Saturday Sourcing Sprint! (14 July 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).
  • If you add a source which names other family members, check to see if their profiles exist. 
    • If not, add  [[Category:Needs Profiles Created]] to the first line of the edit box
    • If so and there are no sources, add the source. Use the tracker to count that profile too

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 (343k points)
edited by Debi Hoag

11 Answers

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I'll have a go - first timer.
by Peter Cameron G2G6 Mach 2 (23.2k points)
selected by Debi Hoag
Welcome to the Sprints, Peter. Let us know if you have any questions and Good Luck!
Congratulations on winning the 14 July Sprint, Peter. Sorry about the delay in awarding the badge.
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Count me in

by T Walker G2G6 Mach 2 (24.4k points)
Thanks, T! Good luck finding sources!
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I'll so some
by Joan Whitaker G2G6 Pilot (139k points)
Great, Joan, glad to see you back. Good Luck!
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I would love to join this weekend.

by Brigitte Theuma G2G6 Mach 1 (14.1k points)
Good to see you, Brigitte! Good luck
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I'll try to get a couple of profiles done today - team GB Gen. last week I ended up untangling 3 or 4 incorrectly combined families so went off on a tangent - like we do!
by Michelle Wilkes G2G6 Pilot (142k points)
It's the rabbit holes like that which increase our skills. Thanks for untangling those webs, Michelle. Good luck this week.
Thanks..spent the last 4 hours down another rabbit hole - wrong child attached to wrong parents. but I don't like to leave them until I've "fixed" everyone lol
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I'm in for this morning.  Don't know how long I'll be able to source, but I'm starting now.
by Beverly Ahrens G2G6 Mach 7 (72.3k points)
Good to see you, Beverly. I won't be able to start til this afternoon, so we'll pass like two ships ... at noon *grin*  Good luck finding sources!
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I'll do a few NZ ones
by Paula Staunton G2G6 Mach 3 (30.6k points)
Hi Paula, long time no see. Good luck finding sources!
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I'll do some today
by Traci Thiessen G2G6 Pilot (262k points)
Welcome back, Traci. Good luck!
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May I join the Saturday Sourcing Sprints please
by Andrea Pack G2G6 Mach 5 (52.7k points)
Hi Andrea, no permission needed, please feel free to jump in. Good luck finding sources!
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I'll join and add a few sources while I have computer time today.
by Erin English Bailey G2G6 Mach 1 (16.4k points)
Great, Erin. Good luck and let us know if you have any questions!
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I'd like to participate-maybe someday I'll get the source formatting completely down!
by K. Anonymous G2G6 Pilot (135k points)
Welcome to the Sprint, K. Good luck!

If you would like, I can take a look at some of the profiles you track and offer suggestions.
Absolutely, Debi-thanks very much!

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