Join US Black Heritage's Connecting Challenge--August 2021 [closed]

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                US Black Heritage Project's

Connecting Challenge

In order to meet the US Black Heritage's goal of creating 50,000+ new African-American profiles in the year 2021, we have started a connecting challenge. It will be similar to the WikiTree Connect-A-Thon with a few exceptions. Please read our challenge space page for all the rules.

Who can participate? Any WikiTree member who has upgraded from guest and has signed the honor code. 

Start/End: This Challenge is a month long. We begin on the first of each month and end at midnight EST on the last day of each month. 

A participant sticker will be available to all members who join in for at least one of the months. Special stickers will be awarded to all participants who create at least 25 profiles in a month. A Winner's sticker will be given to the top contributor each month.

To Partipate:

  • Read the rules please!
  • Click on the "answer" button below my name on this post to declare you want to participate.
  • Start with an existing profile and create a family member attached to that profile. Keep adding as many family members up, down, and sideways on the tree as you can. Each new profile is one point.
  • Make sure the research is correct! Use primary documents to find and prove relationships.
  • Add the {{African-American Sticker}} to any profiles of Black Americans who lived in the USA, so the project can keep track of the profiles and honor their heritage.
  • Add at least one good source to every profile.
  • Use the Challenge Tracker to keep track of every new profile you create for this challenge. It will count the total for you automatically. If you discover you forgot to track some, you can list them here to count.
  • Repeat.
  • If you are working on enslaved ancestors, every new slave profile you link to a slave owner using the USBH Project's guidelines, counts as a connected profile. See the Heritage Exchange Portal for more information.

Have questions? Please ask.

Only have time for a few profiles? Please join us! Every contribution gets us closer to our goal.

Do you need some profiles to get you started? 

If you are already on the WikiTree Discord server, you should have access to the US Black Heritage Connecting Challenge channel. If you can't access it, please send me a message.

Thanks for growing our tree!

Our July total: 4052

Our total for 2021: 21718 (almost halfway to our goal of 50,000 new profiles!)

closed with the note: Please visit our September challenge:
in The Tree House by Emma MacBeath G2G6 Pilot (825k points)
closed by Emma MacBeath

I have created a free space page "Some Families in Berkshire County who Weren't White" but now I am so overwhelmed by the intricacies of Projects, and Categories, and Free Space Pages, and Stickers, and Badges, that I don't want to think about it  again any time soon. It would, however, be helpful to someone wanting to connect people to the Tree, because all the people on it are related to each other. Many of them fought in the 54 Massachusetts. Here's the link.

30 Answers

+12 votes
Ok, I’m in again!
by Patty LaPlante G2G6 Mach 8 (88.3k points)
Thanks, Patty! :-)
+12 votes
Please add me, thank you!
by Elaine Martzen G2G6 Mach 4 (46.0k points)

Thanks, Elaine!smiley

I got these added to your August total. Thanks, Elaine!
+12 votes
Please add me again, Emma. Thx
by Gina Jarvi G2G6 Mach 1 (16.1k points)

Thank you, Gina!smiley

+12 votes
I will work on the project again! Thx
by Terry Fillow G2G6 Mach 4 (46.9k points)

Wonderful! Thanks, Terrysmiley

+10 votes
You know I'm in.
by Carolyn Martin G2G6 Pilot (199k points)

Thanks, Carolyn!smiley

+11 votes
I'm in again too!
by Bartley McRorie G2G6 Mach 6 (68.0k points)

Awesome! Thanks, Bartleysmiley

+9 votes

I will be adding as many profiles as I can, as usual. I love how many new connections we are making!heart

by Emma MacBeath G2G6 Pilot (825k points)
+11 votes
I want to participate in the August connector challenge
by LG Price G2G6 Mach 3 (39.8k points)

Thanks, LG!smiley

+10 votes
Hi Emma - I'm back in for August!
by Sacha Heath G2G3 (3.2k points)

Fabulous! It's great to see you again, Sachasmiley

+9 votes
I'm in! Not sure how far I will get, but -- why not?

by Valorie Zimmerman G2G6 Mach 1 (10.4k points)

Every little bit helps. Thanks, Valorie!smiley

+8 votes

I'm participating.

I am continuing to add to my start person of Carla Hayden.

by Tommy Buch G2G6 Pilot (509k points)

Thanks, Tommy!smiley

+8 votes
Please count me in.  :)
by Cheryl Cruise G2G6 Mach 5 (56.8k points)

Fabulous! Thanks, Cheryl.smiley

+9 votes
Please add me, Emma
by Malcolm Hoare G2G6 (9.7k points)

Thanks, Malcolm!smiley

+9 votes
Emma, I will participate again in August.
by Alexis Nelson G2G6 Pilot (467k points)

Thanks, Alexis!smiley

+10 votes
I'm new to the project, but have recently been working on adding slaves listed in Wills, Inventories, Estate Sales, etc in Maryland, so I'm in!
by X Darling G2G Crew (500 points)

Fabulous, X. Thanks!smiley

+9 votes
Yep! I'm in!
by Denise Jarrett G2G6 Mach 1 (17.3k points)

You're the best, Denise!smiley

+9 votes
yes, I want to join and add a notable Brookins-116
by Katherine Johnson G2G Crew (800 points)

Fabulous, Katherine. Thanks!smiley

+9 votes
I'm in for sure! cant wait to discover some untold stories and connections.
by Lizz Greer G2G3 (3.4k points)

Fabulous! Thanks, Lizzsmiley

+9 votes
Add me to a list of people seeking answers.
by Kenneth Suel G2G Crew (470 points)

Great! Thanks, Kennethsmiley

+8 votes
I was going to do these profiles in any case, but now there is a challenge for them!
by Susan Dougherty G2G4 (4.8k points)

I think it's more fun to count our progress and watch the numbers go up each month. Thanks for joining!smiley

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