OK, I added birthdates to EVERY profile on my watchlist. What's the next most important thing to do to clean these up?

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in Genealogy Help by Linda Ellinger G2G4 (4.4k points)

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Best answer
Sources, sources, sources!  :-)
by Lauren Conte G2G6 Pilot (115k points)
selected by Alison Wilkins
Yup, I think that's what I need to do most.  And clean up layered  and repetitive GEDcom import data, none of which is mine (I don't know anything about GEDcoms and don't want to delete anything important, so I have left it mostly alone but it looks SO ugly).  Suggestions welcome!
I agree about the gedcom import information, but I guess you have to keep the initial contribution information (unless I'm wrong).  Sources that link to the ancestry sign in page are frustrating as well.
Linda, this help page is useful for determining what can be deleted and what should be edited in a GEDCOM-created bio: http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/GEDCOM-created_biographies
If you need advice on a particular profile you can add [[Category:Profile_style_review_requested]] to ther top of the profile and a member of Profile improvement will make some comments on ther bulletin board of the profile. Once you are happy you can delete the review request and the comments.

I agree - sources. Ideally those that anyone can follow, or if not then something to show where you got the ifo from. Then if I'm interested i could message you until all the details are published.


Good job on the dates of birth, only a tiny bit envious of that acheivementblush

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Congratulations!  That can be a pretty big task..

You can click the 'search' link on the top of any profile and look for possible matches/ merges to further clean-up, possibly starting with those of earliest birth years.
by Chris Hoyt G2G6 Pilot (735k points)
+3 votes
Hi Linda


That's outstanding!

For me, the next step was/is linking everyone together.
by Doug Lockwood G2G Astronaut (2.4m points)

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