Challenge of the week: Clean up as many location names as possible

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Hi WikiTreers,

Will you join our "Data Doctors" Challenge? This week's challenge focuses on location fields.

Aleš has prepared a report of profiles from around the tree that have potential suggestions in their locations. These are usually simple typos that are easy to fix. But a thinking genealogist needs to give them a quick "reality check" and consider the intent of the original member and the sources before making any changes. Will you try some?

To participate in the challenge:

  1. Post an answer below to let us know. This helps us coordinate and cheer each other on.
  2. Click to the list of suggestions and drill down to find ones you can fix or dismiss.
  3. After making a change, click the "challenge tracker" button and then the edit the status. This will record a point.

The member with the most points at 11:59pm EDT on Sunday night will get the "WINNER" badge and the bragging rights. But we'll all benefit from a neater, cleaner shared tree.

Post if you have any questions about how to participate. Thanks for helping!

PS If you want to chat or coordinate what you are working on with others, in addition to this G2G post there is a handy spreadsheet courtesy of Steven Tibbetts. 

Real-time tracking results: See your stats
alongside other participants here.

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in The Tree House by Eowyn Walker G2G Astronaut (1.7m points)
reshown by Aleš Trtnik
Challenge is active.
I did some and will do more as time permits.

Sometimes, when doing cleanup, some Wters "clean up" things that are not wrong with a profile, such as all forenames in the "first" name field.  Many people, even in the USA, have more than one forename, the components of which they may switch around as they feel like it.  Anna Wilhelmina Margarthe Clothilde may be Anna today, but she might be Wilhelmina tomorrow, Clothilde next week, or Margarethe next month. 

Please don't go changing things that are not wrong, just because you want them to fit the "norm" of the resident country.  It ain't always so.

DISCLAIMER: Names were invented for the purposes of this post and have no actual link to any known real person, living or dead.

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Locations were last weeks challenge. There is a new one this week.

14 Answers

+7 votes
Please count me in again. Thank you.
by Robin Shaules G2G6 Pilot (923k points)
+7 votes
Count me in
by Jennifer Robins G2G6 Mach 8 (87.4k points)
+7 votes
Add me I will do my best to fix what I can !
by Christine Preston G2G6 Mach 4 (43.6k points)
+7 votes
I'll have a go at it.
by Charles Avis G2G6 Mach 2 (20.7k points)
+7 votes
I will do some.
by Leandra Ford G2G6 Mach 9 (96.1k points)
+7 votes
I’ll do some.
by Tommy Buch G2G6 Pilot (168k points)
+7 votes
I'll do some Scottish ones
by Sheena Tait G2G6 Mach 6 (65.6k points)
+6 votes

I'm in.  Have some more free time these days -- the commute to the home office takes much less time!

by Nan Starjak G2G6 Pilot (259k points)
+7 votes
Will correct some
by Rosemary Thorburn G2G5 (5.7k points)
+6 votes

Will be in again for some this week... THANK YOU!!yes

by Loretta Morrison G2G6 Pilot (107k points)
+5 votes
I’ll join in.
by Bob Keniston G2G6 Pilot (206k points)
+6 votes
I would like to help
by Susan O’Callaghan G2G5 (5.9k points)
+6 votes

I'm in.


by Claire Nava G2G6 Mach 1 (10.5k points)
+4 votes

I forgot to say that I was participating, then I forgot to stop participating! laugh

Missy smiley

by Missy Berryann G2G6 Mach 9 (99.6k points)

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