Aleš Trtnik
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Aleš Trtnik

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Aleš Trtnik
Born 1960s.
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Uporabnik govori slovenščino kot materni jezik.‏
This user can contribute with an advanced level of English.





Slovenian Sources:


Aleš was born on 24 September 1969 in Ljubljana, Slovenia to Mišo and Jelka.

I got married on July 7 2004 in Santorini, Greece


Aleš was featured in a Meet Our Members Post on the WikiTree Blog!

Interest for genealogy started in 2015. I started with my tree in various programs and websites. Best one that I found was MyHeritage, but my tree quickly expanded beyond free hosting. So I continued my search and found the WikiTree. I registered on 29 Jun 2015 and transferred part of my tree to here,

Then I played with API and noticed, that I often forget to enter gender, locations,... So I wrote the program to search for errors on my tree. After I corrected all my mistakes, I asked myself if others are doing the same mistakes. So in april 2016 I asked for access to the database dump, and I couldn't believe, that others made even more mistakes than I did. So shortly after, I prepared the first error reports and Data Doctors project started.

In July 2016 I was asked to become the Leader and in September that year I also became the WikiTree Team Member. Since then a lot of things were done, mostly documented in G2G.

RootsTech Attendee: 2018, 2019, 2020

I regularly visit RootsTech since 2018 where I like meeting WikiTree members and discuss future development of WikiTree.

Aleš Trtnik is participating with Legacy Heirs during the 2019 Connect-a-Thon, and has added 156 connections.
Aleš Trtnik participated with Legacy Heirs during the 2020 Connect-a-Thon, and has added 182 connections.

I manage counting and ranking on all Thons on WikiTree. I do participate in most thons on wikitree.

On ConnectAThon I work on WikiData Suggestions adding missing links on wikitree.


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  • Maternal relationship is confirmed by a 3,384 cM Family Finder match between Me and my mother.
  • Maternal relationship is confirmed by a 3,587 cM match between Me and my mother on GEDmatch.
  • Paternal relationships is confirmed by a GEDmatch test match between Annetta Giannetto GEDmatch NM7859054 and Aleš Trtnik GEDmatch T412883. Their most-recent common ancestors are Jože Trtnik (1886-1965) and Ivana (Dimnik) Trtnik (1891-1978). Estimated number of generations to MRCA = 3.5, based on sharing 105 cM.

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Dear Ales,

The Profile Improvement Project (PIP) is performing its first annual check-in with our project members. We are in the process of transitioning to a team structure. There will be three participant PIP Teams to start -- The Maintenance Category Team, the Unknowns Team, and the Biography Team. There is also the Voyage Team who guide new Voyagers. See the Profile Improvement Project Teams for a brief outline of each team. Please let us know which team(s) you would like to participate in.

For those of you who joined the Project before the Voyage started in late 2018, we would like to invite you to consider a "fast track" Voyage, especially if you plan to join the Biography Team. If you’re interested, choose a profile that you have completed to the best of your ability and compare it to the Voyage Biography Standards. If you’re at Level 2 or better, include a link to the profile in your response to this check-in for a “fast track” review.

We would also like to invite you to join the email GoogleGroup and text chat Discord channel for our project. (When you request to join our GoogleGroup, please be sure to include your Wiki ID). You will find more information on the GoogleGroup.

We thank you for all you do to help the Profile Improvement Project and WikiTree. The Project’s mission is to:

Make profiles beautiful! We clean up messy biography sections and sources, and try to set standards for attractive, useful, and well-written biographies, starting with those we manage.

We know you’re working on profiles *smile* We would like to hear about successes you’ve had toward the Project’s goals. We would also appreciate any feedback you might have to help us improve the Project. Please share your thoughts in a reply to this comment or privately via private message to either of us.


Debi Hoag and Robin Shaules Co-Leaders, Profile Improvement Project

posted by Robin (Dodge) Shaules
You can remove my badge. I got it when the Data Doctors project was part of PIP. Now we have our own badge.
posted by Aleš Trtnik
Hello Ales,

Thank you for all the help you have given to the Profile Improvement Project over the years. We have removed your badge at your request. If you should ever wish to rejoin us, we would welcome you back.

Thank you.

posted by Robin (Dodge) Shaules
Thank you SO much for your work with the data doctors!

