Saturday Sourcing Sprint! (2 June 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 (412k points)
I plan to do some, still working on sourcing adopted profiles.
Ready to sprint on this Saturday evening
Good luck, Colleen.

By the way, if you want a chance to win the Weekly Sprint badge, please add an answer letting me know you're in for the competition.

8 Answers

+5 votes
Best answer
I will join.
by Brigitte Theuma G2G6 Mach 1 (17.1k points)
selected by Debi Hoag
Good to see you Brigette, good luck!
+6 votes
Not sure how much I will do as I am working in the morning. Already signed up for the monthly challenge.
by Hilary Gadsby G2G6 Pilot (329k points)
Good luck, Hilary. You can count those sourced on Saturday in both the monthly and weekly challenges.
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Hi everybody :-)

As of right now I'm in! Now here's hoping real life cooperates with me!
by Kimberly McComb G2G6 Mach 2 (28.9k points)
Good luck today, Kimberly. Hope life throws excellent research curve balls, if it has to throw any.
+4 votes
I am in for Team Tennessee Volunteers
by Living Barnett G2G6 Pilot (511k points)
Good luck finding sources for those unsourced profiles, Linda!
+4 votes
I'm in, this will be my first so I don't have a group? Anyway, great to be having fun while doing some sourcing!
by Pattie Plummer-Everett G2G6 Mach 1 (14.1k points)
No problem with not having a group, Pattie. They are definitely not required to participate. Good luck finding sources and let us know if you have any questions.
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I try to do some today...but the weather is unusually nice here in the UK and so I'll be busy in the garden most of the GB-Gen btw
by Michelle Wilkes G2G6 Pilot (176k points)
Enjoy the nice weather, Michelle. Unsourced profiles will be here for after dark and lunch breaks *grin*
+4 votes
Going to do a few today. Always hopeful that I don't run into a tough one!
by Louann Halpin G2G6 Mach 7 (73.5k points)
Good luck, Louise! I've got my fingers crossed for easy ones for you.
+5 votes
I can get a few in.
by Doug McCallum G2G6 Pilot (556k points)
Great, Dough, thanks and good luck!

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