Can YOU source just one profile today?

+28 votes

There are thousands of unsourced profiles all over Wikitree. Many can be found at but there are lots of other ones. Perhaps in you own watchlist.

Can you source, one or more unsourced profiles today. Pick one, any one. Give it a source or two. Then report the ID here.

Your prizes -

(1) satisfaction

(2) you get extra G2G points for commenting or answering

(3) A big thank you from me and the rest of the community.

If you can't find a source for say one piece of data use {{citation needed}}

in Requests for Project Volunteers by Anne B G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)
edited by Anne B
Decided to look at my distant Malicote/Malicoat/Mallicoat roots. Turns out the name was derived from Medlicott. I sourced one of the oldest at I'm working my way forward from there. Hoping to make a connection to my family. If not, that's ok also as its all for the greater good.
Good luck and thank you. Marty


Not much but I found his obit
Thank you, Jackie, That's great corroboration.
Wish I'd seen this earlier. I have been adding sources all day today to dozens of people. Spent about 7 hours or more dong it.  Mostly for Edward Harley Woodham Sr, his wife, and children.  Also for my father, mother, mother's parents, and others.
Thank you Carolyn for sourcing profiles. It's interesting this is an old question, that developed a new lease on life in the last few days. I like getting the opportunity to thank people.
I am going back page by page through three year's of hand written notes from my state archives research I did about 20 years ago, and adding sources as I find them. It's going to take awhile!
Added marriage record sources today for:

Green L Thompson (Thompson-20606), Licinda (Bailey) Thompson (Bailey-8978), Willim S Thompson9Thompson-20681), Eliza (Bailey) Thompson (Bailey-9014), Lewis D Thompson (Thompson-20682), Moruning (Bailey) Thompson (Bailey-9015).

Added Rev War pension record for Sherrod Thompson (Thompson-20614)


Off to do more.

Added marriage record sources for:

Wm M. Atkinson (Atkinson-1595)

Ursula E (Griffith) Atkinson (Griffith-942)

Eva (Williams) Atkinson (Williams-30334)

Charles T Atkinson (Atkinos-3473)

James C Atkinson (Atkinson-3472)

Ada (Williams) Atkinson (Williams-30333

Added will information from Thomas Atkinson's will to:

Patience (Chapin) Atkinson (Chapin-546)

Thomas Atkinson (Atkinson-1884)

Nathan Atkinson (Atkinson-3489)

Added DAR Index information to prove names of:

Nathan Atkinson (Atkinson-3489)

Martha Pasty(Whitehead) Atkinson (Whitehead-1002)


That's lots of Atkinson, Thompson and Baileys, that now have sources. Thank you.

9 Answers

+8 votes
Have been working on the Graham family. Going through editing and sourcing recently merged profiles. Have done today: Thornton-520, Flemming-60, Graham-235, Graham-220, Graham-245, and Graham-231. Have about ten more to do.
by Shirley Dalton G2G6 Pilot (489k points)
Good Job Shirley
+6 votes
I found 3 for Ansel Beardsley, Beardsley-551
by Dale Byers G2G Astronaut (1.5m points)
Thank you Dale, That's quite an elaborate "achievement" the profile wears. I especially like the tassles. I took the {{unsourced}} off the profile, since he no longer is unsourced. I did leave the [[unsourced:Beardsley]] on in case the Beardslee one name wants to do more.
Added sources for Beardsley-1244 and Beardsley-544 and created a profile for his spouce.

Thank you, yes

+7 votes
That's mainly what I do each day.
by Doug Lockwood G2G Astronaut (2.4m points)
Me too, that and clean up other people's "messy" profiles. Thank you Doug.
Thanks, Anne B!,  I know mine need cleaning and I am trying to do it.  It helps me to know there are kind souls out there who might be helping!
+4 votes
I started working on the Elwell family from Massachusetts.  Many of these profiles are abandoned.  Making a 'little' headway.
by Chris Hoyt G2G6 Pilot (765k points)
Nice Job with John and Christian. When you're done with them, you can remove the "unsourced category". Thank you.
+4 votes
I sourced Coursen-214, also updated his date/place of birth and death.
by Anne Baker G2G4 (4.3k points)
Thank you Anne. As a bonus, answering the question brought it to the top and Erin added sourcing also.
+4 votes
I did Coyne-272.... She was married to actor Gene Kelly!  Was fun to read several things about her.  Pleasant little bonus to me!!!
by Anne Baker G2G4 (4.3k points)
Thank you again Anne. How interesting Jeanne married Gene. Must have been interesting answering their phone.
+3 votes

I added sources for Luther Carr, and created some profiles for his children who weren't already in WikiTree. If there is anyone researching Smith families who wants to continue branching off of this family, two of Luther's children (Stanton and Martha) married a Smith brother and sister: Lydia and Charles Smith, children of Joseph Smith and Mary Scott of Michigan.

by Erin Breen G2G6 Pilot (258k points)
Thank you for all the lovely sources Erin, and for adding his children.
+3 votes
Anne, I have a question.... I am looking at the list of profiles that need sources.  Since I am in Indiana, I thought I would look at some of those profiles.  This profile is on the list of those needing sources.

When you go to that profile, there are some sources listed, but also, this profile is project protected.  

Just wondering about why it would be on the list needing sources when there are several sources listed there?  Thanks for the help!!!

by Anne Baker G2G4 (4.3k points)
Thanks for asking.

I believe it was probably project protected to make sure that a merge between two different spellings took place in the correct direction. It can still be edited,  just not merged into another profile.

As for the source problem. The sources listed there are Ancestry tree sources, which are not strictly speaking a source. We are looking for better sources, such as. Birth & Death records, or census data.
+3 votes
Added a source for Abigail (Fiske) Locke (Fiske-659). Found her LNAB is NOT Fiske. I will check my Fiske sources to hopefully determine her correct LNAB. If successful, she will have at least 2 sources.
by Bob Keniston G2G6 Pilot (213k points)
Thank you Robert. I couldn't resist the hunt. Her maiden name was Richardson.

I added the info to the profile
I found 2 Jonathan Fiske, Abigail''s first husband. One married Abigail Fiske, a cousin, the other married an Abigail Lawrence. That makes 3 to pick from. Let's play "Name That Source". LOL

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