Remember the Children Project Guide

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This page is a guide for [Project:Remember the Children|Remember the Children Project members]] who are working on profiles.



  • Categories are useful to add. The most used category is the Infant Mortality and Child Mortality categories along with the country where it occurred. Stillbirth category can also be used, but currently only have the United States as a subcategory. Some people like to add categories for birthplace, and/or death place, and when possible a category as to what might have caused the child to pass, like illness, accident, birth complications, premature birth and so on. If the death cause is unknown it should be mentioned in the biography so others might not go searching for information already (not) found. (Create a Research Notes biography section for this).

Profile Photos Guide

It is not mandatory to add a profile picture as primary photo. If there is a PM attached to the profile it is always better to leave the decision to them. Don't add pictures to younger profiles (my suggestion is younger than 100 years since birth) as there could be living relatives that might get upset with seeing pictures added unless you are related to the person. Also do not add pictures to profiles who already have photos or images added.

For older/semi-empty profiles it would be nice to see some sort of picture on the profiles, this will make the profile look more cared for and help the project members instantly see if the profile has been updated recently. The most liked over-all image for this on G2G was the following image of an empty swing in a tree:

Tree swing

You can use a memorial image as the person’s profile primary photo by adding the profile ID to the appropriate Memorial image above.

  • Get the Profile ID by copying it from the web address on the Profile view of your person it looks like this Surname-123.
  • In the space shown on the screen grab below, add the Profile ID:

  • Click Save Changes and make sure "Changes Saved" bar show at the top of the page.
  • Click the ID you just added in the lower-right column and click "Set as Primary" beside the ID.
  • If everything went well the image should appear as the profile picture (a reload of the page might be required) on the profile page. If you can only see it on the right side of the profile it is added but not set as "Primary", this can easily be corrected by clicking the picture, ticking the ID and then clicking the button "Set Primary". If the picture doesn't show at all, double-check so that the changes to the picture was indeed saved, or that you added the correct ID.

Edit the Profile

Some of us are great writers, some of us are amazing researchers and others have a keen eye for design. Some lucky bugs are experts in everything they do, but for us mere mortals this section is to help organize our profiles in a unified way; however, it is intended only as a guide, let your creativity lead the way!

Melanie Paul have created a great collection of picture, backgrounds and dividers that anyone can feel free to make good use of, no matter if the profile is RTC related or not. The link can be found here.

No Descendants

If a child died before puberty it is safe to say there is no descendants and unlikely a spouse. However depending on time and place children as young as 12 could have been married and had children only a few years later, before their 18th birthday. In these cases please review all sources available and make your own judgement about the likeliness of there being a spouse or a child. Please write your observations in the bio. This is how you set "no children" and "no spouse" on a profile.

  1. From the edit-page for the profile click "add/remove spouse", scroll down to the bottom of the add spouse page, click "[Name Surname] had no spouse"
  2. On the edit page under Children: [add/remove child] , check the box by “No Children” and save your changes.

This results in a much cleaner and accurate profile.

Tools to Work With

We are going to need some help finding the children's profiles. Find out how below.


Aleš Trtnik has added lists for us to work with, which lets us search for profiles by age at death. See the table below for links to the different lists based on age, just click the blue "Get profiles" button and you should see a list of profiles fitting the criteria. Add a place-name next to the age and it will only show profiles from a specific are.

Age Link


Using categories is, of course, useful to find profiles in need of love, which is why it is so important to add categories to the profiles.

The categories are in discussion with the Category Project and the related page is this: Remember the Children Categorization.

If you have suggestions, please post a comment here on this page, in G2G using the tag Remember the Children, or send me a private message. Thanks!

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