Have you registered for the 2020 Connect-a-Thon yet?

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Registration is now open for our 2020 Connect-a-Thon

This is our second annual Connect-a-Thon. Our goal is to decrease the number of profiles that are not connected to our big tree by adding relatives to existing profiles.

The event will start on Friday, July 17, at 8 AM (EDT) and run until Monday, July 20, at 8 AM (EDT).

Will you join us?

To register, just click the ANSWER button and say "Sign me up!" or whatever and include a few words about your location and/or genealogical interests. This will help us assign you to a team. If you already know what team you'd like to be on, say that. The current teams are listed here. There are a few new ones and some that aren't active for this marathon. Please double check before you post your answer!

in The Tree House by Eowyn Walker G2G Astronaut (1.5m points)

Yes I want to participate! Sign me up!

Do not reply, do not comment. Go back to the original post above and chose ANSWER and then answer with the team you want to be on or at least the area you want to cover.

Anyone know why this particular thread seems to attract so many spammers? I don't get these from any other G2G questions/comments, but man.... even the Russians are here!
I would love to be a member of the Twisted Thistle.
I have a question - about the issue of "neglecting to add "collateral" relatives that members neglected to add when adding their family tree".  I have don this many time, simply because I do not have information about them other than what my grandmother provided usually birthdates.  That what she provide is accurate is irrelevant when we need primary source documentation.
So my question . . . is it o.k. to add these collateral folks without sourcing other than family information, given that there are so many unsourced people who have been added through gedcoms?
I don't intend to suggest that two wrongs make a right, but I could also understand that adding folks might result in connections that would draw the attention of someone who may be their direct ancestor that might be able to provide better sources.  Mary
Hi, Arthur --

Could you please go up under the original post and click on the "answer" link and add your request to join there, please? It helps us keep things organized and makes sure we don't miss anyone

Thanks!
Hi, Mary --

While it's not forbidden to add a post-1700 profile with a source of just "unsourced family tree," it would be even better if you could add a more reliable source like a census record.

I like to use FamilySearch when I create a new profile because it's usually pretty quick to find at least one source.

If you can do that, it's going to give the next person who encounters that profile a lot more to work with, and they won't have to wonder if the data you provide on the profile is accurate. Our goal is to add accurate, verifiable information.

Our 'thons are fun ways to improve our tree, and it's important that while we're trying to make a lot of progress, we also focus on quality research. :-)

(And I have no idea what your genealogical expertise is, but that was a great question, and it gives us an opportunity to share that info with everyone. Thanks!)

This is the location to click in the original post. You should also either be signed in or give your WikiTree-ID in your answer and state team or area of preference.

This service reminder brought to you by your friendly Nor'Easters team covering New England and the Canadian Maritimes and Acadia.

Also for Mary and anyone having problems with sourcing, I have a tutorial page I put together a couple years ago.

Sourcing Primer

Thanks for you response Julie.  I think I'm understanding the idea of Connect-A-Thon.  Get the connecting profiles started - and census is always good for at a few facts.

And thanks for the link Steven.  Good resource, excellent Sourcing Primer.
Mary
Thank you very much for the invitation :). Best wishes.
PS: How are you? I am from France :)

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+42 votes
I'm participating again as the Tree Nuts co-captain! :) Can't wait!
by Eowyn Walker G2G Astronaut (1.5m points)
Thanks, Eowyn! You have the badge now.
Eowyn thanked Eowyn? Has her personality finally split? Is she now truly "Nuts?!?!?!"

LOL. You are so funny, Eowyn laugh

I am joining you.
Lol, thats funny
Eowyn, I think your group sounds like it fits me.  Sign me up!
+32 votes
Me me me me!!!!

Tree Nuts here, too.
by Julie Ricketts G2G6 Pilot (336k points)
Woohoo!!!
+31 votes
I missed last one, but I'll be participating this time! Sign me up with the Tree Nuts again :)
by Jayme Arrington G2G6 Mach 8 (89.8k points)
Awesome! Thanks, Jayme!

