News on Database errors project (12 June 2016)

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Analysis was done on data from June 12th 2016.

So in 7 days 20525 errors were corrected by my estimation. Great job. Have fun correcting errors.

You can also join the project here: http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Project:Database_Errors

  5.6. Projected 12.6. Reduction Delta%
101 Birth in future 236 237 237 0 0,10%
102 Death in future 272 273 239 34 12,59%
103 Death before birth 14087 14161 13867 294 2,08%
104 Too old 6557 6591 6400 191 2,91%
105 Duplicate sibling 2365 2377 1955 422 17,77%
106 Duplicates between bigtree and unconnected 2664 2678 2502 176 6,57%
107 Full name in UPPERCASE 2997 3013 2878 135 4,47%
108 Full name in lowercase 3118 3134 3114 20 0,65%
109 Profile should be open (birth date) 18604 18702 18379 323 1,73%
110 Profile should be open (death date) 1571 1579 1521 58 3,69%
201 Father is self 109 110 104 6 5,09%
202 Parents are same 71 71 79 -8 -10,69%
203 Father is Female 6243 6276 6122 154 2,45%
204 Father has no Gender 898 903 685 218 24,12%
205 Father is too young or not born 42799 43024 42544 480 1,12%
206 Father is too old 6577 6612 6510 102 1,54%
207 Father is also a child 364 366 360 6 1,62%
208 Father is also a spouse 65 65 62 3 5,11%
209 Father is also a sibling 2828 2843 2701 142 4,99%
210 Father was dead before birth 42179 42401 41757 644 1,52%
211 Duplicate sibling by father 4542 4566 4515 51 1,11%
301 Mother is self 3 3 4 -1 -32,64%
303 Mother is Male 6626 6661 6469 192 2,88%
304 Mother has no Gender 867 872 867 5 0,52%
305 Mother too young or not born 54490 54775 54015 760 1,39%
306 Mother is too old 5564 5593 5511 82 1,47%
307 Mother is also a child 8 8 8 0 0,52%
308 Mother is also a spouse 989 994 914 80 8,06%
309 Mother is also a sibling 231 232 237 -5 -2,06%
310 Mother was dead before birth 48198 48450 47557 893 1,84%
311 Duplicate sibling by mother 1644 1653 1601 52 3,12%
401 Spouse is self 2 2 2 0 0,50%
402 Unknown gender of spouse 1681 1689 1562 127 7,54%
403 Single sex marriage 1406 1413 1105 308 21,80%
404 Marriage before birth 10925 10980 10717 263 2,40%
405 Married too old 2750 2764 2694 70 2,53%
406 Marriage after death 13268 13335 13046 289 2,17%
407 Death too old after Marriage 1420 1427 1303 124 8,70%
408 Multiple marriages on same day 9853 9903 9644 259 2,61%
409 Marriage to duplicate person 31076 31232 30637 595 1,91%
501 Wrong male gender 8291 8335 7617 718 8,61%
502 Missing male gender 73695 74083 71185 2898 3,91%
503 Probably wrong male gender 6095 6127 6017 110 1,80%
504 Probably missing male gender 35528 35715 35209 506 1,42%
505 Wrong female gender 8987 9034 8715 319 3,53%
506 Missing female gender 59846 60161 58779 1382 2,30%
507 Probably wrong female gender 4985 5011 4910 101 2,02%
508 Probably missing female gender 28538 28688 28497 191 0,67%
509 Missing gender 96461 96968 96542 426 0,44%
510 Unique name without gender 23171 23293 22851 442 1,90%
511 Unique name (spelling) 237250 238498 237321 1177 0,49%
512 Separators in first name 68136 68494 67608 886 1,29%
601 Unknown birth location 9026 9080 8970 110 1,22%
604 Birth location too short 13787 13870 13754 116 0,84%
605 Number in birth location 1742 1752 1621 131 7,50%
606 Bogus birth location 11 11 4 7 63,85%
631 Unknown death location 16148 16245 15927 318 1,96%
632 Y death location 5529 5562 4936 626 11,26%
634 Death location too short 15752 15847 14575 1272 8,03%
635 Number in death location 1045 1051 458 593 56,43%
636 Bogus death location 939 945 643 302 31,93%
661 Unknown marriage location 1349 1357 1272 85 6,27%
664 Marriage location too short 2789 2806 2825 -19 -0,68%
665 Number in marriage location 14 14 14 0 0,60%
901 Unconnected empty public profiles 35194 35379 35192 187 0,53%
902 Unconnected empty open profiles 17489 17581 17486 95 0,54%
Total 1121944 1127876 1107352 20525 1,82%

 

in The Tree House by Aleš Trtnik G2G6 Pilot (561k points)
retagged by Maggie N.
This is so awesome ! Keep up the great work and thank you all for correcting !
Thanks to you and everyone who is working these errors....

Keep up the great work!

Yes, this work and this table strikes me with AWE. It's in-credible what tech has wrought and in the hands of smart caring people.

I have found my errors list, and in some cases examples abound that should not be corrected:

For example: a) the unusual name IS the person's name. (b). no other name exists in records of Jewish persons or their precise days of B & D.

