Project: Global Cemeteries/January 2016 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.

Rank Name Points
1st Carolyn Martin 1887
2nd Martha Riley 1316
3rd Mark Thompson 599

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.
  6. Updates must be posted at least weekly.

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. Connectors 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.

Lianne Lavoie

Participating in: Manitoba, Canada

Cemeteries Worked On:

Tombstones photographed: 0
Names transcribed: 0
Profiles created: 13
Profiles with photos added: 13
Profiles connected: 13
Total points: 39


Yvette Bergeron

Participating in: Project: Global Cemeteries/January 2016 Free For All Challenge

Cemeteries Worked On:

Tombstones photographed: 32
Names transcribed: 20
Profiles created: 24
Profiles with photos added: 30
Profiles connected: 30
Total Points: 136

Dawn Ellis

Participating in: Prince Edward Island, Canada

Cemeteries Worked On:

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


Carolyn Martin

Participating in: Florida Cemeteries Project Georgia Cemeteries Project

Cemeteries Worked On:

Tombstones photographed: 603
Names transcribed: 413
Profiles created: 354
Profiles with photos added: 537
Profiles connected: 3
Total points: 1887

Cindy Lesure

Participating in: Florida Cemeteries Project

Cemeteries Worked On:

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

Debi Moseley Matlack

Participating in: Florida Cemeteries Project

Cemeteries Worked On:

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

Amy McAndrews

Participating in: New Mexico Cemeteries Project

Cemeteries Worked On:

Tombstones photographed: 0
Names transcribed: 22
Profiles created: 22
Profiles with photos added:10
Profiles connected: 0
Total points: 54

Erin Breen

Participating in: British Columbia, Canada

Cemeteries Worked On:

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

Paula J

Participating in: South Carolina

Cemeteries Worked On:

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

Sam Leathers

Participating in: Pennsylvania

Cemeteries Worked On:

  • List cemeteries here.
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 Cemeteries

Cemeteries Worked On:

Tombstones photographed: 40
Names transcribed: 66
Profiles created: 73
Profiles with photos added: 68
Profiles connected: 4
Total points: 251

Scott Fulkerson

Participating in: Indiana Cemeteries

Cemeteries Worked On:

Tombstones photographed: 0
Names transcribed: 12
Profiles created: 13
Profiles with photos added: 13
Profiles connected: 0
Total points: 38

Martha Riley

Participating in: Indiana Cemeteries Kentucky Cemeteries

Cemeteries Worked On:

Tombstones photographed: 59
Names transcribed: 1050
Profiles created: 103
Profiles with photos added: 132
Profiles connected: 19
Total points: 1363

Trace Allison

Participating in: Oceania; Australia

Cemeteries Worked On:

Tombstones photographed: 0
Names transcribed: 0
Profiles created: 64
Profiles with photos added: 0
Profiles connected: 0
Total points: 64

Vic Watt

Participating in: Project:Kentucky Cemeteries

Cemeteries Worked On:

Tombstones photographed: 0
Names transcribed: 0
Profiles created: 4
Profiles with photos added: 0
Profiles connected: 0
Total points: 4

Kathryn (Nass) Penner

Participating in: British Columbia Cemeteries, Canada

Cemeteries Worked On:

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

Taylor Worthington Gilchrist

Participating in: Florida Cemeteries. United States

Cemeteries Worked On:

  • Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Poinciana, Osceola, FL (about 200 Headstones)
Tombstones photographed: 0
Names transcribes: 0
Profiles created: 0
Profiles with photos added: 0
Profiles connected: 0
Total Points: 0

Sara Rice

Participating in: Canadian Cemeteries Project!

Cemeteries Worked On:

  • St-Michel_D’Yamaska, Quebec Canada

Category:Cimetière_St-Michel_D’Yamaska%2C_Québec

Tombstones photographed: 0
Names transcribed: 84
Profiles created: 84
Profiles with photos added: 84
Profiles connected: 0
Total points: 252

Mark Thompson

Participating in: Washington Cemeteries.

Cemeteries Worked On:

Tombstones photographed: 13
Names transcribed: 541
Profiles created: 23
Profiles with photos added: 22
Profiles connected: 0
Total points: 599

Joanne Graves

Participating in: Washington Cemeteries.

Cemeteries Worked On:

Tombstones photographed: 63
Names transcribed: 0
Profiles created: 0
Profiles with photos added: 0
Profiles connected: 0
Total points: 63

Star Kline

Participating in: Pennsylvania

Cemeteries Worked On:

Tombstones photographed: 0
Names transcribed: 116
Profiles created: 62
Profiles with photos added: 55
Profiles connected: 14
Total points: 247

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