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Contents

Introduction

This page is a sub-project of the Connectors Project. For more details about Connecting, please see the Connectors Project page.

  1. Connectors, please use this page to:
  2. Chat with other Connectors
  3. Let others know what locations you are working on
    1. It would be good to have at least one connector working on each country in the world, and at least one connector working on each subdivision of larger countries (states of Australia and the USA, counties of England and Ireland, provinces of Canada, parishes of Sweden, etc.). There is a list below, please enter your details and the locations that interest you. Further countries should be added where necessary.
  4. Let others know what surnames you are working on
    1. There is a surname list for those that work on particular names; please also add details of the locations covered.
  5. Ask for help, or offer to help others
  6. Share hints and tips to make connecting easier for us all
    1. If you have any good ideas to help other connectors, please share them with us all.

Chat with other Connectors

See the comments on this page for previous chats among Connectors.

Let others know what location(s) you are working on

(Note: Because the lists of unconnected branches in each country are so long, we have spun them out into a separate Let others know what locations you are working on page.)

It would be good to have at least one connector working on each country in the world, and at least one connector working on each subdivision of larger countries (states of Australia and the USA, counties of England and Ireland, provinces of Canada, parishes of Sweden, etc.). There are lists for different countries on the Let others know what locations you are working on page. Please enter your details and the locations that interest you. If you want to connect in a country which doesn't already have a section there, please post a message on this page, and we'll add a section for you.

Let others know what surname(s) you are working on

(Note: Because the list of names that people are interested in connecting has gotten long enough that we have spun it out into a separate Let others know what surnames you are working on page.) To see (and add to) the list of names that people are interested in, please go to the Let others know what surnames you are working on page.

If there is a "(Name Study)" link after a surname, that leads to the One Name Study project for that page. See the One Name Studies Project page for more details about One Name Studies.

To find unconnected branches which contain a particular surname, go to the Let others know what locations you are working on page, and search for that surname. (Not all of the branches have the surnames that they contain listed in the table yet, but we are working to add all surnames which occur at least four times in a branch to the table.)

Help Wanted

Here are several lists of unconnected branches or individuals. If you wish to adopt one of them, just add your name in the "Working On" column, and let us know when you connect that branch so we can celebrate with you.

Free space profiles (like this one) work pretty much the same way that profiles for people do, so all the same syntax applies. So to show that you are working on a branch, edit this page, scroll down to the listing you want work on, and replace the number at the end of the line with two opening square brackets ([), then your WikiTree ID, then a pipe (|), then your name, then two closing square brackets (]), like this: [[Example-123|Ferdinand Grubstake]].

Similarly, when you connect a branch (or discover one that's already connected), add Connected (or Found connected) and then the date. Put three single quotes (') before and after "connected" to put it into bold, like this: "'Connected'" February 29, 2016. One of the page pruners will then delete that entry in a couple of weeks, after everybody has had a chance to celebrate the new connection.

Largest Unconnected Branches

This table is from Aleš Trtnik's database errors project: some connected branches will appear in this list if they connect via private profiles. The Branch Size number is derived from Aleš's database. Occurrences is the number of branches with the same number of profiles in them. The linked profile for each branch is the first profile created in that branch. If you want to tackle an unconnected branch, please edit this page and put your name in the "Working On" column for that branch. You can sort the list by any column (Branch Size, Linked Profile, Country, Notes, or Working On) by clicking on the sort symbol in the header for that column.

