Anybody got a sweet tooth?

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So, I've finally managed to connect William Neilson (founder of Neilson Dairies, and thus responsible, to some degree or another, for the creation of the Jersey Milk bar) to the main tree. The connection boxes should appear the next time the script runs. 

Then, I'll be interested in finding out whether the Connection Finder can link William to Arthur Ganong, of Ganong Brothers, who co-invented the Pal-O-Mine bar.

What's that you ask? Why, yes, I do like chocolate. Why do you ask?

WikiTree profile: William Neilson
in The Tree House by Greg Slade G2G6 Pilot (450k points)

Nice profile

I added:

  1. Link to Wikidata
  2. Updated Wikidata with "your" references proving the birth and death dates

Big pic 

Thank you for doing that Magnus. I have no idea how. Have you done Arthur Ganong, too?

laughlaughlaughlaughlaughlaughlaugh  I'm more of a salty treat lover myself.

4 Answers

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Best answer
Great profile, Greg. Thanks for adding Neilson to the Notable Ontarians chart and congrats on connecting him to the tree. And, yes, I do have a sweet tooth!
by Laurie Cruthers G2G6 Pilot (144k points)
selected by Anonymous Barnett
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Sounds like a fun project!
by Eva Ekeblad G2G6 Pilot (436k points)
Hmmm... I hadn't thought of it as a project. Just something fun to do. (If tearing your hair out in frustration upon hitting your umpteenth dead end can be described as "fun"...)

But that might be something that would interest at least some people: putting up profiles for all the chocolate bar inventors in the world and linking them to the main tree... maybe call it the "Chocolatiers Project"?

Other chocolatiers on WikiTree:

Chocolatiers who need profiles:
+2 votes
I got a very bad sweet tooth. I love sweets.
by Anonymous Barnett G2G6 Pilot (465k points)
+2 votes

Just so everybody knows, there is now an occupations category for chocolatiers. If you're working on the profile of somebody who made chocolates for a living, then please add [[Category:Chocolatiers]] to their profile.

I've been trying to identify and then add people who invented my favourite chocolate bars, but I've found that, sometimes, companies don't want to give credit where credit is due. One Canadian chocolate bar I particularly like is called Big Turk, and I even wrote to Nestlé Canada, asking who had invented it, and they wouldn't tell me. But maybe I'll have better luck with other bars.

If you're looking for a particular day to work on profiles of chocolatiers, you can pretty much take your pick: there's World Chocolate Day (also called International Chocolate Day) on July 7, National Chocolate Day on October 28 (or on December 28), or International Chocolate Day on September 13 (Milton Hershey's birthday). (I'm thinking that chocolate manufacturers want to make very sure that people don't miss a chance to buy chocolate.)

by Greg Slade G2G6 Pilot (450k points)

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