Please fix Top Level Category on Handy-1881

+1 vote

I've got this error on my Suggestions:

885 Using Top Level category 

The only Categories he has are:

[[Category:Sunnyside, Washington]]

[[Category:Jerome, Idaho]]

WikiTree profile: Bud Handy
in WikiTree Help by Anonymous Vaughan G2G6 Mach 2 (23.3k points)
William, I think it is the "World War II" category that is the top level.  If you can get to even the country, that would be better.  Getting to even lower would be better still.
Not being familiar with the American system, it looks as though he registered in Idaho in 1942, and enlisted in Idaho in 1943.

If you could get to where you could add his unit/regiment/whatever, that would certainly get him off the  top level WWII category.  :)

What you need is to find something on this page (it's a mid-level category, so narrower than it would be good) that will help you narrow down the category for him.  Who knows, you might find another as well.

Thank you for the suggestion!

I found Gordon's enlistment record, and added the corresponding info to his Bio and WWII Sticker.

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2 Parts to this:

  1. The World War II template automatically places individuals into the category, World War II if a parameter is missing, spelled wrong, etc. Until this is corrected, I believe this category should NOT be listed as Top-Level and generate errors.
  2. In the profile linked to this post, the branch= parameter was listed as "US Army". This is an invalid value, so the sticker defaulted to a category of "World War II".
I corrected this by changing the parameter from "US Army" to "United States Army". You can now mark the suggestion as corrected!
by Steven Harris G2G6 Pilot (561k points)
selected by Anonymous Vaughan

On another note, you may these sources helpful:

  • "United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 9 March 2020), Gordon R Handy in household of Wade H Handy, Grandview, Jerome, Idaho, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 1, sheet 2A, line 41, family 32, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 400; FHL microfilm 2,340,135.
  • "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 27 July 2019), Gordon R Handy in household of Anthon W Handy, Election Precinct 1, Jerome, Idaho, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 27-1, sheet 3A, line 30, family 57, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 747.
  • "United States Social Security Death Index," database, FamilySearch ( : 20 May 2014), Gordon R Handy, 02 Apr 2000; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).
  • "Washington Death Index, 1965-2014," database, FamilySearch ( : 13 July 2017), Gordon R Handy, 02 Apr 2000, Yakima, Washington, United States; from the Department of Health, Death Index, 1907-1960; 1965-2014, Washington State Archives, Digital Archives ( : n.d.); Citing Washington State Department of Health.

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