Branch Size Linked Profile Country Notes Working On
3,630Geok_Kim-1 China, Malaysia? Chinese characters 1
2,988Granda-20 Austria I have sent a mge to the PM to connect Granda-6 to her husband Hickman-2718 which will connect this tree J Cherry
1,117Szczęsny-3 Poland 2
1,113Świerczynowiec-5* Poland 3
1,070Nizamani-138 Pakistan 4
994Nascimento-13 Portugal, Brazil 5
924Raab-168 Germany 6
916Sorg-147 Germany, Hungary, Austria, Romania 7
849Górski-224 Austria 8
701Barzyk-12 Poland, France 9
695Fuk-12 Poland 10
656Schobert-29 Hungary 11
634Duarte-13 Colombia, Venezuela 12
605Larsson-3232 Sweden 13
588Tolksdorf-2 Prussia East Prussia, now part of Poland. 14
590Gómez_de_Castro_y_Melán_de_Betancourt-1 Colombia 15
585Velasquez-248 Mexico, USA 16
577Balentine-8 USA 17
576Bakoš-22 Czech Republic 18
574Ginzburg-13 Belarus, Ukraine 19
562Raðinskienë-2* Lithuania 20
550De_Mello-54 Portugal (The Azores) 21
547Marañon-55 Philippines 22
540Chamaria-331 India 23
528Navarro Martinez-1* Spain 24
526Hansson-16 Sweden 25
520Würges-2 Germany, Brazil Found connected May 30, 2020.
501Nürnberger-16* Germany 27
501Moya-56 Spain, Algeria, Italy 27
501Haber-35 Hungary 27
500Haffner-265* Germany, Hungary 30
500Kallarackal-8* India 30
491Canto-27 Spain, Algeria, Italy 32
477Sanchez_Maymo-1* Spain 33
466Frappé-539 France 34
460Hurgoi-3 Hungary 35
445Bernardello-13 Italy 36
439Villamer-1* Philippines 37
436Bassi-7 Italy 38
435Douda-4 Czech Republic 39
429Бурангулов-4 Russia 40
426Mämmi-22* Finland 41
426Lohvansuu-2 Finland 41
422Schimanski-9 Germany 43
406Esbensen-14 Denmark 46
405Kedzia-6 Poland 47
405Velez_del_Rosario_y_Atilano_de_Villanueva-1 New Spain, USA 47
389Peták-53 Czech Republic 49
384Janulytė-2 Lithuania 50
380Bonet-Roman-1 USA 51
379Ruppert-299 Germany 52
374Carlsson_Torell-1* Sweden 53
374Alfalla_Vargas-1 USA 53
371Suman-15 Italy 55
368Baltimore-55 France 56
364Satta-3 Italy, USA 57
364Mattera-80 Italy, South Africa 57
357Rielemann-1 Germany 59
356Sever-143 Croatia 60
353Neckar-3 Czech Republic 61
349Erhart-124 Czech Republic, Germany 62
343Eickeler-2 Germany, England 63
340Azrilevich-1 Belarus, Ukraine, Canada, USA 64
335Bandrymer-1* Poland 65
334Grojer-5 Germany, Czechoslovakia, Austria, Czech Republic 66
331Svensdotter-283 Sweden 67
331Larsen-2832 Denmark 67
  • An asterisk (*) after the profile name means that there has been no change in the size of that branch since January 31 2017.

Challenging Unconnected Branches

This table is from Aleš Trtnik's database errors project. These branches are not connected to the main tree, and have some factor which would make connecting them particularly challenging, such as missing first names, places, dates (or several of those pieces of information), and/or having all of the accounts set to "Public" or higher privacy. The Branch Size number is derived from Aleš's database. The linked profile for each branch is the first profile created in that branch. If you want to tackle a privately connected branch, please edit this page and put your name in the "Working On" column for that branch. (This version was produced in December 2016.) You can sort the list by any column (Branch Size, Linked Profile, Country, Notes, or Working On) by clicking on the sort symbol in the header for that column.

Branch Size Linked Profile Country Notes Working On
1,033Swee_Eng-1 China? No placenames & all the names are in Chinese ideographs. (I'm not sure, but it looks like traditional Chinese, rather than simplified.) 1
972*UNKNOWN-147366 India? No placenames, no dates & most of the names are "Unknown".) 2
180Šmehlík-1 Czech Republic? No dates or place names that I could find. 3

Unconnected Notables

These Unconnected Notables need your help. Please try to connect them. You can sort the list by any column by clicking on the sort symbol in the header for that column.

Country Connections Name Notes Working On
Mongolia 0 Genghis Khan Founder of the Mongol Empire

Other Unconnected Notables

These links are to other sources of unconnected notables. Some of these lists are specifically for unconnected profiles, and some of them are lists of notables, some of whom are connected and some of whom are not. Please try to connect the people who aren't already connected. You can sort the list by any column by clicking on the sort symbol in the header for that column.

