Saturday Sourcing Sprint (7 Nov 2020)

+10 votes

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 (340k points)

12 Answers

+8 votes
Hope to get some done
by Jennifer Robins G2G6 Pilot (167k points)
Thanks very much Jennifer!
+7 votes
I'll try to get some more done on Saturday.
by David Carlson G2G6 Pilot (237k points)
Thanks David, always appreciate your help.
+6 votes
In again this weekend, I'll try to get a few more this time...
by Dean Anderson G2G6 Pilot (646k points)
Thanks as always, Dean!
+5 votes
Hi Alex, count me in for this weekend for a few! Thanks!
by Carol Baldwin G2G6 Pilot (754k points)
Thanks Carol, much appreciated!
+6 votes
starting again now
by Tim Prince G2G6 Mach 4 (44.8k points)
+6 votes
I will do some.
by Joan Whitaker G2G6 Pilot (147k points)
+6 votes
Count me in for some
by Hilary Gadsby G2G6 Pilot (263k points)
+6 votes
I'd like to try it.
by N Fetterly G2G4 (4.6k points)
+7 votes
This is my birthday month, so I'm starting November with today's sources.  I will be 70, so I'm going to exceed 70 for the month.
by Beverly Ahrens G2G6 Mach 7 (74.5k points)
+6 votes
I'm jumping in to work on some unsourced or poorly sourced records and wanted to do the sprint if any of the ones I work on count. I'm finding a number of 1700's with only references to genealogy sites or general info.
by Paul Pennington G2G1 (1.0k points)
+4 votes
Count me in
by Elaine Mattsen G2G6 Mach 4 (44.3k points)
Elaine, I think this was for last week. It hasn't been posted yet for this weekend (13 November 2020).
Thank you Carol I forgot about the time difference and already Friday Evening here.

So will repost later

+2 votes
Definitely on board again for my lockdown Saturday
by Elaine Mattsen G2G6 Mach 4 (44.3k points)

Elaine - did you notice the date of this thread? 7 November 2020 ie last year?

Sign up to tomorrow's:

Thank you Ros and as I said am losing it as still a year behind. We are on daylight saving though xx

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