Are you interested in category use on WikiTree? Join the Categorization Project! [closed]

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The Categorization Project on WikiTree is the place where discussion happens to help develop categories for use across the site. Because so many people use them, it is important that structure of categories is discussed before major implementation and the Categorization Project helps facilitate that, as well as set up new categories, fix erroneous categories, and apply them. If you would like to join us, post an "answer" below and we'll get you a badge.



asked in Requests for Project Volunteers by Natalie Trott G2G6 Pilot (378k points)
closed by Natalie Trott

36 Answers

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I am interested in learning more about categories.
answered by Greg Shipley G2G6 Mach 6 (67.1k points)
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Me, please! I'll likely also be your primary liaison to the Norway Project as well.

answered by Eric Hoffman G2G6 Mach 1 (13.9k points)
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Hi Natalie, I would like to join the Categorization Project. My current interest is disambiguation.
answered by Sheila x G2G6 Mach 2 (25.8k points)
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As a coordinator for the newly started project Finland, I need to learn more about categorization.

answered by Juha Soini G2G6 Mach 6 (64.2k points)
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I have been, and continue, working on the categories related to the Wales Project. I am a Coordinator on that project.
answered by Stuart Awbrey G2G4 (4.5k points)
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Hi. I'm willing to help organize the file cabinets. Are we using Dewey Decimal system? open net architecture? How about a nice friendly tree structure?

I can make some maps for sale. We could get rich selling them and make enough money to get ice cream after. LOL
answered by Steven Tibbetts G2G6 Pilot (173k points)
Haha! Thanks!
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Hi all,

I would love to join. I have been filling in Category holes as I find them in my own profiles and very much enjoying it. I would love to help on a larger scale. :)

answered by Robin Helstrom G2G5 (5.2k points)
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Please add me! I'm specifically interested in Oklahoma topics, especially adding high schools, employers, cities, etc relevant to mine and others' research. However, I'm willing to do whatever is needed to do :)
answered by Janettee McCrary G2G6 Mach 1 (10.8k points)
edited by Janettee McCrary
Are you still adding people? :)
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May as well, if only to serve as liaison between categorization and Québécois project.
answered by Danielle Liard G2G6 Pilot (169k points)
Welcome to the Cat. Project!
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Please add me to the Categorization project, as a liasion between Categorization and Freemasonry.
answered by Eric Weddington G2G6 Pilot (156k points)
Added you. Welcome!
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Like Danielle, I would like to join if only to act as a liaison for Ontario. I'm the Ontario Project's coordinator. With Greg Slade and a few other Ontarians, I've spent the last six months or so trying to bring some order to our province's categories. Please see my answer re the new categorization gadget here: Thanks!

answered by Laurie Cruthers G2G6 Mach 7 (71.6k points)
edited by Laurie Cruthers
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I mainly do birthplaces, civil-war related and cemetery categories. I have a bunch of Netherlands friesland places to add and will need much help doing so.
answered by Richard Belcher G2G5 (5.9k points)
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Am still pretty new to Wikitree but think categorization is very important-I'm interested in Colonial NE and Sweden think categorization would be both fun and help link people together.  I'd like to join if I can.  Thanks!
answered by K. Anonymous G2G6 Mach 2 (29.2k points)
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I would like to join the Categorization Project. I have begun categorizing Quaker Monthly Meetings. I have a couple that I can't get to enter. One I did manually and got the message that it doesn't exist. Help please.

answered by Claudia Scarbrough G2G4 (4.9k points)
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I am working on the Metis of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, the Dakotas/ northern tier US Alberta and British Columbia and would love to be adding a category to my people.  I see there are tags available for these categories so I should be using them.
answered by Andrew Taylor G2G1 (1.5k points)
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Hi!  I'm interested in categorizing (all) musicians, although what I personally specialize in and most people are interested in from a historical aspect is military music.  (Today) we think of music as a hobby or of ne'er-do-well rock-stars... but in camp, they acted as the clock to tell everyone when it was time to wake up, eat, move out, get back to camp, go to sleep... on the battle-field they would call out maneuvers and raise morale or incite fear.  On the road they would keep time and give soldiers tunes to sing along to.  In the officer's service, they would serve as chamber musicians at fancy dinners, translators, messengers, and even spies!  

And, there are many studies that show musical proficiency translates to other areas in math and science and linguistics.  So to find out your ancestor was a musician may not simply be an interesting "cool" fact, but could give you some interesting "ah ha" moments about your genes.

Fun fact: I've been playing both fife AND snare drum (unusual to play both, even in the genre) for over 32 years.  I didn't find out until last year that my 5th great grandfather was both listed as a fifer AND drummer during the American Revolution from the Lexington Alarm to the Valley Forge encampment - and several of his cousins/nephews/kids were also listed as fifers or drummers in the War of 1812 or Rev War as well.
answered by Janis Kenderdine G2G Crew (330 points)
That's fascinating!

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