Country Name Notes
Worldwide Unconnected Profiles
Worldwide Notable Profiles in need of Improvement
Worldwide Data Error 568: Wikidata - Unconnected branches to global tree A report listing profiles of people who have a Wikidata entry (and are thus in Wikipedia, and therefore notable), but aren't connected to the main tree.
Worldwide Data Error 569: Wikidata - Unconnected orphans to global tree A report listing profiles of people who have a Wikidata entry (and are thus in Wikipedia, and therefore notable), but aren't connected to the main tree, and don't have profile managers.

You can also find some unconnected notables at the bottom of each section in the Let others know what locations you are working on page.

Other places to find unconnected profiles

The Places to find unconnected profiles page lists several places to find profiles which have not yet been connected to the main tree.

WikiTreeers who can help

  • Abby Glann can help with Midwest US connections
  • Carol Keeling will help with any connection query, mainly England but happy to look at any problems you have. Just send me a private message. I'm also slowly working my way through the unconnected lists that were created for the Grand Reunion, (these start at births from 1810 and work backwards), adding the specific county/state tag to profiles so they are easier to identify. I can focus on a particular area if it would help anyone.
  • Bob Keniston can help with connections mainly in pre-1900 Massachusetts.
  • Debi Matlack can help with connections in Georgia, USA back to pre-Revolutionary times.
  • Greg Slade can help with Canadian connections, especially in British Columbia.
  • Isabelle Rassinot would be willing to help with French and Belgian (West Flanders) profiles.
  • Greg Lavoie can help with connections in Québec.
  • Tessa Hope can help with connections in Ontario.

WikiTreeers who need help

  • Greg Slade keeps adding profiles for notables who come up in the news, but doesn't have time to connect them. (Probably other people have added notables and not known how to connect them.) Please take a notable or three under your wing and connect them if you can. Even if you can't connect a notable, if you happen across a profile for a notable who hasn't been connected to the main tree yet, and hasn't had a "[Country], Unconnected Profiles" category applied to the profile, please add the appropriate category so that that profile will show up in the appropriate reports.
  • Theresa Ferracci Myers wants help connecting: John Robert Platt and other Platts he is connected to, starting with Joseph Platt and spouses Alice Kershaw with their connecting Kershaws.
  • Shae Simpson: I need someone with access to France source data to take on a couple of profiles I created André Burthe (1772-1830) and his wife Suzanne Marguerite Sarpy (1787-1863) but do not have the time to dedicate to giving them the profiles they deserve. I added the Notables Project as an additional PM but would like to ensure that someone has them on their radar before I remove myself completely. I linked the wikipedia profile of André and added his wikitree ID to wikipedia already. Suzanne does not have a wikipedia profile but deserves one in my opinion.

