Legacy Heirs 2020 Source-A-Thon G2G Chat

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As some of our team members have not done this before, I thought we could use a quick go over for what to do.

Any open profile that has no primary sources and was created before the thon starts can be counted. If you find any profile that has no main sources and you can fix it, do! It can count as long as you are not making new profiles, just for the purpose of sourcing them. example I saw in a different post: If you find a find a grave or census and it has other family that is not in the tree, you count the ones already in the system after sourcing, then add the new members but the new ones do not count for the total of sourced.

First, find a profile and source it.

Second, Remove the word unsourced and the brackets around it from the profile. Then save as you normally would.

Third, a green box pops up at the top. It has a "button" to click that says challenge tracker. Click that "button". It will bring up another box.

Fourth, at the top it has a spot for your ID. make sure it is in there and correct. Under that there will be a spot to check beside the source-a-thon. Click that spot to show you sourced it and want it to count. Then there is a spot at the bottom to click to submit. Click that!

Last, you have now, after doing the above, counted your point. Find another profile to source and start the process again at the beginning. Repeat this as many times as you are able.

The sourcing will start on Friday, October 2, 2020 at 8 AM (EDT) and run until Monday 5, 2020 October, at 8 AM (EDT)

We are a group that works in our own way. If you like to forge ahead at full speed to get something on each profile, that is great. If you like to work on one and make it as loved and beautiful as possible before moving on, feel free and show that profile all the love you can. We do not care if you wish to work in one specific place or all over the world. One hour or most of the weekend is fine as long as you are not putting yourself or someone else in harms way. Just do it your way and lets all have fun.

Respect for each other is a must, as is supportiveness, we are a wonderful team and amazing people.

Thank you for joining the Legacy Heirs for this year’s Source A Thon!!! I am so blessed and thankful to have you here to join us.

Chat: https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/1095181/legacy-heirs-2020-source-a-thon-g2g-chat

Space Page: https://www.wikitree.com/index.php?title=Space:Legacy_Heirs_Source-A-Thon_2020&public=1

Registration: https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/1097927/have-you-registered-for-the-2020-source-a-thon-yet?start=0#a_list_title

Help: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Help:Source-a-Thon

Tracking: https://wikitree.sdms.si/Challenges/SourceAThon/2020/TeamAndUser.htm

Google Chats: periodic video chats

== Members ==

[[Britt-1769|Karen Britt]]

[[Mackler-10|Allison Mackler]]

[[Gauthier-2258|N Gauthier]]

[[Kelsey-745|Lisa Murphy]]

[[Floyd-1923|Ron Floyd]]

[[X-7764|Elizabeth X]]

[[Cave-596|Janet Thorpe]]

[[Gale-1236|Philip Gale]]

[[N.-17|Maggie N.]]

[[Cassetty-9|Connie Gerregano]]

[[Snow-2128|Chet Snow]]

[[Martinson-368|Carol Stratton]]

[[Hindman-473|\Ward Hindman]]

[[Lofton-226| Lillie Lofton]]

[[Maris-107|Ann Maris]]

[[Denney-984|Jessika Feltz]]

[[Wheeler-8347|Kellie Rhodes]]

[[Gierszewski-4|Paul Gierszewski]]

[[Estes-2174|SP Estes]]

[[Barton-757|Cathy Fahey]]

[[Mahoney-1820|Sally Mahoney]]

[[Odum-200|Teddy Odum]]

[[Anderson-29981|Mindy Niehaus]]

[[Kelleher-53|Lucy Lavelle]]

[[Haagenson-12|Gary W Haagenson]]

[[Keil-336|Susan Keil]]

[[Hughey-105|David Hughey]]

[[Harrison-9588|Rachel Gossett]]

[[McCallum-662|Stephen McCallum]]

[[Atkins-3085|Leilani Atkins]]

[[Lustri-1|Stef Anderson]]

[[Bowlin-99|Michelle Kilpatrick]]

[[Lamar-296|Elle Kendall]]

[[Williams-5383|Kristin Anderson]]

[[Green-16543|Katie Sell]]

[[Vincent-5170|Jim Vincent]]

[[Krueger-1855|Joi Krueger]]

[[Murphy-20617|Kevin Murphy]]

[[Cooper-6566|Linda Richter]]

[[Schussheim-117|Daniel Schussheim]]

[[Spencer-20467|Wayne Spencer]]

[[Vollmer-279|Lynda McCann]]

[[Dailey-684|Cara Dailey]]

[[Mole-275|Lynn Taft]]

in The Tree House by Lisa Murphy G2G6 Pilot (136k points)
edited by Lisa Murphy
Is anyone else having trouble with the challenge tracker button? It keeps not loading. :(
Me, for the last 30 minutes.
I'm just going to have a thousand tabs open until that button works again hahaha :)
Sorry I was not here, had some family stuff.Has it gone back up?
Nope. It keeps saying error.
Just keep an eye on it, It happens and we just have to wait for it to be fixed and back up.
The server is up for the tracker page. Check again.

