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Discussion in 'How to decide who to enter' started by Red Dragon, May 10, 2013.

  1. Red Dragon

    Red Dragon LostCousins Superstar

    Hi Everyone!

    Here's a weekly update on how well people have been doing over at LostCousins.
    • 53 new members joined the LostCousins site
    • -1,085 new entries have been added and
    • -5,736 relatives have been matched.
    Always good to see New Members joining. As predicted by Peter, we've taken a big hit in New Entries and Relatives Matched. Peter, if you know the actual numbers for the member that left, then I could adjust the figures accordingly.

    There's never been such a good time to stay safe and enter your relatives over at Lost Cousins. It's simple and quick, so enter those relatives and match with your cousins.

    Thoughts go out to families who have lost loved ones too early. Remember to stay at home and social distancing. #Staysafe

    New Members mean New Entries, and New Entries mean New Matches. Everyone wins.

    Good Luck Everyone!

    Here's a graph showing the activity over at the Lost Cousins site
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  2. peter

    peter Administrator Staff Member

    I only know the number of entries, which was 5983. Not all of them were matched, of course, but many were matched multiple times with different users, which explains the big drop in matches.
     
  3. Red Dragon

    Red Dragon LostCousins Superstar

    Hi Everyone!

    Here's a weekly update on how well people have been doing over at LostCousins.
    • 56 new members joined the LostCousins site
    • 3,447 new entries have been added and
    • 182 relatives have been matched.
    Always good to see New Members joining. So a better week this week than last week. All numbers are up. :)

    There's never been such a good time to stay safe and enter your relatives over at Lost Cousins. It's simple and quick, so enter those relatives and match with your cousins.

    Thoughts go out to families who have lost loved ones too early. Remember to stay at home and social distancing. #Staysafe

    New Members mean New Entries, and New Entries mean New Matches. Everyone wins.

    Good Luck Everyone!

    Here's a graph showing the activity over at the Lost Cousins site
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  4. Red Dragon

    Red Dragon LostCousins Superstar

    Hi Everyone!

    Here's a weekly update on how well people have been doing over at LostCousins.
    • 38 new members joined the LostCousins site
    • 2,414 new entries have been added and
    • 99 relatives have been matched.
    Always good to see New Members joining. A quieter week this week, all numbers are down.

    There's never been such a good time to stay safe and enter your relatives over at Lost Cousins. It's simple and quick, so enter those relatives and match with your cousins.

    Thoughts go out to families who have lost loved ones too early. Remember to stay at home and social distancing. #Staysafe

    New Members mean New Entries, and New Entries mean New Matches. Everyone wins.

    Good Luck Everyone!

    Here's a graph showing the activity over at the Lost Cousins site
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  5. peter

    peter Administrator Staff Member

    I blame the weather!
     
  6. Red Dragon

    Red Dragon LostCousins Superstar

    Hi Everyone!

    Here's a weekly update on how well people have been doing over at LostCousins.
    • 53 new members joined the LostCousins site
    • 3,151 new entries have been added and
    • 161 relatives have been matched.
    Always good to see New Members joining. A better week this week, all numbers are up. And yes, I also blame the weather.

    There's never been such a good time to stay safe and enter your relatives over at Lost Cousins. It's simple and quick, so enter those relatives and match with your cousins.

    Thoughts go out to families who have lost loved ones too early. Remember to stay at home and social distancing. #Staysafe

    New Members mean New Entries, and New Entries mean New Matches. Everyone wins.

    Good Luck Everyone!

    Here's a graph showing the activity over at the Lost Cousins site
    upload_2020-8-21_11-29-16.png
     
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  7. Red Dragon

    Red Dragon LostCousins Superstar

    Hi Everyone!

    Here's a weekly update on how well people have been doing over at LostCousins.
    • 40 new members joined the LostCousins site
    • 6,410 new entries have been added and
    • 299 relatives have been matched.
    Always good to see New Members joining. A better week this week, all numbers are up apart from New Members.

    There's never been such a good time to stay safe and enter your relatives over at Lost Cousins. It's simple and quick, so enter those relatives and match with your cousins.

    Thoughts go out to families who have lost loved ones too early. Remember to stay at home and social distancing. #Staysafe

    New Members mean New Entries, and New Entries mean New Matches. Everyone wins.

    Good Luck Everyone!

