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Family Tree Circles Weekly Recap

Article by Scott_J

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It's been a busy week on Family Tree Circles. We had dozens of old friends come back after the last newsletter. Thank you! Each week, I'll be providing a recap of what happened here in a newsletter, and on social media.

Weekly Recap

This past week on Family Tree Circles, we had 24 new posts, 63 new comments, and 65 new users.

The posts in the past week also had the following surnames. Are there any you've got information on?

This isn't the full list of surnames as people don't always fill them in. This is a great reason to do that in your posts!

You can see the full recap of the prior week's activity here, including all the posts and comments:

Family Tree Circles Weekly Recap

Please come see if you can help someone out!

New Feature: Surnames

We've always had surname pages on Family Tree Circles, but we've beefed it up with over 150,000 surname pages based on surnames from the 2010 US Census. Of course there are peple interested in lots of countries other than the US, but the US Census is the only on that I know of that has provided a full list of surnames gathered. I'd love to learn of other countries that provide this!

See it here: Surnames on Family Tree Circles

Adopt a Surname

Did you know that you can help edit the surname pages? If you've earned enough points through activity on Family Tree Circles, you can edit the surname pages to add information about any surnames you have knowledge about. The more information we have, the better our resource will be for everyone.

Just go to a surname page, and below the blue section, there's a link to edit the surname. If you don't have access to a surname you'd like to edit, please contact me and let me know. You can reply to this email or send a message to Scott_J on the site.

Happy Holidays!

Finally, I'd like to wish you all a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, whatever you and your family celebrate this time of year. I have a lot to be thankful for, not least of which is a great community on Family Tree Circles. Thank you for being a part of it. We'll see you one more time before the new year!

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by Scott_J Profile | Research | Contact | Subscribe | Block this user
on 2019-12-21 13:25:15

Scott Jangro is the owner of and has documented roots back to Mayflower passengers Stephen Hopkins and William Brewster. If you're wondering what he's doing when he's mysteriously absent, here's some links to other stuff he's responsible for:

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by ngairedith on 2019-12-21 15:20:46

That's interesting. If the US does it why not everyone. How hard would it be to add that to census results.
I have found some short lists of NZ's top 20 names or most popular ..Smith, Wang etc but so they are world wide.
I may have to write to someone 🙄

by Scott_J on 2019-12-21 16:19:45

The US has done it for the past two censuses (2000 and 2010). I'd love to add other countries to this data. It is truly interesting to see the makeup of the population.

In any case, it serves well enough to provide a good list of global popular surnames. Surely for the Germanic and Romance languages anyway.

If you can get me all the Maori surnames, I'd be happy to add them. :)

by ngairedith on 2019-12-21 16:49:40

😁 Like this? 28th Maori Battalion

by Scott_J on 2019-12-21 16:53:13

Yes. :) but I meant in a spreadsheet that I can add to the database. That would add all the surnames to the database of surnames and make them avaialble through the surnames directory.

It only adds to the organization and certainly doesn't come close to replacing the work you did on those journals with your own organization!

I'd love to get more exposure to your amazing work.

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