Team Leader - Liz MacDonald
Welcome to the team page of the England BioBuilders
BioBuilders clean up biography and sources sections and develop interesting, well-written, sourced biographies for profiles using inline sourcing.
England project BioBuilders are Liz MacDonald Team Leader | Kathy Nava |Michael Christmas | Chris Colwell | Chris Cormack | Alan Davis |Anne (Elizabeth) Eady | Sandy Edwards | Katie Fuller | Christine Frost | Chris Jephson | Janet Wild | Wendy Sullivan | Pamela Moen | Elsie Hagley | Melanie Paul | J. (Pearson) Salsbery| Lynden Raber | Castle Rodriguez | Culley Schweger Bell | Pip Sheppard | Stephen Trueblood | Elaine Goodner | Joan Whitaker | Mackenzie Plank | Nicci Hartland | Gwen Williams | Sandra Williamson | Lizzie Hill | Kelly J Kendro | Pam Cormac Smith | Cecilia Beach | Andrew Sansum | Malc Rowlands | C. (Vernon) Verworn | Cheryl (Smith) Hess | Jayne (Bentley) Stidham | Barbara Brown | Bruce Simons | Linda Davison | Porter Fann | Glen Earls
How Can You Help
Any help you can give by writing biographies on your own profiles and on orphan profiles is appreciated. Biography writers also help by providing examples of good, well written biographies.
As a BioBuilder for the England Project you might want to do more. There are some ideas below.
- If you enjoy challenges, then join the wikitree Bio Builders monthly challenge People whose profile Needs a Biography
- Work on the English profiles.
Join your county's team. Build biographies on profiles from your county.
Become a Connecting Buddy
If you can never find the right links to make a connection but are happy to make the profiles and write biographies, then being a Connecting Buddy could be for you. Visit the Connecting Buddy page for more information.
Look for a Profile to Improve
How to Write a Biography
- Biography building does not have to be hard if you follow a few simple rules.
- Start on the important information, birth marriage and death. Make a short statements about each and add an inline source. eg. John Smith married Mary Jones in 1844 at Place, County. (Add an inline reference to the source)
- Add any information found from the census. Insert this information either in date order or as a list underneath the biography. Don't forget to add sources.
- You can then insert any other information you have, such as newspaper reports and historical information regarding events taking place at the time your ancestor lived.
- Finally add any children, photographs and categories and anything else you consider to be important.
- If you have any extra information that does not belong in the biography, then add a Research Note.
Looking at biographies written by other people can give you ideas on how to make yours better.
The England Project's English Profile Standards Page contains a lot of useful information about how to develop an English Profile.
When a biography meets certain criteria it can be considered Genealogically Defined. This includes evidence leading to the identification of each family member of the target profile.
A guide to the term Genealogically Defined, guidance on suitable sources, and some example profiles, can be found here.
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- Private Messages: Send a private message to the Profile Manager. (Best when privacy is an issue.)
- Public Comments: Login to post. (Best for messages specifically directed to those editing this profile. Limit 20 per day.)
- Public Q&A: These will appear above and in the Genealogist-to-Genealogist (G2G) Forum. (Best for anything directed to the wider genealogy community.)