Yay, Jayme!!! Glad you're able to join in this time!

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+30 votes
Looking forward to joining the Tree Nuts again for this one!
by Emily Holmberg G2G6 Mach 7 (73.8k points)
Cool! Thanks, Emily!

Welcome back, Emily! So happy you're joining us again. 

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Sign me up for the Super Sweepers representing the Bayou state.
by Tommy Buch G2G6 Mach 3 (37.2k points)
Great! Thanks, Tommy!

Nice job Tommy, you were # 5 to sign up, already have your badge... and the first to join the Super Sweepers!!! Glad to have you aboardyes

+30 votes
Please sign me up with the Tree Nuts again.  You're such a fun group too work with.  Looking forward to it.
by Robin Shaules G2G6 Pilot (720k points)
Super! Thanks Robin!! :)

Hooray, Robin!! We had fun hanging out with you, too!!

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+34 votes
Sign me up to Team England please.
by Corinne Morris G2G6 Mach 1 (13.3k points)
Great! Thanks, Corinne!
Thanks Corrinne, We will let you have the links to the new Team page shortly

Joan and Janet Co-Captains

  Hi Corrinne, thanks for joining us

The following are the links you need

Mighty Oaks team page

Mighty Oaks Chat Page

We'll be using the same Discord server as always. If you're not already on Discord, just send Joan a Private Message, and she will add you. 

Janet & Joan

+29 votes
SA Springboks please
by Louis Heyman G2G6 Mach 5 (58.7k points)
Wonderful, thanks Louis!

I made a new page here SA Springboks Connect-a-Thon

+34 votes
I'm in for the new England team (name not decided yet)! :)
by Frances Weidman G2G6 Mach 2 (24.9k points)
Great! Thanks, Fran!
Hi Fran

Thanks for signing up. we will let you have page and G2G links asap

Joan and Janet Co-Captains

  Hi Fran, thanks for joining us

The following are the links you need

Mighty Oaks team page

Mighty Oaks Chat Page

We'll be using the same Discord server as always. If you're not already on Discord, just send Joan a Private Message, and she will add you. 

Janet & Joan

+32 votes
Sign me up please. The new England Team (whatever we decide to call it) .
by Joan Whitaker G2G6 Mach 9 (90.2k points)
Super! Thanks, Joan!
And I was about to go crazy adding everyone to the New England team. Then I noticed lower case n in new. :(
Sorry Steven.  We have not decided on a name for the England team yet.  But it will be just one team for England. And we have a lot of people who just cannot wait to get started, so you might get of lot of these.  Sorry, we will try to get a name sorted out quickly.
Steven and Eowyn.  We have just had a quick discussion and the team name will be "Mighty Oaks"
new English team might be less confusing considering Nor'Easters covers New England. You had me going for a minute.

I would have thought Yews would have been more apt. But just don't get in a fight with Western Red Cedars or we will have bark and sawdust everywhere. (btw are the tree nuts the acorns in the mighty oaks???)
Yews might be in Church yards where we spend our time, but there are a few Oaks there as well LOL.
Hi Steven

Yes Acorns are the seeds of the Mighty Oak, I have three in the garden and some seasons weeding is needed as one by the house is enough.
More Oaks around where I live than Yews and all the great old ships of England were built of fine English oak.

  Hi Joan, thanks for joining us

The following are the links you need

Mighty Oaks team page

Mighty Oaks Chat Page

We'll be using the same Discord server as always. If you're not already on Discord, just send Joan a Private Message, and she will add you. laugh

Janet & Joanlaugh

+26 votes
I'd like to join the Tree Nuts again for the upcoming 2020 Connect-a-Thon.
by Greg Lavoie G2G6 Pilot (250k points)
Great, thanks Greg!

And we'd love to have you back, Greg!

