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

+8 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.

in The Tree House by Eowyn Walker G2G Astronaut (1.7m points)
reshown by Aleš Trtnik
Challenge is active.

Can someone please help me with this question? How do I correct, Last name at Birth, when it has a “ above the letter U?

10 Answers

+3 votes
Best answer
Stuck already lol. I have found one with marriage date in location and it's not privacy locked. However, the PM only created the profile this March so it's not long since they joined. Do I just post a message suggesting they change it or shall I change it and then let them know why it's been changed?
by Susan Lyndon G2G3 (3.9k points)
selected by Roy Seckold
+7 votes
Giving the marriage and death locations a go!
by Jesse Beamon G2G3 (4.0k points)
+7 votes
I'll have a go at some of the Scottish ones.
by Sheena Tait G2G6 Mach 6 (66.8k points)
+5 votes
I'll be working on locations this week.  Count me in.
by Kathy Zipperer G2G6 Pilot (322k points)
+6 votes
I will do a few
by Anon Sharkey G2G6 Mach 2 (23.9k points)
+5 votes
I participate every week :)
by N Gauthier G2G6 Pilot (135k points)
+5 votes
First time, but will give it a go!
by Susan Lyndon G2G3 (3.9k points)
+3 votes
Yes I will do some.
by Elsie Hagley G2G3 (3.4k points)
+3 votes
I'll get in on the clean-up.
by Charles Avis G2G6 Mach 2 (21.2k points)
+2 votes
I’ll do a few.
by Ginger Lawton G2G6 Mach 1 (16.4k points)

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