Unsourced Swedish profiles per parish/county?

+9 votes

I extended the Unsourced template two support two arguments

Question: As doing genealogy local is fun and we have some Rättvik (W), Adelöv (F) and Hallands heroes maybe we should start tag unsourced profiles per County and Parish following the same pattern as Swedish Parish?!?! 

Add a link on a Swedish Parish using the SPC_Gen_Parish template to the unsourced category for that parish I think is doable by just changing the template code....??  



in The Tree House by Living Sälgö G2G6 Pilot (302k points)

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We-ell. When I spend time finding/trying to find sources for profiles in Old Sweden it's almost never because I have looked at the Unsourced categories. What usually happens is that I bump into them in some other way in connection with a family or parish I'm working on. OR through the database errors. I've got some families-in-need-of sourcing that I return to now and then; no relations of mine, but I've sort of taken responsibility for them (for however long it lasts). And when I create new profiles, I do look at the matches if they seem geographically close or if I suspect that they're from the You-Know-Who GEDCOM. Then I don't just look at the matching person but usually look around a bit at the whole family - sometimes I will find a connection to my own stuff, sometimes I find glaring errors that I try to correct because there's enough confusion on the Internet without WikiTree supporting it.

So, basically I'm saying that I find enough community work to do without more categories. I like the random pottering about for finding. And more categories will not find more Sourcerers for us.

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My thought was that if you are doing a lot of Rättvik then its more motivating to also look at Unsourced Rättvik (W)....

The pile Unsourced Sweden feels like just a big mess..... I think I add more than I fix....

Mnah, just speaking for myself, even without a dedicated category for the unsourced of a parish I come across more than I can fix, just by working on the parish. If I cannot do a whole family in one go, but know I'll want to revisit, I may adopt (or just bookmark) a crucial member.

I wouldn't mind unsourced-by-parish, I'm just sure I wouldn't use it a lot.

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