Hi WikiTreers!

On Monday, we wrapped up our second annual 72 hour Scan-a-Thon and boy, was it awesome! The mission was to scan and share all those old family photos and other items that have been piling up.

There were so many wonderful treasures that were uploaded and are now preserved for future generations to see. These photos help so much towards bringing our ancestors to life.   This is one of our more laid-back marathons and it was fun to take some time to check out what everyone was uploading.

Here are some of our favorite horse ones:

159 WikiTreers participated on 20 teams to upload an unprecedented 16,696 items! We beat last year’s total by almost 1,000 uploads!


The top 10 contributors are:

  • Jody Rodgers – 1,011 (She took 1st last year too!)
  • Azure Robinson – 740
  • Alex Stronach – 533
  • Liz Marshall – 504
  • Lesley Scott – 460
  • Gisele Cormier – 405
  • Randall Gardner – 356
  • Amy Barlow – 350
  • Beverly Swann – 343
  • Madeleine Hardman – 282

The top 5 teams are:

  • Sandringham Strollers – 1,674
  • Tree Nuts – 1,560
  • Team Roses – 1,306
  • Western Red Cedars – 953
  • Cornbread Catchers – 921

So congratulations to the Sandringham Strollers and Jody Rodgers! You rock!

Really though, the ultimate win, as always, is for WikiTree, as so many ancestor profiles have been improved.

As Maggie Andersson said last year:

What I have enjoyed most by watching the photo feed is that history comes to life, the history of ancestors, “real people”, and not just “general people” you read about in a book.

Thank you to:

  • Team Captains – for motivating and cheering on your teams!
  • Aleš Trtnik – for making it possible for us to track participation
  • Sarah Rojas (and Aleš) – for hosting the live chats
  • Mags Gaulden, Katie Goodwin and Mindy Silva – for joining in the live chats
  • Everyone who participated! You guys make these marathons a success and we appreciate it.

You can see all the stats from the event here.

Do you have a favorite photo that you uploaded or that you noticed someone else added? Share it here!

We are looking forward to next year! Onward and upward.

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