A stopping off point for those wanting to help with the Connectors Project, and for those that need a little help in getting started with Connecting.
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On Wikitree there are things that I work on that give me a real buzz, and there are other tasks that I find not quite so enjoyable. I really love working out connections, using mainly other on-line trees and good sources. But I often struggle when it comes to building the profiles to complete the connection. Can you help the Connectors Project by adding and sourcing some of the suggested profiles? You don't have to commit to doing the whole connection, just adding one or two steps will help enormously.
The connections listed below are only suggestions, they are built mainly from other on-line trees that can be notoriously fictional and inaccurate, so each step needs to be fully sourced before moving onto the next.
A few recommendations that may help
|Number||Suggestions for working|
|1||Check first that the connection hasn't already been done via another route|
|2||ALWAYS try and work from a connected profile towards an unconnected one|
|3||Only create profiles that you are confident are correct, provide as many sources as possible.|
|4||As well as birth, marriage and death details, try and add at least one census where relevant|
|5||Find a Grave is good to use, but try and back it up with alternative sources|
|6||Keep the comments column updated, add the date and your name when completed, report any problems to reduce others wasting time looking for the same thing|
The England Connectors Trail
|Number||Location in England||Unconnected profile||Connected Profile||Suggested action||Working On|
|1.||Rolvenden Kent||Lawrence Austen||Lawrence Austen||Should these be merged?|
|2.||Battersea Surrey||Ethel Austin||Ethel Austin||Should these be merged?|
|3.||East Hoathly Sussex||William Austin||William Austin||Duplicate profiles|
|4.||New Shoreham and Sompting Sussex||Harriet Austin, b. 1869, father Oliver born Sompting?||Harriet Austin, b. 1805 Sompting||Can you link these two families in Sompting?||Completed Corina Seal 25/10/18|
|5.||East Grinstead, Sussex||Mary Ann Austin, b. 1829||George Austin, b. 1839||Are these two related?|
|6.||Cullompton, Devon||Dorothy Batten||Dora Batten||Are they the same person? Propose merge?|
|7.||Cullompton and Broad Clyst, Devon||Samuel Flay||William Flay||Are theses two brothers? see 1851 census. William needs further sourcing to confirm place of birth and parents|
|8.||Cullompton, Devon||William Hole, b. 1810||John Hole, b. 1762, married and had family in Cullompton||Will need to find parents for William, nothing obvious on familysearch|
|9.||Lakenheath, Suffolk and Bacup, Lancashire||Mary Ann Coleman, b. 1829, Lakenheath, d. 1832||Mary Ann Coleman, b. 1828, d. 1895 Bacup, Lancashire||Need to confirm that Mary Ann died in 1832. Brother Robert, b. 1832 Lakenheath, died Bacup 1890. This profile needs sourcing.||Peter Cameron working on these 21 Nov 2018|
|10.||Silkstone, West Riding of Yorkshire||Martha Beaumont, b. 1783||George Beaumont, b. 1794||Will need to find parents for both of them|
|11.||Silkstone, West Riding of Yorkshire||Francis Garnett, b. 1798||Priscilla Garnett, b. 1842||Link on Priscilla's bio shows parents Francis and Mary, 1851 and 1861 census on Francis's bio shows her as his daughter||Completed Joan Whitaker|
|12.||Constantine, Cornwall||Thomas Moyle, b. 1813||Jane Moyle, b. 1811||Link on Jane's bio shows parents John and Rebecca; familysearch shows Thomas to have the same parents||They are brother & sister John & Rebecca had 13 children. Check out Cornwall OPC database|
