TRP News - 01 January 2023


Happy New Year

2022 has been another busy year at The Reeves Project (TRP). We've seen our membership grow by 27 during 2022 and we end the year with 503 registered accounts.

We have collectively added 1251 new pages, the third largest annual increase since TRP started back in 2011. Of those new pages, 702 have been a page name starting with the letter "R" and probably represent a new R*v*(s) ancestor being added. And many hundreds of existing person pages will have been updated with new information during the past year. What remains a little disappointing is that less than one fifth of our community members have logged into TRP during the past year and only a small proportion of those have been actively contributing. Is your branch of your R*v*(s) tree, including all those 3g Aunts and Uncles, fully documented at TRP? Probably not and we'd welcome your contributions. If you need help, reach out to your mentor team via its talk page.

Wiki Stats - End December 2022

The total number of pages in the Wiki (as at 1 January 2023) now stands at 12855 (previously 12768, 12636, 12527), an increase of 87 pages during the month. Of the total, 2598 pages (was 2577, 2539, 2519) begin with a number and are most probably a date related gleaning.     We currently have 5770 wiki pages categorised as "People", of which 5246 begin with the letter "R".

Community members should log in to see more.

TRP Users

During December we received three new enquiries about membership of TRP. We ended the month with 523 user accounts registered in TRP, an increase of 2 over the month.   We had just one user successfully activated their account during the past month and we welcome Heather H to our community.

If you are having issues activating your account or have simply lost interest, please do let us know. Please contact New User Admin by sending an email to TRP123 (at) TheReevesProject (dot) org if you're stuck and need help or have subsequently decided you don't want to join our community. If you are not yet a member and would like to contribute to our community, please see our About Us page to find out a little more about TRP and then please complete our Join Us form to start the membership enrolment process.

Whether you joined TRP recently or a while ago, if you have yet to do so, please set a meaningful name for yourself as described in First Steps - Part 1. It isn't difficult and only takes a couple of minutes to do. If it helps, think of it as a (small) name label badge; so your first name plus the surname by which you are presently known (or at least the surname initial) would generally be a good choice. You'll find links to the remainder of the our six part First Steps as part of the FAQ - First Steps. Those same First Steps are also a great refresher for anybody returning to TRP after a period away.

Reeves DNA Project Update

Again its been a relatively quiet quarter with just three new members joining the Reeves DNA Project at FtDNA and the total current membership is now 416 (as of 30 Dec 2022).

During October we welcomed Jana and Mary and during December we welcomed Kimberly. All three had taken an AT-DNA (Family Finder) test.

The absence of any new male members during the past quarter means there are no new Y-DNA results to report.

Unlike some one name DNA studies, the Reeves DNA Project is happy to welcome all those with an interest in the Reeves surname (and its variants), regardless of their gender or their surname. For those who have taken a Y-DNA test, if your results match one of our pre-existing Groups, we will automatically link your kit with that group. All other Y-DNA test results remain in the ungrouped pool.

However, keeping the ungrouped pool free of Y-DNA results we know should never expect a Reeves Y-DNA match makes life much easier for both the admins and those project members hoping to find a Reeves Y-DNA match. If your connection to the R*v*(s) surname is from a female ancestor and you have taken a Y-DNA test, please take a minute to read DNA Group XX's home page within TRP.

During the past quarter we've seen no notifications for new Family Finder results (from a new at-DNA Donor) and no notification of the results from a new mt-DNA donor.

If you missed last quarter's summary the DNA Project Update for 3q2022 is available here.

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