Hints and Tips

  • Here are Carol's tips:
    1. When adding new profiles to bridge a gap between a connected and unconnected profile, always start at the connected profile and work towards the unconnected. If you find that you can't complete the connection then you'll not be left with any unconnected on your watchlist.
    2. Looking for a profile to connect to:
      • Sort the relevant surname list by birth first, then (if over 1,000), select the 'show all' or up to 5,000 option
      • Search CTRL F, for the town, village, state, county you are looking for, check for profiles created by a different manager.
      • Sometimes doing a search within a surname list using the profile manager's name, might identify some of their profiles that are already connected, you then just need to join them up.
      • Find your unconnected person in another on-line tree. Make a note of the more unusual surnames that married siblings, cousins or children. Check for these names on WikiTree, remembering that all sources have to be verified.
    3. I run a query on Wikitree+ to get all unconnected profiles from a specific area. (e.g. just put 'unconnected kent maidstone') into the text search box. Once I've connected a branch, I run another text search to see if the profile manager has created any more unconnected profiles for the same area. To do this you enter their wiki-id with an underscore rather than a hyphen followed by unconnected and the location (e.g. for me it would be 'winton_239 unconnected kent maidstone'). (Maidstone is the county town of Kent in England)
  • Here are Greg's tips:
    • The first thing I'd do is look at your own profile. If the bottom of the page has a block of text which says something like: "Greg is 30 degrees from Rosa Parks, 19 degrees from Anne Tichborne and 18 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Check your connections or find your genealogical relationship with Greg.", then you are connected to the main tree on WikiTree, and it's only isolated groups in your watchlist which need to be connected. If that block of text isn't there, then your branch isn't connected, so the first step would be to connect your branch, at which point most (if not all) of the entries should disappear from your unconnected list.
    • I have had unconnected profiles in my watch list for all three reasons:
      • First, I updated some GEDCOMs before the current GEDCOM importing system was put into place. At that time, we were told to skip importing profiles if a profile for the same person already existed on WikiTree. What I didn't realise until later was that, sometimes, the profile that I skipped was the only link between other profiles and the rest of the branch I was importing, so I ended up with lots of isolated profiles or small groups of profiles. Once I realised what had happened, it took me a few weeks to work through all the profiles I had imported, and search for the existing profile on WikiTree which had prompted me to skip importing the linking protocol. So, for instance, an unconnected profile might refer to a spouse, a parent, or a child, but there isn't a link to that person's profile from the profile on my watchlist. In that case, I'd search for the "missing" person on WikiTree, sort through the resulting hits and check to make sure that I had found the right one, and, once I did find the right one, I'd link my the profile in my watchlist to the profile I found. For example, if a wife had somehow gotten disconnected from her husband, then, once I found him again, I'd edit her profile to add a husband, put his WikiTree ID into the box that says, "If the spouse has an existing WikiTree profile Help enter their WikiTree ID here:", then click on the "Add Spouse of..." button. Once I do that, then she'd be connected.
      • Second, I have a bad habit of getting interested in notable people. I'll read about somebody in the news, or on Wikipedia, or wherever, get all interested in them, and create a profile for them. But then, it often takes me forever to build out their branch far enough that I make a connection to the main tree. Some people have memberships on paid sites which can help them trace out connections much faster, but I'm not on any paid sites, so I just end up following whatever leads I can turn up until I make a connection. (A couple of times, it has taken over a year of on-and-off effort to get a notable connected.) So these days, I try to restrain myself from creating profiles for notables anymore. (Not always successfully, I'm afraid.)
      • Third, there have also been times that I have come across abandoned profiles for people with a family name that's in my family tree, so I sometimes adopt those, try to source them, and see if they're related to the people in my family with the same name.
    • In each of those cases, I work out the branch, following leads as I find them. If I find a marriage record for somebody, and the person they married doesn't have a profile connected to theirs, I search WikiTree to see if they already have a profile, and create a new one if they don't. The same thing if I find a census record listing parents, a spouse, or children of that person. In some jurisdictions, death records include the names (and sometimes even place of birth) of the person's parents, the name of their spouse if they were married, and sometimes the name of a child if they were an "informant" for the death registration. (I love the death records in British Columbia: they contain so much useful information like that!)
    • Then, once I've add all the parents, siblings, spouses, and children of the person I started with, and see if I can work out farther still: parents and/or siblings of the parents, spouses and children of the siblings, parents and siblings of the spouses, spouses and children of the children, and outward in all directions. It's tedious, but every new sourced and documented profile added to WikiTree makes that whole tree better and more useful, and eventually, I find that final connection to connect the whole branch to the main tree. Then, I go try and find somebody to pat me on the back for my accomplishment.
    • If you want to work on a branch from one of the unconnected branches tables:
      1. The "Linked Profile" in the table is frequently (not always) for the WikiTreer who created that branch in the first place, and will therefore have a privacy setting of Public or higher. But that doesn't mean that none of the profiles in that branch are Open. To find the open profiles in a branch:
        1. Go to the Linked Profile for that branch.
        2. Click on the WikiTree ID for that profile in the upper right corner of the window.
        3. Select "Family List" from the drop-down menu.
        4. To see the maximum number of Open profiles, set the "Showing 10 generations of" picklist to 15, click on the "both" radio button, click on the "with" radio button, set the "sorted by" picklist to "Birth Date", and then click the "Go" button. The list will probably get longer, and will be sorted with the oldest profiles (and thus the ones most likely to be open) at the top.
    • If you are working on profiles from a GEDCOM upload which have become disconnected:
      1. Check the Lost and Found Project page to see if that GEDCOM is already listed (and add it if it isn't).
      2. For each profile in the GEDCOM, check the profiles before and after it to see if they came from the same GEDCOM, even if they're not connected. (So if you're looking at Example-137, check Example-136 and Example-138.) You may find that the GEDCOM extends to dozens of profiles with the same last name, and because they come from the same GEDCOM, they'll have consecutive numbers except for those which have been deleted or merged away.
        • You may also find that, while most other connections have been lost, at least some spouses from disconnected GEDCOMs are still connected to one another, so that can lead you to more last names that you can check for consecutive profiles.
      3. If you find multiple profiles with the same first and last names, and the same (or close) birth dates and places, you may be tempted to merge them, but check first to make sure that you aren't dealing with cousins who have been given the same name to honour a grandparent, or (at least in some places at some times) siblings where the older sibling died before the younger sibling was born, and then the younger sibling was given the same name.
        • The person who uploaded the GEDCOM may have been working on that tree for weeks, months, or even years before uploading it, and in my own reconnecting work, I have sometimes made changes on the basis of a first pass at the sources, and then had to go back and restore the original data after checking further.
  • Here are Abby's tips for working on Unconnected:
    1. Use other tree sites for hints (NOT AS A SOURCE!). I do this by either searching for unique names I might find in the branch I'm working on then trying to find another name that isn't too terribly common in WikiTree on the tree I find the first person on, then trying to figure out how they're connected. Then, I start to look into sources to see if I can connect them the same way on WikiTree.
    2. I make the bulk of my connections by working "sideways". If I'm lucky, I'll be able to trace a line straight back into Colonial America or something, but most of the time I use marriage records and birth records to find spouses then trace their family, adding all the siblings I can and their spouses and just keep following sources as I can find them, rather than dwelling too long on one, direct ancestry.
    3. This one is important-if you get stuck, ask for help! Enlist other projects. Did you work a line back to Scotland and cannot get any further? Post in G2G and tag the Scotland project. Same with if you find someone was Quaker (which would be lucky because they keep AMAZING records). Post in G2G and tag the Quakers project to see if they can help.
    4. Go back to the beginning. I often make so many additions and feel like I'm going nowhere that I get discouraged. I step back and go back to my starting person and start to look at whether I left a possible connection line unresearched. Sometimes that line produces just what I need in far less time than I spent looking at all the other lines I already built out.
  • Here are B.W.J.'s tips for working on Unconnected:
    1. Use marriage records of parents and siblings to find more surnames in the village/area they live
    2. Then I use WikiTreePlus to find all surnames in that village/area (sorting by surname), looking for profiles with a different manager and trying to connect to those profiles where the surname matches
    3. The period 1811-1917 can be searched with two surnames in a lot of Dutch archives, using "father & mother" for marriages, this results in a lot of possible names
    4. I keep track of name-combinations that I have looked into in a simple Notepad file

