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

+9 votes

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.

Top 10 Participants

closed with the note: Challenge is finished
in The Tree House by Eowyn Walker G2G Astronaut (1.8m points)
closed by Eowyn Walker
Challenge is active.
I can spend some time helping out.
Eowyn, when we have location challenges, could you perhaps remind people that we have a good US and Canada locations historical names spreadsheet to use?  It's not simply a matter of removing USA (or Canada) when too early in the location, there are usually proper names of the area that should be amended.

19 Answers

+8 votes
Please count me in. Thanks.
by Robin Shaules G2G Astronaut (1.0m points)
+8 votes
I'm in for a few.
by Kelley Rosenbach G2G6 Mach 1 (19.9k points)
+8 votes
Will do what i can
by Jennifer Robins G2G6 Pilot (102k points)
+8 votes
I’ll work on this.
by Karen Gunn G2G6 Mach 1 (10.3k points)
+7 votes
Going for it again!
by Charles Avis G2G6 Mach 2 (27.4k points)
+7 votes
I will try to do some.
by Anders Lönnermark G2G6 (8.9k points)
+5 votes
I also like to participate
by Koen van Hoof G2G6 Mach 4 (41.5k points)
+5 votes
I’ll do some.
by Jodi Emond G2G3 (3.3k points)
+5 votes
I will Help with South African profiles

Thank you for the list and posting this
by Ronel Olivier G2G6 Mach 7 (77.3k points)
+4 votes

Scottish ones again for me smiley

by Sheena Tait G2G6 Mach 7 (71.7k points)
+4 votes
I’ll have a go!
by David Roberts-Jones G2G6 (9.1k points)
+4 votes
You can count me in
by Kandita Post G2G6 Mach 2 (25.0k points)
+4 votes
I will do some.
by Rosemary Thorburn G2G5 (5.7k points)
+4 votes
I'll participate and do a few.
by Kathryn Morse G2G6 Mach 3 (34.6k points)
+3 votes
Count me in!
by Sloan Marianicz G2G1 (1.5k points)
+3 votes
Challenge Tracker and Status button will not load.  Help?
by Elaine Goodner G2G6 (8.2k points)
+3 votes
Maybe it would help if I let you know I want to help first!  I would like to work on this challenge.
by Elaine Goodner G2G6 (8.2k points)
+3 votes
I'll work on some of these this week.
by Emily Holmberg G2G6 Pilot (112k points)
+2 votes
I can spend some time helping out.
by Jim Patterson G2G1 (1.4k points)

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