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

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Sign me up for the SouthWest Sunshiners. This will be my first challenge!

by S Johnson G2G Crew (920 points)

 Hi, thanks for signing up for the Connect a Thon as it is your first one you might find this page useful

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Fran%27s_Connecting_How-To-1

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Sourcing_Primer_-_Instructional  

All the best 

Janet - Mighty Oaks Co-Team Leader

Thanks, S! You're all set. I hope you enjoy it!!
+13 votes

"Yes, I'd like to participate" Sign me up.

Bennie Mitchell interested in the Mitchell's in Alabama, Mississippi

by Bennie Mitchell G2G1 (1.2k points)
Thanks, Bennie! I put you on one of our teams covering the southern US: Cornbread Catchers.

Have a great time!

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

+13 votes

Sign me up smiley

I am currently working on my New Jersey ancestors.... Wright, Zelley, Wagoner.

Yes, I do have Dutch Ancestors .....Wagoner, Wagener, Wageningen, Gerritson...

by Laura McFarland G2G Crew (590 points)
Hi, Laura --

I've added you to the Mid-Atlantic team. Have a great time!
+12 votes
Sign me up! I live in Ponca City, OK. I am researching my Ramos family from Mexico.
by
Hi, Patricia --

It looks like you weren't signed in when you answered. I need to have your profile ID before I can register you. So, if you'll come back here after signing in and leave me an answer before midnight Eastern time (US), I can get you assigned to a team.

Thanks!
+13 votes
Sign me up. Twisted Thistles.
by Ian Cruickshank G2G2 (2.2k points)

I think we already have you on the Twisted Thistles, Ian. 

Thanks, Ian and Bobbie -- I didn't have him registered yet, but he's good to go now! Thanks!
Thanks Julie!
+13 votes
Sign me up

Ross 4907

Yes I have Dutch Roots
by Mattie Gatlin G2G Crew (900 points)
Hi, Mattie!

You're registered, and I've added you to the Flying Dutchmen.

Woohoo welcome the Flying Dutchmen -Vliegende Hollanders Mattie ! (click image for the teampage) and here's our teamchat ! 

+13 votes
I am willing to help out. Legacy Heirs is my team.
by Mindy Niehaus G2G2 (2.8k points)
Hey Mindy,

Glad you are with us hun. I am putting you on the roster now and will "see" you at the chat page.

https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/1054824/legacy-heirs-2020-connect-a-thon-g2g-chat-page
Thanks, Mindy! You are registered.
+12 votes
I have already registered. I would like to be on team Tree Nuts.
by Valora Frazier G2G3 (3.4k points)

Thanks, Valora ... I've added you to the Tree Nuts now. 

I'm one of the co-captains for that team. Please come visit our team page and G2G chat thread.

We also have a Discord server where we host a live text chat during the 'thon. If you'd like to join us there, just send me a private message, and I'll get you the link. 

Thanks!

+10 votes
I'd like to participate.
by
Hi, Alethea --

You were not logged in when you answered, so I'm not able to get your profile ID. If you'll log in and come back here to answer before midnight Eastern US time, I can get you onto a team.

Thanks!

Julie
+10 votes

sign me up-or whatever wink

Barbara Stanley

Interested in U.K., Canada, Native, Dutch, and colonial USA states

by
Hi, Barbara --

I'm not able to sign you up because you weren't logged in when you answered.

If you could log in and come back here to leave a comment before midnight Eastern US time, I'll be able to get you on a team.

Thanks!
Figures!!
+12 votes
First time trying a Thon. Please sign me up to The Mighty Oaks and I hope someone is available to hold my hand. Wendy
by Wendy Croome G2G Crew (770 points)
Thank you, Wendy! You are registered.

  Hi Wendy, 

Welcome and thanks for joining the Mighty Oaks and yes we will hold your hand and offer advise, just ask.  The following are some links for you explore 

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Fran%27s_Connecting_How-To-1

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Sourcing_Primer_-_Instructional  

Mighty Oaks team page let us know what you will be working on - area or family line. 

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 

Thanks, Janet. I'm so lost in navigating WikiTree that I even had a hard time finding my way back here. I followed your 2 links, thanks. I already sent a message to Joan saying I'll work on my own watchlist, mostly Staffordshire, Warwickshire. I've never heard of Discord. Is it necessary for me to learn yet another new thing, or can I just jump in and create connected profiles and have them counted?
Hi,

Regarding Discord no problems leave it for now. If or when you have questions leave them in the team g2g post or email me. Remember to check the time zone difference. The thon starts at 1pm tomorrow here in the UK.

I would recommend you bookmark pages for future reference and possible join Discord before the autumn thon
Thank you Janet. Good idea to bookmark this thread. I'll probably have more questions.
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Hey, hopefully I'm not too late - I've been super busy the past month or so, but should hopefully have a little itme this weekend to do a bit of connecting.

I'd like to join the Legacy Heirs again. Thanks!
by Kristen Louca G2G6 Mach 2 (28.7k points)
You're not too late, Kristen. :-) You're registered and have your badge.
So glad to see you made it in time, hun. See you this weekend, I am putting you in the roster now.

Chat page: https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/1054824/legacy-heirs-2020-connect-a-thon-g2g-chat-page
+12 votes
Sign me up. I am interested in TN, WWII, the Civil War, my ancestors including Foster, Joyner, Odle, Pratt, Welch, Rhodes, Hendrix/cks Hardin, White, Rushing, McAuley, Baker, etc. I am new at this, but I like to learn.
by Tia Foster G2G1 (1.3k points)
Hi, Tia -- we don't have a team for Tennessee this year, but Team Virginia also covers Kentucky. So, I added you there. They'll be able to help you out as you learn the ropes. Thanks!

Welcome Tia! You're added to the Team now. Click the pic for our Team page.

I'm looking forward to working with you! ( ဖ‿ဖ)⫗(စ‿စ ) 

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I would like to participate this weekend.  I live in north Louisiana and have other ancestors come from South Carolina, Mississippi and a few other southern states. Whichever one you think I need to go with I will go with.

Thanks,  Deborah
by Deborah Shannon G2G1 (1.5k points)
Hi, again, Deborah! :-D

I added you to Cornbread Catchers, one of our southern states teams. They'll help you get started. Have a great time!

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

I am sending this so you might send me an invitation as you suggested.  Thanks a lot, Deborah             McDaniel 6503
+11 votes
Sorry I’ve been sick, hope everyone has been doing well and not going crazy having to stay home!
by
Thank you Azure!!

Glad it worked this time for ya! Wright-38738 for Western Red Cedars

Thank you, Shelley! I hope you're feeling better. You are officially registered with the Western Red Cedars.
Julie, thank you, not yet but hoping to soon.
Azure, thank you and me too!
+11 votes
I am a newly active member.  I joined early this year but have only looked around a bit until now.  I am anxious to begin working with this community in the Connect-A-Thon.

I want to join the Super Sweepers.  I am from Louisiana, with ancestry from three different immigrant groups (Acadian, German and Canary islanders).
by Richard LeBlanc G2G Crew (530 points)
Terrific, Richard! You are all registered with the Super Sweepers. :-)

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