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Team Australia

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Location: Australiamap
Surnames/tags: Australia challenges scan-a-thon
Last profile change on 14 Jan 2019
15:00: Janet (Langridge) Wild posted a message on the page for Team Australia. [Thank Janet for this]
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Categories: DD Clean-a-Thon 2018 | Challenges Teams | Scan-a-Thon | Clean-a-Thon Teams | Source-a-Thon | Australia.

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Contents

Who is Team Australia

We are a challenge team that focuses mostly on Australian research. Everyone welcome, including people who just like Australia. :-)

Many of us are part of the very friendly Wikitree in Australia Facebook Group.

Scan-a-Thon January 2019

Scan-a-Thon 2019 is an excuse to finally scan those photos and original documents you have. Post an answer in the G2G thread and say you want to be part of Team Australia.

Start and end times

Perth:9:30pm Friday 11 Jan - 9:30pm Monday 14 Jan
Queensland: 11:30pm Friday 11 Jan - 11:30pm Monday 14 Jan
Adelaide: 12am Saturday 12 Jan - 12am Tuesday 15 Jan
NSW & Victoria: 12:30am Saturday 12 Jan - 12:30am Tuesday 15 Jan

What's allowed?

  • Only your personal photos and documents this time around.
  • Upload each thing only once, link it to appropriate profiles
  • Only add 10 items to each profile - any more won't count towards your score
  • Scanning with phone apps is fine - see Scanning documents and photos with phones and tablets for suggestions.

Scan-a-thon Team Members

Kathleen Cobcroft (team captain)
Vicky Majewski
Veronica Williams
Rachel Ward
Vivian Egan
John Rosser
Phil McMahon
Barbara Grant
J Manners
Amanda Myers

Past Challenges

Source-a-Thon 2018

This is Team Australia's page for the 2018 Source-a-thon challenge. We'll be particularly working on unsourced Australian profiles (either from the Unsourced Australia category or the main Unsourced category where the person lived and died in Australia), but if you want to be here, then we'd love to have you!

We have a Team Australia chat thread on G2G where you can ask any questions or post ideas during the challenge.

Australian Wikitreers also have a very friendly and helpful Facebook group: Wikitree in Australia

What is a "Source-a-Thon"?

A 72-hour marathon race to find sources for as many of WikiTree's "Unsourced" profiles as we can!

See: The official Source-a-Thon page

How do I participate in the Source-a-Thon?

Simply post an answer in the current sign-up thread. A WikiTree Leader will be along shortly to assign you a racing bib with your unique number. Be sure to mention that you'd like to join Team Australia!

When does the Source-a-Thon begin and end?

The Source-a-Thon runs from 8.00am on Friday, September 28 to 8.00am on Monday, October 1. All times are U.S. Eastern Time, or GMT -4.

In Australia, this works out to:

Start time: Friday, September 28

10pm on the east coast (QLD, NSW, VIC, and TAS)
9.30pm in the centre (SA and NT)
8pm in the west (WA)

End time: Monday, October 1

10pm on the east coast
9.30pm in the centre
8pm in the west

Prizes?

Yes! This is where your bib numbers come in! There are over US$3500 in lucky door prizes this year, drawings held every three hours in the scheduled Google Hangouts. Check the prize thread to see if you're a winner, and if you are, be sure to comment on that thread to claim your prize before the next drawing!

Can I focus on a specific state/region/town/family?

Absolutely! It's fine to work on any profile which doesn't have a proper source, even if it hasn't been tagged as an unsourced profile.

Sources

What counts as a "source"?

Good sources can be things like birth/death/marriage index records, military service records, land records, censuses, wills, newspaper announcements, etc.

Profiles with only a link to another online family tree, e.g. from Geni or Ancestry, or a reference to 'my personal research' with no further information will count as unsourced for this challenge, even if they haven't been flagged yet.

How do I add sources for this challenge?

See: Participation: Adding Sources and Counting Sourced Profiles (There is also useful video here.)

1. Choose a profile. 2. Add a source. 3. Remove the Unsourced category, if any. 4. Save your changes. 5. Click on the "Challenge Tracker" button at the top of the Save page and choose the "Source-a-Thon" option.

