Challenge of the week: Clean up marriage data [closed]

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Hi WikiTreers,

DD Challenge D-Day Image 1Want to join us in a challenge?

This week's Data Doctors Challenge is centered on weddings and marriages. Let's help profiles in our tree live happily ever after.

WikiTree+ data analysis has discovered 13,187 marriage-related suggestions and warnings to be investigated, including:

  • Unknown gender of spouse: These are cases where a person's spouse does not have a gender. If it can be confidently determined, set the spouse's gender from their edit page.
  • Single sex marriage: Both spouses have the same gender. Same-sex marriage is not uncommon today but it was rare in history. Try to verify that one of the partners does not have the wrong gender and edit if appropriate. If it truly was a same-sex marriage, dismiss the suggestion.
  • Marriage before birth: The person's marriage date is before their birth date. If the correct marriage date or the person's birth date can be confidently determined, fix it. To edit a marriage date look for the "edit marriage" link below the spouse in the Edit Family section of the person's edit page.
  • Marriage too long after birth:The person's marriage date is more than 115 years after their birth date.
  • Marriage after death: The person's marriage date is after their death date. If the correct marriage date or death date can be determined, fix it.
  • Multiple marriages on same day: The person married more than one spouse on the same day. If one marriage date is incorrect, fix it, or if the spouses are duplicates, merge them.
  • Marriage to duplicate person: The person married more than one person with the same name. If the spouses are duplicates, merge them.

Here is the table of suggestions we need to investigate.

To earn a point, click the status button on the report by the profile you edited and follow the instructions there. [more info]

The member with the most points at 11:59 pm EDT on Sunday night will get the badge and the bragging rights. But we'll all benefit from an improved tree, with stronger marriages. :-)

What will you be working on? Please post here to let us know and we'll cheer each other on. Or post if you have any questions about how to participate.

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. 

Top 10

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.

7 Answers

+3 votes
I'll get in on the fun.
by Charles Avis G2G6 Mach 2 (28.2k points)
+3 votes
I will give it a go!
by Terry Fillow G2G6 Mach 4 (46.2k points)
+2 votes
I'll try to get some done this week. Thanks.
by Robin Shaules G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)
+2 votes
I am in this week, working on the england suggestion
by Janet Wild G2G6 Pilot (201k points)
+2 votes
Will do what i can

Will work on marriage places to early USA
by Jennifer Robins G2G6 Pilot (105k points)
edited by Jennifer Robins
+2 votes
I like to join. I start with the Dutch ones :D
by Astrid Spaargaren G2G6 Pilot (243k points)
+2 votes
Will try a few.
by Sara Martin G2G Crew (980 points)

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