Saturday Sourcing Sprint (12 Sep 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 (321k points)

10 Answers

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Best answer
Count me in for a few more!
by David Carlson G2G6 Pilot (122k points)
selected by Alex Stronach
Congratulations again David.... you scored the highest with 109 profiles sourced for this Sprint. Well done, your consistent efforts with the Saturday Sprints is very much appreciated.
Thanks plus thanks for the star!
+7 votes
Hi Alex! Count me in for this weekend's sourcing sprint!
by Carol Baldwin G2G6 Pilot (511k points)
+9 votes
Yesterday I picked a profile from the unsourced spreadsheet Steve Tibbitts prepared (it made finding these profiles really easy) with the intention of it being only the beginning. I just wanted to practice sourcing random profiles. The dream in my head was to plough through a number of them as a warm up exercise [am I mixing my metaphors?]. Instead, what happened, I ended up spending a couple of hours (with interuptions translate: all morning) getting the profile right what with her English origins, emigration, kids splitting up and going everywhere back in England and in America, some of them dying along the way, wagon train migration across the midwest...the events in this woman's life just kept coming at me and I didn't have the heart to jump ship leaving the poor womans formerly neglected profile abandoned once again. So, as a 'sourcerer sprinter' I failed miserably.  What's a wannabe gal to do?  
by Leigh Anne Dear G2G6 Mach 6 (67.6k points)
Welcome to the Club! Usually I add the profiles that I want to spend more time on to a notepad beside my computer. Sometimes it takes me awhile to get back to them but I usually do get back.
snap - I'm a terrible sourcerer -- if I find a census listing - with siblings, I can't just walk away without making notes of them, double checking dates of birth!

What I have done to help limit this is to stick to just one county when sourcing -- which is Lincolnshire - cos I tell myself I might come across another Pindar or Raithby or .... who might be a distant relative....
+5 votes
I'm in again...
by Dean Anderson G2G6 Pilot (473k points)
+5 votes
I'll give it a go! It's been a while.
by Lucy Selvaggio-Diaz G2G6 Pilot (538k points)
+6 votes
Count me in again.
by Joan Whitaker G2G6 Pilot (117k points)
+5 votes
I have missed sourcing the past week, but I'll be in tomorrow.
by Beverly Ahrens G2G6 Mach 6 (66.3k points)
+6 votes
doing a few more, break from updating software
by Tim Prince G2G6 Mach 3 (34.5k points)
+5 votes
I'm in. Working on Ohio again.
by Carole Bannes G2G6 Mach 1 (18.4k points)
+4 votes
Hi Alex -- I'm already sourcing in early New Hampshire.
by Janine Barber G2G6 Pilot (179k points)

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