As you add more years the number of nodes and connections increase dramatically. You can see how each person interacts with those around them. Elizabeth Wemp and Isaac Wemp are two of the nodes which receive a considerable amount of ‘in degree’. Anna Clement and Abraham Canostens Peterse are two more who bridge the connections of the smaller nodes into the larger network.
Two of the major nodes when sizing by betweenness are Ezras Teganderasse and Anna Clement. These two appear to be the main nodes bridging the gap between the two halves. While Anna remains one of the largest nodes when filtering by degree, Ezra, while continuing to stay important, sees his size decrease.
When we go ahead and cluster, Anna is the largest contributor with 19%. Ezras, while still holding strong, is now absorbed into the much larger network of Aron Oseragighte at 16%. If the option of clustering had not been presented to me, I would never have attributed Seth Sietstarare Karihoge or Cornelius Bownen to having large networks. This method of clustering makes it much easier to see all the different connections.
When analyzing the network data for this project, several major trends emerge through filtering our nodes over time. Between 1734 and 1737, the nodes are split into several disparate clusters. At this point, the only nodes that connect multiple clusters are Anna Clement and Aron Oseragighte, who group together several smaller entities into two separate networks. In 1738 and 1739, William Prentop, Jr. ties Anna Clement’s clusters with several others while Aron Oseragighante’s connections expand as well with the addition of Esras, Sr. The largest change occurs in 1740, where Anna Clement is tied to Aron Oseragighte through Ezras Teganderasse. From 1741 to 1745, the additional nodes tie most of the remaining clusters into one of the two main clusters, with Anna Clement being the main bridge between them.
1)First, by viewing the expansions of networks by year it is apparent that the church congregation is expanding and becoming increasingly complex. As we filter through the earliest years, we see growth develop in two distinct ways. The first comes through the addition of what appears to be independent family additions with little or no connections to the larger congregation as is the case of the Tegedoonrek, Cannasswanes, and Tagwanagon clusters of 1735 and others in later years. The second seems to come through the addition individual connectors which form connections between disparate groups as is the case of Aron Oseragighte in 1735 and William Pentrop in 1738.