Saturday Sourcing Sprint (1 Aug 2020)

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Hello WikiTreers! 

imageJoin in on this week's 24-hour Saturday Sourcing Sprint!

It's basically a casual mini Source-a-Thon.

When it's Saturday where you are, get sourcing!                                 
(And quit when it's Sundaysmiley)

Anytime you want to compete for the Weekly Winners badge, click answer at the bottom of this post, We use the Challenge Tracker to record the profiles we sources. 

Tell us about your successes, discrepancies, stories that tug at your heart strings, and new amazing sources. We have a Google Hangout if you'd like to join us. It will be as busy or quiet as we make it.

  • All profiles improved must come from the Unsourced categories or be already present on WikiTree and only have links to other profiles, links to search results from another genealogy website, or the words "Ancestry tree," "," "Pedigree Resource Files" from FamilySearch, and the like. Do not delete these items as they can provide clues for other researchers.
  • If you cannot find any sources, create a Research Notes section, list where you tried to find records, and add four tildes to the end of your note as a date stamp (you won't see it until you save). Do not remove the Unsourced Template and do not use the tracker or count in your tally. Example:
    • "Looked for John in the US Census records for 1900-1940 and couldn't find him on FamilySearch or Ancestry"
  • Sources citations need to provide a way for anyone to find the source. We strive for the Evidence Explained format to tell where, what, who, and when, as well as where the was source was found. Do not delete existing items in the Sources area as they can provide clues for other researchers. 
    • Examples of citations can be found in the Tip of the Week first comment in each post and in the Citation Example page where the Weekly Tips will be archived.
  • If you add a source which names other family members, check to see if their profiles exist. 
    • If not, add  [[Category:Needs Profiles Created]] to the first line of the edit box
    • If so and there are no sources, add the source. Use the tracker to count that profile too

See the Sprint Help Page for full details. 

When you save the profile, a green bar for the Challenge Tracker will appear at the top. Due to the security changes for the implementation of GDPR regulations, unlisted profiles are not eligible for challenge tracking. 

For all others, click the Challenge Tracker button, add or verify your WikiTreeID, select a pre-defined comment or add your own to indicate which type(s) of source(s) you added, put a check mark in the "Saturday Sourcing Sprint" box, and click "Add Action." If you participate in the Monthly Sourcerers' Challenge you can click both boxes. For visual learners, this YouTube video starting at about the 4.30 minute mark will explain how to use the tracker (earlier parts of the video explain how to find sources and add the citations to profiles).

You can track your progress on the Challenge Tracker report. Only use the Challenge Tracker if it is between 12 am to 12 midnight on Saturday when you are adding sources. 

Don't forget to remove the Unsourced template if you are able to add a source!

in The Tree House by Alex Stronach G2G6 Pilot (323k points)

10 Answers

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Best answer
Hey Alex,   I should be good to go for a few more.
by David Carlson G2G6 Pilot (127k points)
selected by Alex Stronach
Great to hear, thanks David!

Congratulations again David! You scored the highest with 115 profiles sourced this Sprint!

Thanks for the star Alex!
+6 votes
I'm in again this weekend...
by Dean Anderson G2G6 Pilot (476k points)
Thanks Dean, as always!
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I'll try some.  More thunderstorms in afternoon, same all week. Last year, total drought had begun at this time.
by Tim Prince G2G6 Mach 3 (34.8k points)
Thanks Tim. Sorry to hear about the thunderstorms. Stay safe.
+6 votes
Hi Alex, count me in for a few!
by Carol Baldwin G2G6 Pilot (521k points)
Thanks Carol!
+6 votes
Count me in!
by Janine Barber G2G6 Pilot (180k points)
Thanks Janine!
+5 votes
I'm in.

by Deb Williams G2G6 Mach 1 (10.9k points)
Thanks very much!
+4 votes
I will do some
by Joan Whitaker G2G6 Pilot (117k points)
Thank you!
+4 votes
I'm in! :)
by Alison Palmer G2G6 Mach 1 (14.5k points)
Thanks very much!
+4 votes
I'm in for today. Let the sourcing begin!
by Carole Bannes G2G6 Mach 1 (18.4k points)
Thank you for helping!
+4 votes
I received a note saying that the suggestions for the name of Massachusetts from 1691 to 1776 are unacceptable, so I've been marking the "error" as false.  Most of Massachusetts prior to 1691 is correctly suggested as Plymouth Colony or Massachusetts Bay Colony, but neither are used in those forms subsequently, contrary to the suggestion.  I hope it's OK (usually) to use the suggested county.   I'm sure the suggestion doesn't deal with cases such as the province line moving to the middle of a town (it did happen), but those aren't checked for error.
by Tim Prince G2G6 Mach 3 (34.8k points)
I'm sure it's fine.

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