Challenge of the week: Clean up GEDCOM-generated data

+9 votes

Hi WikiTreers,

Will you join our "Data Doctor" Challenge of the week?

Once again, Aleš has come up with something to help us work together on a category of profiles that need our help. This time it's GEDCOM-generated data that needs to be reviewed and cleaned up.

Here is the list of profiles that could use some TLC.

Will you join us?

Every time you record a status update it will earn you a point. The member with the most points at 11:59pm EDT on Sunday night will get the Winner badge this week and the bragging rights. But we'll all benefit from a neater, cleaner shared tree.

If you're participating, please post here to let us know. It's nice to cheer each other on. Or post if you have any questions about how to participate.

Thanks for helping!

P.S. 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 Stats

in The Tree House by Eowyn Walker G2G Astronaut (1.6m points)
reshown by Aleš Trtnik
Challenge is active.
I'll spend some time on this.

Scanning the "851 GEDCOM uncleaned Interpret date" list, I have a suggestion. There are dozens of death dates given as "DECEASED". Someone should train our GEDCOM import to interpret this as it's obviously meant. It would seem to be something that could be done after the fact (ie. on existing profiles) as well.

The text DECEASED seem to be on little over 100 profiles out of several millions. That doesn't make it very common.

I'm also going to help.

23 Answers

+1 vote
I will work on these.  I suspect I still have some from files I have uploaded.  Is there any way to find these suggestions for my watch list.  It would be easier than going through the thousand profiles I have on my watch list.
by Catherine Ryan G2G6 Mach 1 (12.6k points)
+1 vote
I have sort of given up - I cannot find an answer to generating the suggestion list of my profiles needing GEDCOM Junk cleaning up.  Now I've forgotten how to even generate the list of my profiles with GEDCOM junk.  Have to go back to the video again. I would really, really like to know how to get the suggestions list so that when I do clean one up, I can change the status.  It's not working for me.
ago by Beth Blankenship G2G1 (1.7k points)
+1 vote
Have done some and will continue to do so.
ago by Dianne Farquharson G2G Crew (570 points)

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