Team Australia will be focusing on the Unsourced|Australia categories, as well as those from the general Unsourced category with Australian locations. However, you are more than welcome to work on any profiles you like (that are not in your own watchlist). It all counts!


Australia

Unsourced profiles for Australia.

16040 Unsourced Total 0000-0000 0001-1499 1500-1699 1700-1799 1800-1899 1900-1999 2000-9999
Category:Australia, Unsourced Profiles 222 6 5 132 79
Location: Australia, Category:Unsourced Profiles 15152 31 268 9809 5044
Location: Australia, Suggestion 802 & 803 444 18 203 223
Location: Australia, Suggestion 131-134 222 21 9 102 90

Table prepared at 16.01.2019 9:04:41 (Slovenian time). Condition to prepare list (Country is Australia). Profiles: 524060 Be sure to add a good source with as much information as possible. Registration numbers, plot locations, names, dates, all words spelled out. Jillaine's Dream Source Help Page has some excellent advice on stylisation.

Australian Sources

Apart from the records collections on Ancestry.com.au and FamilySearch, here are some Australia-specific websites you can use in your quest for sources:

See also: Australia Genealogy Resources

Can you add more? If so, please do!

Can you show me what a sourced profile can look like?

2018 Team Roster

Here's our team roster, as at Fri 21 Sep 2018. if you don't see your name here, let me know by sending a message.

Kathleen Cobcroft #183 (Team captain)
Rionne Brooks #36
Eunice Donovan #125
Deborah Talbot #160
Vicki Majewski #255 (Last year's T.C.)
T. Walker #330
Amanda Myers #376
Veronica Williams #377
Lisa Grund #423
Margaret Haining #446
Rod Austin #470
G Heise #502
Linda Hinchcliffe #504
Sarah Black #507

Questions?

Just ask! I will be posting most announcements and updates on our Team Australia chat thread

See also: Official Source-a-Thon Question thread

Clean-a-Thon 2018

What We're Doing

There are thousands of database errors in WikiTree profiles. The focus of the Clean-a-Thon is to fix as many of them as we possibly can!

Team Australia will focus on profiles related to Australia and New Zealand.

Start and End Times

The 2018 Clean-a-Thon begins at 12 midnight on Sunday, April 21 and ends at 11.59pm on Monday, April 23. Times are U.S. Eastern Standard Time. For us, this translates to:

  • Start - Saturday, April 21 - 12pm in the West, 1.30pm in the Centre, and 2pm in the Eastern states
  • End - Tuesday, April 24 - 11.59 am in the West, 1.29pm in the Centre, and 1.59pm in the Eastern states

2018 Team Members


What To Do

1. Choose a profile to work on. I recommend starting with the profiles in your own Watchlist. You can generate an error report for all the profiles you manage by going http://wikitree.sdms.si/default.htm & entering your profile ID in the "Managed by" field.
2. Click on the Status button at the right-hand side and check to see what others have already done, if anything.
3. Correct the error, or choose an option to explain why it doesn't need to be corrected. If the profile isn't one that you manage, be very careful about the corrections you make and explain your changes in the box provided.
4. Once you've worked through your own list, feel free to branch out to the other profiles in Australia, which have been listed in the table below. If you like, you can choose to work on a time period, or a specific type of error.

How To Get Credit For Your Corrections

IMPORTANT!
1. After correcting the error, go back to the Status page.
2. Be sure to enter your WikiTree ID in the box that says "Status Set By WikiTree ID"
3. Choose the appropriate status and add a comment if needed.
4. Click the ADD button at the bottom to save it. When saved, it will appear in the status history.

Quick Links

Team Oz 2018 Clean-a-Thon Chat
Official Spring Clean-a-Thon Page
Tutorial Index of DB Errors Pages - explanation of each error
Tracking Your Progress - progress reports
Video Chats Schedule - door prizes drawn every 4 hours
Clean-a-Thon Prize Thread - check here to see if you're a winner!

Got Questions?

Ask, Ask, Ask!

There is an official Clean-A-Thon Questions thread, or you can post on our team discussion page.

Error report

Australia

Suggestion report for Australia. There were 15334 suggestions on 2019-01-13.

