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

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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!

closed with the note: Registration is closed.
in The Tree House by Eowyn Walker G2G Astronaut (1.7m points)
closed by Eowyn Walker
Thanks for your assistance.  I really appreciate your kindness

Thanks, Deborah McDaniel Shannon,

Hi, Deborah!

I just deleted your email address out of your post so that spammers don't pick it up. 

If you have decided to participate in the Connect-a-thon, just go up to Eowyn's original post at the top of these comments, click "answer," and let me know which team you'd like to join. 

Once you're on a team, your teammates will be able to help you figure out the best way to approach adding your information from Ancestry.

please sign me up for the legacy heirs
Yes I would like to help.
Drat, I wanted to take part and didn't think I could - we were meant to be doing a child swap meaning 6 hour drive on Saturday. Find out now our plans are having to change due to illness and I could do Connect-a-thon but I'm too late to register!! so DRAT!!! Catch you next time. Have a good time everyone! Add heaps!
Sarah you can still participate but you'll be doing it on your own and not with a team. I see that alot during the "thons". Don't not participate because you didn't register. You can still have some fun with it.
Thank you for your input and encouragement.  McDaniel6503
Thanks to you Julie and all the others regarding your input about the thon.' You're great!   Deborah
I know this question shows my “Wiki-ignorance,” but... What does the column labeled “Normalized (sum)” on the score tally sheet mean? I’ve sort of deduced that it means the number of different “connected” profiles that you’ve added a new profile to, but I can be totally wrong. Yup! Been known to happen!

Hi, Carole --

The team normalized sum is just an average of the total connections made divided by the number of team members who have actively participated.

The individual normalized sums, I believe, are the percentage a person has contributed to the team total -- apparently rounded up to the next whole number. I'm not positive about this, but the math kinda makes sense.

p.s. No "wiki-ignorance" involved. lol ... it's not spelled out anywhere that I'm aware of, and we never did say there would be math. ;-)

p.p.s. We do have a thread going for Connect-a-thon questions if anything else comes to mind. :-) ... just go here

576 Answers

+13 votes
I'm currently laid up with a broken ankle and have the time to devote to a Wikitree Connect-a-thon.  Please assign me to a team. I am most familiar with the Great Lake States of the USA, (Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, etc.) but you can put me with any USA teams.  Thanks.
by Karen Lorenz G2G6 Mach 6 (68.3k points)
Hi, Karen!

The Northwest Terriers cover a lot of the area you mentioned. So, I've added you to their team.

Have a great time!
Hi Karen

Hope the ankle is not giving you to much discomfort, keep the pain meds handy have you organised some to "run around " for you.

Take Care all the best with your recovery and good luck with the Thon

Janet
Thanks, Janet.  It's feeling better, but I won't know till Monday if I'm going to need surgery.  I'm looking forward to the thon.

Well, I feel like a heel, Karen! I was rushing through registrations earlier and didn't even catch the broken ankle comment. sad

I hope you're able to enjoy the 'thon w/ us and get good news on Monday!

+14 votes
Please sign me up. I am in Australia and would like to be part of the Wizards of Aus team
by Anne Young G2G6 Mach 1 (15.5k points)

G'day, Anne, have a hat!

Full size on click.  :)

Thanks, Anne! You have your badge.
+13 votes
Sign me up for the Connect-A-Thon on the Twisted Thistles SCOTLAND team
by Ron Campbell G2G6 (6.1k points)
You're all set, Ron! Thanks!

Happy to have you with us, Ron!

+13 votes
Sign me up with the Canadian Connectors. Thanks.
by Michael Bogues G2G4 (5.0k points)
Thanks, Michael. You are registered.

Welcome Michael! Here is the Team Chat and the Team Page.

+11 votes
Sign me up for a team tackling Wisconsin and South Dakota.
by Jennie Skancke G2G2 (2.4k points)
Hi, Jennie -- I've added you to the Dust Bowlin' Daddies. They cover South Dakota.

Thanks!
+13 votes
I haven't done a Connect-a-thon before, so this will be a new adventure. Sign me up for Team Mid-Atlantic US.
by Beverly Benfer G2G6 Mach 1 (18.0k points)
You're all set, Beverly. I hope you have a great time!
+13 votes
Count me in with Team Cornbread Catchers!
by Theresa White G2G3 (3.6k points)
Thanks, Theresa! You're officially a "corny." :-)
+13 votes
sign me up please!

new to this connect-a-thon, help!

I am following three very distinct areas. Irish and Greek for my husband and Spain (via Cuba) on my side.

Irish - Louth, Meath, Galway

Greek - Kalamata and surrounding areas

Cuba - all over the island, haven't pinpointed which Canary Island and the mainland, although there are many oral family stories as to where

Thanks!!
by Addys Reilly G2G Crew (590 points)

Hi, Addys!

We don't have a team that covers the regions you mentioned, so I just added you to the Tree Nuts. I'm a co-captain there, and our team members just tackle whatever they're interested in. :-)

Come visit our Team Page and our G2G Chat thread.

We also have a Discord server for a live text chat during the 'thon, and you're welcome to join us. Just send me a private message, and I'll get you the link.

Thanks!

thank you will check it out!
+13 votes
I am ready to participate!
by Robert Baumann G2G Crew (590 points)
Hi, Robert --

I wasn't sure what team you wanted to be on, so I added you to Legacy Heirs, which is one of our non-regional teams.

