Project: Global Cemeteries/May 2015 Cemetery Connection Challenge

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The Challenge

This month's challenge includes all contributions to the Global Cemeteries Project that involve concrete additions to the tree: creating profiles, attaching tombstone photos to profiles, and connecting profiles to the global tree. The focus is on connecting them to the tree, so that's worth the most points.

The challenge runs from May 1 to May 31, 2015.

The Winners

The winner of the challenge will be the person who earns the most points. See the Earning Points section for details.

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

Leaderboard

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

Rank Name Points
1st Sadie Whanger 3146
2nd Martha Riley 2309
3rd Carolyn Martin 1982

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:

  • Earn 1 point for every profile that is created, whether it's the person whose information is on the tombstone, or a family member you're adding to that person.
  • Earn 1 point every time you connect a tombstone photo to a profile.
  • Earn 10 points for every person buried in a cemetery you're working on that gets connected to the global tree.

Example: Let's say you create a profile for a person buried in a cemetery you're working on, add attach a tombstone photo. Then you add his parents. You discover that one of his grandparents already has a WikiTree profile, so you make that connection. You'll get 3 points for creating profiles, 1 point for attaching a photo, and 10 points for connecting the initial person to the tree. 14 points in total.

Participants

You can join at any time, even after the challenge has started. However, you can only count contributions made after you've signed up (out of fairness to the other competitors), so it's best to sign up early!

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:

Profiles created: 34
Profiles with photos added: 16
Profiles connected (each worth 10 points): 16
Total points: 210

Erin Breen

Participating in: British Columbia, Canada

Cemeteries Worked On:

  • Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver
Profiles created: 42
Profiles with photos added: 5
Profiles connected (each worth 10 points): 0
Total points: 47

Carolyn Martin

Participating in: Florida Cemeteries Project

Cemeteries Worked On:

  • Tallahassee Memory Gardens. [1]
  • "Key West Cemetery" [2]
  • "Oak City Cemetery" [3]

Old City Cemetery, Tallahassee, Fl (no free space page yet)

Profiles created: 783
Profiles with photos added: 1009
Profiles connected (each worth 10 points): 19
Total points: 1982

Dawn Ellis

Participating in: Prince Edward Island, Canada

Cemeteries Worked On:

Profiles created: 254
Profiles with photos added: 51
Profiles connected (each worth 10 points): 154
Total points: 1845

Scott Fulkerson

Participating in: Indiana Cemeteries Project, Kentucky Cemeteries Project

Cemeteries Worked On:

Profiles created: 173
Profiles with photos added: 59
Profiles connected (each worth 10 points): 4
Total points: 272

Martha Riley

Participating in: Indiana and Kentucky

Cemeteries Worked On:


Profiles created: 259
Profiles with photos added: 120
Profiles connected (each worth 10 points): 193
Total points: 2309

Henry Chadwick

Participating in: New Hampshire,

Cemeteries Worked On:

  • Maplewood Cemetery, Boscawen, New Hampshire
Profiles created: 0
Profiles with photos added: 0
Profiles connected (each worth 10 points): 0
Total points: 0

Kellie Rhodes

Participating in: Indiana

Cemeteries Worked On:

  • List cemeteries here.
Profiles created: 2
Profiles with photos added: 4
Profiles connected (each worth 10 points): 1
Total points: 16

Sadie Whanger

Participating in: Arkansas

Cemeteries Worked On:

Profiles created: 403
Profiles with photos added: 323
Profiles connected (each worth 10 points): 242
Total points: 3146

Karen Tobo

Participating in: Tennessee

Cemeteries Worked On:

Profiles created: 74
Profiles with photos added: 0
Profiles connected (each worth 10 points): 45
Total points: 524

Star Kline

Participating in: Maryland and Pennsylvania

Cemeteries Worked On:

Profiles created: 2
Profiles with photos added: 335
Profiles connected (each worth 10 points): 0
Total points: 337

Jonathan Wainwright

Participating in: England

Cemeteries Worked On:

Profiles created: 10
Profiles with photos added: 5
Profiles connected (each worth 10 points): 5
Total points: 65

Weekly Updates

Week 4: May 22-31

Weekly G2G thread

Total points recorded for the challenge:

Week 3: May 15-21

Weekly G2G thread

Points recorded (cumulative):

Week 2: May 8-14

Weekly G2G thread

Points recorded (cumulative):

Week 1: May 1-7

Weekly G2G thread

Points recorded:



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