August 2019 BioBuilders - Connect-a-Thon

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This month’s Bio Builders Challenge theme is people who were connected in the recent Connect-a-Thon, which connected more than 50K profiles to the WT Tree. Check out https://www.softdata.si/wt/CoATNewProfiles/ConnectAThon-Profiles-relatives_0.htm for a complete list of profiles.

https://www.softdata.si/wt/CoATNewProfiles/ is an index of pages of profiles.

Profiles highlighted in green were existing profiles. Non-highlighted were profiles added for the Thon.

Special thanks to Cheryl Skordahl for suggesting this month’s theme.

Thank you for your support.

Here's our checklist:

Data Section:

  • birth date/place
  • names of parents
  • marriage date/place and spouse name
  • names of children, if any
  • death date/place

Biography Section:

  • Written (full) sentences stating the facts above, adding inline sources to each fact.
  • Is the profile '''Genealogically Defined?'''
  • As a general rule biographies should be in your own words. Paraphrase and rewrite, don't copy/paste.
  • Baptism, burial, military, and other life events with inline sources.
  • Something to "humanize" the person, such as career or avocation with sources.
  • List of children with at least one pertinent fact.
  • Some list siblings. (I think this takes up real estate.)
  • Explanatory remarks, if needed (e.g. disputed persons information, Research Notes, whatever needs extra explaining).
  • Photos or pictures, background. Not a must, but nice (you need to own the copyright unless they are in the public domain).
  • Categories.
  • Connection to the Global Tree.
  • All duplicates merged or initiated.
  • Links to persons and events, perhaps from Wikipedia.
  • Historical context as related to the person's life.
  • Sources, Sources, Sources.

You can see some ideas on where to find some of this information on the Biography Builders space page.

Use "comments" below to ask questions.

NOTE: Biography Builders will not show on the tracker. Please add a list to your answer.

WikiTree profile: Space:Biography_Builders
in Requests for Project Volunteers by Bob Keniston G2G6 Pilot (187k points)
edited by Bob Keniston

23 Answers

+13 votes

I worked hard to complete most of the newly connected:

