Wikipedia:Unreferenced BLP Rescue

MARCH 2016: See Wikipedia_talk:Unreferenced_BLP_Rescue#Call_for_a_Cleanup_Drive.21

Unreferenced BLPs
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The current month of BLPs we are addressing is NONE. THE BACKLOG IS GONE.

MARCH 2016: See Wikipedia_talk:Unreferenced_BLP_Rescue#Call_for_a_Cleanup_Drive.21

Welcome to WikiProject Unreferenced BLP Rescue. Several Wikipedians formed this collaboration resource and group in July 2010 dedicated to reducing the backlog of Unreferenced biographies of living persons (UBLP) articles. The backlog was eliminated on September 28, 2011, when all articles that were marked as being a UBLP were in a deletion process. This page and its subpages contain their suggestions and various resources; it is hoped that this project will help to focus the efforts of other Wikipedians interested in the topic. If you would like to help, please join the project, inquire on the talk page and see the to-do list below.


Unreferenced BLPs left to process, but all were in a deletion process (as of 28 Sept 2011)


The Unreferenced BLP Rescue Project achieved its aim of eliminating unreferenced BLPs from Wikipedia by concentrating on one month's tagged articles at a time. We found it was much more enjoyable and effective to do this important task as a team, rather than labouring on Gaelic hurler articles by yourself.

As of September 2011, we have eliminated 40 months of tagged unreferenced BLPs. An archive of our progress is provided below.

Our current task is to maintain the list of UBLPs to a minimum and ensure as new articles are created or old articles discovered, they are either referenced or deleted.


This Wikiproject covers all articles contained within Category:Unreferenced BLPs.

Current project - Maintenance mode

There are many ways to help keep the backlog to a minimum.

  • Or choose from the lists based on allocations to categories (can be slow):
  • Or choose from the lists based on allocations to nationality based categories (can be very slow):


Articles should have references from reliable sources added to verify information in the biography of a living person. The format of the citation should follow the guidance provided by Wikipedia:Citing sources.


A list of useful sources Project editors have found for some of the more common UBLP themes.


Please feel free to add yourself here, and to indicate any areas of particular interest. A list of participants are here: Wikipedia:Unreferenced BLP Rescue/Project Team Members

Members can add {{User Unreferenced BLP Rescue}} to their user page to identify themselves as a member of this wikiproject.


The Unreferenced BLP Rescue Project began in July 2010 as a concerted effort to try to eliminate unreferenced BLPs, one month at a time.


Past project work on specific months have been archived. Have a look to see how past tasks have gone!

2007: Jan · Feb · Mar · Apr · May · Jun · Jul · Aug · Sep · Oct · Nov · Dec
2008: Jan · Feb · Mar · Apr · May · Jun · Jul · Aug · Sep · Oct · Nov · Dec
2009: Jan · Feb · Mar · Apr · May · Jun · Jul · Aug · Sep · Oct · Nov · Dec
2010: Jan · Feb · Mar · Apr · May · Jun · Jul · Aug · Sep · Oct · Nov · Dec
2011: Jan · Feb · Mar · Apr · May · Jun · Jul · Aug · Sep · Oct · Nov · Dec
2014: Jan · Feb · Mar · Apr · May · Jun · Jul · Aug · Sep · Oct · Nov · Dec

Also: The BLPPROD-Date Cleanup

Trophy cabinet

See also Wikipedia:Unreferenced BLP Rescue/Trophy Cabinet

Celebrating the completion of a month, a trophy is selected that represents a theme or significant event in the work for that month. For example, April 2008 had many Gaelic athletes, and so a Gaelic Football trophy was selected. The image need not be of an actual trophy, but should represent the theme.