Resources

  • The Data Error 106: Duplicates between global tree and unconnected lists pairs of profiles which look like duplicate entries, one of which is in an unconnected branch and one of which is connected to the main tree. These may be useful in connecting unconnected branches.
  • The DBE Unconnected page lists reports for different countries in the world, showing unconnected branches with at least one profile which says that the person in the profile was born or died in that country.
  • If you are trying to connect a notable, there is a site called Ethnicity of Celebs which lists a bunch of celebrities, and then lists the name of their parents, grandparents, and sometimes great-grandparents. It mostly (but not exclusively) covers entertainers, and it often doesn't include dates or other critical information, but at least the names give you clues when searching for sources. (Some profiles do give pointers to the sites where the names came from, which can be helpful.)
  • The census records on the Library and Archives Canada web site are particularly useful if you're working on Canadian branches, because they can help you find links (parents, siblings, spouses, children, and sometimes in-laws).
  • The Needs Profiles Created category includes profiles which contain source information for people who don't (yet) have profiles created for them on WikiTree. You may be able to connect your branch by looking through the category for family names in the branch you're working on.
  • If you are trying to connect a notable, pay attention to the Wikipedia entry for that notable, in as many languages as you can access. Quite frequently, the entry in one language will contain information that the entry in another language lacks. You may also find that there is another notable with a Wikipedia entry only a step or two away from the notable you're working on. (It's amazing how much intermarriage there is between notables, children of notables, and grandchildren of notables.)




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Sorry, N. That page is designed to help people who are looking for branches in specific places, which is why it's all divided up like that. Within each jurisdiction, the branches are sorted by size, so you can just look at the top couple of rows in each state.

I also worked through this page again, and added a few more unconnected branches to bring it back up to 50.

posted by Greg Slade
Hi Nikki,

This report that Aleš produces every week might help you. Just click on the capital 'T' next to each profile-id, and all the profiles in that branch are listed. You'll have to check each one for profiles from the USA, but using CTL 'F' and searching for 'USA' or 'America' should identify those for you to work on.

