Connectors Challenge

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Current Connectors Challenge: December 2021

Connectors Project Members


Connectors Unite!

We invite you to take part in the Monthly Connectors Challenge. You can help the Connectors Project to link all the unconnected profiles on WikiTree into the main family tree.

Each month we'll open up a thread in G2G where you can take part by:

1. Pick any profile which is not connected to the main tree (the profile does not have a box at the bottom of the page, showing the degrees of separation from the "Example Profile of the Week" and has a puzzle piece icon which can be seen at the top of a profile page next to the name). (Note: The puzzle piece icon is only visible to those who have the Connectors badge. See here for more information.)

Places to look for profiles to work on:

2. Add profiles for first degree relatives (parent, spouse, sibling, or child) to that profile, new or existing. Continue in this manner until you connect to an existing WikiTree profile.

  1. Add a source to the profiles involved in the connection showing the relationship between the two profiles. Please be sure your source is cited in accordance with the style recommended on our Sources help page to count towards your tally. More than one source per profile is recommended.
  2. Answer the G2G post to signal that you will be participating in this month's challenge. Once you make a connection, connecting either an isolated profile or an unconnected branch to the main tree, please add "Connected!" at the end of the line which made the connection.
  3. The tally is of branches connected, not sources or profiles added. That said, if you can add a number of sources to a profile, all the better. (Note this is different than the Connect-a-Thon, if you participated in that.)
  4. If either or both profiles you connect did not have good sources before and already existed on WikiTree, then you can also count those sources towards the Sourcerers Challenge.


Anyone can participate! You do not have to be part of the Connectors Project to join in the fun of the monthly challenge. All you need to do is answer the original post of the call for the monthly challenge. It should be posted before the beginning of each month. You can add the tag "Connectors" to find the post in your daily feed. See below for a list of participants for this month. If you don't see your name, make sure you answered the post for this month: December 2021.

This Month's Participants (20211201)

Last Month's Participants (20211101)

2020 Top 10 Connectors

To see the top connectors, sort the table by clicking on the little arrows in the connections column. Clicking on it again once it sorts can change it from a top to bottom sort. This tally will only include October through December figures for 2020.

Name Connections Top Connector
Maxx Martin 98 Dec 2020
Jayme Arrington 85 Oct 2020
Anonymous Kruithof 75
Mariah B. Sheehy 40 ---
Frances McCarthy 39 Nov 2020
N Gauthier 33 ---
B. W. J. Molier 28 ---
Sandi Strong * ---
Alison Palmer * ---
Sherri Onorati * ---

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Sign me up please! I would like to join.
posted by L Browne
i would like to join this challenge if its possible
posted by Missy Little
Could I please be added to the project so i can see the puzzle piece?
I'm not on listed under This Month's Participants (20210401) and I connected 49 people.
posted by Pam Dale
Is there a tutorial on using the tracker?
I made one for you. I had started a page for challenge tutorials months ago and never finished it. I was going to update it as the need arose. So thanks for the reminder.

Let me know if it is sufficient.

Can you please add my name to the list for October, since I've done a few already. And sign me up for November.
Hi Cathleen,

I've sent you a private message and responded to your post on this month's Connector's Challenge post. Can you let me know if you've seen them? Your numbers on the tracker are unfortunately incorrect and it makes it difficult to compare them to the other participants. You should only be tracking the profiles that were previously on Wikitree prior to this month and were not connected to the main tree. Once you've managed to connect a profile to the bigger tree, then you would track it. We do not count newly created profiles (like the Connect-a-thon) or sourcing the profile (although sources should support any connections made). Please let me know if you have any questions!

Thank you, Jayme Co-Leader Connector's Project

Please can you register me for the challenge for November.

Elsie Hagley/Olson Waitara, Taranaki, New Zealand

posted by Elsie (Olson) Hagley
Can my last name be corrected? I'm no longer Karen Tobo. Thanks!
posted by Karen Lowe
May you add me to the challenge ?
posted by Etienne Jacques
Please register me for the Challenge. I'm trying to get it done as fast as I can.
posted by Patricia Della Piana

You can manage the tables or do away with them-whatever you prefer. I've updated the instructions to reflect the new post instructions, as well.


posted by Abby (Brown) Glann
All participants of the Challenge get the Connectors Project badge. All Connectors Project badged members are not necessarily challenge participants.
posted by Abby (Brown) Glann
Hi :) Thanks for showing me that link for badged Connectors. I have removed that line.

I am the new host of the Connectors Challenge and had started trying to update this webpage. I obviously took that number from the wrong place (a spreadsheet).

This web page has other things that need to be updated which I will be working on. Thanks for your patience.

posted by N Gauthier
What is the difference between a "badged Connector" (Participants section of this page, count of 187) and the "members [who] have the Connector badge" as seen when clicking on the badge (count of 635)? ( I would have thought the numbers would be close to the same?
posted by Susan Keil
Please add me to the challenge. I'm working hard on mine and will help with others.
I can use the tracker now since Sunday when we had storms in upper East Tennessee and across the road some trees fell on the power line luckly my brother - in - law had a generator that kicked in so we had power but not internet and I did not have cable from 1:00 p.m and then the internet came in about 8:30 p.m. and then the cable came in about 9:30 p.m. I just tried the connector tracker and it came in no time at all so it is working for me now.
posted by [Living Barnett]
Can someone please share the address for the Connector Challenge Tracker ?
posted by N Gauthier
When someone has time, can we update the instructions in #5 to reflect tat we use the Challenge Tracker now? Thanks in advance!
posted by Star Kline