1.   Adam Edward Mummert https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Mummert-217 

2.   Albert Hoover Mummert https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Mummert-226 

3.   Albert Rebman https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Rebman-91

4.   Alexander Shepard https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Shepard-2985

5.   Alice Marie (Bupp) Smyser https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Bupp-64

6.   Alvin Charles Mummert https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Mummert-236

7.   Amanda Elizabeth (Rebman) Weir https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Rebman-88

8.   Amanda Mummert https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Mummert-220

9.   Anna Charlotte Stauffer https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Stauffer-1568 

10.  Annie “Mabel” (Lippy) Mummert https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Lippy-32

11.  Bernice Elizabeth (Stambaugh) Hepworth https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Stambaugh-991

12.  Bertha F. (Freed) Daugherty https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Freed-606

13.  Bessie Pauline (Lippy) Mummert https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Lippy-33

14.  Burnell Calvin Stambaugh https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Stambaugh-1285  

15.  Carrie (Fuhrman) Lippy https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Fuhrman-202

16.  Cecelia Virginia (Wine) Lippy https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Wine-452

17.  Celeste (Rohrbaugh) Rebert https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Rohrbaugh-294

18.  Celestia Virginia (Miller) Gentzler https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Miller-67608

19.  Charles H. Hatton https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Hatton-1727

20.  Charles Wesley Freed https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Freed-603

21.  Charles Wildasin Mummert https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Mummert-223

22.  Charlotte Alverta (Nitchman) Mummert https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Nitchman-9

23.  Chauncey Clarence Mummert https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Mummert-229

24.  Christian Howell https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Howell-9357

25.  Clara (Rohrbaugh) Neiman https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Rohrbaugh-301

26.  Cleveland Eugene “Eugene” Murray https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Murray-16102

27.  Daisy Belle Mummert https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Mummert-227

28.  Daisy M. (Hepworth) Stinson https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Hepworth-270

29.  Daniel Adam Rebert https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Rebert-26

30.  Daniel W. Mummert https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Mummert-222

31.  Donald John Storm https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Storm-996  

32.  Dorothy Belle (Mummert) Spangler https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Mummert-232

33.  Dove Adeline (Reynolds) Howell  https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Reynolds-17548

34.  Earl Calvin Mummert https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Mummert-239

35.  Edgar Edward Jacob Lippy https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Lippy-36

36.  Edith Dallas Murray https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Murray-16104

37.  Edith Marie (Rebman) Basom https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Rebman-98

38.  Edna Grace (Wilder) Hepworth https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Wilder-2682

39.  Edna L. (Rebman) Freed https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Rebman-95

40.  Edna Shearer (Rohrbaugh) Keagy https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Rohrbaugh-299

41.  Edward Adam Smyser https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Smyser-56

42.  Edward Eugene Rebman https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Rebman-90

43.  Edward Rebman Smyser https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Smyser-57

44.  Edwin William Bailey https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Bailey-23248

45.  Elizabeth (Rohrbaugh) Shepard https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Rohrbaugh-302

46.  Ella Nora (Rebman) Stauffer https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Rebman-94

47.  Ellen (Rohrbach) Stambaugh https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Rohrbach-362

48.  Ellen (Rohrbaugh) Krebs https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Rohrbaugh-295

49.  Ellen Jane (Milheim) Mummert https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Milheim-9

50.  Elmer Shearer Rohrbaugh https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Rohrbaugh-293

51.  Elva M (Lippy) Wagner https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Lippy-40

52.  Emaline Elizabeth (Naumann) Mummert https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Naumann-318

53.  Ernest Clifford Murray https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Murray-16100

54.  Esta Romania Lippy https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Lippy-35

55.  Florence Gertrude Chesterman https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Chesterman-37

56.  Forrest Chesterman Murray https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Murray-16099

57.  Frances C. (Scheivert) Stambaugh https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Scheivert-1

58.  Francis Henry (Frank) Groft https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Groft-46

59.  Frederick Malvin Geesey https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Geesey-664

60.  Frederick Wayne Altland https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Altland-41

61.  George Clinton Daugherty https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Daugherty-2492

62.  Gertrude Beatrice Murray https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Murray-16105

63.  Gertrude May (Cooper) Rohrbaugh https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Cooper-24217

64.  Grace A (Lippy) Saltsgiver https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Lippy-38

65.  Harold Fred Stauffer https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Rebman-94

66.  Harvey Edmund Gross https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Gross-4447

67.  Harvey Shearer Rohrbaugh https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Rohrbaugh-297

68.  Helen Ann (Ross) Congleton https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Ross-19044

69.  Helen Catherine (Steich) Mummert https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Steich-7

70.  Henry William Mummert https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Mummert-218

Continued in a new posting.

by Kathy Rabenstein G2G6 Pilot (198k points)
edited by Kathy Rabenstein
How do we see the dates we created a profile? I didn't even know that was an option.
You can look at your activity feed to see what you did on a certain day (which would be easier than using the tables).

If you are on a profile it says the date the profile was created in the colored box that has the contact envelope.
OH! Of course! Ha! More coffee is needed before I wikitree in the future.  Thank you.
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I am in for the month especially since I was captain for Team Tennessee Volunteers.
by Anonymous Barnett G2G6 Pilot (454k points)
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I'm also in for this month

1. Howard Glenn Hogle https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Hogle-293
2. Clara Bell Hogle https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Hogle-294
3. Walter Blaine Hogle https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Hogle-295
4. Mary Kuchenmeister https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Kuchenmeister-33
5. Harold Blaine Hogle https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Hogle-296
6. Lysle Alfred Hancock https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Hancock-6644
7. Eber Lloyd Sader https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Sader-10
8. Eunice B Brown https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Brown-93339
9. Lucia Fern Brown https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Brown-93341
10. James Merrill Hogle https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Hogle-298
11. Eldon Rodney Anderson https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Anderson-45592
12. Gertrude Evelyn Erickson https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Erickson-2888
13. Lawrence Adolph Erickson https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Erickson-2889
14. Walter Boyd Anderson https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Anderson-45582
15. Lulu Belle McCain https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/McCain-1044
16. Benjamin Earl Steele https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Steele-8573
17. Carolina Christina Ifland https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Ifland-6
18. Clara Pluma Niedermeyer https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Niedermeyer-34

19. Ralph Everett Sader https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Sader-13

20. Marvin Hugh Sader https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Sader-14

21. John Arthur Hicks https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Hicks-12223

22. Alonzo Card https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Card-1184
by Jennifer Robins G2G6 Mach 2 (25.6k points)
edited by Jennifer Robins
+12 votes

I'll try to do a few - I'm going to start with the Hawkins family, as something isn't quite right there

#1 Alfred Ernest Hawkins wasn't the son of Alfred but the son of George

#2 Alfred Hawkins - added correct son and missing son, a

#3 Jane Unknown added correct son and missing son - sourced LNAB as Ellis

#4 Ethel Elizabeth Hawkins

#5 Alice Rosina Annie Hawkins corrected name, added bmd & census details and profiles for husband and children

#6 John Thomas Ellis Hawkins

by Michelle Wilkes G2G6 Pilot (115k points)
edited by Michelle Wilkes
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Great idea Bob!  I'm in!