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Automated:DD_Unconnected_List_All

posted by Carol (Winton) Keeling
With tomorrow morning's update, another branch of 369 profiles will be connected off of https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Haas-904

Greg, I prioritize by greater number of profiles. Theoretically it takes me the same amount of time to work on a small branch as a large branch, so I try to get the most number of profiles connected that I can. I don't work on unconnected branches by location because ancestry.com covers all states.

On this new working page, it is harder for me to find them by SIZE, and there are numerous repetitive branches, so I don't particularly find it convenient for myself. The unconnected USA page also lists them by location, so I guess unconnected branches are not listed anywhere chronologically by branch size ?

posted by N Gauthier
Oh, you can connect anywhere you want, N. Any branch that gets connected, wherever it is, helps WikiTree. (Well, as long as it's not fictional. ;-) ) I just wanted to let you know that there were more lists of branches available.

But if I could ask people to focus any place in particular, within the U.S., it would be New York. Within the UK, it would be Lancashire. In the rest of Europe, it would probably be Ireland. Some other places have collected long lists, too, but those seem to be the three hot spots I keep tripping into over and over again.

posted by Greg Slade
edited by Greg Slade
Late Tuesday night, I connected https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Templet-64 which is a branch of 385 profiles. Not sure if it will make the overnight update, or have to wait until the next one.

Greg, I had already started working on this before your message was posted. So I will now move over to the webpage you suggested.

posted by N Gauthier
edited by N Gauthier
N, there are lists of unconnected branches for each state, D.C., and a couple of territories at: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Let_others_know_what_locations_you_are_working_on#United_States_of_America

New York, in particular, has tons of unconnected branches, although several of the larger states have long lists.

posted by Greg Slade
I am not able to move forward on any of the unconnected branches on this webpage, so I am now working on smaller branches listed at https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:DBE_Unconnected_US

Last night I connected a branch with 349 profiles off the child I added for this profile https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Filtzer-11

posted by N Gauthier
edited by N Gauthier
After a bit of a break, I'm doing another pass making sure that there are at least five unconnected branches and two unconnected notables in each jurisdiction (where I could find them) on the https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Let_others_know_what_locations_you_are_working_on page. This time, I'm working down from the top of the page. I must say that I'm impressed at how many connected branches I'm finding. (Even if it's more work, it's a great "problem" to have!)
posted by Greg Slade
Levy-1952 branch with 436 profiles will show connected tomorrow

(corrected wrong generation #)

posted by N Gauthier
edited by N Gauthier
Nikki's mega connection this morning helped push our daily connected total up to 8,566 (normally around 6-7,000), and the overall connected percentage is now 82.729%. We hit 82% on 30 August 2019, and we are steadily heading towards 83 %, well done to everyone connecting throughout WikiTree.
posted by Carol (Winton) Keeling
branch Neumann-191 with 498 profiles will be connected with next morning update
posted by N Gauthier
Fischer-3810 branch with 570 profiles is now connected
posted by N Gauthier
Ales is travelling but I finally got the Connectors Challenge Tracker working!
posted by N Gauthier
That was and is a problem for me too...reading about people, notable people, then create a profile for them and then see their name on my 'suggestions' tab as not be connected to the world! However, sometimes it works out and I spend the rest of my day, week, month..building profiles for their family etc. Lately, among other things, I look for orphans, profiles that are already here and need help and I adopt them. Kinda like donating some my time to a good cause? All things considered, WikiTree is addictive and no matter what I do I am helping grow this mighty giant!
posted by Scott Lee
edited by Scott Lee
The Connectors Challenge for 15 Feb/Mar has still not been posted. Also the Connectors Challenge Tracker is not working. I asked Ales to check it out, and he came back saying that it had not been defined in the Calendar. Hopefully someone can get this month's Connectors Challenge going.
posted by N Gauthier
I was working on a connected Puddle earlier today and thought "you don't see many of those". I took a look at the surname list and saw a small unconnected branch who were from the same place, so I added a couple of generations to mine and was able to connect.