I've been attempting to utilize "Find and Replace" tool in WikiTree Plus to update place locations, however I cannot seem to get this function to work. Example: Looking for profiles that list a certain place in the record, ie: "Bridgeport, CT," and then replace with "Bridgeport, Fairfield, Connecticut". When I press the "correct" button, nothing happens. I am wondering if the text of the replace field needs to include additional information, perhaps in order to align with the drop down location items in the profiles?

(I'm a new data doctor, so if there is a better way for feedback I apologize!)

posted by Lauren Millerd
edited by Lauren Millerd
Due to some changes on WikiTree, that function doesn't work. I will have a look if it can be fixed.
posted by Aleš Trtnik
It is now fixed. It was not working due to recent changes on WikiTree+.
posted by Aleš Trtnik
Thank you so so so much! Your work is amazing!
posted by Lauren Millerd
As usual, I have the best team for the thons!!! Thank you for being a Legacy Heir for the January 2022 Connect-A-Thon. I am hoping you will join me for the next thon too!
posted by Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy
I love it! We were adding Stephan Stariha's baptism record at the same time. Thank you! It is so exciting to see these records. I never thought I would ever see Metlika records online. Emma
Have fun. It is hard to read them, but that is what we have. If you need some help, let me know.
posted by Aleš Trtnik
Can I get access to just my own "errors" ? I've been active on the 1776 project for about 4 years and have added many patriots. With changes to the 1776 stickers, many are needing updating. I've been a couple of weeks reviewing my contributions in this past year but I know some date back to 2017.


posted by Beryl Meehan
Are you a manager of those profiles or did you just do the edits?
posted by Aleš Trtnik
Ales, can you please check out this G2G message ...

When we go to sdms and check the profile for Turner-4916, it is NOT showing his wife's ancestors ... which it usually does. I made sure to check the box for ALL relatives (not just blood). Hope you can fix this as I use it alot to link up unconnected branches. Thanks

posted by N Gauthier
Can you fix up the error on BIgg/ Bigge att to

Trying to do this merge all one gets is a message someone else is doing the merge (The merge of Richard Bigge (Bigge-55) and Richard Bigg (Bigg-9) is already in progress by another user. ) and the system says "If it is not completed in five minutes, you can complete it " BUT no one is doing it I waited, waited. The two male Bigg, Bigge are att to Joanne Unknown

My G2G of Sep 10 asking for tech help is waiting.

posted by Beryl Meehan
I can't fix it. But I confirmed the problem and forwarded the bug to tech team.
posted by Aleš Trtnik
Now that the Connectathon is over, can you please add the Connections Tracker back, so we can record new unconnected branches that we have linked up today ? Thanks
posted by N Gauthier
The challenge was shorten to 22 days and it is over. It can be extended back to 1 month, but the august one starts in 2 days.

posted by Aleš Trtnik
Thank you for being on Legacy Heirs for the Connect a Thon 2021. We hope to have you on the team again for the next thon.
posted by Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy
Thank you for being a part of Legacy Heirs. I am truly blessed by being on this team. Hope to see you with me in July for the Connect-A-Thon.
posted by Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy
I am sorry for not being more active in the team activities, but I had a lot to do in keeping the thon running smoothly.
posted by Aleš Trtnik
Hey hun,

You have NOTHING to be sorry for. You were a great part of the team and you rocked it in keeping everything going so we could do the cleaning anyway. You were busy, Every one you cleaned is another step in making the tree better. You are awesome! Thank you for all you do and have done for the tree.

posted by Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy
Hi Ales, the sourceAthon has started and members including me are experiencing verrrrrrry long wait times for the suggestion status to load. Hoping you can improve it soon. Thanks!
posted by N Gauthier
It was resolved after 3 and a half hours.
posted by Aleš Trtnik
Hi Aleš,

Thanks for updating the SW94 templates. However the URL links in the citations are broken. Don't mind me if you were planning to correct them afterwards. If not, the new URLs can be found here for each URL ending with a different family name: For example: Broken URL : New URL:

I can correct those that you have done today, there are not that many.

Since this source is used very often in Acadian profiles, and Université de Moncton often changes its URLs, wouldn't it be more practical to have a template, like the PRDH one?

posted by Gisèle Cormier
edited by Gisèle Cormier
SW94 templates are used just a few more times and I decided to finally get rid of them. I noticed that the link is dead end but it also wasn't working before.

Now with the URL out of template it will generate a suggestion. You can correct the ones that I already did. For the others I will correct the link, now that I know how to correct it.

How often do they change the URL. It seems 50 of them are invalid.

posted by Aleš Trtnik
They added an s to http and lower case letters to most of the family names around December 2019 as shown in this Space page when Jackie Girouard made corrections. . You can see that the family names were a mixed bag of capital and lower case letters. (It is still the same today). I remember that Edit Bot made many corrections then. More recently, this January, when new suggestions were created for broken links, Edit Bot edited close to 200 more. I also noticed that since the corrections in January, URLs one or two names (don’t remember which ones) with lower case letters have reverted back to capital letters. I think that when they make edits to a file, they might inadvertently change the URL address. But now I see the importance of having the same citation without the template so that all of these URLs are corrected at the same time.

In the suggestion list above, I corrected a few of them which were just formatting errors by WikiTree users. I can correct the rest if you want, or do you prefer to use Edit Bot?

posted by Gisèle Cormier
If the number is small, do it by hand.

BTW: I finished removing all SW94 usages and deleted all SW94 templates.

posted by Aleš Trtnik
Will do the corrections. Thanks for everything!
posted by Gisèle Cormier
I think there's a typo in the docs for

Both parameters say "it is the first number in the URL."

posted by Karen Lowe
Thanks for letting me know. I corrected it.
posted by Aleš Trtnik
Could you please check that the Connectors Challenge Tracker is working properly ? I tried to enter a connection about an hour ago and it is still not showing up = still all blank. Thanks

posted by N Gauthier
There are no participants of the challenge imported, since they are not entered. They should be entered here


posted by Aleš Trtnik
That didn't correct the problem. The tracker is still not showing any results :(
posted by N Gauthier
You made a typo in the date. Now it is correct. I update participant list 4 times a day.

You can also change the headings from "This month" to something else. Just the "Participants (20210201)" is important and should be as it is.

posted by Aleš Trtnik
Hi Ales,

Is there any way to run a text search and then download the resulting table? I was running this search, and would like to download the table into excel. The .csv and tab delimited didn't get me what I needed.

On a related note, is there a way to show in the above list those profiles that have ONLY WikiTree-30 as a Profile Manager?

Thank you.

posted by S (Hill) Willson
edited by S (Hill) Willson
It works for me. After clicking your link, I changed format field to "Separated values" and hit "Get profiles". It saves Profiles.csv to the bottom of the browser (to Downloads folder) and clicking on it opens excel without any problem for me. I use Chrome on Windows and I have Microsoft office installed.

At the moment we are developing dedicated export to xlsx format, that will be even better. We will be able to explicitly format the cells.

posted by Aleš Trtnik
Thanks, Ales.

I just tried it again the way you recommended, and when it came into Excel (also using Chrome on Windows 10), it had the semicolon delimiters in it still. Did you have to do something different to convert it into columns of data?

posted by S (Hill) Willson
There is a system setting for list delimiter in windows. It might be country dependant. It is semicolon by default for Slovenia. It can be set in somewhere Windows regional settings.

If you got all text in column A, you can use Column to Cells option in excel. It is in Data menu. Another thing you can try is to start excel and then open the downloaded file. there are a few csv/tsv formats available. it might even ask for delimiter. Another way is to use Tab separated format, open the file in Notepad, Select all text and copy to clipboard that can be directly pasted to excel.

posted by Aleš Trtnik
I have been a long time badged Wikitree Connector and have been noticing that lately some profiles are missing the unconnected icon. Here is an example of a lone profile ...

Hoping you can make the icon reappear, so I know to enter it for the monthly Connectors Challenges. Thanks

posted by N Gauthier
Hi Ales, hope you are doing well :)

I have been seeing a bunch of pre1700 profiles without sources, so I would like to make a suggestion for you to consider. Could another occasional weekly Data Doctor Challenge be added to find sources specifically for unsourced pre1700 profiles ?

I think wikitree volunteer sourcerers are busy and it wouldn't hurt to add some extra attention to pre1700 profiles by occasional Data Doctors.

If it provides successful results, perhaps we could later even extend it to unsourced pre1800 profiles also.