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+32 votes

Im in for the new England team

by Steph Meredith G2G6 Mach 7 (77.8k points)
Awesome, thanks Steph!

Thanks Steph, We will let you have the links to the new Team page shortly

Joan and Janet Co-Captains

  Hi Steph, thanks for joining us

The following are the links you need

Mighty Oaks team page

Mighty Oaks Chat Page

We'll be using the same Discord server as always. If you're not already on Discord, just send Joan a Private Message, and she will add you. 

Janet & Joan

+29 votes
Please sign me up on team Rose.
by Jennifer Robins G2G6 Mach 4 (47.8k points)
Great, thanks Jennifer!
+28 votes
I’m in again as Captain of Team Massachusetts.
by Bob Keniston G2G6 Pilot (195k points)
Awesome, thanks Bob!
+32 votes
Sign me up for the England team (name  to be confirmed)
by Hilary Gadsby G2G6 Mach 9 (91.4k points)
Great! Thanks, Hilary!

Thanks for signing up Hilary for the Mighty Oaks

 We will let you have the links to the new Team page shortly

Joan and Janet Co-Captains

  Hi Hilary, thanks for joining us

The following are the links you need

Mighty Oaks team page

Mighty Oaks Chat Page

We'll be using the same Discord server as always. If you're not already on Discord, just send Joan a Private Message, and she will add you. 

Janet & Joan

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The Nor'Easters have entered the harbour. Let's load up and do this thing. I'm at the helm.

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by Steven Tibbetts G2G6 Pilot (261k points)
edited by Steven Tibbetts
Great, thanks Steven!
Thank you for leading again, Steven!
+28 votes

I'm in, leading Team Virginia smiley

by Mindy Silva G2G6 Pilot (405k points)
I'm ready to do this again w/Team Virginia! I don't see an "answer" button, though,  to sign up?

Thanks!
See Steven Tibbetts comment at the top below the question.  He has a screen image showing where to click to answer.
Yay, thanks Mindy!
Hi Michelle,

If you can scroll up to Eowyn's post and click on "answer" I can get you added to the Team!
+33 votes
Hi I am up for it again.  No longer the Strollers now the Mighty English Oaks (England Team)

Jackie
by Jackie Prentice G2G6 Mach 1 (12.2k points)
Awesome, thanks Jackie!

Thanks Jackie for signing up for the Mighty Oaks

 We will let you have the links to the new Team page shortly

Joan and Janet Co-Captains

  Hi Jackie, thanks for joining us

The following are the links you need

Mighty Oaks team page

Mighty Oaks Chat Page

We'll be using the same Discord server as always. If you're not already on Discord, just send Joan a Private Message, and she will add you. 

Janet & Joan

+28 votes
Another Tree Nut here, please and thank you!
by Richard Kyllo G2G4 (4.7k points)
Yay! Thanks, Richard!

Alright, Richard!! Welcome back!

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Woo hoo! My new favorite Thon. I am in as Team Leader for Rose. Let's grow our tree!heart

by Emma MacBeath G2G6 Pilot (638k points)
Sweet, thanks Emma!
I just signed up.  This one is my favorite too as I get to adds lots more of my own family. I'll never run out.

I love that you are going to continue on with last year's team project.
Deb Durham is the one who suggested we do the GU272 project. I had no idea last year when I started on that how much it would change my life!
I want to sign up for A Rose By Any Other Name! I'm not sure f anyone else signed me up for a team though. How can I find this out?

Connie Derosier Carter
Connie, have you registered yet? If not, go up to the top of this screen on the post, and right under Eowyn's name click on answer. In your answer, put that you want to be on Team Roses and we'll get you added. Yay!
I did register the other day.  I just didn't know what the teams were. So I mentioned I had no idea which team to choose but I shared my interests at the time.
Connie, I looked at all the pages and don't see a sign up for you. If you can't find your sign up post, I would do it again.

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