Saturday Sourcing Sprint! (21 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 (347k points)

Did you see the G2G post about the new Needs Profiles Created category

I am going to do a few today!
I put Wedding-7 and Clubb-1 back as unsourced. I only added a Find a Grave for each one and a copy of an SAR application which in not really a source.

Then as I went back to find their ID #'s it looks like another whole duplicate family has been created via a gedcom upload.

I'm very confused today. 3 other families I tried to source were from gedcoms uploaded and no sources but just comments so they really aren't sourced at all. I should probably go back and mark them as unsourced.

Sorry I couldn't be of more help today!
Louise, FindAGrave memorial pages which have a picture of a gravestone or images of documents are sources as is that SAR application. We aren't trying for primary sources. We are trying for any source which will validate the data fields.

I had a question about the examples I provide for "full and complete" citations in the weekly Sprint post. It was pointed out that neither of the examples I provided for the census includes a link to the online document nor does the FindAGrave citation point to the specific memorial page. The observation is accurate and I will be modifying the wording going forward.
I apologize Debi and thank you for commenting. After I made the post I was re-reading your weekly Sprint post which was excellent. Amazing how it made so much more sense to me after reading it a 2nd time. My bad....

10 Answers

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Best answer
I'll do some with the tracker
by Kyla H G2G6 Mach 4 (47.4k points)
selected by Debi Hoag
Good to see you, Kyla. Thanks and good luck
Congratulations, Kyla, on being the registered Sprinter to source the most profiles this week!
Neat! thanks!
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I will do some

by T Walker G2G6 Mach 2 (24.6k points)
Great! Thanks, T, and good luck finding those sources.
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Working on some right now...I will do what I can
by Dean Anderson G2G6 Pilot (629k points)
Thanks, Dean, glad to have you join us.
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Will try to fit a couple in if I can. Team GB-Gen
by Michelle Wilkes G2G6 Pilot (144k points)
Thanks, Michelle. I'll leave food and water beside the rabbit hole *grin*
+2 votes
It's almost Saturday again...will try to add some more sources.
by K. Anonymous G2G6 Pilot (137k points)
Thanks, K. Good luck!
+1 vote
I should have time for some later on - but only if I get the badge for last week. Otherwise I will sit in the corner and sulk!
by Peter Cameron G2G6 Mach 2 (23.3k points)
LOL Sorry about that, Peter, we've had a bit of a health kerfluffle around my place the last couple of weeks. The badge has been awarded now and I've got updating the stats spreadsheet on my list of things to do this weekend.
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Well, I clicked here, even though I don't expect to do enough to get the winner's badge. It's going to be quite casual for me!
by Jim Parish G2G6 Pilot (160k points)
Thanks for joining us, Jim. My goal is usually to source at least one profile. I figure I can do that and any more is a bonus.
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I will see what I can do today. But like last week I have been busy with other things.
by Hilary Gadsby G2G6 Pilot (253k points)
Good luck, Hilary. Thanks!
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I do some.
by Traci Thiessen G2G6 Pilot (272k points)
Thanks for joining us, Traci. Good luck!
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My granddaughters are here, so I'm just going to be able to do a few today.
by Beverly Ahrens G2G6 Mach 7 (72.7k points)
No worries, Beverly. Every one makes the WikiTree stronger. Granddaughters are more important, so enjoy them.

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