15334 Suggestions on 20190113 Total 0000-0000 0001-1499 1500-1699 1700-1799 1800-1899 1900-1999 2000-9999 Open New
Date
104 Too old 2 1 1 2 2
131 No Dates - No Dates on relatives - Open - Unknown Status 14 14 14 2
132 No Dates - No Dates on relatives - Open - Status Died 14 14 14 3
133 No Dates - Dates on relatives - Open - Unknown Status 169 169 169 1
134 No Dates - Dates on relatives - Open - Status Died 79 79 79
205 Father is too young or not born 21 19 2 20
210 Father was dead before birth 40 5 35 40 1
305 Mother too young or not born 86 2 72 12 77 2
310 Mother was dead before birth 32 1 3 28 31
404 Marriage before birth 2 2 2
406 Marriage after death 8 1 7 6 3
416 Marriage End after death 9 7 2 8 2
Relation
105 Duplicate sibling 1 1 1
106 Duplicates between global tree and unconnected 5 5 5 4
112 Person is Father and mother 2 1 1 2 1
113 Duplicate in relatives 1 1
201 Father is self 1 1
207 Father is also a child 1 1
209 Father is also a sibling 10 1 8 1 6 5
211 Duplicate sibling by father 3 3 2 1
213 Missing fathers DNA confirmation 436 2 276 158 311 1
309 Mother is also a sibling 1 1
313 Missing mothers DNA confirmation 417 1 2 263 151 293 1
408 Multiple marriages on same day 16 16 15 4
409 Marriage to duplicate person 27 1 25 1 26 13
Name
511 Unique names (spelling) 4619 75 23 2997 1524 4316 42
711 Separators in Prefix 3 2 1
713 Suffix in Prefix 4 2 2
721 Separators in First Name 215 11 135 69 18
723 Prefix in First Name 51 2 41 8 28 1
724 Wrong word in First Name 10 6 4 2
731 Separators in Preferred Name 3 3 1 1
733 Prefix in Preferred Name 13 6 7 12 1
734 Wrong word in Preferred Name 5 2 3 1
741 Separators in Middle Name 9 7 2 3 2
743 Prefix in Middle Name 113 2 1 81 29 108 6
744 Wrong word in Middle Name 50 27 23 44 1
751 Separators in Nicknames 5 2 3 3
753 Prefix in Nicknames 50 28 22 47
754 Wrong word in Nicknames 26 1 16 9 20
761 Separators in Suffix 34 6 6 22 19 1
762 Number in Suffix 1 1
763 Prefix in Suffix 56 12 16 28 1
764 Wrong word in Suffix 1 1 1
771 Separators in Last Name at Birth 27 1 26 27
774 Wrong word in Last Name at Birth 140 8 113 19 138
781 Separators in Current Last Name 7 5 2 4 1
791 Separators in Last Name Other 11 8 3 3 2
794 Wrong word in Last Name Other 2 2 1
912 Swedish patronym SSON for female 1 1 1
Gender
203 Father is Female 6 6 6 6
303 Mother is Male 8 7 1 8 6
403 Single sex marriage 1 1 1
501 Wrong gender (male) 9 4 5 6 4
502 Missing gender (male) 7 4 3 3 3
503 Probably wrong gender (male) 4 2 2 4 1
504 Missing gender (probably male) 2 1 1
505 Wrong gender (female) 5 5 4 1
506 Missing gender (female) 3 1 1 1
507 Probably wrong gender (female) 5 3 2 1
508 Missing gender (probably female) 17 2 7 8
509 Missing gender 26 5 14 7 9
510 Unique name without gender 15 2 9 4 3 1
Location
601 Wrong word in birth location 15 13 2 1 1
604 Birth location too short 5 2 2 1
605 Number in birth location 1 1
607 Misspelled word in birth location 1 1
608 Misspelled country in birth location 53 4 31 18 4 4
610 Birth location in uppercase 25 15 10 1 1
611 Birth location in lowercase 38 4 22 12 3 3
612 Location too early in birth location 19 1 16 2 13 13
631 Wrong word in death location 55 1 34 20 9 9
