Suggestion 509 Missing gender

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Date: 1 May 2016
Location: Worldwidemap
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Description of Error - 509: Missing gender

WikiTree profiles should normally have the gender set, but this is missing. It occurs most often that the gender is not known with stillborn infants.

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Suggestion 509 Missing gender
Play the Suggestion 509 Missing gender.

Topic Video: Gender: Mr E or Ms Take?
Play the Topic Video:  Gender: Mr E or Ms Take?.

Possible Causes

  1. Missed setting correct gender
  2. Didn't know the gender

Action Steps

Set the correct gender or set status as False error. And also add sources that prove the fact.

Sometimes for e.g. infants they are buried and the sex of the child is not identified. Then mark the error as False Error, since sex will probably never be known.

Error Status

For each Error you can set status. You can set it as Corrected, Not corrected, False Error, Proposed merge or just add a Comment.

If there are related errors for the profile, you will also see them on status page.

Full description is available on Status Help Page.

Questions and Discussions on this Error

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You can also share your best practices, experiences, problems about the Error by posting a question in G2G. If you create a new G2G discussion for this Error, add tag data_doctors and db_error_509.

Technical Stuff

In case of multiple names they are checked as one name, since order of the names is also important. Gender of a name cannot be derived from database by sampling data,.

  • If name appears more than 50 times and 30-70% of persons with this name have each gender then this is probably bisexual name,
  • If name appears less than 50 times and 10-90% of persons with this name have each gender then this is probably bisexual name,
  • If name is classified as bisexual or unsure and consists of multiple name, then if all names are definitely male/female, then gender is probably male/female.

So with entering missing names and correcting false genders, quality of finding wrong gender increases.

Here you can explore gender assignment for any first name.

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