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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.
    • 41 new members joined the LostCousins site
    • 2,140 new entries have been added and
    • 223 relatives have been matched.
    Always good to see New Members joining. All numbers down this week, but they're all very good numbers for this time of the year. Even with low numbers the ratio of Relatives added to Matches made is under 10, which means that on average every tenth person added made a match.
    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, social distancing and wear masks. #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_2021-4-2_10-16-25.png
     
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  2. peter

    peter Administrator Staff Member

    That's the problem when you have the warmest March day for over half a century...... but it looks like the next couple of weeks will be family history weather here in the UK.
     
  3. Red Dragon

    Red Dragon LostCousins Superstar

    Hi Everyone!

    Here's a weekly update on how well people have been doing over at LostCousins.
    • 100 new members joined the LostCousins site
    • 9,161 new entries have been added and
    • 98 relatives have been matched.
    Always good to see New Members joining. The last time New Members were over 100 was February last year. Only Relatives Matched down this week, but New Entries is high and we always like lots of New Entries as that gives people the opportunity to match.

    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, social distancing and wear masks. #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_2021-4-9_10-21-24.png
     
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  4. peter

    peter Administrator Staff Member

    Excellent numbers - well done, everyone!
     
  5. Red Dragon

    Red Dragon LostCousins Superstar

    Hi Everyone!

    Here's a weekly update on how well people have been doing over at LostCousins.
    • 36 new members joined the LostCousins site
    • 2,624 new entries have been added and
    • 224 relatives have been matched.
    Always good to see New Members joining. Only Relatives Matched up this week. The ratio of New Entries to Relatives Matched was 11.71, on average every 12th person added created a match.

    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, social distancing and wear masks. #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_2021-4-16_10-5-47.png
     
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  6. 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
    • 4,072 new entries have been added and
    • 522 relatives have been matched.
    Always good to see New Members joining. Another great set of results with All Numbers up again this week. The ratio of New Entries to Relatives Matched was 7.8, on average every 8th person added created a match.

    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. Hands, Face, Masks. #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_2021-4-23_10-7-55.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.
    • 36 new members joined the LostCousins site
    • 1,882 new entries have been added and
    • 32 relatives have been matched.
    Always good to see New Members joining. A very quiet week! Trying to think what could have happened in the genealogical world in the last week that made everyone do something else?

    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. Hands, Face, Masks. #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_2021-4-30_10-32-22.png
     
    • Thanks! Thanks! x 1
  8. Red Dragon

    Red Dragon LostCousins Superstar

    Hi Everyone!

    Here's a weekly update on how well people have been doing over at LostCousins.
    • 103 new members joined the LostCousins site
    • 3,700 new entries have been added and
    • 256 relatives have been matched.
    Always good to see New Members joining. All numbers up this week, which is great news for all of us. And hopefully the better weather is just around the corner.

    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. Hands, Face, Masks. #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_2021-5-7_10-3-30.png
     
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  9. peter

    peter Administrator Staff Member

    Partly thanks to a full page article in the latest issue of ComputerActive and a mention last week in Waitrose Weekend (it's here, amongst the 'Tracing Tips').

    It's great to see interest in genealogy (and especially LostCousins) expanding beyond the usual media outlets - perhaps there will be another boom, like the one we had 17 years ago when WDYTYA launched?
     
  10. Katie Bee

    Katie Bee LostCousins Member

    Will there be another influx of new members on Wednesday 12th May after Peter's Society of Genealogists Lunchtime Chat: Reaching out to Family Online & Learning about Lost Cousins Website and Newsletter?
    Hope it goes well Peter.
     
  11. peter

    peter Administrator Staff Member

    Thanks, Katie - I hope so too. (I haven't done a presentation on Zoom before, though I have chaired a number of Zoom meetings which went OK.)
     
  12. Red Dragon

    Red Dragon LostCousins Superstar

    Hi Everyone!

    Here's a weekly update on how well people have been doing over at LostCousins.
    • 66 new members joined the LostCousins site
    • 3,338 new entries have been added and
    • 231 relatives have been matched.
    Always good to see New Members joining. All numbers slightly down this week, but still pretty good for this time of year. And hopefully the better weather is just around the corner.

    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. Hands, Face, Masks. #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_2021-5-14_9-57-39.png
     
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  13. peter

    peter Administrator Staff Member

    Just a reminder that the figure shown is the net increase in membership, ie after closing accounts. In almost every case those whose accounts are closed have not been taking part in the LostCousins project, so replacing them with new members is a definite improvement!
     
  14. Red Dragon

    Red Dragon LostCousins Superstar

    Hi Everyone!

    Here's a weekly update on how well people have been doing over at LostCousins.
    • 45 new members joined the LostCousins site
    • 3,928 new entries have been added and
    • 189 relatives have been matched.
    Always good to see New Members joining. Only New Entries up this week, and still very good for this time of year. It looks like it's wet and windy here in the UK which means it's a good time to add all your ancestors siblings and descendants to 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. Hands, Face, Masks. #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_2021-5-21_10-10-56.png
     
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  15. At home in NZ

    At home in NZ LostCousins Star

    Taking that literally, it sounds like you close accounts where members are not adding ancestors
    I haven't added anything to My Ancestors for some while because I am concentrating on researching my Irish roots and have more than enough contacts and cousins to collaborate with.
    Am I in danger of being booted out? :eek:
     
  16. peter

    peter Administrator Staff Member

    No at all - I rarely* close anyone's account unless they ask me to. These people have chosen to close their account having never entered a single relative, and in most cases never having read my newsletters either - often they've been members for over 10 years.

    * the main exceptions are people who've never entered any data, haven't logged-in for many years, and whose email address no longer works
     
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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.
    • 27 new members joined the LostCousins site
    • 2,400 new entries have been added and
    • -53 relatives have been matched.
    Always good to see New Members joining. All numbers down this week and it looks like an account was closed.

    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. Hands, Face, Masks. #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_2021-5-28_10-16-17.png
     
  18. At home in NZ

    At home in NZ LostCousins Star

    That makes it sound like a large contributor has withdrawn.
     
  19. peter

    peter Administrator Staff Member

    Not at all - I'd know if that had happened.

    There were several deaths (which is, sadly, all too normal), as well as a couple who were getting too old to continue but had nobody to pass their research onto.

    It's most likely that someone who had entered their spouse's relatives and copied them to a new account got around to deleting them - but that's not something I'd usually know about.
     
  20. At home in NZ

    At home in NZ LostCousins Star

    Thanks for the explanation. I am definitely going to fall into one, possibly both of those categories. :eek::eek:
     

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