1. Martha J Flora (abt. 1823 - 1869)
https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Unknown-480554

2. George W Goff (bef. 1819 - bef. 1855)
https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Goff-3724

3. Marjry (DeGraff) Miller (1792 - 1872)
https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/DeGraff-208

Working on:

running out of time...!

by SJ Baty G2G6 Pilot (767k points)
edited by SJ Baty
All the credit goes to Cheryl Skordahl. It was her idea.
+12 votes

I'm in I always try to work on those unsourced profiles needing bio's created.

1. Olive Lucia Fry  https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Fry-5978

2. John Delbert Lantz https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Lantz-1074

3. Reuben Winchell https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Winchell-719

4. Fred K Abel https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Abel-2518

by Dean Anderson G2G6 Pilot (280k points)
edited by Dean Anderson
+12 votes
Hey Bob...   I am SO IN on this months biography builders since I have so many to write!  Thanks for taking my “insignificant” suggestion and running with it... taking the time to do the communicating that makes things happen.  Your work  is well appreciated!
by
Bob, sorry that the above post has me named "anonymous."  I must have been offline on my phone.  Now I don't see a place to edit it to add my actual name...

Cheryl Skordahl
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I'll try to write bios for a few of the Truebloods I added!
by Stephen Trueblood G2G6 Mach 3 (33k points)
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by Joyce Rivette G2G6 Mach 6 (63.4k points)
edited by Joyce Rivette
+12 votes
by Chris Hoyt G2G6 Pilot (624k points)
edited by Chris Hoyt
+11 votes

Profiles from ConnectAThon:

  1. Bernhard Allers
by Traci Thiessen G2G6 Pilot (105k points)
edited by Traci Thiessen
+10 votes
I'm out this month...too many loose ends I need to tie up in the profiles I manage...that I should have gotten back to a long time ago. See you all next month.
by T Counce G2G6 Mach 6 (60.1k points)
+10 votes
I'm in for this topic. I'll probably work on the ones that I created.
by Debi Hoag G2G6 Pilot (254k points)
LOL I started the month with best of intentions. I may have even worked on some of them. Did I keep track? Nope
+11 votes
I am in for this month, have a number to review following the connect a thon
by Janet Wild G2G6 Pilot (118k points)
+10 votes

Sounds good. I am in.  These are from the profiles that I created during connect-a-thon.

1.   Seth Chapin   b. 1724 d. 1806

by Caryl Ruckert G2G6 Pilot (179k points)
edited by Caryl Ruckert
+7 votes

Great suggestion from Cheryl!  I'm in!

  1.  Ira Wirsing
  2. Edward George Wirsing
by Star Kline G2G6 Pilot (521k points)
edited by Star Kline
+9 votes
by Anne B G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)
+8 votes
Please include me for August 2019. I will do what I can to contribute, but it is likely I will lose track of challenge since it's not in the tracker. List in my comment below:
by Olin Coles G2G6 Mach 1 (16k points)
+9 votes
I will give it a try this month.  Having a theme is helping me stay focus on getting bios written.
by Angelina Pease G2G2 (2.3k points)
edited by Angelina Pease

Here are my completed ones.

1. Matilda Belden https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Belden-954

2. Helen L Belden https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Belden-956

3. Roselbert Belden https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Belden-957

4. Adelbert Belden https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Belden-958

5. Jason Ira Belden Jr https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Belden-960

6. Charlotte M Belden https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Belden-961

7. Charles B Belden https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Belden-963

8. Mary (Wells) Palmer Haley  https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Wells-18971

+7 votes

I'll see if I can get a few of these done this month. I am also still trying to get this bunch actually connected:

1. Adell Turner

2. Wayman Turner

by Emily Holmberg G2G6 Mach 6 (66.1k points)
edited by Emily Holmberg

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