|13.||Constantine, Cornwall||William Rashleigh, b. 1801||Francis Rashliegh, b. 1737||Francis may be the grandfather of William, there are 65 unconnected Rashleigh profiles that all need reconnecting, many are stand alone profiles.||Paula Dea working on these, 29 oct 2018|
|14.||Constantine, Cornwall||William Trethowan, b. 1794||William Threthowan, b. 1794||The unconnected William has parents John and Grace shown in his bio. Both are married to Ann Tippett, who will also need merging||Found complete 29th Oct 2018|
|15.||Catsfield, Sussex||John Ballard and Elizabeth||John Ballard and Elizabeth Brisenden||Dates shown are very vague on unconnected couple, and unsourced|
Summary of Connections needing to be built
|Number||starting from||ending at||Starting location||number of steps||approx no. of profiles it will connect||status|
|Connection No. 16||Joseph Barcroft||Ralph Edward Keeling||Staffordshire, England||12||30|
Suggested Connection routes
Connection No. 16
|Step||Name||approx. birth/death dates||connecting hints||comments|
|1||Joseph Barcroft||1859-?||already created and connected|
|2||add his father Charles Barcroft||1837-?||Charles Barcroft created 12 June Joe Farler|
|3||add Joseph's mother Jane Birch||1835-?||Jane Birch created 12 June Joe Farler|
|4||add Jane's father Joseph Birch||1807-?||Joseph Birch created 12 June Joe Farler|
|5||add Jane's mother Esther Keeling||1811-?||Esther Keeling created 12 June Joe Farler|
|6||add Esther's father Enoch Keeling||1791-?||created 30 Jan 2019 Joe Farler|
|7||add Esther's mother Mary Leigh||?-?||created 30 Jan 2019 Joe Farler|
|8||add Ralph Keeling as a son of Enoch and Mary||1795-?||Ralph Ratcliffe Keeling was christened as son of Robert Keeling ( not Enoch )|
|9||add Sarah Stather Stamp as Ralph's wife||1799-?||created as mother of Edward B Keeling|
|10||add Edward B Keeling as a son of Ralph and Sarah||1846-?||created as spouse of Fanny Rawlings|
|11||added his wife Fanny Rawlings||?-?||created 1 June Joe Farler|
|12||attach their son Ralph Edward Keeling||1880-?||already created and unconnected|
An example that has already been worked
|Step||Name||approx. birth/death dates||connecting hints||comments|
|1||Olga Beatrice Veitch||1908-1993||already created and connected|
|2||added her husband Charles E Turton||1916-2000||created 13 May 2017 Carol Keeling|
|3||added Charles father Jonas Turton||1874-1947||created 13 May 2017 Carol Keeling|
|4||added Charles mother Hannah Bird||1877-1926||created 13 May 2017 Carol Keeling|
|5||attached Jonas's father John Turton||1846-1919||already created and unconnected|
|6||attached Jonas's mother Martha Micklethwaite||1843-1894||already created and unconnected|
- Can you help clear some Connections? Jul 27, 2017.
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On 30 Jan 2019 at 12:40 GMT Joe Farler wrote:
On 29 Jan 2019 at 21:22 GMT Joe Farler wrote:
Looking at Enoch, christened Jan 1791, son of Robert, suggests that Enoch and Ralph were brothers.
On 28 Nov 2018 at 16:08 GMT Paula (Round) Dea wrote:
On 20 Nov 2018 at 14:51 GMT Carol (Winton) Keeling wrote:
On 20 Nov 2018 at 14:23 GMT Peter Cameron wrote:
I'd like to have a go at number 9 since it concerns Lancashire, is that OK?
On 25 Oct 2018 at 14:28 GMT Corina (Guile) Seal wrote:
I can't work out how to add a comment to the table though.
On 12 Jun 2018 at 11:19 GMT Joe Farler wrote:
I've added 2,3,4, and 5 to Connection number 16.
On 1 Jan 2018 at 12:29 GMT Carol (Winton) Keeling wrote:
On 1 Jan 2018 at 11:56 GMT Wendy (Ling) Sullivan wrote:
On 28 Dec 2017 at 19:33 GMT Wendy (Ling) Sullivan wrote: