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 for a complete list of profiles. 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 

2.   Albert Hoover Mummert 

3.   Albert Rebman

4.   Alexander Shepard

5.   Alice Marie (Bupp) Smyser

6.   Alvin Charles Mummert

7.   Amanda Elizabeth (Rebman) Weir

8.   Amanda Mummert

9.   Anna Charlotte Stauffer 

10.  Annie “Mabel” (Lippy) Mummert

11.  Bernice Elizabeth (Stambaugh) Hepworth

12.  Bertha F. (Freed) Daugherty

13.  Bessie Pauline (Lippy) Mummert

14.  Burnell Calvin Stambaugh  

15.  Carrie (Fuhrman) Lippy

16.  Cecelia Virginia (Wine) Lippy

17.  Celeste (Rohrbaugh) Rebert

18.  Celestia Virginia (Miller) Gentzler

19.  Charles H. Hatton

20.  Charles Wesley Freed

21.  Charles Wildasin Mummert

22.  Charlotte Alverta (Nitchman) Mummert

23.  Chauncey Clarence Mummert

24.  Christian Howell

25.  Clara (Rohrbaugh) Neiman

26.  Cleveland Eugene “Eugene” Murray

27.  Daisy Belle Mummert

28.  Daisy M. (Hepworth) Stinson

29.  Daniel Adam Rebert

30.  Daniel W. Mummert

31.  Donald John Storm  

32.  Dorothy Belle (Mummert) Spangler

33.  Dove Adeline (Reynolds) Howell

34.  Earl Calvin Mummert

35.  Edgar Edward Jacob Lippy

36.  Edith Dallas Murray

37.  Edith Marie (Rebman) Basom

38.  Edna Grace (Wilder) Hepworth

39.  Edna L. (Rebman) Freed

40.  Edna Shearer (Rohrbaugh) Keagy

41.  Edward Adam Smyser

42.  Edward Eugene Rebman

43.  Edward Rebman Smyser

44.  Edwin William Bailey

45.  Elizabeth (Rohrbaugh) Shepard

46.  Ella Nora (Rebman) Stauffer

47.  Ellen (Rohrbach) Stambaugh

48.  Ellen (Rohrbaugh) Krebs

49.  Ellen Jane (Milheim) Mummert

50.  Elmer Shearer Rohrbaugh

51.  Elva M (Lippy) Wagner

52.  Emaline Elizabeth (Naumann) Mummert

53.  Ernest Clifford Murray

54.  Esta Romania Lippy

55.  Florence Gertrude Chesterman

56.  Forrest Chesterman Murray

57.  Frances C. (Scheivert) Stambaugh

58.  Francis Henry (Frank) Groft

59.  Frederick Malvin Geesey

60.  Frederick Wayne Altland

61.  George Clinton Daugherty

62.  Gertrude Beatrice Murray

63.  Gertrude May (Cooper) Rohrbaugh

64.  Grace A (Lippy) Saltsgiver

65.  Harold Fred Stauffer

66.  Harvey Edmund Gross

67.  Harvey Shearer Rohrbaugh

68.  Helen Ann (Ross) Congleton

69.  Helen Catherine (Steich) Mummert

70.  Henry William Mummert

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.
+12 votes
I am in for the month especially since I was captain for Team Tennessee Volunteers.
by Anonymous Barnett G2G6 Pilot (454k points)
+15 votes
I'm also in for this month

1. Howard Glenn Hogle
2. Clara Bell Hogle
3. Walter Blaine Hogle
4. Mary Kuchenmeister
5. Harold Blaine Hogle
6. Lysle Alfred Hancock
7. Eber Lloyd Sader
8. Eunice B Brown
9. Lucia Fern Brown
10. James Merrill Hogle
11. Eldon Rodney Anderson
12. Gertrude Evelyn Erickson
13. Lawrence Adolph Erickson
14. Walter Boyd Anderson
15. Lulu Belle McCain
16. Benjamin Earl Steele
17. Carolina Christina Ifland
18. Clara Pluma Niedermeyer

19. Ralph Everett Sader

20. Marvin Hugh Sader

21. John Arthur Hicks

22. Alonzo Card
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
+12 votes

Great idea Bob!  I'm in!

1. Martha J Flora (abt. 1823 - 1869)

2. George W Goff (bef. 1819 - bef. 1855)

3. Marjry (DeGraff) Miller (1792 - 1872)

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

2. John Delbert Lantz

3. Reuben Winchell

4. Fred K Abel

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!
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
+13 votes
I'll try to write bios for a few of the Truebloods I added!
by Stephen Trueblood G2G6 Mach 3 (33k points)
+11 votes
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

2. Helen L Belden

3. Roselbert Belden

4. Adelbert Belden

5. Jason Ira Belden Jr

6. Charlotte M Belden

7. Charles B Belden

8. Mary (Wells) Palmer Haley

+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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