    Here's a graph showing the activity over at the Lost Cousins site
    upload_2020-8-28_9-59-47.png
     
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  8. peter

    peter Administrator Staff Member

    The figure for New Members is a net figure, ie New Members less Old Members who have left. Most members who leave are not taking part in the LostCousins project, and many are not actively researching at all. So even if the figure for New Members joining shows as nil, it's likely there would still have been an injection of new blood.
     
  9. Red Dragon

    Red Dragon LostCousins Superstar

    Hi Everyone!

    Here's a weekly update on how well people have been doing over at LostCousins.
    • 38 new members joined the LostCousins site
    • 4,870 new entries have been added and
    • 270 relatives have been matched.
    Always good to see New Members joining. An average week this week, all numbers are down but very close to last week.

    There's never been such a good time to stay safe and enter your relatives over at Lost Cousins. It's simple and quick, so enter those relatives and match with your cousins.

    Thoughts go out to families who have lost loved ones too early. Remember to stay at home and social distancing. #Staysafe

    New Members mean New Entries, and New Entries mean New Matches. Everyone wins.

    Good Luck Everyone!

    Here's a graph showing the activity over at the Lost Cousins site
    upload_2020-9-4_10-51-1.png
     
    • Thanks! Thanks! x 1
  10. Red Dragon

    Red Dragon LostCousins Superstar

    Hi Everyone!

    Here's a weekly update on how well people have been doing over at LostCousins.
    • 17 new members joined the LostCousins site
    • 1,707 new entries have been added and
    • 84 relatives have been matched.
    Always good to see New Members joining. All numbers are down this week but this is fairly normal at this time of year.

    There's never been such a good time to stay safe and enter your relatives over at Lost Cousins. It's simple and quick, so enter those relatives and match with your cousins.

    Thoughts go out to families who have lost loved ones too early. Remember to stay at home and social distancing. #Staysafe

    New Members mean New Entries, and New Entries mean New Matches. Everyone wins.

    Good Luck Everyone!

    Here's a graph showing the activity over at the Lost Cousins site
    upload_2020-9-11_10-50-50.png
     
    • Thanks! Thanks! x 1
  11. Red Dragon

    Red Dragon LostCousins Superstar

    Hi Everyone!

    Here's a weekly update on how well people have been doing over at LostCousins.
    • 19 new members joined the LostCousins site
    • 3,598 new entries have been added and
    • 627 relatives have been matched.
    Always good to see New Members joining. All numbers are up this week which is great news everyone.
    The ratio of New Entries to New Matches is 5.74. On average every 6th person entered matched with a member. Well done everyone.

    There's never been such a good time to stay safe and enter your relatives over at Lost Cousins. It's simple and quick, so enter those relatives and match with your cousins.

    Thoughts go out to families who have lost loved ones too early. Remember to stay at home and social distancing. #Staysafe

    New Members mean New Entries, and New Entries mean New Matches. Everyone wins.

    Good Luck Everyone!

    Here's a graph showing the activity over at the Lost Cousins site
    upload_2020-9-18_10-13-24.png
     
    • Thanks! Thanks! x 1
  12. Red Dragon

    Red Dragon LostCousins Superstar

    Hi Everyone!

    Here's a weekly update on how well people have been doing over at LostCousins.
    • 32 new members joined the LostCousins site
    • 2,294 new entries have been added and
    • 191 relatives have been matched.
    Always good to see New Members joining. Only New Members up this week but a good set of numbers anyhow. Well done everybody.

    There's never been such a good time to stay safe and enter your relatives over at Lost Cousins. It's simple and quick, so enter those relatives and match with your cousins.

    Thoughts go out to families who have lost loved ones too early. Remember to stay at home and social distancing. #Staysafe

    New Members mean New Entries, and New Entries mean New Matches. Everyone wins.

    Good Luck Everyone!

    Here's a graph showing the activity over at the Lost Cousins site
    upload_2020-9-25_10-45-27.png
     
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  13. Red Dragon

    Red Dragon LostCousins Superstar

    Hi Everyone!

    Here's a weekly update on how well people have been doing over at LostCousins.
    • 26 new members joined the LostCousins site
    • 1,802 new entries have been added and
    • 90 relatives have been matched.
    Always good to see New Members joining. All numbers down this week. For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, the nights are drawing in so tuck up warm and start reviewing the families of your direct ancestors siblings, this is where you're most likely to find other Lost Cousins.

    There's never been such a good time to stay safe and enter your relatives over at Lost Cousins. It's simple and quick, so enter those relatives and match with your cousins.

    Thoughts go out to families who have lost loved ones too early. Remember to stay at home and social distancing. #Staysafe

    New Members mean New Entries, and New Entries mean New Matches. Everyone wins.

