How to categorize catholic priests by location

+4 votes

Hi there,

after creating Schmidt-13124 and Reichenbach-257 yesterday, I have the notion that I might need to create some more priests from the area and would like to collect them in a category. says:

Catholic priests should be categorized in the Catholic Priests subcategory for the diocese(s) in which they served.

Are there any of these subcategories for Germany already?

Would it also be an idea to create something like "Catholic Priests from Baden" or "Catholic Priests from Baden-Württemberg"?

Or would you prefer putting them in "Catholic Priest" and in some location category and use some tool (are there any?) to do the intersection?

Thanks for helping out a newbie


WikiTree profile: Joseph Schmid
in Policy and Style by Florian Straub G2G6 Mach 7 (70.8k points)

2 Answers

+8 votes
Best answer

Hi Florian,

The Religion Project has suspended addition of new categories until they can get structure changes in place. I believe the use of Dioceses is going to be discontinued or reorganized, since it creates extra layers of categorization that we do not really need in order to group profiles.

What you should use is [[Category:Catholic Priests]] which could be subcategorized by location, using the Location, Theme naming convention. So, the way to do it would be [[Category:Baden-Württemberg, Catholic Priests]]. This is an occupation category and would have the parent categories of [[Category:Catholic Priests]] and [[Category:Baden-Württemberg, Germany]].

If you wish to group them for your own research purposes, you can create a personal category, such as [[Category: Straub-620 Catholic Priests of Baden]]. Another alternative is to create a free-space page for Catholic Priests of Baden, and add their names (with links) to it and/or any details about their parishes, missions, etc.

by Natalie Trott G2G6 Pilot (920k points)
selected by Florian Straub now exists, thanks.

May it be an idea, to put it in a [[Category:Germany, Catholic Priests]]?
+3 votes
This is a great question. Natalie did a great job answering. I just want to say that this is a fantastic idea. Thank you for creating profiles for German priests. Great work!
by Kylie Haese G2G6 Mach 7 (77.6k points)
yes, the clergy are termed ''the forgotten of genealogy'' in at least one site I know of that deals with them.  They existed and certainly had an impact during their lives, even if only by officiating at marriages, baptisms and funerals.

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