Update, just to confirm that the small connection of Puddles now belong to a lake :)

posted by Gillian (Platts) Causier
edited by Gillian (Platts) Causier
I can now connect the Striani-7 Italian branch of 717 profiles. I am just waiting to be added to the trusted list of a profile (1880-1963) with privacy limitations in order to do the final link.

update: will show connected on 2020/01/23 morning

posted by N Gauthier
edited by N Gauthier
I have now completed the first pass of making sure that there are at least five unconnected branches and two unconnected notables in each jurisdiction (where I could find them) up to the top of the https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Let_others_know_what_locations_you_are_working_on page, and am starting a second pass from the bottom of the page.
posted by Greg Slade
edited by Greg Slade
I will see if I can connect any of these big branches today. But I wanted to make a statement that I wanted to register for the monthly Connectors Challenge for 2020 Jan/Feb. Although the challenge normally starts on the 15th of every month, I still cannot find the normal monthly G2G posting. Haven't been able to find anything about a cancellation either, but the Connectors Challenge Tracker is up and running.
posted by N Gauthier
edited by N Gauthier
I have now added at least five unconnected branches and two unconnected notables (where I could find them) from the bottom of the https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Let_others_know_what_surnames_you_are_working_on page as far up as China.
posted by Greg Slade
Just staying in touch; am lost in a mire of Buchanans of Ardoch at the moment; boat loads in N.Z. Aust. & the States.
posted by Valerie Willis
I connected another pair of unconnected profiles to the main tree this morning. Platts-1416 and Briggs-6555 should show as connected tomorrow morning. This week I'm chipping away at my own unconnecteds, pulling in others I find along the way, if I can.

Just to confirm, they are now connected.

posted by Gillian (Platts) Causier
edited by Gillian (Platts) Causier
I just connected up a small unconnected twig from my freespace page of petrifactioners (surnames Cunningham, Gadsby). He was born in Bungay, Suffolk according to the censuses but living in Staffordshire and Derbyshire. Some sleuthing found his family over the border in Norfolk and his parents already on Wikitree and connected, so I linked them up and tomorrow Gadsby-240 and Cunningham-7698 and their various offspring should be connected.

Just to confirm, these profiles are now connected.

posted by Gillian (Platts) Causier
edited by Gillian (Platts) Causier
I have now added at least five unconnected branches and two unconnected notables (where I could find them) from the bottom of the list as far up as Somerset.
posted by Greg Slade
edited by Greg Slade
I have redone the charts again, using the numbers from the beginning of the month. As you can see, profiles continue to be connected at a higher rate than new profiles are added, so we have continued our unbroken string of the percentage connected increasing every single month.
posted by Greg Slade
I have connected an unattached, unconnected orphan, Groocock-88 (Westhunkin_family_tree_ged) to the big tree today, should show up as connected after tomorrow's update. I connected him to Groocock-62 and managed to connect another small branch of about 13, via Groocock-73.
This week I have connected up some unlinked, unconnected Griffins to their connected parents and also connected a small branch of Platts's to the main tree, after linking up a couple of twigs. I also checked the Platts's that are on the Leicestershire unconnected profiles list and can now confirm that Platts-318 and Platts-304 are now connected.
I connected Bob Hoskins, actor to the tree yesterday, so hopefully he should be showing as connected later on today.

Update - He's now 24 degrees from Henry VIII and TS Eliot and 27 degrees from Walter Howe.

Found a possible but long connection path for Frappé-823. Connected December 1 with the help of Pierre Frappé
posted by Bernard Vatant
A while ago, I came across the interestingly named Zaphnath-Paaneah Musson as a witness to a Barrow upon Soar, Leicestershire marriage. I made a profile for him, thinking he has to be related to my own Mussons but at the time I couldn't work out a connection. I've just got round to connecting him, 17 months later and we are now second cousins, four times removed.
May-5792 is connected since yesterday. A long and windy path, but it is.
posted by Bernard Vatant
Good job, Connie!
posted by Greg Slade
Reinhold Niebuhr is now connected. He is a famous theologian.
posted by Connie Graham
Good job, Gillian! We don't want loose Springthorpes lying around loose. They might roll under the couch and get lost! ;-)
posted by Greg Slade
I have just connected up some loose Springthorpes, two of which were connected to the tree but the third one wasn't, so that's neatened things up a bit.
I spent hours trying to connect Kahana-1 but could find no connection at all.
posted by J Cherry
Hodler-16 will show as connected tomorrow too.

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