Category: Day-1904 Bios In Process

Categories: Day-1904

We all have 16 great great grandparents. Our significant others have 16 great great grandparents. This month's theme (about the 15th to the 15th) will be profiles for our own great great grandparents. How many of the possible 32 can you do? I'm missing eight in my husband's line. Exemption: If you're missing the great great grandparent, you can do the great grandparents profile instead.

Biography Builders Goal: To make profiles as complete as possible with well-written biographies and sources. You should research as much as you can find on a person, writing the information onto the profiles to create as complete a life story as you can for that person. Sourcing should be full citations. This includes adding categories and links to events and people connected to that profile and citing all those additions. See the first month for examples of how to participate.

Here's our checklist:

Data Section.

  • birth date/place
  • names of parents
  • marriage date/place and spouse name
  • death date/place

Biography Section:

  • Written 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.
  • One of the suggestions was siblings. I think this takes up real estate.
  • Explanatory remarks, if needed (i.e. Disputed persons sections, Research Notes, whatever needs extra explaining).
  • Photos or pictures, background. Not a must, but nice (you own the copyright or they are in the public domain).
  • Categories/Projects.
  • 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, linked below.

WikiTree profile: Space:Biography_Builders profiles challenges biobuilders

Person Profiles (18)


22 Dec 1841 Pickens, South Carolina, United States - 30 Jan 1927 photo


05 Sep 1845 Georgia - 21 May 1909
abt 1845 Peterborough, Ontario, Canada


abt 1835 England


1844 England - Aug 1895


25 Nov 1835 - 20 Apr 1925
30 Dec 1823 New Straitsville, Salt Lick Twp, Perry Co, Ohio - 10 Oct 1908

H cont.

28 Aug 1828 - 09 Aug 1921


27 Jun 1818 Salt Lick Twp, Ohio, United States - Feb 1897


12 Feb 1834 Union Co, Pennsylvania - 13 Sep 1915


1830 Germany
abt 1835 Virginia - 12 Jul 1876

M cont.

abt 1843 Ireland - 07 Apr 1906
21 Jun 1833 Shelbyville, Shelby County, Indiana - 05 Sep 1915


15 Jul 1832 - 23 May 1895
abt 1835 Germany


May 1822 - abt 1896

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