21 Answers

+7 votes
Which October weekend is it, Lisa?
by Richard Hill G2G6 Mach 2 (23.9k points)
Sorry, I was not fast enough. the first weekend 2 - 5th of October.

Register starting the 2nd of September!!!
+5 votes
I just signed up. This is my favorite A-Thon.
by Elizabeth x G2G6 Mach 2 (26.4k points)
Glad you are on the team. I cannot pick a favorite. I like them all for different reasons.
Elizabeth, you won a prize. You need to hurry because this next chat is getting ready to start and you have to claim before that. Sorry, just found out.
Thanks for letting me know and I missed it, maybe next time.
+5 votes
I've signed up for the Source A Thon  Thanks
by Connie Gerregano G2G4 (4.3k points)
Hi hun, glad you are here.
+4 votes

Count me in with Legacy Heirs smiley

by Maggie N. G2G6 Pilot (882k points)
Glad you are here!!!
+5 votes
For some reason I can't find my original post in the source-a-thon sign up to get my number. Can anyone assist?
by Jessika Feltz G2G5 (5.5k points)
I am on it hun, give me a couple minutes to find it.
OK hun, your post is on page 11 about half way down. They have not gotten the numbers all the way out there to you yet. They will soon.
YOU ROCK! Thank you!
No problem, glad I could help.
+6 votes
Question: Confirming in order to count in the thon, the profile MUST have the unsourced tag. Adding the first source to a profile without the tag won't register. Do I have that right?
by Susan Keil G2G6 Mach 5 (59.1k points)
Hi hun, As far as I know they all work if it was from before the thon start. Entering new profiles do not count.

I will check on it to be sure, but I am pretty sure that is how it is.
Right, I get that. What I'm wondering about is if there are no sources in the profile AND the {{Unsourced}} tag is missing, if I add a source, does it count? I am thinking it does not as what can be "counted" if the tag cannot be seen as present and then removed? Or, is it honor system and if on the challenge tracker I say I added a source to an unsourced, untagged profile, it "counts"?

It doesn't really matter ... I am just curious ... I am a very slow worker so won't be getting any awards for speed!
Any profile that has no primary sources and was created before the thon starts can be counted. If you find any profile that has no main sources and you can fix it, do! It can count as long as you are not making new profiles, just for the purpose of sourcing them. example I saw in a different post: If you find a find a grave or census and it has other family that is not in the tree, you count the ones already in the system after sourcing, then add the new members but the new ones do not count for the total of sourced. The new ones can not be counted as sourced for the thon.

As to the comment about slow. We are very much a go at your own pace and in your own place. If you do one or 1000, you are still beautifying and strengthening the tree and that is the best thing.
+7 votes
Loved the description of Legacy Heirs which encouraged me to join the team! Looking forward to the Source-a-thon this weekend!  

::D'oh! Step away from WT for a bit and forget to differentiate between "answer"" and "comment."::
by Lynda McCann G2G6 (8.5k points)
So very glad you are with us.
+7 votes

Just to make sure we all know what is going on, I am posting the process information above and down here so everyone can find it. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask. We want this to be fun, not frustrating.

Any open profile that has no primary sources and was created before the thon starts can be counted. If you find any profile that has no main sources and you can fix it, do! It can count as long as you are not making new profiles, just for the purpose of sourcing them. example I saw in a different post: If you find a find a grave or census and it has other family that is not in the tree, you count the ones already in the system after sourcing, then add the new members but the new ones do not count for the total of sourced

First, find an open profile and source it.

Second, Remove the word unsourced and the brackets around it from the profile. Then save as you normally would.

Third, a green box pops up at the top. It has a "button" to click that says challenge tracker. Click that "button". It will bring up another box.

