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Wales Project | Cymru Dragons

Welcome to the team page for the Cymru Dragons! The Cymru Dragons are a non-competitive team that participate in all of WikiTree's thons, focusing on Welsh profiles.

Team Captain: Olivia McCabe

Team Members:

Nathan Bowen

Steve Bartlett

J. L. Lane

Jack Day

Toni Boone


2020 Connect-a-Thon

The Cymru Dragons are participating in the 2020 Connect-a-Thon.

It starts Friday morning at 8:00 AM EDT (GMT -4), July 17, 2020.

The event runs until Monday at 8:00 AM EDT, July 20, 2020.

Registration is now closed for the Spring Connect-a-Thon.


The goal is quality – not quantity.

The Challenge: Connecting can be difficult and time consuming and we know that it can be a tough job. Any help you can give to connect our unconnected profiles is appreciated.

The Cymru Dragons will concentrate on profiles in Wales. A list of the profiles is found at Unconnected List for Wales. The list has 2 groups:

  • Unconnected – these profile may be connected to family members but at some level they are not connected to the WikiTree global tree.
  • Unlinked – these profiles are not connected to another profile

Note: Many of the profiles are uncleaned GEDCOM import profiles.

Hints for Using the Wales List:

- you can work on surname family tree by size of profiles – click on the arrow box beside the title Tree Size

- you can work on a particular surname – click on the double arrow box beside the heading Trees to sort surnames alphabetically. Choosing an uncommon surname may reduce number of profiles that might be related

- you can work on a time period – click on one of the links under the date ranges

Where To Start

  1. Pick a profile from the list of unconnected or unlinked (the profile does not have a box at the bottom of the page, showing the degrees of separation from King Henry (Tudor) of England and has a puzzle piece icon which can be seen at the top of a profile page next to the name).
  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.
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. More than one source per profile is recommended.

How to Guide

This page provides an example of how one profile was connected to its family tree – Wales Connectors Team How-to

Hints for Using WikiTree+

- you can choose to work on a specific county –

  • in the Suggestions box, key in "8" and scroll down to select "811 Uncleaned profile after merge"
  • in the Text box key in the county name, Wales
  • click on Find Suggestions

Finally – Have Fun!

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Thanks for all the hard work done making connections on our tree, during this year's Connect-a-Thon!

Hope to see you all at the next marathon!

~ Western Red Cedars

posted by Azure Robinson
Thank you Cymru Dragons for a great effort! Now we are set for even better results in the next thon. The numbers do not tell the complete story as our goal was and is Quality over Quantity.
posted by Stuart Awbrey
Thanks you Stuart for all your hard work with this. Looking forward to the next one in October :-)
posted by Susie MacLeod
The Virginia Connectors thank you for the 95 new profiles you added to WikiTree during the Connect-a-Thon. It was another great showing of community collaboration and we appreciate all that you did!
Thank you
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posted by Mindy Silva
I just read that we're "non-competitive." Can we be semi-competitive for the next thon?
posted by Jack Day
edited by Jack Day
Define semi-competitive. What would that look like?
posted by Susie MacLeod
Actually, I was trying to be funny. But since you asked, "Non-competitive" to me means we don't care how or what we do compared to others. "Semi-competitive" means we care at least a little bit.

In my case I seem to have a competitive streak. The first time I looked at the positioning of Cymru Dragons, we were in the very last place, and I wanted us to be higher in the scheme of things than that. So interspersed among some difficult and time-consuming Wales tasks, I did some quick and easy Maryland ones, and Cymru Dragons got the credit. And we did not end up in last place!

posted by Jack Day
A big thanks from the Mighty Oaks for joining in the fun and adding 95 new profiles to WikiTree. It was an amazing weekend!
Hello Team - It was suggested to work on Wales profiles. My experience so far indicates those can be tough ones to resolve. Many are GEDCOM imports with no references or non-working references.

This page provides links for unconnected profiles in countries which may be of particular interest to you - This page lists those for the United States locations - If you are experienced in using WikiTree+ specific groups can be found using that program. Happy searching!

posted by Stuart Awbrey
I'm starting with Welsh profiles, but if they lead me across the border into England, or up to Scotland etc then I'm following the trail. It's a lot of fun! Even keeping up with the Joneses!
posted by Susie MacLeod
OK team, this is how team progress is recorded. As a registered member of our team, any profiles you connect during the thon period is automatically recorded.

See this chart - - go to the bottom to see the Cymru Dragons Team progress. Note this chart can be sorted in different manners using the links at the top. Don't be too concerned about our progress. Many of the teams have been in existence for a long period and have several experienced team members.

posted by Stuart Awbrey
So I've succeeded in connecting, the very first one on the pre-1500 list. Took me more than half a day! Do I need to do anything for this to be recorded? In the process I created several new linking profiles. On to the next!
posted by Jack Day
This is my first thon, so it is all new to me. It is my understanding that a registered team member is tracked by a system.

The time it took you do this one does not seem too unusual to me. Some will be easier, I have read. Look at this chart - go all the way to the bottom - oops, sorry about that. if I read this correctly, you connected 4 profiles. Is that correct?

posted by Stuart Awbrey
Yes, it's automatically tracked by user and by team :-)
posted by Susie MacLeod
For those of you registered for the Spring Connect-a-Thon - this is a reminder the thon begins tomorrow morning. See details above.

If you have any questions, please post them in Comments on this page.

Happy Connecting!


posted by Stuart Awbrey
Thanks Stuart, I'll be around. Olivia :-)
posted by Susie MacLeod
The page has been updated to include the "Where To Start" section.
posted by Stuart Awbrey