Saturday Sourcing Sprint! (16 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 for the Challenge Tracker will appear at the top. Due to the security changes for the implementation of GDPR regulations, unlisted profiles are not eligible for challenge tracking. 

For all others, 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. For visual learners, this YouTube video starting at about the 4.30 minute mark will explain how to use the tracker (earlier parts of the video explain how to find sources and add the citations to profiles).

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 (406k points)

13 Answers

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Count me in!  Can I join the Mighty Maple Leaves team?  How does one sign up?


 - Greg
by Greg Clarke G2G6 Pilot (114k points)

Glad to have you Greg. Challenge Teams are all about team spirit, cheering each other on, etc. We don't do much with them here in the Sprints but they become really important during the twice yearly Spring Clean- and Fall Source-a-Thon events. That link has details about the teams and instructions on how to join. I'm not sure about the Mighty Maple Leaves, so check it out there.

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Me too! Team GB-Gen
by Michelle Wilkes G2G6 Pilot (171k points)
Good luck, Michelle!
+6 votes
I'll do what I can for Windsor Warriors this week.
by Hilary Gadsby G2G6 Pilot (320k points)
Good to see you, Hilary, and congratulations on last week's win!
+5 votes
Count me in. I know I don't get many done but I'm sure a few is better than none...
by Louann Halpin G2G6 Mach 7 (72.8k points)
Louise, every one definitely helps keep the WikiTree strong. I'll bet you can beat my goal of 1 *grin*
+3 votes
I am in for this weekend.
by Living Barnett G2G6 Pilot (505k points)
Good luck finding sources for those unsourced profiles, Linda!
Ready for a week of sourcing
Hey, Colleen, just 24 hours of Saturday sourcing for the Sprint. Would you go up to the top and click the answer link to create an answer for you; it's how I keep track of participants. Thanks!
Moving this weekend but will do what I can on the tracker

Collen, please go over to this weekend's post and add an Answer to the first post. 

+3 votes
Count me in.
by Terry Fillow G2G6 Mach 8 (82.9k points)
Good luck tomorrow finding sources, Terry!
+3 votes
I’ll try to do a few using the tracker
by Kyla H G2G6 Mach 5 (56.1k points)
Good to see you, Kyla. Good luck
+3 votes
I'll do some. Windsor Warriors team.
by Joan Whitaker G2G6 Pilot (173k points)
Thanks, Joan. Happy sourcing!
+3 votes
I will source as many as I can today.
by Brigitte Theuma G2G6 Mach 1 (16.7k points)
Great! Thanks, Brigitte.
+3 votes

Count me in; Massachusetts 600.  Regards, Janine
by Janine Barber G2G6 Pilot (235k points)
Good luck, Janine!
+3 votes
I'm in today!
by Traci Thiessen G2G6 Pilot (297k points)
Have fun, Traci!
+3 votes
I got a few done yesterday and to my surprise, lucky me, I ran into one of the branches on my mothers side of our family tree! There is a West family early on in our tree and now there is another West family way back to the beginning of the United States. Can't wait to see if they are the same family. Oh how I love WikiTree!
by Louann Halpin G2G6 Mach 7 (72.8k points)
Oh how fun! Great going, Louise.
+3 votes
I'm back in Illinois, ready to source.
by Beverly Ahrens G2G6 Mach 8 (88.3k points)
Welcome back from vacation, Beverly. Illinois unsourced profiles are glad to have you home!

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