Integrators Challenge Guide/Tips

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G2G Monthly Challenge Post: "Join the Integrators Challenge for (month/year)"

This is a helpful step by step guide to how one participates in the WikiTree Integrators Monthly Challenge.

Each month the Integrators Project will post a sign-up page for the current monthly challenge. It will tell you the steps to participate. Before you post your interest in doing the challenge, think about the following:

1. Which question are you wanting to respond to.
a. First check the threads already listed here: G2G Threads you can work on , and see if any of those interest you.
1) Unanswered questions that you want to look for are where the question centers around a person or topic that can culminate in the creation or update of a profile.
2.) A question like: Who were so and so’s parents? or I need help finding Joe Schmoe in the 1880 Census. Always check to make sure a profile doesn't already exist on WikiTree before creating a new one.
b. Check g2g questions and answers here: , going back at least two months old or older and look for surnames you are interested in, as new profiles you create will be added to your watch list.
c. Consider your own resources and search pages you can use to find credible sources for these new profiles.
1) Sources like a birth or death certificate, a census record, an obituary, or some other valid primary source.
2.) Internet trees like ancestry or geni etc., Find A Grave (in some cases where there is incomplete info or no photo of a tombstone, grave plot), and items listed on our Frauds and Fictions lists are not acceptable sources for the creation of a profile or to get points in the challenge.
2. Now that you have your question in mind, go ahead and sign up on the challenge page for the month we are working on by answering the question, not posting a comment. That way a leader will acknowledge that you are participating.
a. indicate or state that you are participating
b. add the question you plan to work on. For example:
Another month is here, joining the Oct challenge. Hoping to help this person with question: ..... answered Oct 5 by Dorothy Barry G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)
c. If you don’t register, your entries will not be tallied.
3. This is important: See and read the details of the Integrators Challenge and How the Challenge Works: Project:Integrators_Challenge
a. Note the scoring process. In particular when you create a new profile in response to this challenge be sure to click on Integrators Challenge.
Here's an Example.
b. However if you are creating a profile not pertaining to your question of choice, but rather adding an ancestor or other relative to your own tree, or working on another challenge, do not click on Integrators challenge.
Here's an Example

4. Add the Integrators Challenge participant's sticker to your biography
... is a participant of the Integrators Challenges
. The winner will get a special sticker to use on their biography.

5. Add your name (Wikitree ID) to the list of participants here: Project:Integrators_Challenge#Participants
a. you do so by putting the # sign then two brackets [[ then
b. your wikitree ID then
c. add | and then
d. your actual name and
e. two more ]] so it will look like this, only without the spaces:
# [ [ Barry-1264 | Dorothy Barry ] ]

6. Add additional tips/suggestions

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  • Private Messages: Contact the Profile Managers privately: David Selman and Pip Sheppard. (Best when privacy is an issue.)
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  • Public Q&A: These will appear above and in the Genealogist-to-Genealogist (G2G) Forum. (Best for anything directed to the wider genealogy community.)

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