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Welcome to the Team GB-Gen Challenges page!
(Make sure you refer to it as Team GB-Gen - "Team GB" is actually a trademark covered by copyright!)

June 2018: Adapt to the days you can do.

If you can't make Saturday Sprints, why not try the Biography Builders, which started on 15th June and ends on 14th July? This has a theme per month (the current one is 'People born in the same city/town as you), and all the rules and suggestions are on the BB page. The following one will start on 15th July and finish on 14th August.

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Latest report: October 1st 2023.
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What Do I Do? (extracts from various Challenge pages)


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.


Pick any WikiTree profile which is not connected to the main tree. (In other words, that profile does not have a box at the bottom of the page, showing the degrees of separation.) Either add a new profile for a first degree relative (parent, spouse, sibling, or child) of the person on that profile, or else connect an existing profile on WikiTree to the profile you're working on. Add a source to the profiles involved in the connection showing the relationship between the two profiles.

Data Doctor

Investigate and fix database errors found by AleŇ° in his WikiTree+ data analyses. (A mini version of the Clean-a-Thon.)

Sourcerer, Saturday Sourcing Sprints

How to find an Unsourced Profile

By Country, then County

By Country, then Time Period

United Kingdom

Unsourced profiles for United Kingdom.

828 Unsourced Total 0000-0000 0001-1499 1500-1699 1700-1799 1800-1899 1900-1999 2000-9999 New
Category:United Kingdom, Unsourced Profiles 0
Location: United Kingdom, Category:Unsourced Profiles 709 5 1 2 116 510 75 16
Location: United Kingdom, Suggestion 802 & 803 6 4 2
Location: United Kingdom, Suggestion 131-134 113 26 5 7 39 33 3

Table prepared at 03.10.2023 15:35:53 (Slovenian time). Condition to prepare list (Country is United Kingdom). Profiles: 24038


Unsourced profiles for Scotland.

33044 Unsourced Total 0000-0000 0001-1499 1500-1699 1700-1799 1800-1899 1900-1999 2000-9999 New
Category:Scotland, Unsourced Profiles 6612 65 654 1276 2267 2133 217 18
Location: Scotland, Category:Unsourced Profiles 25205 33 665 4000 7963 11102 1442 41
Location: Scotland, Suggestion 802 & 803 43 2 29 12 9
Location: Scotland, Suggestion 131-134 1184 53 17 96 463 541 14

Table prepared at 03.10.2023 15:40:13 (Slovenian time). Condition to prepare list (Country is Scotland). Profiles: 708223


Unsourced profiles for Ireland.

27802 Unsourced Total 0000-0000 0001-1499 1500-1699 1700-1799 1800-1899 1900-1999 2000-9999 New
Category:Ireland, Unsourced Profiles 5761 35 90 666 1864 2975 131 24
Location: Ireland, Category:Unsourced Profiles 20063 41 56 1641 5664 11751 910 203
Location: Ireland, Suggestion 802 & 803 115 14 2 11 71 17
Location: Ireland, Suggestion 131-134 1863 82 4 75 400 1251 51 2

Table prepared at 03.10.2023 15:39:13 (Slovenian time). Condition to prepare list (Country is Ireland). Profiles: 638511 All profiles improved must come from the Unsourced categories or be already present on WikiTree and unsourced - you cannot create new profiles and add sources just to up your tally. The hope and goal is to improve the numbers already on WikiTree that need sources.

Select an Open (white) profile from anywhere in the category or one of its subcategories and search for sources to back up the facts of the person's life.

Valid sources include census records, BMD records/index references, military documents, land documents, wills, etc. A source cannot be another family tree, such as Geni or an Ancestry Member Tree.

If you find a valid source:

The BioBuilders Challenge has decided not to use the Challenge Tracker (the large green banner which appears when you have sourced a profile and save it). Participants are recording their efforts the way they used to i.e. when you have written a bio for a profile (and saved it) you go back to your answer on the BioBuilders thread and add it to your list (together with link back to the profile). The reason is that people like to go to the newly-bio'd profiles and read them, possibly getting new ideas for their own work.

This is an "orphaned" profile — there's no Profile Manager to watch over it. Please adopt this profile.

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