634 Death location too short 12 6 6 1
635 Number in death location 4 3 1 1 1
637 Misspelled word in death location 4 2 2
638 Misspelled country in death location 33 18 15 6 6
640 Death location in uppercase 22 8 14
641 Death location in lowercase 61 14 29 18 6 6
644 Death location too long 2 1 1
661 Wrong word in marriage location 1 1
665 Number in marriage location 1 1 1 1
668 Misspelled country in marriage location 13 1 9 3 11 11
670 Marriage location in uppercase 2 2
671 Marriage location in lowercase 7 4 3 2 2
Privacy
109 Profile should be open (birth date) 169 169 6
110 Profile should be open (death date) 33 3 22 8
119 Still living in Death Location status with death location 3 1 2
212 Profile should be open (Child birth date) 27 27 5
312 Profile should be open (Child birth date) 26 26 5
Biography
801 Big profile 2 1 1 2
802 Empty profile 293 39 98 156 36 4
803 Almost empty profile 153 8 90 55 46 1
811 Uncleaned profile after merge 558 25 1 312 220 52 5
821 Headings starts with blank 12 5 7 7 6
822 Heading doesn't end with = 72 1 48 23 38 1
823 Heading doesn't start with = 62 1 38 23 27 1
824 Heading different number of = 29 2 17 10 16 4
825 Use separator line ---- 2 2 2
831 Multiple duplicated lines 564 16 405 143 528 18
835 Local file reference 915 2 10 701 202 830
851 GEDCOM uncleaned Interpret date 122 46 44 32 12 3
852 GEDCOM uncleaned Parse Lastname 4 1 3
861 Inline citation doesn't start with <ref> 8 2 6 1 1
862 Inline citation doesn't end with </ref> 105 59 46 23 2
863 Missing <references /> tag 369 9 2 242 116 239 67
864 Almost empty <ref/> tags 636 9 13 523 91 597 8
865 Unchanged <ref>Insert reference here</ref> 12 10 2 9 1
866 Duplicated <references /> 369 37 7 256 69 355 167
867 Too many Inline citations 11 1 10 11
868 Inline citations after <references /> tag 1293 100 21 865 307 1232 94
869 Duplicated named Inline citations 173 3 1 6 134 29 169 25
870 Missing named Inline citations 172 1 9 136 26 168 3
Template
841 Template doesn't start with double { 1 1 1
842 Template doesn't end with double } 2 2 2 2
843 Missing template (spelling) 20 17 3 9 3
845 Direct usage of base templates 202 57 73 72 196 3
848 Error in template parameters 53 2 45 6 51 2
WikiData
554 Wikidata - Imprecise birth date 21 2 15 4 21 6
555 Wikidata - Different birth date 41 4 33 4 41 1
557 Wikidata - Imprecise death date 9 1 4 4 9 1
558 Wikidata - Different death date 35 2 23 10 34 2
564 Wikidata - Possible father 1 1
565 Wikidata - Possible duplicate by mother 2 2 2
568 Wikidata - Unconnected branches to global tree 199 7 135 57 196 8
569 Wikidata - Unconnected orphans to global tree 78 7 37 34 78 1
FindAGrave
571 FindAGrave - Link without Grave ID 255 3 184 68 248 3
572 FindAGrave - Linked grave not matching profile 166 1 2 116 47 160 3
574 FindAGrave - Imprecise birth date 91 1 76 14 90
575 FindAGrave - Different birth date 222 10 178 34 218 6
576 FindAGrave - Empty death date 9 4 5 9
577 FindAGrave - Imprecise death date 235 2 1 170 62 231 7
578 FindAGrave - Different death date 141 2 4 97 38 140 3
579 FindAGrave - Missing birth location 10 10 9 1
581 FindAGrave - Missing death location 7 4 3 3 2
585 FindAGrave - Multiple profiles link to same grave ID 5 3 2 4 1

