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

+11 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 (2.4m points)
closed by Eowyn Walker
Challenge is active.
I will try to do some of these
I'm working on this week's DD challenge.  A question.  The Scrivens-259 profile is closed.  The PM apparently has also closed his own profile.  So, there is no way to send him a message asking him to fix the spelling problem.  What's the solution?  Thanks.
Profile is opened so you shouldn't have any problem editing it. And it has no profile manager.
I'll help
I’ll be happy to do some.
OK, I'll give it a try. - Finding that when I click on 'status' the error has either already been corrected or the page doesn't have an 'edit' option.  Am I missing something?
I can contribute.
A little late to the party but, if some remain, I'll kick in some effort at cleaning these up.
We already have a new challenge. I put the old link on the news page. Sorry about that. Here is the new one.

43 Answers

+8 votes
I will try to spend some time participating
by Steve Davies G2G6 Mach 6 (62.3k points)
+8 votes
I'll have a go.
by Alison Palmer G2G6 Mach 3 (31.7k points)
+8 votes
I'll see what I can do.
by Michael Bogues G2G6 Mach 1 (12.1k points)
+9 votes
Do I need to be a data doctor member to participate?
by Tommy Buch G2G Astronaut (1.8m points)
Hi Tommy. You don't need to join the project to help. Thank you!
+7 votes
Please count me in. I should be able to do some of these. Thanks.
by Robin Shaules G2G Astronaut (1.5m points)
+8 votes
I'll solve some suggestions.
by Koen van Hoof G2G6 Mach 7 (71.7k points)
+8 votes
I can take some.
by Cathy Fahey G2G3 (3.5k points)
+7 votes
I'll do some
by Nancy Thomas G2G6 Pilot (193k points)
+7 votes
I’ll do a few.
by Ginger Lawton G2G6 Mach 2 (21.8k points)
+6 votes
I'll do some too.
by Frances McCarthy G2G6 Mach 2 (23.2k points)
+7 votes
I'm ready to knock off a bunch.
by Charles Avis G2G6 Mach 3 (38.4k points)
+7 votes
will do some
by Carolyn Adams G2G6 Mach 8 (89.6k points)
+6 votes
I'm taking part.
by John Elkin G2G6 Mach 9 (97.2k points)
+6 votes

I'll attack some Scottish ones again smiley

by Sheena Tait G2G6 Pilot (111k points)
+6 votes
Happy to try a few
by David Anderson G2G6 (7.4k points)
+6 votes
I'll wade in and try the next step, to find out if I can help.
by Jim Boylan G2G6 (9.8k points)
+6 votes
I'm working on it. I think it's frustrating when you find only one word for an unknown small location and you bhave no way to know the area or country where it is. Good initiative!
by Werner von Bischhoffshausen G2G Crew (380 points)
+6 votes
I am interested in this.
by Susan O’Callaghan G2G6 Mach 1 (14.1k points)
+6 votes
I'll work on a few of these
by Emily Holmberg G2G6 Pilot (151k points)
+6 votes
I have been wanting to do this, because I hate that we aren't consistent.   I'll work on it!
by Mary Thomas G2G6 Mach 1 (17.8k points)

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