Fourth, at the top it has a spot for your ID. make sure it is in there and correct. Under that there will be a spot to check beside the source-a-thon. Click that spot to show you sourced it and want it to count. Then there is a spot at the bottom to click to submit. Click that!

Last, you have now, after doing the above, counted your point. Find another profile to source and start the process again at the beginning. Repeat this as many times as you are able.

by Lisa Murphy G2G6 Pilot (136k points)
edited by Lisa Murphy
+6 votes

We at Nor'Easters wish you the best of luck in the 2020 Source-a-thon. Just over 8 hours to go before we kick it into high gear. And remember, HAVE FUN!!!!!

by Steven Tibbetts G2G6 Pilot (299k points)
Thank you, Steve, and Nor'Easters!
+6 votes
Hi to everyone who is here first thing!!! We are stating to get some of these limbs all fixed up. Have a great day and have fun. Glad you are all here with me.
by Lisa Murphy G2G6 Pilot (136k points)
+5 votes

Here we go, Source-a-thinkers smiley  Have fun!

by Maggie N. G2G6 Pilot (882k points)
Hey hun,

So great to see you!!!
+6 votes
Our first hour and a half, we have fixed 92 profiles!! Way to go all!!
by Lisa Murphy G2G6 Pilot (136k points)
+4 votes
I hope I am doing this right.
by Linda Richter G2G6 (8.4k points)
Yes hun, I see the ones you have done on the tracking. Thank you for helping the tree and making it more healthy and beautiful.
+7 votes
We appear to have destroyed the tracker!
Usually I'm secretly pleased when it goes down for a bit since it's a good opportunity for a nap... but I'm not tired yet!

I hope everybody else is having as much fun as I am so far. :)
by Lucy Lavelle G2G6 Mach 4 (40.1k points)
Sorry it decided to come so early. LOL

How are you doing?
Well... It's now 2:30am here, so I'm starting to flag a bit.
Time for a sleep now I think!

How are you getting on?
Sleep sounds like a good thing for you, we are at 6:44 here. Have a good rest. Thank you for all you have done today to make the tree better!
+5 votes
WOW!!! This team is loaded with amazing people. We have made over a thousand profiles better. This tree is getting so healthy and correct!!! Way to go everyone, I am so blessed to have you all with me.
by Lisa Murphy G2G6 Pilot (136k points)
+4 votes
Elizabeth X #64 you won a prize at the 8 am live chat, congrats! Wasn't sure if you were up to watch, so I figured I would post here, so you know to claim your prize.
by Kristin Anderson G2G6 Mach 2 (22.3k points)
Thank you hun for posting it! I fell asleep and did not make it to the chat.
+2 votes
I have one of those does this count as unsourced type of profiles. A group of family profiles have the only source being the profile manager, ex. Granddaughter [profile manager]. Would you all count that as being unsourced?
by Kristin Anderson G2G6 Mach 2 (22.3k points)
Yea, personally I would count that as unsourced!
Sorry it took so long. Yes that would be unsourced. It needs at least one primary source.
Ha ha, Lucy you and I were typing at the same time.
+4 votes
I hope everyone is having a good time. I certainly am.
by Elizabeth x G2G6 Mach 2 (26.4k points)
+5 votes

I'm so proud to be on this team, you all are really chugging along!! heart smiley

I'm super slow, it's taken me two days to get through only a few profiles, but I'm just glad I get to participate.

I hope you all are enjoying clearing unsourced profiles as much as me! smiley

by Allison Mackler G2G6 Mach 5 (52.0k points)
Even if you had only gotten one, it is still better than it was before we started! Thank you so much for all you are doing.

I agree, this team is amazing! I am so honored and blessed to have you and all the rest of the team to help me make the tree beautiful and healthy.
+6 votes
Completely Amazing!!!

Our team has made over 2000 profiles better!!

Good job everyone!!!
by Lisa Murphy G2G6 Pilot (136k points)
Nice! Do we get to find out how many profiles - total - were sourced at the end for all teams combined? This is super exciting! :)
Yes, I will post it. If you go up into the question part, there is a link to the tracker. If you click that it will bring up the tracker. The very top number on the right is total, then the teams. Mine is set to teams then by team mate. Then you see the total and can scroll down to see what order the teams are in, and how many you have done as well as the team total in each team.
Currently, the total is 41,112 for all of the teams combined!

We are the 4th highest team with 2,641!

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