How do I get a "historically significant" badge for an ancestor?

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My relative

http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Wall-862

Someone elses relative

http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Wall-83

I have read the further information on the badge. Mine was not born 300 years ago but arrived as a "first fleet settler" as part of the first white settlers in Australia (1788). The second example above arrived on the third fleet.

 

 

in Genealogy Help by John Hunter G2G1 (1.7k points)
recategorized by Chris Whitten
I really like the idea of a "historically significant" designation. Maybe 90% of those who go back 300 years would merit it, since those ancestors are typically the ones with the accessible records.

I like my John Packer relative (Packer-60) who was definately a "Who's Who" in 16th C England, and his son, Phillip also.

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Good question, John.

The relatively new "Historically-Significant Ancestor" system is connected with how we are managing some profiles through user groups.

The three requirements for an "HSA" designation are:

  • The person must have been born 300 or more years ago.
  • The person must fit within the bounds of a current or soon-to-be-created ancestor user group.
  • The profile should have the final WikiTree ID, i.e. the lowest-numbered ID for the person with the appropriate LNAB.

We don't yet have a "first fleet" (etc.) user group but we probably should. I know there are other WikiTreers interested in them. For example, Paul Bech has done a lot on them, e.g. see:

http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:First_Fleet%2C_Australia%2C_1788

You should definitely link your ancestors from those pages Paul created and connect with him.

by Chris Whitten G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)
selected by Erin Breen

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