Saturday Sourcing Sprint! (12 May 2018)

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Hi 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 Sunday :D )

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.
  • 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 no 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 be as full and specific as possible. Tell where, what, who, and when, as well as where was the source was found. Examples:
    • Escambia County, Florida, Marriage Record, John Jones and Mary Smith, 13 Jun 1888; Ancestry
    • 1900 US Census, North Carolina, Union County, Ben Brokaw in the household of Jane Smithgall, page 13A; FamilySearch

See the Sprint Help Page for full details. 

When you save the profile, a green bar will appear at the top. 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.

You can track your progress on the Challenge Tracker report.

Don't forget to removed the Unsourced template if you are able to add a source!

in The Tree House by Debi Hoag G2G6 Pilot (348k points)

Sorry the post is late; the tracker has been working so hopefully no one was shut out if they wanted to Sprint. I'm working on orphaned profiles of surnames of interest to me which will be affected by the new privacy rules.


If anyone is interested in my method:

  • Go to the surname list of interest
  • Click orphans
  • search for " - ["
  • That will highlight the profiles which don't have a death date
  • Look for profiles born in 1917 and later and work on them

3 Answers

+4 votes
Found at least one to source so count me in
by Hilary Gadsby G2G6 Pilot (254k points)
Great to have you join us, Hilary.
+3 votes

Is it bad that I found this post after adding sources to a few unsourced profiles I found this morning?  I had no idea this was taking place, I just like adding sources haha

by D. Botkin G2G6 Mach 3 (35.7k points)
No problem at all, D. Like you, I like adding sources. Using the tracker is a bonus.
+2 votes
I am in for Team Tennessee Volunteers.
by Living Barnett G2G6 Pilot (470k points)
Welcome back, Linda. Good luck finding sources for those profiles that don't have any.

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