    Good Luck Everyone!

    Here's a graph showing the activity over at the Lost Cousins site
    upload_2020-10-2_11-2-57.png
     
    • Thanks! Thanks! x 1
  14. Red Dragon

    Red Dragon LostCousins Superstar

    Hi Everyone!

    Here's a weekly update on how well people have been doing over at LostCousins.
    • 42 new members joined the LostCousins site
    • 2,087 new entries have been added and
    • 90 relatives have been matched.
    Always good to see New Members joining. New Entries and New Members are up this week, with the Relatives Matched remaining the same.

    There's never been such a good time to stay safe and enter your relatives over at Lost Cousins. It's simple and quick, so enter those relatives and match with your cousins.

    Thoughts go out to families who have lost loved ones too early. Remember to stay at home and social distancing. #Staysafe

    New Members mean New Entries, and New Entries mean New Matches. Everyone wins.

    Good Luck Everyone!

    Here's a graph showing the activity over at the Lost Cousins site
    upload_2020-10-9_10-12-1.png
     
    • Thanks! Thanks! x 1
  15. Red Dragon

    Red Dragon LostCousins Superstar

    Hi Everyone!

    Here's a weekly update on how well people have been doing over at LostCousins.
    • 77 new members joined the LostCousins site
    • 1,827 new entries have been added and
    • 105 relatives have been matched.
    Always good to see New Members joining. New Members and New Matches are up this week, with a decrease in New Entries. Good news is that it's not actually raining atm!

    There's never been such a good time to stay safe and enter your relatives over at Lost Cousins. It's simple and quick, so enter those relatives and match with your cousins.

    Thoughts go out to families who have lost loved ones too early. Remember to stay at home and social distancing. #Staysafe

    New Members mean New Entries, and New Entries mean New Matches. Everyone wins.

    Good Luck Everyone!

    Here's a graph showing the activity over at the Lost Cousins site
    upload_2020-10-16_10-20-22.png
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Oct 16, 2020
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  16. canadianbeth

    canadianbeth LostCousins Member

    Seeing the 77 new members has me wondering how many came from the Findmypast Forum on FB. Someone asked there if LC was a good site and the many replies were all very positive.
     
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  17. Red Dragon

    Red Dragon LostCousins Superstar

    Hi Everyone!

    Here's a weekly update on how well people have been doing over at LostCousins.
    • 32 new members joined the LostCousins site
    • 2,659 new entries have been added and
    • 107 relatives have been matched.
    Always good to see New Members joining. New Relatives added and New Matches are up this week, with a decrease in New Members. Good news is that it's not actually raining atm, in fact today we have beautiful sunshine.

    There's never been such a good time to stay safe and enter your relatives over at Lost Cousins. It's simple and quick, so enter those relatives and match with your cousins.

    Thoughts go out to families who have lost loved ones too early. Remember to stay at home and social distancing. #Staysafe

    New Members mean New Entries, and New Entries mean New Matches. Everyone wins.

    Good Luck Everyone!

    Here's a graph showing the activity over at the Lost Cousins site
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  18. Puddles

    Puddles LostCousins Member

    I am concentrating on the 1881 census (so far over 200 names entered but no matches - yet) and as I write up my research I add the 1881 census details as I find them on each branch, stem and twig. I am now thinking should I add all the other census returns even when the ancestors and cousins are on the 1881? I could do a few at a time as I go through "the book what I wrote" and "the book that I am writing".

    One issue is that back in the 1800s the families were large - 10 or more children were not unusual but many of the lines have died out (children dying in infancy, children remaining childless / unmarried) so even a couple who had 10 children may only have one or two grandchildren.

    I have also found marriages that are void and that is always a bit tricky when there are descendants who have not done research themselves but are interested!!!!
     
  19. Bryman

    Bryman LostCousins Megastar

    Well done. Your 1881 census entries are a good start but please don't forget about the other census years in your tree. Not just 1841 and 1911 in UK to be added to your My Ancestors page but also those years in between and others from other countries. You will find many relatives that either died before 1881, were not born until after 1881, or emigrated. FTA, Family Tree Analyzer, detailed elsewhere on this forum, is a great program to identify and help resolve such missing information in your tree.
     
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  20. peter

    peter Administrator Staff Member

    Best to focus on entering relatives from 1881 - you're far more likely to get matches from that census. But the best way to find relatives in 1881 is to start in 1841 (or earlier if you can), then track each branch and twig through the censuses.
     

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