Mighty Oaks

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This is the page for the Mighty Oaks, the England WikiTree team that competes in the Clean-a-thon, Source-a-thon, Scan-a-thon, Connect-a-thon and other profile improvement challenges throughout the year. This is the team for everyone who loves England. We were, formed in June 2020.

Mighty Oaks

The team captains are Janet Wild & Joan Whitaker, supported by Maddy Hardman, Frances (McHugh) Weidman. If you would like to join, please register for the Thon and contact us.


Current and Forthcoming Challenges

  • Next Connect a Thon is on the weekend of 21 - 24 of April 2023

Sign up here for the Connect a Thon April 2023-connect-a-thon

For Information go to -
Check your personal figures for the last CAT event here will only work until next CAT starts.

Mighty Oaks Connect-a-Thon Team Standards.

England Project Standards are found here England Project - Space:England_Project_Profile_Standards. But during the thon we can accept a minimal standard, especially if you intend to return to the profile at a later date to complete work on it.

For the Connect A Thon each profile should have:
  1. At least one reliable source - do not use a link to an ancestry family trees, findagrave, Familysearch person profiles, The Peerage.com, or other user-generated trees.
  2. A birth or death date (can be an estimate) and location (can just be the country if that is all you know)
Please remember to add a country to all locations to avoid creating a suggestion for profiles DO NOT use the term United Kingdom before January 1801.

Chat Links

We have a chat space on Discord, which we can use leading up to, and during challenges, If you are not on Discord and want to join us please let Joan know.
If not on Discord then drop us a comment her April connect-a-thon-chat

Help Page and other useful links or points

Connecting How to
County Unconnected Lists
England Largest unconnected branches

Connect A Thon - Do's and Don'ts

Do add new profiles to those that "already exist", so they count.
Do - add at least one source, more if possible. Primary sources are great but not always easy to find Examples are Birth and Death Registration Records, Parish Records,
Do - add 'Research Notes', for information that is uncertain, but may be of help to others. Explain in the notes any doubts you have regarding the information.
Do - add the "a category" to any profiles you create, use the category link, which appears on all profiles.
Don't - Use family trees found on websites such as ancestry as a source. They can be recorded in the biography under an acknowledgment heading, or research notes. Such family trees provide clues about a person and their family but are NOT sources
Don't - On profiles before January 1801 use the term United Kingdom.

England Counties Unconnected Lists

Click the county name in the table below to go to the county's unconnected list or view the main list here England_Connectors_Team_Page or Unconnected England by region
Bedfordshire Berkshire Bristol Buckinghamshire Cambridgeshire Cheshire
No list for Cleveland Cornwall Cumberland Derbyshire Devon Dorset
Frances (McHugh) Weidman
County Durham Essex Gloucestershire London Manchester Hampshire
Janet Wild
Herefordshire Hertfordshire No list for Humberside Huntingdonshire Isle of Wight Kent
Janet Wild
Lancashire Leicestershire Lincolnshire Middlesex Merseyside Northumberland
Frances (McHugh) Weidman
Norfolk Northamptonshire Nottinghamshire Oxfordshire Rutland Shropshire
Maureen (Fearn) Wilkins
Somerset Suffolk Surrey Sussex Staffordshire Tyne and Wear
Janet Wild Colin Hewitt Maureen (Fearn) Wilkins
Warwickshire Wiltshire Westmorland West Midlands Worcestershire Yorkshire
Joan Whitaker

Participation: Adding new profiles to existing profiles with a source

Participating means removing profiles from the Unconnected Profiles or needs profiles categories. They must be "added" / "connected" to a profile already existing on WikiTree. All new profiles must have a source to count in the CAT.
Valid sources include census records, BMD records/index references, military documents, land documents, wills, etc. A source cannot be another user-generated family tree, such as Geni, Family Search nor an Ancestry Member Tree.
  • Remove the Unconnected Research Note Box tag or the needs profiles added category.
  • Comment then Save the profile
  • On the Challenge Tracker, you can monitor your contributions and your team's progress.
Also to keep it on our work list add a maintenance category for example in square brackets Category: England Project Needs Biography This is a top-level category so please use the county category when possible. Thanks

Our Team

As team members are from different countries, please remember, that you do not need to work on English profiles any profile counts as long as it is added to an existing profile and has at least one source (Familytree links do not count) must have a source that meets WikiTree standards.

