The WikiTree Challenge: Will you join an August team? [closed]

+22 votes

We are in the midst of our most ambitious community event ever: The WikiTree Challenge.

Each week in 2021, a team of volunteers collaborates on the tree of a special genealogy guest star. Our challenge is to make their genealogy more accurate and complete than it is anywhere else. Here are all the details: Help:WikiTree_Challenge.

Update: We broke our 500th brick wall during a July challenge! Can we break another 500 before the year is up?

Please reply here if you can participate in any of these weeks:

Week 31: Aug 4 - Aug 11 Drew Smith

Week 32: Aug 11 - Aug 18 (Rest Week)

Week 33: Aug 18 - Aug 25 Lisa Lisson

Week 34: Aug 25 - Sep 1 Amy Johnson Crow

To register, simply post an answer below (not a comment) and say something like "I want to participate in weeks 31 and 32."

Remember that you don't need to be skilled in the records for those ancestor locations. Things you can do to help:

  • Write biographies for others
  • Work with the Category project for needed categories
  • Add relevant resource links for others to use (to blogs, etc.)
  • Check the G2G post occasionally and notify the captain of questions
  • Keep an eye on Discord in case others need help
  • Upload pictures that were approved by the guest to that weeks Space page
  • Search a paid site you belong to for obituaries and articles 

For more information on how to work during the challenge, see The WikiTree Challenge: Improving Profiles

closed with the note: Thank you for participating! You can sign up now for September.
in The Tree House by Mindy Silva G2G6 Pilot (795k points)
closed by Mindy Silva

45 Answers

+10 votes
Please sign me up for the month of August.
by Greg Lavoie G2G6 Pilot (338k points)
Thanks Greg!
+11 votes
Please sign me up for the entire month of August. Thanks!
by Michelle Enke G2G6 Pilot (312k points)
Thanks Michelle!!
+11 votes
Sign me up for the four weeks in August.
by Emily Holmberg G2G6 Pilot (120k points)
Thanks Emily!!
+13 votes
Please sign me up for all four weeks in August.
by David Smith G2G6 Mach 7 (72.4k points)
Thanks David!!
+12 votes

What a line-up! COUNT ME IN smiley

by Maggie N. G2G6 Pilot (959k points)
Thanks Maggie!!
+10 votes

Sign me up for all weeks in which the challenge is being held.

by Tommy Buch G2G6 Pilot (913k points)
Thanks Tommy!!
+12 votes
Sign me up for august, please.
by Jennifer Robins G2G6 Pilot (142k points)
Thanks Jennifer!
+9 votes
Please sign me up for August.
by Laura DeSpain G2G6 Pilot (400k points)
Thanks Captain Laura!!
+12 votes
Sign me up.  I'll do what I can.
by Deb Johnston G2G6 Mach 1 (13.4k points)
Thanks Deb!!
+10 votes
I won't be of much help for Drew, Deidre or Amy.  But if TBA is going to be Melanie McComb or anyone else with Jewish roots, then I don't want to miss signing up.
by Louis Kessler G2G2 (2.4k points)
edited by Louis Kessler

We're going to take the week off, Louis. I've signed you up, though, in case you want to participate in chat and get the updates. laugh

Thanks, Mindy. Yes I would like to get the updates. Especially for Drew Smith who I know. His "Smith" line should be an interesting challenge. I'm learning a lot from this.
Louis, did you know that my paternal grandmother was Jewish?
Nice to see you here, Drew.

No, I didn't realize that. Looks like I might be able to help after all. That"s assuming you aren't trying to torture the WikiTreers on all your lines with this one being Cohen.
+7 votes
Please sign me in. As always I will help if I can.
by Dieter Lewerenz G2G Astronaut (2.1m points)
Thanks Dieter!
+8 votes
Please sign me up for every week in August, thank-you.
by Carol Keeling G2G6 Mach 6 (64.2k points)
Thanks Carol!
+8 votes
Please add me for August I will do what I can
by Anon Sharkey G2G6 Mach 5 (50.8k points)
Thanks Anon!
+8 votes
Sign me up for the month of August.
by Donald Lindgren G2G6 Mach 1 (15.8k points)
Thanks Donald!!
+8 votes
Please sign me up for August! I should be more active this time!
by John Tyner G2G6 Mach 1 (19.1k points)
Thanks John!!
+7 votes
Yes please. Sign me up for August. I will stick my oar in where I can.
by Dave Welburn G2G6 Pilot (130k points)
Thanks Dave!!
+7 votes
I would like to sign up for August! :)
by Chris Ferraiolo G2G6 Pilot (543k points)
Thanks Chris!
+8 votes
Hello from Billy Joe "BJ" Friley in Vicksburg, Mississippi - I am tracing the names Friley, Simpson, Whitaker, and Gainey.
by Billy Joe Friley G2G Crew (440 points)
Welcome BJ
Please sign me up for the conference, ty
+9 votes
Sign me up for August, please. Thank you!
by Elaine Martzen G2G6 Mach 6 (67.6k points)
Thanks Elaine!!
+7 votes
Put me down for August, please.
by Lucy Selvaggio-Diaz G2G6 Pilot (607k points)
Thanks Lucy!!

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