Love finding duplicates, love to merge? [closed]

+19 votes

Ever wondered how to become an arborist and help this tree of ours?

If you meet the following criteria, just respond to this G2G and we will get you started!

  1. You have signed the Honor Code and been an active WikiTree member for at least three consistent months. (meaning you have been contributing and performing merges)
  2. You should be confident you can merge profiles in an efficient and accurate manner, with a focus on accuracy and sources over efficiency.
  3. You should be actively participating on a regular basis.
  4. Reviewed the project page and posts in the G2G. (duplicates, merges, arborists)
  5. You should have already completed at least 100+ merges outside your family. (Contributions will be reviewed by the project leaders) We are looking for merges going into the correct LNAB & lowest numbered profile with the correct Last name at birth, no redirects (where possible), using correct naming conventions (Dutch names, Czech names, and so on..), editing the biography after completing a merge by removing duplicate information after every merge (depending on privacy settings), posting comments why you think two profiles are duplicates.
  6. You can take direction and redirection well, as merges can be a sensitive area for many WikiTree members. 
in Requests for Project Volunteers by Robin Lee G2G6 Pilot (714k points)
closed by Sarah Callis
Hello Robin Lee and Robin Craig,  Today I discovered yet something new on Wikitree ... well I have observed the tag and badge, but I have learned what an Arborist does.  It is something I have been doing for awhile now, and that I enjoy doing.  I know I have worked on many more than 100, but I have not kept logs, and right now I can not say for sure that the over 100 do not include Profiles that are in some way in my family tree.  I would like to join the Arborist, please let me know if I make it, and I will do the requested tasks.  Please let me know if am short on my count, of over 100 non-family tree Profiles, in which case I will start to keep a log with count, and get back to you when I complete it.  Thank you so very much in advance for your time, look forward to hearing back from you.  Virgil  ps I sent this as a comment, did not see if you wanted comment or answer.  So much for being good at following simple direction.
Hi Robin and Robin. Just checking that you have received my request to be considered as part of the arborists project. I realise that you have a process to go through, so no rush. Just thought I'd check that my request hadn't been missed altogether. Thanks. Gillian
Hi.  I'd like to join the Arborists Project. I've read the requirements (not sure about the 100 merges, but I've been involved with several) and understand the task at hand.  Here's a link to my profile:


Karen Hoy

7 Answers

+3 votes
sent you a request the other day asking to join your aborist. no reply yet.
by Jeanie Roberts G2G6 Pilot (127k points)
+5 votes
I would like to join the arborists project. I am with the Thomas Name Study, and have been working through duplicates, and unmerged matches in that surname, as well as other duplicates as I come across them. And I love working through some pending merges as a break from other WikiTree activities.
by Gillian Thomas G2G6 Pilot (168k points)
0 votes
This I Linda Barnett, Can I join the aborist project. Also can I get a badge for it also.
by Anonymous Barnett G2G6 Pilot (465k points)
+1 vote
I would like to join the Arborist project.

Thank you
by Deena Cross G2G6 Mach 2 (25.5k points)
+2 votes
I have been working on merges and would like to be part of the Arborist project.
by Jennifer Cady G2G6 Mach 1 (12.0k points)
+1 vote
I've read over all the requirements.  I have been working on merges for the Matchbot project as well.  I think I have everything in order to become part of the Arborists Project.  Thanks!

by Susan McNamee G2G6 Mach 5 (50.5k points)
+1 vote
I'm interested in becoming an arborist, as I've been doing quite a lot of work proposing merges. Thanks!
by Jo Hollingsworth G2G6 Mach 1 (14.5k points)

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