Quest for Great-Grandparents: Literary Edition

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For this week's great-grandparent challenge, I have chosen people who have been awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. Most of these people are not connected to the main tree, and none of them have a full set of great-grandparents listed on WikiTree. In order for us to add a list to the Relationship Finder Quick Links page, each person on it needs to have at least one line going back as far as their great-grandparents (and preferably all eight great-grandparents).

The task is to seek out, source, and add profiles for as many missing great-grandparents as you can find. As you take on a Nobel laureate, and add a new great-grandparent, please post a message here, so we can keep track of how we're doing.

If you manage to connect one of the Nobel laureates who are not already connected to the main tree, you can count that connection towards the Connectors Challengeif you're taking part in that. (And, if you happen to find an additional connection path for a Nobel laureate whose family you're working on, that makes them all the better as a relationship finder!)

If you run across an unsourced profile which is already on WikiTree and add one or more sources to it, you can count that source towards the Sourcerers Challenge, if you're taking part in that. If you can add sources, photos, or biographies, add siblings, children, aunts, uncles, etc., or improve the profiles of these people or their family members in other ways, so much the better!

Name Connected? Great-grandparents Working on
Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson (Norway) No 5
Giosuè Carducci (Italy) No 0
José Echegaray (Spain) No 0
Karl Gjellerup (Denmark) No 0
Rudyard Kipling (England) Yes 7
Selma Lagerlöf (Sweden) No 4
Maurice Maeterlinck (Belgium) No 2
Theodor Mommsen (Germany) No 0
Eugene O'Neill (United States of America) Yes 0
Boris Pasternak (Russia) Yes 0
Sully Prudhomme (France) No 0
Henryk Sienkiewicz (Poland) No 2
Frans Sillanpää (Poland) Yes 2
Rabindranath Tagore (India) No 0
W.B. Yeats (Ireland) Yes 4
in Requests for Project Volunteers by Greg Slade G2G6 Pilot (302k points)
edited by Greg Slade

P.S. I'm not a WikiTree Leader, and have no authority to assign points, credit, or anything like that. My intent with these challenges is for them to be a fun little break from whatever you're doing regularly. (Well, that, and preparing lists of different kinds of notables for the Relationship Finder Quick Links page.) There's no time limit, there are no prizes, and if you have fun finding and adding relatives, then you win. (And WikiTree wins in any case, because the more connected profiles we have, the better the tree is for everybody.)

P.P.S. If this challenge intrigues you, and you think you might like to try finding great-grandparents for other notable people so they can be added to the Relationship Finder Quick Links page, you can find other threads in this series on the How to increase a country's presence on WikiTree page.

This challenge has now passed Quest for Great-Grandparents: Fizzy Edition and is now in 10th place in terms of percent complete, at 21.7%.

2 Answers

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While I wasn't paying attention, somebody added 5 great-grandparents to Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson. Takk skal du ha!

by Greg Slade G2G6 Pilot (302k points)
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Also, somebody added two great-grandparents for Henryk SienkiewiczDziękuję Ci!

by Greg Slade G2G6 Pilot (302k points)

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