Notables - August 2018

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Hear Ye!! Hear Ye!!

If you are interested in people who are famous, notable, noted, significant, important, historic, heroic, or otherwise fascinating, then the Notables Project might be for you!

The idea behind this post is for anyone who needs help with connecting Notables to the tree to post to this thread and ask for help.

Or if you just want to tell us whom you have successfully connected up.

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Project:Notables

Above is the Notables Project page where you can find unconnected Notables who have profiles and who need to be connected to the tree.

Please remember to concentrate on those Notables who have already passed (died), so that we can see their profiles. If you create a profile for a living Notable, that profile WILL GO UNLISTED and noone can see it except for the PM and anyone on the trusted list!

And remember - Notables should have a Wikipedia page at the very least to qualify. And they should be DEAD!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deaths_in_2018

Above is a list of those who have passed already this year.

Have fun!!

in The Tree House by Robynne Lozier G2G6 Pilot (538k points)
Wow, I've been doing this for 1 whole year now!!

See Aug 2017 Notables.....

https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/439190/august-2017-notables
Yes you have - Congrats! And nice job!!

10 Answers

+11 votes
I have one notable in my tree and connected to main tree, I have added as much as possible but still missing one child for him

His name is James Walter Chapman-Taylor who I have found on various sites but most importantly Wikipedia
by Steph Meredith G2G6 Mach 6 (68.7k points)
Hi Steph - not sure how I missed it before, but I've awarded the badge to you now. Welcome to the team!
Thank you Scott

Not sure if I can add any more yet but I do go back to profiles and find more things to add so I never know

thanks again

Link for those interested: 

James Walter Chapman-Taylor

+10 votes

I wasn't able to do quite as much of Anthony Bourdain's ancestry as I would have liked in June.  I'll work on that this month, as well as adding more ancestors to French-born American actor Charles Boyer.

by Greg Lavoie G2G6 Pilot (164k points)
Thank you in advance for working on Charles! I'd love to find a connection to the global tree for him, but just not experienced enough with European sources to dig deeply enough for him. If there's anything I can do to assist, please let me know.

I'm thinking Boyer could be a challenge to connect, since he came from a rather obscure family in a small town in rural France.  That said, if we can't figure out his connection, we could always try the other famous person from Figeac.

In other news, I apparently connected George Harrison a few months ago without realizing it, as I discuss in my other post here.

Wow, nice one, Greg!

I'm planning to work on the family of another French-born star, Claudette Colbert. She is, fortunately, already connected.

I agree connecting Boyer is likely to be a challenge, but, after all, fleshing out more trees for people in this area is what will make connections easier in the future (we hope).

Belgian author Georges Simenon is now connected to the global tree.  I created the path following Isabelle's suggestion to try connecting him through his French Canadian second wife.

I'm exploring the less obscure connections of Charles Boyer - in particular a convoluted link (possibly) to the ill-fated La Pérouse. Looking at Charles's ancestors, though, it looks like several of them had fairly qualified professions. His great-grandmother, Susanne Jausions, may have been related to a mayor of Figeac. None of that gives us a connection yet, unfortunately.

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I've been working on the woman who won the first Academy Award for Best Actress on a Motion Picture, Janet Gaynor. I was hopeful that I could flesh out her tree so that more people could find a solid connection to her. She's been connected to the global tree for awhile, but I did find a solid second connection and am hunting for a third and fourth.
by Scott Fulkerson G2G6 Pilot (360k points)
I'm also working on Toys for Tots founder Colonel William Loomis Hendricks, who won an Honorary Academy Award for his work in the film industry (and likely also for his role as the TFT Founder).

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Hendricks-2886

I'm getting his tree fleshed out and seeking a connection to the tree.
OK - got a connection to the global tree for William Hendricks - still feeling a bit iffy on it, but there's enough solid evidence there that I'm OK with proceeding. Sometimes you look at one of these and want to do one better but just don't have time. This is one of those for me... I'll return to it in the next few days to take a second look.
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I have been also working on a separate project, improving or creating profiles of Australian Army Generals.  In doing so, I have made General Sir Harry Chauvel (Chauvel-8) a Notable.  In connecting him to the Tree, his daughter Elyne Mitchell (Chauvel-13) is now also a Notable, as is Harry's nephew, the filmmaker Charles Chauvel (Chauvel-33), Charles' wife, Elsa Sylvaney (Wilcox-6530) and as is Harry's sister-in-law's sister's son, Michael Bruxner (Bruxner-3).  What a family!

[https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Chauvel-8 Sir Harry Chauvel],

[https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Chauvel-13 Elyne Mitchell],

[https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Chauvel-33 Charles Chauvel],

[https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Wilcox-6530 Elsa Sylvaney],

[https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Bruxner-3 Charles Bruxner]
by Kenneth Evans G2G6 Mach 4 (41k points)

I've continued to work on connecting the English born Australian Generals, and yesterday worked on:
Walter Adams Coxon 
Thomas Henry Dodds and
Joseph John Talbot Hobbs
who are all now connected to our global tree.
My list of 15 English born Generals is now down to 3, but I may have to accept defeat with them.
Can anyone else help to connect:
Hubert John Foster
Donald Robert Jackson and
William Livingston Sinclair

Thank you so much for all you have done on these profiles, Carol.  Awesome job and greatly appreciated.
+6 votes
Hi, I just added a living notable who is married to my fourth cousin.  He is famous for drawing Spider-man and other comics.  His brother is even more famous and deceased, so I will be adding him as well.  Would it be possible to get a badge, please?
by Thom Anderson G2G6 Mach 2 (28.4k points)
Added Sal Buscema who is living and his brother John who passed away in 2002: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Buscema-10

Will possibly add more photos if permission is granted by copyright holder.
+2 votes
I do David Stern Crockett that I am putting in by GEDCOM.
by Linda Barnett G2G6 Pilot (312k points)
Linda,
Davy Crockett already has a profile,.

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Crockett-311

Please DO NOT make a new (duplicate) profile for him.

Thank you.
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Notables in the News

by Greg Slade G2G6 Pilot (218k points)
edited by Greg Slade
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I added more, and better, sources to Fender-213 . He still needs the Notables sticker and the short biography I added is very basic, there is a lot more that could be done yet.
by Dale Byers G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)
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Hi all,

I’d love to take part! I’ve been working on adding notables within my one name studies, adding categories to notable profiles. I’d love to help out where I can!

Robin
by Robin Helstrom G2G6 (7.1k points)
+1 vote
https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Boutet-5  Martin Boutet definitely fits as a notable, even has a short blurb in Wikipedia.
by Danielle Liard G2G6 Pilot (203k points)

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