There will only be one team for this Thon - The Mighty Oaks

Mighty Oaks
NameBadge No / Area / County
Janet Wild CaptainSurrey, Hampshire & IOW
Joan Whitaker CaptainYorkshire
Frances (McHugh) Weidman Captain Lincolnshire / Cornwall
Maddy Hardman Captain
Samantha Thomson
Ruth Jowett
David Weinberg
Kathy Nava
Carol Baldwin
Gill Whitehouse
Sara (Wheatley) Baird
Paul Masini
Madelaine (Bates) Kirke
Colin HewittSussex
Kaitlyn Emmett
Tineke Slof
Dave Welburn
Sue (Gambie) Boutle
Jenny (Coombes) Middlemiss
John Elkin
Lesley (Hobbs) Scott
Susie (Potter) Officer
Gillian (Cartwright) Loake
Rachel Bulmer
Alison (Calcutt) Davies
Anon (Cormack) Sharkey
Elaine (Wilson) Mattsen
Dave Haddock
Pam Kreutzer
Maureen (Fearn) Wilkins
Marjorie Gibbon
Paula Dea
Tracey Bent
Stephen Adey
Helen (Parker) Flight
Chris Burrow
Heather (Brown) Brannon
Charlie Southgate
Maxine (Burch) Keske
Jim Martinez
Linda Tolbert
Susan (Penter) Pearson
Shiralee Hilton
Lisa Schopf

Checking Our Progress

These WikiTree+ reports show how the team is doing.

ReportsBy UserBy TeamBy Team and UserUpdate frequency
SimpleUserTeam[1]5 min
By Day User by DayTeam by DayTeam and User by Day1 hour
Total By Hour By HourTeam By Hour 1 hour

2023 Connect A Thon

Everyone had a great weekend the total new profile created by 35 teams, was a staggering 95,623, guess we will be looking at creating over 100,000 in the next CAT. The Mighty Oaks added 12,905 which is 1,187 more profiles than in July 2022. We had 7 people score over 500, which is amazing, and 19 people with over 200. To check your stats go to ConnectAThon/TeamAndUser
If you want a template copy and paste this {{Connect-a-Thon|team=Mighty Oaks Teams added 12,905 profiles and combined we were the best|year= 2023}} It will show on your profile like this with your name in it
... ... ... participated with Mighty Oaks Teams added 112,905 profiles and combined we were the best during the 2022 July Connect-a-Thon.

Source A Thon Sept / Oct 2022

We all did a great job this weekend, thank you for participating. The grand total for the event was 63,445 profiles sourced. The Mighty Oaks contributed 7,693 of those.
Check your personal figures for the last SAT event here

Connect-A-Thon 2022

This was the third Connect-A Thon of 2022 and we had two teams again. The combined score was 11,718 . If we add the score for the three thons this shows that the Mighty Oaks have added a total of 38,337 new profiles to WikiTree, which is fab, well done everyone.
This second Connect-A Thon of the year in April was busy our team's combined score was 13,335 which is 51 more than in January 2022.
If you want a template copy and paste this {{Connect-a-Thon|team=Mighty Oaks Teams added 13,335 profiles and combined we were the best|year= April 2022}}
... ... ... participated with Mighty Oaks Teams added 13,335 profiles and combined we were the best during the April 2022 Connect-a-Thon.
Please check in case this created a suggestion on your profile as advise it may have.