Table prepared at 15.01.2019 15:12:37 (Slovenian time). Condition to prepare list (Country is Australia).

New Zealand

Suggestion report for New Zealand. There were 4895 suggestions on 2019-01-13.

4895 Suggestions on 20190113 Total 0000-0000 0001-1499 1500-1699 1700-1799 1800-1899 1900-1999 2000-9999 Open New
Date
104 Too old 3 3 3
131 No Dates - No Dates on relatives - Open - Unknown Status 20 20 20
132 No Dates - No Dates on relatives - Open - Status Died 2 2 2
133 No Dates - Dates on relatives - Open - Unknown Status 64 64 64
134 No Dates - Dates on relatives - Open - Status Died 9 9 9
205 Father is too young or not born 11 2 7 2 10 1
206 Father is too old 1 1 1
210 Father was dead before birth 30 4 26 30
305 Mother too young or not born 34 26 8 31 1
310 Mother was dead before birth 22 1 5 16 22
416 Marriage End after death 2 2 1 1
Relation
213 Missing fathers DNA confirmation 107 58 49 85 1
311 Duplicate sibling by mother 1 1 1 1
313 Missing mothers DNA confirmation 106 1 61 44 81 1
408 Multiple marriages on same day 2 2 2
409 Marriage to duplicate person 8 8 8 2
Name
511 Unique names (spelling) 2232 24 17 1218 973 2134 21
721 Separators in First Name 56 11 22 23
723 Prefix in First Name 2 2
724 Wrong word in First Name 5 5
731 Separators in Preferred Name 2 2 1 1
734 Wrong word in Preferred Name 2 1 1
741 Separators in Middle Name 3 1 1 1 2 1
743 Prefix in Middle Name 3 1 1 1 2 2
744 Wrong word in Middle Name 64 39 25 60
754 Wrong word in Nicknames 4 1 1 2 1
761 Separators in Suffix 3 3
762 Number in Suffix 1 1
763 Prefix in Suffix 5 2 3
771 Separators in Last Name at Birth 5 5 5
774 Wrong word in Last Name at Birth 24 21 3 24
781 Separators in Current Last Name 1 1 1 1
791 Separators in Last Name Other 1 1
912 Swedish patronym SSON for female 1 1 1
Gender
203 Father is Female 4 1 3 2 1
204 Father has no Gender 1 1
501 Wrong gender (male) 1 1 1 1
502 Missing gender (male) 3 2 1
503 Probably wrong gender (male) 1 1 1
504 Missing gender (probably male) 2 1 1
505 Wrong gender (female) 1 1 1
506 Missing gender (female) 3 3
507 Probably wrong gender (female) 1 1 1 1
508 Missing gender (probably female) 1 1
509 Missing gender 51 3 31 17 47 2
510 Unique name without gender 34 1 10 23 29
Location
604 Birth location too short 2 2
605 Number in birth location 6 1 5
607 Misspelled word in birth location 1 1
608 Misspelled country in birth location 4 3 1 1 1
610 Birth location in uppercase 9 5 4 1 1
611 Birth location in lowercase 38 1 22 15
612 Location too early in birth location 5 4 1 2 2
631 Wrong word in death location 44 22 22
634 Death location too short 3 1 1 1
635 Number in death location 1 1
638 Misspelled country in death location 3 3 1 1
640 Death location in uppercase 8 1 5 2
641 Death location in lowercase 34 1 23 10
661 Wrong word in marriage location 1 1
664 Marriage location too short 2 2
668 Misspelled country in marriage location 1 1
670 Marriage location in uppercase 2 1 1 1 1
671 Marriage location in lowercase 4 3 1
Privacy
109 Profile should be open (birth date) 2 2 1
Biography
801 Big profile 1 1 1
802 Empty profile 11 1 5 5 2 1
803 Almost empty profile 21 16 5
811 Uncleaned profile after merge 148 5 72 71 13
821 Headings starts with blank 2 1 1 1 1
822 Heading doesn't end with = 16 11 5 2 2
823 Heading doesn't start with = 6 5 1 1 1
824 Heading different number of = 6 4 2
825 Use separator line ---- 1 1
831 Multiple duplicated lines 10 1 5 4 6
835 Local file reference 44 24 20
851 GEDCOM uncleaned Interpret date 60 22 27 11 1 1
852 GEDCOM uncleaned Parse Lastname 1 1 1
862 Inline citation doesn't end with </ref> 8 4 4
863 Missing <references /> tag 35 1 19 15 8 5
864 Almost empty <ref/> tags 112 4 95 13 103 2
865 Unchanged <ref>Insert reference here</ref> 8 7 1 8 1
866 Duplicated <references /> 125 3 103 19 121 1
867 Too many Inline citations 1 1 1
868 Inline citations after <references /> tag 258 1 227 30 245 3
869 Duplicated named Inline citations 14 10 4 8
870 Missing named Inline citations 25 22 3 24
Template
843 Missing template (spelling) 1 1 1 1
845 Direct usage of base templates 4 2 2 2
848 Error in template parameters 8 1 6 1 6
WikiData
554 Wikidata - Imprecise birth date 6 5 1 5 3
555 Wikidata - Different birth date 17 2 12 3 16 3
557 Wikidata - Imprecise death date 3 1 2 2 2
558 Wikidata - Different death date 1 1 1 1
568 Wikidata - Unconnected branches to global tree 53 34 19 53
569 Wikidata - Unconnected orphans to global tree 7 3 4 7 3
FindAGrave
571 FindAGrave - Link without Grave ID 27 18 9 23
572 FindAGrave - Linked grave not matching profile 72 1 1 52 18 69 3
573 FindAGrave - Empty birth date 1 1 1 1
574 FindAGrave - Imprecise birth date 121 1 98 22 113 3
575 FindAGrave - Different birth date 200 5 175 20 200 4
576 FindAGrave - Empty death date 17 15 2 16
577 FindAGrave - Imprecise death date 183 141 42 176 5
578 FindAGrave - Different death date 111 2 95 14 111 1
579 FindAGrave - Missing birth location 28 1 25 2 28 2
581 FindAGrave - Missing death location 11 10 1 10 1
585 FindAGrave - Multiple profiles link to same grave ID 2 1 1 2 1

