Saturday Sourcing Sprint! (23 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 Sundaysmiley)

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 (412k points)
edited by Debi Hoag
Please be sure to read the post this week. There are some updates. Let me know in your answer that you have read it. Thanks!

10 Answers

+5 votes
Best answer
In for this week in between moving
by Colleen Flannery G2G6 Mach 1 (14.1k points)
selected by Debi Hoag
Good luck with the move, Colleen. Did you have any questions about the new rules?
+8 votes
Yes, I have read your post and will record profiles sourced using the tracker.
by Kay Knight G2G6 Pilot (622k points)
Thanks, Kay. Good luck Sprinting this weekend.
+4 votes
Yes I have read it and understand it. I am in for this weekend.
by Living Barnett G2G6 Pilot (511k points)
edited by Living Barnett
Thanks, Linda. Good luck finding sources.
+7 votes
I'll try to do some with the tracker. I've read the post.
by Kyla H G2G6 Mach 5 (56.9k points)
Thanks, Kyla. Good luck with your Sprint!
+6 votes
I'm in for this weekend and have read the post *grin*
by Debi Hoag G2G6 Pilot (412k points)
+4 votes
I'll try to do some with the tracker. I have read your post. I am still waiting for the sourcerers badge to be awarded.
by N Gauthier G2G6 Pilot (303k points)

Thanks, N. Good luck finding sourcing Saturday. 

Regarding the Sourcerers Badge, those are awarded for participation in Monthly Sourcerers Challenge in the month following the first time someone participates (e.g. I'll award new June Sourcerers badges in July).

I just checked the monthly stats for Apr, May, and June and don't find that you have tracked any sources in the monthly challenges. If I missed you in the earlier thread's, please right click on the "answered" link on your own post, copy the URL, and paste it in a comment here. That will help me narrow down where things got messed up. 

If you only source on Saturdays, you can still check both the Monthly Challenge and Sprint boxes on the Challenge Tracker but you do have to register in both the weekly and monthly threads (June's monthly thread). 

+4 votes
I will source some profiles today and record via tracker.
by Brigitte Theuma G2G6 Mach 1 (17.1k points)
Glad to see you, Brigitte. Did you have any questions about the new rules?
+4 votes
Read the post, and will add some sources as I can.
by Carolyn Martin G2G6 Pilot (292k points)
Thanks, Carolyn. Good luck with your Sprint!
+4 votes
I'm a little late getting started, but would like to help.
by Beverly Ahrens G2G6 Mach 8 (89.8k points)
You and me both, Beverly. I'm still trying to reach my standard goal of one. Did you have any questions about the rule changes?
+3 votes
Will be ready to help this week with the tracker
by Colleen Flannery G2G6 Mach 1 (14.1k points)

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