MY QUESTION NOW: Is there a way to copy the errors table into a table that's a Word document (.docx) so it's easier to scroll and check and change? OR How are you performing the mechanics of this process in terms of going between sets of data on different sites and making decisions? Is there a clear way through such a clotted river? Or is the slogging just, well, slogging? (yes, the last is probably the "only way to go.")

 

 

You can just save the page (Save as, or Save Page as, or whatever your browser calls it) and then open that file in MS Word or any similar program.

I never need to do that, though; the browser lets me know which ones I've clicked on (purple instead of blue) and that's about all I need.  If you just do a few at a time, you can also click Temp Hide and those will be gone the next time you reload the error list page.
Roberta - I have the browser add-on called STYLIST which lets me change the color of websites I've visited to red so that I don't have to try to remember which errors I've fixed.
That sound really helpful, thanks Deborah !

Roberta,

 there is no hurry in repairing these errors. Start with the easiest ones, and continue with the ones that need more research. When you correct one error, you can click Hide for 30 days and error will be removed from the list (Refresh the page). Errors are recalculated each monday and corrected errors will no longer be present. 

I'm on a Mac, so does your idea of using "the browser add-on called STYLIST" work on Macs? I want to avoid frustrations and confusions.
Alesh, Thank you. Your comment is consoling. I'll try that. The first error noted on my list is not an error but a variant spelling of a first name. That one is correct as it is.

Rebecca, they have a version of Stylist add-on for almost all browsers - a twinge of jealousy for your Mac :) - just google the add-on Stylist

Stylish (with H) is the popular one at least for Firefox.but IMO she doesn't need it.
IMO??
In My Opinion
In My Opinion - Mikey - maybe you could give her clear directions on how to change the color of her visited websites on MAC - not my forte :)

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I would like to congratulate you on the work it took to get that database up and running, well done
by Richard Shelley G2G6 Pilot (219k points)
selected by Roberta Burnett
+7 votes

It appears my corrected errors were not updated this week?

See Seaton-582 Death date corrected from 1864 to 1964, but error tool still showing 1864.

by Michael Stills G2G6 Pilot (399k points)
Wait a few minutes. Lists are updated. Online errors are preparing.
Thank you, you do sleep, yes?
It is up. It is 4.00 pm here, so I don't sleep now.
Michael, it appears you've corrected the death of the child [Seaton-582], but not the death date of the father [Seaton-581].
Yes that is true. It is the error of the daughter that hadn't updated. But now has.  What the father error pointed out is that I need a source for Hester being the daughter of William which I am currently investigating.
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This profile shows as open in the list of 902 Unconnected empty profiles. But when you go to it the profile is closed.

Abercrombie-258
by Dawn Ellis G2G6 Mach 8 (86.0k points)

Dawn,

The profile was edited this morning by Jillaine, and update of error report is next monday, so that probably explains the difference. There currently is no profile manager so you can adopt it if you like.

+3 votes
Should the system check for married couples with the same LNAB?  Sometimes it happens, but most of them will be Mrs John Smiths.

Of course the next question then would be, whether the maiden name is really Unknown, or whether somebody never got round to looking.
by Anonymous Horace G2G6 Pilot (568k points)
RJ, I am at this time working on a line, Blackwelder, where there is a lot of marriages between people of the same LNAB. If I were inundated by a bunch or requests by others to check for "errors"that are not really errors it would make working on WikiTree  more pain than it is worth. I find it difficult to work on doing quality research as it is and adding to my workload because some others do not think I am doing what I should is just not worth it. Gender, locations and even dates should be in the project but to keep adding supposed errors strikes me as trying to keep the project going even when the number of profiles being corrected is making the total number on the error list decrease.
Actually, it happens enough to make it a total nuisance if you put in this as an error category.  You should be looking at whether there are valid sources for the data when this question comes up.
OK - husband and wife have same LNAB and wife has no father
RJ, In the family I mentioned they were distant cousins and she did have a father but even if no father was listed it would still not be an error because there is documentation that they were cousins. Another famous example is Franklin Roosevelt and his wife Eleanore Roosevelt. Lets focus on the errors that need to be fixed and not try to find things to make us look worse that may not be errors.
With more than 3 million errors on the current report, I think we have plenty to keep all of us busy for now.
Sorry, I now see this had already been suggested and is on the to-do list.
Agree.  Lets fix the egregious CLEARLY WRONG errors ( e.g.,4 year old women and 90 year old women giving birth) before we worry about things that MIGHT be errors.
There are 200,000 date-conflicted parents, and mostly they need research, and they'll take years and years and years.

Picking off the low-hanging fruit first is the efficient way to improve the site.

All the Mrs John Smiths just make WikiTree look like a clone of the worst LDS junk.

Going through the list marking all the genuine cases as false errors can be done very quickly and easily.  Then they disappear for good.
maybe the error shouldn't be defined as partners with the same surname but partners with both given and surname the same... that should flag all the John Smith/Mrs. John Smith pairs without tagging the John Smiths who married someone also born Smith.
+9 votes

Limit tree errors to blood relatives

In tree errors, I added Limit to blood relatives: CheckBox on http://www.sdms.si:92/wikitree/ShowErrors.htm

That means that relatives are limited to blood relatives. That means All Ancestors of start profile and all their descendants.

by Aleš Trtnik G2G6 Pilot (561k points)
Wonderful!!!!!!
Thank you!
Wow!! That helps SO much!! Thanks!

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