Join Team Midwest for Source-a-Thon 2016

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To Join Team Midwest

If you have not been assigned a Participation number for Source-a-Thon 2016 then complete step 1; if you have already been assigned a Participation number, go to step 2.

Step 1. Go to the current Registration page and Post an Answer saying something like "Sign me up." You will be assigned a number.

Step 2. Then go to Team Midwest and Post an Answer like "Ready to source" and add your Participation No. to that post. Instructions are on the page.

Thank you for participating in Source-a-Thon 2016.


in Requests for Project Volunteers by Rod DuBois G2G6 Pilot (180k points)
edited by Rod DuBois

If you joined or were assigned to Team Midwest, use this link Team Midwest; our HOME Page. Please go back there to add your number under your Answer and read all of the instructions on participation. This page essentially ends up being a advertisement for the team. Thanks for joining Team Midwest Captain: Dave Dardinger

2 Answers

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This is somewhat competing with the Great Lakes Source-a-thon group. Is it possible to "truce" and "merge"?
by Scott Starkey G2G2 (2.7k points)
An excellent question Scott. There are some factors involved and if the numbers permit, I am all in favor of a merge. However they have set a cap of 20 participants per team. I think each team is at about 7 right now. There are many people who have been assigned numbers, but have yet to join a team. So Friday night there may be a mad scramble to join teams and those whom are left will be assigned to a team. I don't know how that will play out. The flip side of the coin is there are multiple overlapping teams/regions in state coverage and there is nothing wrong with a little friendly competition. So we might just wait 24 + hours and see what it looks like then.
I'm thinking we might as well have both since we'll have 600 sourcers and at 20 per team we'.ll have like 30 teams needed, and last I looked there were only 15 teams, so while we'll want to divide up the unsourced of a given state in one way or another, we'll not run short of team members.
We'll need both, plus some. No competition necessary :-) Any team not full at 11 am EDT, we'll fill out with people who mentioned an interest in what the team is associated with. They'll all have 20! Well, maybe one or two won't, but near enough!
OK, Got it!

Grrr -- bad other team! My team good!

[ Insert disparaging comment here! ]
Thanks for the clarification, Abby. You all are doing a terrific job putting this together. Great work. Lets just have fun and source.
+2 votes
BTW, are we going to have a separate thread (like this one) where we can arrange who on the Midwest Team is going to work on which profiles? I want to start on Ohio, in particular for any who died during the period where the Death Certificates are available, that is 1908-1953.  That probably won't be very many and some won't be open, but you get a lot of material out of a DC and I figure on trying to either take the time to connect all the materiial or go back and finish adding them after the Source A Thon.
by Dave Dardinger G2G6 Pilot (407k points)
I don't think so. Some team leaders have used free-space pages to do that sort of thing, though, which would work.

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