Wishing you happy holidays in 2020 :)

posted by N Gauthier
Data Doctors challenges are based on the Suggestion reports. And we don't have a suggestion for the lack of sources. Until we will have such suggestion, that will not be possible.
posted by Aleš Trtnik
I thought maybe the error report could search for pre1700 profiles that have the ((Unsourced)) tag. But thanks anyway for your consideration :)
posted by N Gauthier
edited by N Gauthier
Thank you for the acceptance into data doctors :-)
posted by [Living Swift]
Good afternoon Ales, the Remember the Children team was asked to take a look at the category below to help update the profiles of the children. Is there a search we can do on Wikitree+ for people with this category that died before age 18? An added plus is to be able to see orphaned profiles only. Hopefully you can help us out.

posted by Antonia (Widenstedt) Reuvers
edited by Antonia (Widenstedt) Reuvers
Someone recommended the WikiTree+ tool. It looks pretty incredible! I was wondering how I could do a specific search. I am looking for a tool that looks for descendants of a person that are Notable. I have asked about it in this question: Is there a way to do this in WikiTree+? I've looked but haven't found that option in the list of suggestions or elsewhere. Thank you!
posted by Alex Campbell
Here is the help for WikiTree+

And down the page, you have Descendants=Tudor-18 which queries his descendants. And you can add Notables to the query. Something like this.

posted by Aleš Trtnik
Hi Ales, Are the Data Doctor reports like this one automatic? This hasn't been updated this week and was curious when it would next be run. Cheers
posted by Kylie Fowler
This week the database dump was very late. New weekly report will be published later today instead of Monday.
posted by Aleš Trtnik
Hi Ales, I was wondering if you could please make a correction to the area where we mark our entries for the Monthly Connection Challenge. It is currently showing that there are 2 challenges running (beginning on the first and the other beginning on the 15th). In truth there is only one Connectors Challenge each month that begins on the first.

Also it looks like you have made a change to the database. And so many time today, I have lost ALL the work I did and had to go back to the beginning and duplicate all the work I had previously done. This is because I keep a profile open in the edit mode when I am doing some research and it looks like the new update doesn't like length of time. Even worse, it loses all the work I spent so much time on.

I did not have these problems before today. I could keep a profile open as long as I wanted and also if a bad token came up, it would refresh with ALL my previous work still there so I could save my edit.

I hope that you can reistate longer profile edit times and the system not losing the edit work I have done before saving it.

Another change that is giving me some difficulty is that the profile number is no longer in the web address. I always used that for the Acknowledgements section and to refer to other profiles.

Thanks so much for any help you can provide.

posted by N Gauthier
I deleted the 15-15 challenges. past, current and future ones. They were entered to the end of the year. I also moved the results to the appropriate 1-31 challenge. Let me know if there are any other problems left.

I think most of the things about the update will be resolved in a day or two. There is a G2G to report the problems.

posted by Aleš Trtnik
Hi! Can the Wikidata template be changed to not capitalize the D in Data? Thanks!
posted by Karen Lowe
I corrected the template.

You are welcome.

posted by Aleš Trtnik
Hi Ales

I need to search and replace a book reference in all my profiles. Under "= sources =" I need to replace a reference to a book which resides on the googledrive. The text looks like this: Sources The Samii Clan Book By Mohamad Bagher Adibsamii <div dir="rtl"> کتاب شجره نامه خاندان سمیعی به کوشش محمد باقر ادیب سمیعی </div>

I appreciate the help Regards

I guess you are talking about the link to that is broken.

It is used on 3118 profiles. I can provide you a list of all profiles using it.

I am not sure if EditBOT can handle nonlatin alphabets. I would have to try.

Since google drive is not a static thing, I would suggest that you create a Space page on wikitree and link to it from all profiles.

There you can have a link to google drive and change it if needed also in the future with a single action. Google can change the link in the future again.

Since I haven-t seen the book, I am guessing, but maybe you can upload the images or PDF of the book on wikitree and you will not be dependent on google at all.

Let me know what you decided and I will try EditBOT on those profiles. I can reformat the complete link to point to a space page.


posted by Aleš Trtnik
Would it be possible to do a global search and replace for source urls beginning to be changed to beginning as in the profile of Gagnier-79 for example? I'm sure there are 100s of them. If you can I'd be curious how many are changed.

Thank you!

posted by Richard Van Wasshnova