Project: Global Cemeteries/January 2015 Free For All Challenge

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The Challenge

Make the most contributions to the Global Cemeteries Project. All activities count!

Project members in the north probably have a lot of photos gathered up from the summer, so this challenge is a push for us to get those photos transcribed and added to WikiTree profiles! Cemeterists further south might be out visiting their local cemeteries in full force in January, so photographing tombstones counts, too!

The Winners

The winner of the challenge will be the person who earns the most "points", where each tombstone photographed, name transcribed, photo added to a profile, and profile connected to the big tree gives you one point.

What will you win, you ask? Fame, glory, and bragging rights, of course! Also, there will be a badge for the winner.

Leaderboard

This table will be updated throughout the month with the top 3 participants for total points.

Rank Name Points
1st Chris Newcomb 8000
2nd Myrtis Jane Bishop 4374
3rd Star Kline 4356

The Rules

  1. All rules of the Global Cemeteries Project apply. No copying of pictures from other websites. No damaging tombstones (eg. by attempting to clean them, doing rubbings, etc.).
  2. Be respectful of mourners! Give a very wide berth to funerals, and to people visiting graves.
  3. Photos added to WikiTree must be ones you took yourself, or ones you have permission from the photographer (another project member, a friend, etc.) to post.
  4. Transcriptions must be done from the photos taken by you or another project member; details cannot be copied from Find a Grave or other sites.
  5. Profiles can be created through GEDCOM imports, but you must add the imported profiles to the appropriate cemetery categories and do any necessary cleanup.

Earning Points

Here are some details on how to count the points for each activity:

  1. When photographing tombstones, each tombstone counts as 1. This is true regardless of how many people are named on the stone or how many photos you take of it.
  2. When transcribing photos, each person buried there counts as 1. For example, if there is a tombstone of a husband and wife, they would each have one line in the table of interments, so transcribing that stone would count for 2.
  3. You earn 1 point for each profile you create of a person buried in a cemetery. The profile cannot be a duplicate (as far as can be determined), and must have the cemetery category added to it.
  4. When adding photos to profiles, each person counts as 1. So to continue the previous example, the photo of the couple's tombstone would be linked to both profiles (note: do not upload the same photo twice!) and would count for 2. Every profile counts, whether you just created it for this challenge or it already existed on WikiTree.
  5. Global Family Reunion Project tie-in: Each profile from a cemetery you're working on that gets connected to the tree is worth 1 point. So if you create a new profile based on your cemetery data, or add a tombstone photo to an existing (unconnected) profile, and then connect that profile to the world tree (check for connections using the Connection to AJ tool), you get another point!

For example, say you find a tombstone for a family of five. You photograph it, transcribe the info onto a table on the cemetery's free-space page, create the profiles for the family, upload the photo and attach it to each family member, and then connect the family to the world tree. You'll get 1 point for the photo, 5 for the transcription, 5 for creating the profiles, 5 for adding the photos to the profiles, and 5 for connecting them to the tree, for a total of 21 points.

Participants

You can join at any time, even after the challenge has started! As long as you're signed up before the end of the challenge, and count the contributions you made during the month of January.

Please add a subsection here with your name and a link to your profile ID. Once you've started participating in the challenge, you can list the cemeteries you've worked on (please include links to the free-space pages), along with the number of points you've earned for each activity. Lianne will keep a list of people currently in the lead updated periodically throughout the month, based on what you enter below.

Marlene Edwards

Participating in: Wisconsin, United States

Cemeteries Worked On:

  • Greenwood Cemetery Superior, WI USA
Tombstones photographed: 0
Names transcribed: 0
Profiles created: 0
Profiles with photos added: 0
Profiles connected: 0
Total points: 0


Lorraine Hauzeneder

Participating in: British Columbia Cemeteries, Canada

Cemeteries Worked On:

Tombstones photographed: 15
Names transcribed: 20
Profiles created: 20
Profiles with photos added: 20
Profiles connected: 0
Total points: 75

Lianne Lavoie

Participating in: Manitoba, Canada

Cemeteries Worked On:

Tombstones photographed: 0
Names transcribed: 127
Profiles created: 57
Profiles with photos added: 59
Profiles connected: 0
Total points: 243

Chris Newcomb

Participating in: Texas, United States

Cemeteries Worked On:

Tombstones photographed: 8000
Names transcribed: 2400 (not added to WikiTree)
Profiles created: 0
Profiles with photos added: 0
Profiles connected: 0
Total points: 8000

Laura Collins

Participating in: Manchester, United Kingdom

Cemeteries Worked On:

Tombstones photographed: 0
Names transcribed: 0
Profiles created: 0
Profiles with photos added: 0
Profiles connected: 0
Total points: 0

Martha Riley

Participating in: Indiana and Kentucky, United States

Cemeteries Worked On:

Tombstones photographed: 5
Names transcribed: 598
Profiles created: 139
Profiles with photos added: 150
Profiles connected: 66
Total points: 958

Lisa R. Franklin

Participating in: Alabama, Mississippi, United States

Cemeteries Worked On:

Tombstones photographed: 146
Names transcribed: 1811
Profiles created: 231
Profiles with photos added: 229
Profiles connected: 0
Total points: 2417

Sara Rice

Participating in: Michigan, United States

Cemeteries Worked On:

  • [[[:Category:Brush_Ridge_Cemetery%2C_Hastings%2C_Michigan|Brush Ridge Cemetery, Hastings, Barry County, Michigan]]]
  • [[[:Category:Brown_Cemetery%2C_Plainwell%2C_Michigan|Brown Cemetery, Plainwell, Michigan]]]
  • [[[:Category:Cedar_Creek_Cemetery%2C_Hastings%2C_Michigan|Cedar Creek Cemetery, Hastings, Michigan]]]
  • [[[:Category:Oak_Hill_Cemetery%2C_Delton%2C_Michigan|Oak Hill Cemetery, Delton, Michigan]]]
  • [[[:Category:Oak_Hill_Cemetery%2C_Delton%2C_Michigan-J-Z|Oak Hill Cemetery, Delton, Barry County, Michigan, J-Z]]]
  • [[[:Category:Prairieville_Cemetery%2C_Delton%2C_Michigan|Prairieville Cemetery, Delton, Barry County, Michigan]]]
Tombstones photographed: 375 + 1 video of cemetery
Names transcribed: 2,617
Profiles created: 157
Profiles with photos added: 84
Profiles connected: 0
Total points: 3234

Star Kline

Participating in: Maryland and Pennsylvania, United States

Cemeteries Worked On:


Tombstones photographed: 0
Names transcribed: 3638
Profiles created: 126
Profiles with photos added: 603
Profiles connected: 100
Total points: 4467

Myrtis Jane Bishop

Participating in: Mississippi, United States

Cemeteries Worked On:

Continuing with these large cemeteries: Sharon Cemetery Magee Cemetery Pine Grove Cemetery Calvary Cemetery Goodwater Cemetery (my mom's family Old Good Hope Cemetery Merchant Cemetery

New Coat Cemetery Completed 63 graves. (entire cemetery)
New Old McNair Cemetery Completed 69 graves. (entire cemetery)
Completed Mount Pisgah Memorial Cemetery - started in Dec - 112 graves linked with photos (entire cemetery)
Completed Meadowbrook Memorial Cemetery - started in Oct. - 72 graves linked with photos (need access to one profile) (entire cemetery)
New Good Hope Primitive Cemetery Completed 39 graves (entire cemetery)
New J R Polk Cemetery Completed 1/17/2015 23 graves (entire cemetery)
New Galilee Cemetery Completed 1/17/2015 35 graves (entire cemetery)
New Shiloh Cemetery Completed 163 graves 1/20/2015 (partial -- did all my photos I have; there are still about 60 other graves I need to photograph)
New Athens Cemetery Completed 1/21/2015 61 graves (entire cemetery)
New New Hope Cemetery Completed 1/23/2015 83 graves (entire cemetery) (need access to 2)
New Poplar Springs Cemetery Transcribed 378, adding profiles, photos & connections
New Beulah Cemetery Transcribed 45, adding profiles, & photos (completed all I had)
Tombstones photographed: 0
Names transcribed: 1477
Profiles created: 1197
Profiles with photos added: 1406
Profiles connected: 396
Total points: 4476

Shirley Davis

Participating in: Indiana, United States

Cemeteries Worked On:

Tombstones photographed: 0
Names transcribed: 0
Profiles created: 0
Profiles with photos added: 0
Profiles connected: 0
Total points: 0

Liz Jarrell Parker

Participating in: South Carolina, United States

Cemeteries Worked On:

Tombstones photographed: 19
Names transcribed: 1153
Profiles created: 132
Profiles with photos added: 26
Profiles connected: 3
Total points: 1333

Curtis Jendro

Participating in: Morrison County, Minnesota

Cemeteries Worked On:

Tombstones photographed: 2
Names transcribed: 0
Profiles created: 0
Profiles with photos added: 0
Profiles connected: 0
Total points: 2

Andrea Powell

Participating in: Washington and Missouri

Cemeteries Worked On:

Tombstones photographed: 34
Names transcribed: 53
Profiles created: 0
Profiles with photos added: 0
Profiles connected: 0
Total points: 87

Kirsty Ward

Participating in:

Cemeteries Worked On:

Tombstones photographed: 0
Names transcribed: 0
Profiles created: 834
Profiles with photos added: 7
Profiles connected: 0
Total points: 841

DK Clews

Participating in: Oregon, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland, DC, United States

Cemeteries Worked On:


Tombstones photographed: 60
Names transcribed: 322
Profiles created: 273
Profiles with photos added: 235
Profiles connected: 0
Total points: 890

Bill Bonner

Participating in: Central West Georgia (Barnesville - Forsyth - Macon)

Cemeteries Worked On:

  • Add cemetery here.
Tombstones photographed: 0
Names transcribed: 0
Profiles created: 0
Profiles with photos added: 0
Profiles connected: 0
Total points: 0

Scott Fulkerson

Participating in: Indianapolis, Indiana and Ohio County, Kentucky

Cemeteries Worked On:

Tombstones photographed: 22
Names transcribed: 52
Profiles created: 24
Profiles with photos added: 22
Profiles connected: 0
Total points: 120

Weekly Updates

Week 4: January 22-31

Weekly G2G thread

Total points recorded for the challenge:

Week 3: January 15-21

Weekly G2G thread

Points recorded (cumulative):


Week 2: January 8-14

Weekly G2G thread

Points recorded (cumulative):


Week 1: January 1-7

Weekly G2G thread

Points recorded:



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