Notables Dec 2019

+13 votes

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 want to tell us whom you have successfully connected up, or if you want to join the Notables Project and get a badge.

Besides checking out the Notables Project page, don't forget to take a look at the Notables List page, where you can find lists of Notables who have profiles which aren't yet connected to the main tree. (For ideas on way to connect unconnected people and branches, see the Hints and Tips on the Connectors Chat page.)

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! If you manage a profile for any living notable, would you please replace any Notables categories on that profile with [[Category:Living Notables]]? That could clear out a lot of profiles that people can't work on from the various Notables categories, and also keep all the living notables in one place to make them easy to find, should the need arise.

This is the Wikipedia list of those who died last month - Nov 2019

in The Tree House by Robynne Lozier G2G6 Pilot (658k points)

8 Answers

+9 votes
I am in for this month
by Linda Barnett G2G6 Pilot (446k points)
Some rock musician profiles I'd appreciate help on...

Gene Vincent, rockabilly pioneer:

Keith Godchaux of the Grateful Dead (someone experienced in Jewish research would be wonderful):

Johnny Thunders of the New York Dolls and Heartbreakers:

You should rewite this as an answer, not as a comment.

Far more likely to be seen.
+8 votes

Thanks to Scott Fulkerson for helping me out with a bunch of notables last month. Here are the ones remaining from that batch plus a new one. 

Whitney Moore Young Jr. Sophia Kindrick Alcorn James Lane AllenDan McGannBarney Bright Goodman Ace, Leslie Cornelius ArendsChester HolifieldIsabel McMeekin

by Kristin Anderson G2G6 (8.6k points)
+8 votes

Clearing out accumulated obituaries from my RSS reader:

Branko Lustig, holocaust survivor, director, producer, and actor, died last month. He received his first Oscar for helping to produce Schindler's List. I've created a starter profile for him, but it needs fleshing out, including sources other than Wikipedia, and of course he needs to be connected to the main tree.

by Greg Slade G2G6 Pilot (287k points)

Working through the Welch Name Study:

Edwin WelchEnglish naval cadet, surveyor, and journalist. He discovered John King, sole survivor of the Burke and Wills expedition. I haven't yet been able to determine whether his father was the David Welch covered in A Naval Biographical Dictionary.

Another from the Welch Name Study:

Cullum Welch, Lord Mayor of London, and First Baronet Welch.

+9 votes
I would like to join this project.

I have been working on a Profile for Florence Beatrice (Smith) Price. I added a Notable sticker to her profile.

I suspect I will be working on it off and on for weeks to come. She is noted as the first African-American Woman to be recognised as a symphonic composer.

Despite having a fair amount of information about her parents, I am discovering that finding records is not easy. I wonder how often Census takers skipped the homes of African Americans or failed to enter their communities at all.
ago by Linda Price G2G4 (4.7k points)
Badge awarded - Welcome to the Notables Team!
And I sympathize with you greatly Linda. With extremely limited information easily available pre-Civil War and sketchy information post-Civil War up to maybe the 1900 Census, this sort of research proves to be very challenging. But at the same time, very rewarding. I once worked for months on Jackie Robinson's profile and never found a connection, but added hundreds of profiles that were connected to his. Then someone followed behind and added several additional profiles, one of which create a connection, and connected all the profiles that were on the big chain. So I'd encourage you to add whatever you can to her profile in the way of family, cousins, and relations and even if you don't come up with the connection, one day someone might.
+6 votes
I would be interested in joining the project.
ago by Serge Keller G2G Crew (540 points)
Badge awarded - Welcome to the Notables Team!
+5 votes
I'm in for month.
ago by Brenda Pone G2G Crew (700 points)
+8 votes

Been a bad month for Star Trek. First D.C. Fontana, then Robert Walker, Jr. 

Robert was the son of two big time movie stars, and was most well-known for his role as "Charlie X" on the original series of Star Trek.

But I see that we've had people respond, as both are now on the tree and connected! Great job!

ago by Scott Fulkerson G2G6 Pilot (650k points)
I was not aware of Robert Walker Jr.'s death. I am saddened. I loved him and his dad. They were both terrific actors!
Sadly, Rene Auberjonois passed away today of lung cancer. It's been a really bad month for Star Trek.
+5 votes

Much less rock'n roll. French author Honoré de Balzac should be connected after the update tomorrow. I set out connecting him through his wife Eve Hanska and it turned out easier than expected since the profile for her father was already there and connected. (It would have been necessary to create profiles not really sourced the way I prefer. As it turns out, there are probably poorly sourced profiles on the connection path, but I did not have to create them...)

ago by Isabelle Martin G2G6 Pilot (309k points)
edited ago by Isabelle Martin

Painter Jules Breton (he painted Song of the Lark) is now connected as well as Carrier-Belleuse, sculptor (some say mass producer of objects), known for having Rodin as his assistant between 1864 and 1870.

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