Connect-A-Thon January 2022

Combined score was 13,284 this is 113 more than the last CAT so well done -
... ... ... participated with Mighty Oaks Teams added 13,284 profiles and combined we were the best during the January 2022 Connect-a-Thon.
Everyone had fun thank you all for taking part. See you for the next one in April 2022. To place on your profile copy this {{Connect-a-Thon|team=Mighty Oaks Teams added 13,284 profiles and combined we were the best|year= January 2022}}

2021 Thons

Connect-A-Thon 2021 - During the Connect-a-Thon event in 2021 Mighty Oaks Teams added 12,615 profiles and combined we were the best
Source-A-Thon 2021 - This year we had two Teams our combined scores were 9,296. The total overall figure was 56,972 profiles that had sources added, which is 605 less than last year, which was a record event.
Clean-A-Thon 2021 - We cleared 32,841. Well done everyone.

2020 Thons

Source-A-Thon 2020 - We did a great job added 8,877 sources, a job well done. Maddy lead all the way and ended with a fab score of 1,130. Making her no 6 on the individual
Connect-A-Thon 2020 - The Mighty Oaks added a fab 12,615 new profiles to the tree and we were the top-scoring team in the event. Well done team

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Thank you Mighty Oaks for all your contributions during the April 2023 Connect-A-Thon!


Welsh Dragons smaller still

Jutta and Hilary Team Captains

posted by Hilary (Buckle) Gadsby
Thanks to Team Mighty Oakes for participating in the April 2023 Connect-a-thon! Hope to see you next time!
Judi Stutz, Team Captain, Little Team On The Prairie
posted by Judi Stutz
Thanks; it sounds good and a lot of fun. You have whetted my appetite. I was too late for this year - but bring on 2024!
posted by Jean Blane
Hi Jean!

The next Connect-a-Thon will be in July, so you won't have to wait a year :)

See you there !

Thank you peeps for participating in the April 2023 Connect-a-Thon. We appreciate all of your contributions to the tree! It was an amazing weekend and we are looking forward to see you in the next Thon!

Morgana (Patrocinio_Costa-1) and Adriana (Hazelton-509), Smoking Snakes team captains

Thanks to all on Team Mighty Oaks for all yeer profiling and connecting during the April 2023 Connect-a-Thon! Go raibh míle maith agaibh go léir!

Thanks to all our efforts we added a total of 76,995 profiles to our shared tree. We look forward to seeing ye in future 'thons!

- Feargal, Jen and all the Irish Seanchaithe.
posted by Feargal Hennigan
Thank you Mighty Oaks for participating in the April 2023 Connect-a-Thon. Team Nordic Noir appreciates all of your contributions to the tree! It was a fun weekend and we hope to see you in the next Thon!

Jeffrey (Wall-7415), Nordic Noir team captain

posted by Jeffrey Wall
Thanks for participating in the Connect a thon and commenting on the Team Italy page. You guys are alright. Keep up the good work!

Ciao from your friends in Team Italy.

posted by Chris Ferraiolo
Thank you Mighty Oaks for participating in the second 2023 Connect-a-Thon. Together we added 76,995 profiles, making our global tree bigger and healthier in the process. Team Virginia thanks you for your part in that. It was such a pleasure to work with you!

Mindy & Sandy .

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posted by Mindy Silva
I too have a list which takes me to a number of continents just hoping I won't get lost or seasick as I'm sure my ancestors did as they migrated to pasture far away. !
posted by Anon (Cormack) Sharkey
Enjoy your voyage around the world
posted by Janet (Langridge) Wild
Hi Everyone

If you use Wikitree X to import profiles - please note this app is no longer supported.

Please see the following post - https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/1548030/are-you-using-the-wikitree-x-browser-extension

Thanks Janet

posted by Janet (Langridge) Wild
For the connectathon I am doing a Lord High Executioner - "I've got a little list" - mostly connected to my family research and not centred on one geographical area
Hi Madelaine,

Your choice sounds interesting, enjoy your travels through the different geographical areas. Thanks for joining us once agaiin


posted by Janet (Langridge) Wild