You're all set with your badge, too.

Thanks!
+13 votes
Please sign me up
by
Hi, Denis -- you didn't say what team you want to be on, but I see that you're from Australia, so I added you to the Wizards of Aus.

Thanks!
+12 votes
Definitely want to participate.
by Von Potter G2G Crew (560 points)
Hi, Von -- you didn't mention what team you wanted to join, but I see you have a lot of ancestors from the south, so I added you to the Southern Super Sweepers.

Thanks!
I wasn't sure, the Cornbread Catchers looked like a possibility too. But whatever you think is the best fit.

Best,
Hi, again, Von ... I'll go ahead and add you to the Cornbread Catchers.

Thanks! :-)

Welcome to Team Cornbread Catchers, Von. We have a GoogleGroup and text only GoogleHangout that we'll be using during the event, as well as the chat thread in G2G

The Google Group and Hangout aren't required. If you would like to participate, please reply to this message via email or private message so that I will be able to send you an invitation. If you use different email addresses for Google and WikiTree, I'll need to know your Google email. 

Go Team Cornbread Catchers

Debi

edited because formatting matters *sigh*

+13 votes
Sign me up please for connect-a-thon.
by Betty Manning G2G Crew (840 points)
Hi, Betty -- you didn't mention what team you wanted to be on, but with all of your Canadian connections, the Canadian Connectors seemed like a good fit. :-)

So, you're all set! Thanks!

Hi Betty! Welcome! Here is the Team Chat and the Team Page.

I would like to apologize for not entering many connections as I ended up in Emergency here for back problems.  I will enter more in the coming weeks.  Again my apologies.
No worries at all, Betty!! I hope you're feeling better.

We'll have another 'thon in the fall -- probably October-ish -- called the Source-a-thon. Just watch your newsletter for sign up. :-)
+13 votes
Please sign me up for Cornbread Catchers.  I'm new at this but would like to participate and  make more connections.
by Jenny Sullivan G2G Crew (710 points)
You're all set, Jenny! I know your team members will help you find your way. Have a great time!

Welcome to Team Cornbread Catchers, Jenny. We have a GoogleGroup and text only GoogleHangout that we'll be using during the event, as well as the chat thread in G2G

The Google Group and Hangout aren't required. If you would like to participate, please reply to this message via email or private message so that I will be able to send you an invitation. If you use different email addresses for Google and WikiTree, I'll need to know your Google email. 

Go Team Cornbread Catchers

Debi

+13 votes
This will be my first Connect-a-thon.  Sign me up for Super Sweepers!  Many of my ancestors migrated to Maryland, Dorchester County and Taylors Island.
by Earlene Miller G2G Crew (590 points)
Thanks, Earlene! You are officially a Super Sweeper. :-)
Thank you!

Welcome Earlene to the Super Sweepers Team!!! Here is our chat page on the G2G forum at: https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/1054630/super-sweepers-connect-a-thon-team-chat-2020  

+13 votes
I would like to join the Virginia Team, please. Have been on this team for couple Source-A-thons, but not yet participated in this one.  Sounds like fun.  Thank you
by Terri Jerkes G2G6 Mach 1 (12.3k points)
Thanks, Terri! You're all set.

Yay! Glad to see you joining in the fun with Team Virginia again! Click the pic for this year's team page.

+13 votes
I'd like to sign up! I'll be adding lots of German profiles.
by Shawn Ligocki G2G6 Mach 1 (12.6k points)
Hi, Shawn!

I have you registered with the Germany Genies.

Thanks!
+11 votes
Thank You for singing me up!
by

Hi, Robert ... I would love to sign you up, but you weren't logged in when you posted, so I can't get your profile ID. 

If you'll log in and come back here to comment before midnight Eastern US time, I'll be able to get you squared away. 

Please also let me know what team you'd like to join.

Thanks!

+13 votes
Yes, I would like to attend. Hoping to further develop connections to the Hartley and Dray families identified in the Hartley-634 family trees.  Uncertain how much time I can devote to the weekend activities. Thank you for the excellent work at Wikitree.
by Gerard Hartley G2G Crew (650 points)
Hi, Gerard -- you didn't mention which team you wanted to join, but I see you have a lot of connections in Newfoundland, so I added you to the Canadian Connectors.

Thanks and have fun!

Welcome Gerard! Here is the Team Chat and the Team Page.

+13 votes
Oops! Almost late to the party! Would love to join the Tree Nuts.
by Terry Boroff G2G Crew (590 points)

Hi, Terry! You have your badge, and we're happy to have you on the Tree Nuts!

Please come visit our team page and our G2G chat thread.

If you'd like to join in the live chat on our Discord server, just send me a private message, and I'll get you the link.

Thanks!
+13 votes
Sign me up. I'm in the United States. My research interests include New York, California, Indiana, Connecticut Massachusetts, and Rhode Island.

This is the first time for me.
by Marilyn Kenyon G2G6 (7.5k points)
Hi, Marilyn!

Your interests cover a wide area, so I assigned you to one of our non-regional teams: Team Roses.

Thanks!

Hi Julie,

Thank you. Team Roses it is.smiley

Hi Marilyn! Welcome to Team Roses! I've got you on the team roster. I'll send you a message with more information.

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Team:_A_Rose_by_Any_Other_Name_-_Connect-A-Thon

Go Roses! smiley

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