Challenge of the week: Clean up GEDCOM-generated data

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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 GEDCOM-generated data that can be reviewed and cleaned up.

Here is the list of 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!

P.S. If you want to chat or coordinate what you are working on with others, in addition to this G2G post there is a handy spreadsheet courtesy of Steven Tibbetts. 

Real-time tracking results: See your stats
alongside other participants here.

in The Tree House by Eowyn Langholf G2G Astronaut (1.5m points)
reshown by Aleš Trtnik
Challenge is active
My first time at a Challenge, I'm going to give it a try!!!
Is this still active? When will it be over? I would like to participate!
Working on Virginia - 1800's
Eowyn or Ales:  I've done a few today :) could I please still be added in ?  Thank you both !  Trish (adopted born Loretta Morrison
Your corrections are already counted in the table.
Yes, they showed up after my comment. Of course! Thanks!

10 Answers

+4 votes
will do some
by Helen Edwards G2G4 (4.3k points)
+4 votes
I'll be doing some
by Becky Troth G2G6 Mach 4 (40.9k points)
+9 votes
I hope people add a source and don't just clean the profile because that may take it off the radar. If not, please add it to the unsourced category for appropriate country / region for further work.
by Raewyn Vincent G2G6 Mach 4 (44.1k points)
+4 votes
will get some done
by Roger Davey G2G6 Mach 2 (23.6k points)
+6 votes
I'll participate.  It bugs me that people don't tidy up the profiles they create.
by Charles Avis G2G5 (5.5k points)
+3 votes
I'm in this week.
by Traci Thiessen G2G6 Pilot (105k points)
+4 votes
Just finished John Bray-3933.  On to his wife Anna Seabrook Bowne Bray tomorrow.
by Sharon West G2G6 Mach 1 (14k points)
+2 votes

Came across the below headings doing gedcom cleanup - 

What are they and do I delete - https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Coombs-532

=== WAC ===

:  1 Jun 1905

=== LDS Endowment ===

:  1 Jun 1905

by Roger Davey G2G6 Mach 2 (23.6k points)

I came across similar ones and since the dates were during the person's lifetime I left them there. 

That said, someone came in behind me and removed them, so now I'm not sure.  

The directions mentioned that if there wasn't pertinent data there it could be deleted, but I thought this data may be useful. 

What are they and do I delete - https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Coombs-532

=== WAC ===

:  1 Jun 1905

=== LDS Endowment ===

:  1 Jun 1905

Thanks Erin - will leave them unless we get something from the gedcom crew
LDS Endowment or Sealings we were asked by a member of LDS to please delete. I don't know what the WAC is though.
Cheers Mindy
Endowment is essentially a blessing placed upon members, especially if they are going to be missionaries. Dennis
+1 vote

I'm up for a few smiley

by Mindy Silva G2G6 Pilot (352k points)
+2 votes
I will try a few today..... even though late to the game !
by Loretta Morrison G2G6 Mach 1 (17k points)

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