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Connecting Buddies

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Categories: Unconnected Profiles | Connectors Project.

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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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Introduction

A Buddy is

someone who does an activity with you so that you can support and encourage each other

That definition is spot on, and I hope that those that drop by this page will feel welcome.

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
1Check first that the connection hasn't already been done via another route
2ALWAYS try and work from a connected profile towards an unconnected one
3Only create profiles that you are confident are correct, provide as many sources as possible.
4As well as birth, marriage and death details, try and add at least one census where relevant
5Find a Grave is good to use, but try and back it up with alternative sources
6Keep 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?
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.
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 daughterCompleted 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
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.
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
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
2add his father Charles Barcroft 1837-? Charles Barcroft created 12 June Joe Farler
3add Joseph's mother Jane Birch 1835-? Jane Birch created 12 June Joe Farler
4add Jane's father Joseph Birch 1807-? Joseph Birch created 12 June Joe Farler
5add Jane's mother Esther Keeling 1811-? Esther Keeling created 12 June Joe Farler
6add Esther's father Enoch Keeling 1791-?
7add Esther's mother Mary Leigh ?-?
8add Ralph Keeling as a son of Enoch and Mary 1795-?
9add Sarah Stamp as Ralph's wife 1799-?
10add Edward B Keeling as a son of Ralph and Sarah 1846-? created as spouse of Fanny Rawlings
11added his wife Fanny Rawlings  ?-? created 1 June Joe Farler
12attach 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
2added her husband Charles E Turton 1916-2000 created 13 May 2017 Carol Keeling
3added Charles father Jonas Turton 1874-1947 created 13 May 2017 Carol Keeling
4added Charles mother Hannah Bird 1877-1926 created 13 May 2017 Carol Keeling
5attached Jonas's father John Turton 1846-1919 already created and unconnected
6attached Jonas's mother Martha Micklethwaite 1843-1894 already created and unconnected






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On 12 Jun 2018 at 11:19 GMT Joe Farler wrote:

Hi Carol,

I've added 2,3,4, and 5 to Connection number 16.

On 1 Jan 2018 at 12:29 GMT Carol (Winton) Keeling wrote:

That's brilliant Wendy, will have to tidy this page soon, now that there are so many completed. Happy New Year to all.

On 1 Jan 2018 at 11:56 GMT Wendy (Ling) Sullivan wrote:

No 4 Clarson, finally showing all connected. A great start to 2018, Happy New Year everyone!!

On 28 Dec 2017 at 19:33 GMT Wendy (Ling) Sullivan wrote:

Thanks Carol, that's good to know on both counts :)

On 28 Dec 2017 at 10:40 GMT Carol (Winton) Keeling wrote:

Hi Wendy, a connection normally registers within 24 hours, but with time zones around the world, this can be up to 48 hours. All those profiles that you've created in connection 4 are showing as connected this morning.

On 27 Dec 2017 at 14:13 GMT Wendy (Ling) Sullivan wrote:

Working on no 4 Clarson.

How long does it normally take for a connection to register on the profile?

On 26 Nov 2017 at 20:27 GMT Carol (Winton) Keeling wrote:

Thank you Wendy for completing number 3, you found some excellent sources from familysearch, that joined it all together. Don't forget to add this to this month's Connector's Challenge (either use the tracker, or post in G2G).

On 20 Nov 2017 at 21:19 GMT Wendy (Ling) Sullivan wrote:

I will give no 3 a go, Agnes Wannell. Fingers crossed :)

Now completed 24/11/2017

On 3 Nov 2017 at 10:46 GMT Gillian Thomas wrote:

I'll do Connection 15. It would be great to see the Waltons all linked in.

On 28 Jul 2017 at 13:01 GMT Gillian Thomas wrote:

Nice work Carol! You are amazing.

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