Wikidata:Property proposal/Historical Marker Database ID

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Historical Marker Database ID[edit]

Originally proposed at Wikidata:Property proposal/Authority control

DescriptionDatabase entries of historical markers.
RepresentsHistorical Marker Database (Q21815238)
Data typeExternal identifier
Example 1Stage House Tavern (Q67503613)94038 (former Voorhees Home now a restaurant)
Example 2Blackwells Mills Canal House (Q4923612)94091
Example 3Millstone School House (Q75829450)37166
Example 4William L. Hutcheson Memorial Forest (Q14705640)99139
Example 5Bridgewater station (Q4966831)139393
Example 6Van Horne House (Q48895869)99260
Example 7Kingston Presbyterian Church (Q73331165)122266
Example 8Rockingham (Q7355375)33222
Example 9Kingston Presbyterian Church cemetery (Q73332954)33194
Example 10Opie - Vanderveer Cemetery (Q83196475)96151
Example 11Maybury Hill (Q6796997)64133
Example 12Landing Lane Bridge (Q6484602)109273
Example 13Kirkpatrick Chapel (Q15238589)10016
Example 14Old Queens (Q7084807)62695
Example 15Elizabeth Coleman White (Q1331174)34274 This is an example of a person
Example 16McDowell Cemetery (Q72877044)23777
Planned useMix and Match bot with human oversight.
Number of IDs in source> 100,000
Expected completenessalways incomplete (Q21873886)
Formatter URL$1


Database of historical markers, we can add the ID number to the person, place or thing described in the marker. If we have an entry for the marker itself, add it there as a priority. In the future should we add entries for the markers themselves, migrate the ID to the marker from the person, place or thing described by the marker. Please feel free to modify my proposal. --RAN (talk) 23:29, 19 January 2020 (UTC)


Is it possible that more than one markers about a building is described in the database? Then we should create items for all those individual markers.--GZWDer (talk) 08:20, 20 January 2020 (UTC)
When there is more than one sign at a site, they group them together in one entry, see this one. When we encounter two signs honoring the same person at different locations, we should split them into two entries, one for each marker. We have over 1,000 historical marker entries, mostly from a project in the Philippines. See for instance Ildefonso G. Tronqued, Sr. historical marker (Q79973209). --RAN (talk) 17:46, 20 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support. Nomen ad hoc (talk) 06:01, 21 January 2020 (UTC).
  • @Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ): I tried to create this property but an automatic check failed: no description has been provided. Please fix your proposal and your property will be created shortly. This is an automated message but do not hesitate to ping me if you need any help. − Pintoch (talk) 16:17, 29 January 2020 (UTC)
  • @Pintoch: Done! --RAN (talk) 16:20, 29 January 2020 (UTC)

@Nomen ad hoc, GZWDer, Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ): ✓ Done: Historical Marker Database ID (P7883). − Pintoch (talk) 16:41, 29 January 2020 (UTC)