As you may have seen, we've been discussing ideas for making accuracy a year-long theme on WikiTree in 2021.
For the last two years we have had a Scan-a-Thon in January. For this year, at least, we're thinking of changing it to an event that's focused on fixing mistakes instead. It would be a kick-off event for our Year of Accuracy.
We're thinking about calling it a Correct-a-Thon. That sounds an awful lot like Connect-a-Thon, our summer event. That's intentional. The Connect-a-Thon is about adding new family relationships. The Correct-a-Thon would be about fixing mistaken relationships.
I'm envisioning us focusing on a small subset of Ales's Data Doctor suggestions. Ones that point to problems in relationships, such as:
- 112 Person is father and mother
- 203 Father is female
- 205 Father is too young or not born
- 206 Father is too old
- 207 Father is also a child
- 208 Father is also a spouse
- 209 Father is also a sibling
- 210 Father was dead before birth
- 303 Mother is male
- 305 Mother too young or not born
- 306 Mother is too old
- 308 Mother is also a spouse
- 310 Mother was dead before birth
- 404 Marriage before birth
- 405 Married too old
- 406 Marriage after death
- 407 Lived too long after marriage
- 413 Marriage too long
- 414 Marriage End before birth
- 415 Marriage End too old
- 416 Marriage End after death
- 417 Lived too long after Marriage End
- 418 Partner is also a sibling
Most of these aren't easy to fix, or the low-hanging Data Doctor fruit has already been picked. So, this would be a low-scoring event. But if you enjoy genealogical research, it could be fun.
What do you think, would you participate? Would you captain a team?
Please post your questions, comments, and suggestions here.
Update: After this discussion, we came up with a new idea. Please see the new post and answer there.