Saturday Sourcing Sprint! (26 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. 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 be as full and specific as possible. Tell where, what, who, and when, as well as where was the source was found. Do not delete existing items in the Sources area as they can provide clues for other researchers. 
    • Examples of full and specific source citations:
      • 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
      • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed 18 May 2018), memorial page for Bessie B Phillips (1912–1978), Find A Grave Memorial no. 130051313, citing West Virginia Memorial Gardens, Calvin, Nicholas County, West Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Sharon Bowers Curry (contributor 47542086).

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 (343k points)

Posting a little early. I probably won’t be joining this weekend since we are at MegaCon. I’ll be behind the camera, not in front of it. 

Great Debi.. Have fun!!
I'll help!

10 Answers

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Best answer
I'll help some, but don't know for how long.  I'm still working on Illinois 20th century.
by Beverly Ahrens G2G6 Mach 7 (72.3k points)
selected by Debi Hoag
+4 votes
I'll try and get a few done, but I'm really focusing on my paternal line mess!
by Katrina Whitaker G2G6 Mach 3 (35.7k points)
Thanks for helping! Our direct lines always need need work, At lest mine do.
+5 votes
I should be able to fit in a few. Team GB-gen
by Michelle Wilkes G2G6 Pilot (142k points)
Great Michelle, Thanks for helping! Go Team!
+4 votes
I am part of Windsor Warriors and hope to get some sourcing done tomorrow so count me in.
by Hilary Gadsby G2G6 Pilot (245k points)
Go Team!!! Thanks Hilary!
+3 votes
I'll try to do some using the tracker
by Kyla H G2G6 Mach 4 (47.3k points)
Thanks Kyla! Enjoy!
+3 votes
I will try to do a few
by Kay Knight G2G6 Pilot (477k points)
+2 votes
I am in for Team Tennessee Volunteers as their captain.
by Living Barnett G2G6 Pilot (469k points)
+3 votes
I'll do some. Winsor Warriers
by Joan Whitaker G2G6 Pilot (140k points)
+1 vote
Along with Saturday chores and errands -- I'm in!
by Janine Barber G2G6 Pilot (196k points)
+2 votes
Decided to get a few in.
by Carolyn Martin G2G6 Pilot (228k points)

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