Challenge of the week: help improve orphaned profiles [closed]

+18 votes

Hi WikiTreers,

Will you join our "Data Doctors" Challenge of the week?

Once again, Aleš has come up with something to help us work together on a category of profiles that need our help. This time it's "orphans," i.e. profiles without Profile Managers.

Here is the list of orphaned profiles that could use some TLC.

Will you join us?

Every time you record a status update it will earn you a point. The member with the most points at 11:59pm EDT on Sunday night will get the Winner badge this week and the bragging rights. But we'll all benefit from a neater, cleaner shared tree.

If you're participating, please post here to let us know. It's nice to cheer each other on. Or post if you have any questions about how to participate.

Thanks for helping!

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WikiTree profile: Space:DD_Challenge_Orphans
closed with the note: Challenge completed
asked in The Tree House by Eowyn Langholf G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)
closed by Eowyn Langholf
Challenge is opened.
The very first profile I opened from the suggestion list isn't properly orphaned. It has an unlisted profile manager. Johnson-53222
I've run across a few with managers.  I just fix them like all of the others
That particular one is private (red-locked).
I'll join in.

19 Answers

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I'll certainly adopt any that I think I can resource. I've been doing this all along...
answered by Denise Chiasson G2G6 Mach 1 (16.9k points)
OK, I think I misunderstood this one. I'll be pulling out, as I've  just adopted about 40 orphans that are "related" to me - I figure those are the ones I have the best chance to improve.

I'm talking to myself... and wound up getting sucked into the vortex. I worked on some orphans, adopted others, and found some new (to me!) online sources!
+7 votes
I will be working on 721s for 1800-1899
answered by Emma MacBeath G2G6 Pilot (493k points)
Go Roses !
+5 votes
This is a great opportunity to fix a few last names at birth.I'll have a look at the 770s.
answered by Isabelle Rassinot G2G6 Pilot (162k points)
edited by Isabelle Rassinot
C'est vrai!  I have already correct several LNABs.  It is a very nice feeling :-)
Go Roses!
+4 votes
I'll do a few this week.
answered by Joan Whitaker G2G6 Mach 4 (40.1k points)
+4 votes
I'm in. I'll be working on 802s.
answered by Deb Durham G2G6 Pilot (304k points)
edited by Deb Durham
I'll do some 803s, then. :)
+3 votes

Working on 408 Multiple marriages on same day in the 1800s. A lot of these are going to end up as proposed merges.

answered by Julie Campbell G2G6 Mach 1 (15.9k points)
+3 votes
Working on 862's in the 1500-1699's group.Those are done, I also fixed the 861's for the same time period.

Moved on to Multiple Profiles with the same FAG link.
answered by Paula Cullen G2G6 Mach 1 (17.3k points)
edited by Paula Cullen
+5 votes
I'll work on 571 - Virginia.  Is is ok to replace the ancestry citation for findagrave the direct citation from FAG?  Especially on orphaned profiles?
answered by Elizabeth Coltrane G2G6 Mach 1 (11.2k points)
Definitely yes!  The Ancestry citation does not give a memorial number or a URL.
I've finished 1900's - Virginia - 571's; I'm making a change to 1800's - all locations- 103's. Those 571's about burned me out!
+6 votes
I'll try to work on some when we get power back from Irma. Missing my genealogy but hard to work on with only phone access
answered by Cindi Clark G2G6 Mach 1 (17.3k points)
+4 votes
I'll look through the 104's or Too Olds for a bit. Maybe I can find a couple centenarians and supercenterians.
answered by Amanda Frank G2G6 Mach 3 (34.6k points)
Nice idea Amanda :-)
+4 votes
I'll have a go as time permits. :)
answered by Kathleen Cobcroft G2G6 Mach 2 (26.8k points)
+4 votes
I'll do the 603s, and will just work through all the states starting with Alabama, regardless if they are orphaned or not.
answered by Susie MacLeod G2G6 Pilot (120k points)
Go Susie!
+4 votes
Deal me in.  Orphans need love, too.
answered by
+2 votes
I'll do a few
answered by Jim Angelo G2G6 Mach 1 (11.5k points)
+3 votes
I'll do what I can to help out - starting with suspect names.
answered by Jim Angelo G2G6 Mach 1 (11.5k points)
+2 votes
I'm working on wrong character errors.
answered by Karen Harbert G2G6 Mach 2 (26k points)
+3 votes
I'm in. I'll be working on Location Errors.
answered by Bob Keniston G2G6 Pilot (149k points)
+3 votes
I am in try to love the orphans.
answered by Linda Barnett G2G6 Pilot (205k points)
+5 votes
Worked on several lowercase locations needing captalization this weekend.
answered by Dorothy Barry G2G Astronaut (1m points)

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