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How You can Help Yourself to Taste Success!

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
    • 2,383 new entries have been added and
    • 113 relatives have been matched.
    Always good to see New Members joining. Everything but New Relatives added were up this week, and that one was very close.
    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
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  2. 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
    • 2,817 new entries have been added and
    • 127 relatives have been matched.
    Always good to see New Members joining. Everything but New Members were up this 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. 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
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    • Thanks! Thanks! x 1
  3. Red Dragon

    Red Dragon LostCousins Superstar

    Hi Everyone!

    Here's a weekly update on how well people have been doing over at LostCousins.
    • 64 new members joined the LostCousins site
    • 3,683 new entries have been added and
    • 177 relatives have been matched.
    Always good to see New Members joining.
    These figures are for the last 2 weeks, normal service will be resumed next week.

    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_2021-6-25_11-6-9.png
     
    • Thanks! Thanks! x 1
  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
    • 3,777 new entries have been added and
    • 97 relatives have been matched.
    Always good to see New Members joining. All numbers up this week, the sun is currently shining but rain is expected so I need to cut the grass.

    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_2021-7-2_14-40-0.png
     
    • Thanks! Thanks! x 2
  5. Red Dragon

    Red Dragon LostCousins Superstar

    Hi Everyone!

    Here's a weekly update on how well people have been doing over at LostCousins.
    • 24 new members joined the LostCousins site
    • 897 new entries have been added and
    • 49 relatives have been matched.
    Always good to see New Members joining. All numbers are down this week. Are people watching the football instead? Is it actually Coming Home??

    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
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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.
    • 11 new members joined the LostCousins site
    • 1,400 new entries have been added and
    • 84 relatives have been matched.
    Always good to see New Members joining. All numbers are up this week except New Members.

    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_2021-7-16_10-14-27.png
     
    • Thanks! Thanks! x 2
  7. Red Dragon

    Red Dragon LostCousins Superstar

    Hi Everyone!

    Here's a weekly update on how well people have been doing over at LostCousins.
    • 18 new members joined the LostCousins site
    • 1,409 new entries have been added and
    • 109 relatives have been matched.
    Always good to see New Members joining. All numbers are up this week, which is a great result for summertime in the Northern Hemisphere. Indeed, the UK seems to have a bit of a heatwave whilst parts of Europe have devastating floods.

    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_2021-7-23_10-25-14.png
     
    • Thanks! Thanks! x 2
  8. Red Dragon

    Red Dragon LostCousins Superstar

    Hi Everyone!

    Here's a weekly update on how well people have been doing over at LostCousins.
    • 21 new members joined the LostCousins site
    • 2,333 new entries have been added and
    • 154 relatives have been matched.
    Always good to see New Members joining. All numbers are up this week, 2 weeks in a row.

    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
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  9. At home in NZ

    At home in NZ LostCousins Star

    Good news. I'm sure Peter will be pleased but I do wonder if the sheer size of the membership will become unwieldy.
     
  10. peter

    peter Administrator Staff Member

    No danger of that - the website can cope with many, many more than the current membership.

    The biggest problem is that a sizeable proportion of existing members haven't completed their My Ancestors page, or have only entered a token number of relatives; as a result 80% of matches are made between just 20% of the members. This might sound like good news if you're one of those 20% - as most members of the forum are - but in reality it means that there are an awful lot of 'lost cousins' out there who you can't connect with.

    It's not because they're inactive or inexperienced - the vast majority of members who write to me in response to a newsletter are amongst the 80% who've barely scratched the surface when it comes to entering relatives.
     
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  11. Red Dragon

    Red Dragon LostCousins Superstar

    Hi Everyone!

    Here's a weekly update on how well people have been doing over at LostCousins.
    • 25 new members joined the LostCousins site
    • 1,529 new entries have been added and
    • 106 relatives have been matched.
    Always good to see New Members joining. Only New Members up this week, but still a healthy set of numbers. So what do you think we can say to these members to encourage them to add their relatives?

    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_2021-8-6_10-1-38.png
     
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  12. 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
    • 1,916 new entries have been added and
    • 61 relatives have been matched.
    Always good to see New Members joining. New Members and New Entries up this week, which is good for this time of year. So what do you think we can say to these members to encourage them to add their relatives?

    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_2021-8-13_11-20-7.png
     
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  13. Heatherblether

    Heatherblether LostCousins Member

    I used the Family Tree analyzer mentioned here and wow! . I had a lot of households listed but knew there gaps - my word adding through this program was soooo easy and lots of people added ! I have 9 new contacts listed.
     
  14. peter

    peter Administrator Staff Member

    Please make sure you check every household against the census using the arrows provided - remember, FTA takes the information from your family tree, and very often the name and or age will differ from the census. You may find that you need to correct as many as half of your entries.

    Look out particularly for middle names that either don't appear in the census or are shown only as initials; also, though less common, differences in the spelling of surnames are critical because they could affect everyone in the household.
     
  15. Red Dragon

    Red Dragon LostCousins Superstar

    Hi Everyone!

    Here's a weekly update on how well people have been doing over at LostCousins.
    • 30 new members joined the LostCousins site
    • 5,009 new entries have been added and
    • 159 relatives have been matched.
    Always good to see New Members joining. All Entries up this week, which is an excellent result. This has to be one of the easiest ways to make contact 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_2021-8-21_16-56-0.png
     
    • Thanks! Thanks! x 1
  16. Heatherblether

    Heatherblether LostCousins Member

    Ha, I wonder if my entries added to the spurt for this week. I am going through the entries and as Peter, says they do need to be checked. I may be some time ........
     
  17. Red Dragon

    Red Dragon LostCousins Superstar

    Hi Everyone!

    Here's a weekly update on how well people have been doing over at LostCousins.
    • 22 new members joined the LostCousins site
    • 9,516 new entries have been added and
    • 331 relatives have been matched.
    Always good to see New Members joining. All Entries except New Members up this week, but what a lot of New Entries, almost double last weeks number. As you can see from the graph, the more New Entries that get added, the more matches Members get. A great effort everyone. And yes Heatherblether, I'm sure your entries helped, so keep them coming.

    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_2021-8-27_10-24-16.png
     
    • Thanks! Thanks! x 2
  18. 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
    • 4,652 new entries have been added and
    • 508 relatives have been matched.
    Always good to see New Members joining. All numbers except New Entries up this week, but New Entries is still a healthy number. The ratio of New Entries to Relatives Matched was 9.16 this week, on average every tenth person added made a match with someone.

    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_2021-9-3_10-14-1.png
     
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  19. 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
    • 3,248 new entries have been added and
    • 213 relatives have been matched.
    Always good to see New Members joining. All numbers down this week, but still a good set of numbers for this time of year.

    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_2021-9-10_9-57-37.png
     
    • Thanks! Thanks! x 2
  20. Red Dragon

    Red Dragon LostCousins Superstar

    Hi Everyone!

    Here's a weekly update on how well people have been doing over at LostCousins.
    • 18 new members joined the LostCousins site
    • 1,804 new entries have been added and
    • 77 relatives have been matched.
    Always good to see New Members joining. A very quiet week this week, with all numbers down.

    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_2021-9-17_10-17-34.png
     
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