Hi WikiTreers!

Wow, what a wonderful WikiTree-ing weekend! Another successful marathon has come and gone. Thank you to everyone who participated in our 2020 Spring Clean-a-Thon.  It’s one of our favorite things when the community comes together and works hard on bettering our tree!

This year we cleared 158,784 suggestions in 72 hours! Quite an accomplishment. We beat last year’s total of 132,554 and the all-time record of 152, 253 set in 2018.  That makes this our most productive Clean-a-Thon yet.

Here are some highlights from the event:

Top 5 Teams by Total

  • Tree Nuts – 18,642
  • Team Roses – 17,685
  • Team Virginia – 15,730
  • Sandringham Strollers – 11,803
  • Windsor Warriors – 11,513

Top 5 by Team Average (number of team contributions divided by team members):

  • Team Roses – 982
  • Team Virginia – 874
  • South African Springboks – 825
  • Windsor Warriors – 822
  • Tree Nuts – 583

Top 5 Participants:

  • Porter Marsh – 4,532
  • Susie MacLeod – 4,007
  • Morgan Mulligan – 3,637
  • Maddy Hardman – 3,539
  • Emma MacBeath – 3,242

Top 5 Suggestions:

  • Location Too Early in Birth Location: 14, 334
  • USA Too Early in Birth Location: 11,455
  • ProjectBox Without Project Account: 10,866
  • GEDCOM Junk: 8,453
  • Empty Profile: 8,122

Top Participant Per Suggestion Group:

  • Biographies: Susie MacLeod with 2,329
  • Locations: Porter Marsh with 3,162
  • FindAGrave: Lydia Holland with 2,240
  • Privacy: Linda Peterson with 1,831
  • Unique Names: Isabelle Martin with 2,066
  • Names: Porter Marsh with 1,175
  • References: Desiree Schekierka with 991
  • Dates: Morgan Mulligan with 1,410
  • Gender: Pip Sheppard with 908
  • Templates: Susie MacLeod with 1,610
  • Relations: Sandy Patak with 1,331
  • Categories: Natalie Trott with 586
  • WikiData: Porter Marsh with 160

23 Teams participated and 20 of them broke 1000! 585 members participated – 46 of them broke 1000!

Thanks so much to everyone who joined in the clean-up and contributed to another fun, successful marathon and improved the health of our tree!

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  4 Responses to “2020 WikiTree Spring Clean-a-Thon Wrap-Up”

  1. Awesome work and kudos to all. I would suggest a tab in gender that states ‘ newborn without gender’ for profiles that list this rather than green face.
    Much time spent sourcing/adding bio to empty profiles. Can’t count this against quick changes that add up quickly.

  2. Life is too short to worry about whether location is shown as England UK or just ENGLAND. Or pointing out when the states became united.If all this effort was put into real research or transcription or source verification it would be so much more useful. Go into profiles and develop them people rather than just picking at locations.

  3. To all of you….my appreciation ! I no longer have the ability and mindset to assist in any genealogical tasks, but I recognize your efforts. Abundant blessings ~

  4. My favorite thing about the Clean A Thon is how many profiles get attention that haven’t been touched since being uploaded as many as 9 years ago! It all leads to making more connections and better genealogy. Yay WikiTree!

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