Saturday Sourcing Sprint! (9 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 (410k points)
I am in for Team Tennessee Volunteers
I'll do some.

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I'll do some tomorrow.
by Hilary Gadsby G2G6 Pilot (324k points)
selected by Hilary Gadsby
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I will join
by Brigitte Theuma G2G6 Mach 1 (16.9k points)
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I will source some...
by Kay Knight G2G6 Pilot (616k points)
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I am in for Team Tennessee Volunteers
by Living Barnett G2G6 Pilot (509k points)
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I'll try to fit a few in, but I have a hectic day today, so may not do as many as I would like! Team GB-Gen
by Michelle Wilkes G2G6 Pilot (174k points)
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I'll do some while I am working on location errors.
by Carolyn Martin G2G6 Pilot (290k points)
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I'm in -- Massachusetts 600.  By the way, there's a nesting pair of juncos in my hanging basket outside my window.  Hooray for spring!

by Janine Barber G2G6 Pilot (237k points)
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I plan to add some sources.

Queensland, Australia. GMT +10
by David Urquhart G2G6 Pilot (168k points)
That's great, David. Last weekend's sprint is over but I'll create a new post for this coming weekend on June 15 around noon EDT. Please add an answer there and source when it is Saturday in your time zone. Thanks!
Debi by noon EDT on Friday it will already be Saturday in Australia. The posts usually come up Friday afternoon or evening in the U.K. but we are about 12hours behind Australia.
Oh good grief, Hilary, thanks for pointing that out. I've been posting in Eastern time based on a UTC time clock.

Looks like I'll need to post at 8am my time on Fridays to have it ready for the New Zealand Sprinters at midnight on Saturday. Would someone please check my time math and make sure I have that correct.
Hi Debi,

As I am posting this, it is 1.46 am, Friday 15th June.

Assuming they are on NZST then that is correct.

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