and I look forward to getting to know you.

posted by Sue (Gambie) Boutle
edited by Sue (Gambie) Boutle
Welcome Sue! I'm not officially part of the team, but I still update the weekly figures in East England and have done so for the past two years or more. If you'd prefer to do that, let me know, otherwise I usually do it on Tuesday/Wednesday as the stats are updated. It keeps the page current and hopefully helps those who are goal oriented and like to see how things are changing. I know we have the overall figures on the EP stats page, so if you'd rather these weren't here (they do include all available stats and include profile completion status selections), by all means, it's your team's page.

Welcome!

Kind regards, Raewyn.

posted by Raewyn Vincent
Thanks Raewyn, I would be grateful if you could still keep updating these.
posted by Sue (Gambie) Boutle
That's fine. One of the counties requested an update on the profile count for their county each week. See Norfolk and the extra figures to the left of the table (all in black). Let me know if you want me to start adding that in as well. I think they were trying to assess what were new suggestions, unsourced etc, versus existing issues on profiles already there.

Have a great week!

posted by Raewyn Vincent
That would be great but only if you have time.
posted by Sue (Gambie) Boutle
Thank you for the welcome, Mike. I'm glad to be here. Already beginning to add sources to some of the unsourced orphan profiles. My current focus in working on connecting the Runham lines which are focused primarily around Chesterton to one another, even though I haven't been able to connect them to the tree yet. The surname apparently arose from people who originated in the village of Runham near Great Yarmouth, but I haven't gotten them back nearly that far. But I also want to work with the team on whatever is needed. I am a descendant of Brits, but an American. My most recent ancestor to live in England left Yorkshire in the 1850s.
posted by Lin Wright
Please welcome Lin Wright to the team, her link is above. She has just finished the orphan trail and looking forward to making a difference in Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire.

Good to have you on board Lin Mike

posted by Michael Christmas
I hope you enjoyed the recent Connect-a-Thon

Details can be found here for future ‘Thons. https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Help:Connect-a-Thon

A link to the England Mighty Oaks team can be found above if you fancy getting involved in the next one.

posted by Michael Christmas
Please welcome Becky Johnson onto the team. Becky has just finished the Orphan Trail and will be graduated shortly.

Also well done all on getting the number of suggestions down by a large chunk this month. It’s a great achievement.

posted by Michael Christmas
Re Fran’s note on the boat race. Cambridge has always been my team of choice but since I have insider knowledge I can’t enter.

So anyone feeling up for a challenge, let’s get our team past the post first.

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:1829_Boat_Race

posted by Michael Christmas
Thank you all for your amazing effort, let’s keep it going!
posted by Michael Christmas
Hi All

From saturday, 1 February, we are running a month-long "Go Green" challenge.

This will be region vs. region, rather than counties, the winner will be the region with the largest drop in total numbers (sourcing + connecting + suggestions).

All the contributing county team members within the winning region will be given a sticker for their profiles :)

So if you fancy sourcing, connecting or correcting for our region comment below!

Here is a link to the regional data. https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:England%2C_Regional_and_County_Statistics_Page

If you have any questions just ask :)

Note that you don’t need to sign up if you are already a member of this team. There's something for everyone to do, whether it be sourcing, connecting, or working on suggestions. Also, if you are concentrating on connecting, you may be able to find your county/region of choice on our largest branches page: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:England%27s_Largest_Unconnected_Branches

posted by Michael Christmas
edited by Michael Christmas
There seems to be inconsistency in categorising places in the ancient county of Huntingdonshire; some come under Huntingdonshire others under Cambridgeshire. I do have an aversion to putting Toseland under Cambridgeshire when until 1974 it was in Hunts! Or is it that the Cambridgeshire, Toseland category is only for profiles where all vital events are after 1974 and I should be creating a new category for Huntingdonshire Toseland? But that would mean two categories for the same parish, a recipe for disaster! "Confused" in France
posted by David Cooper