Table prepared at 15.01.2019 15:15:44 (Slovenian time). Condition to prepare list (Country is New Zealand).





Memories: 2

On 14 Sep 2018 Kathleen (Watson) Cobcroft wrote:


On 21 Mar 2018 Vicky (Freeth) Majewski wrote:



Login to add your own memory.

Images: 1
Team Australia
Team Australia

Collaboration

On 14 Jan 2019 at 15:00 GMT Janet (Langridge) Wild wrote:

Congratulations to you all for a job well done an amazing number of uploads this weekend

Sandringham Strollers Team

On 14 Jan 2019 at 13:47 GMT Loretta (Leger) Corbin wrote:

The Southern Super Sweepers want to congratulate your team for a job well done!

On 14 Jan 2019 at 13:25 GMT John Rosser wrote:

Great work team - we added almost 500 images between us! Brilliant effort from Vivian Egan and Kathleen Cobcroft.

On 11 Jan 2019 at 13:09 GMT Loretta (Leger) Corbin wrote:

Here's a Big ole Howdy Y'all, from the

Southern Super Sweepers! Good Luck!

On 11 Jan 2019 at 07:17 GMT Steven Tibbetts wrote:

Nor'Easters stopping in to wish you all best of luck. Get those scanners warmed up. wink

On 3 Jan 2019 at 09:03 GMT J (Gormly) Manners wrote:

FYI the unsourced Australia category link no longer works. It should link to: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Category:Australia%2C_Unsourced_Profiles

On 2 Oct 2018 at 15:37 GMT Ronel (van Heerden) Olivier wrote:

From sunny South Africa (Team Springboks)

To all members congratulations and well done !! We had a lot of fun sourcing and hanging out with you.. You rock !!!

On 1 Oct 2018 at 19:34 GMT Stephanie Ward wrote:

Félicitations from Team Acadia for all your hard work improving the tree this weekend! We had beaucoup fun trying to compete with y'all. Thanks for all you do!

Joyce and Steff

On 1 Oct 2018 at 18:21 GMT Bob Keniston Jr. wrote:

Congratulations from Team Massachusetts. Together we improved over 72,000 profiles. Another great Source-a-Thon. Maybe next year we can hit 100,000. Source On by participating in the monthly Sourcerers Challenge.

On 1 Oct 2018 at 16:59 GMT Bea (Timmerman) Wijma wrote:

Hi everyone thanks for a great Source-a-Thon 2018 ! Team Flying Dutchmen-Vliegende Hollanders

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