Saturday Sourcing Sprint! (13 October 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 provide a way for anyone to find the source. We strive for the Evidence Explained format to tell where, what, who, and when, as well as where the was source was found. Do not delete existing items in the Sources area as they can provide clues for other researchers. 
    • Examples of citations can be found in the Tip of the Week first comment in each post and in the Citation Example page where the Weekly Tips will be archived.
  • 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!

asked in The Tree House by Debi Hoag G2G6 Pilot (194k points)

Citation Tip of the Week

I am drawing a blank this morning so you are getting questions rather than a tip. 

  • Have these tips been helpful?

If so, please suggest some sources that you would like to have tips for.

I wonder if some suggestions on how to source specific commonly used sources might be helpful. Particularly for new members. Maybe some of the English or other countries that U.S. researchers may be less familiar with citing.

Sounds like a good idea, Hilary, but I may have to tap some Guest Tipsters. I'm usually pretty good with US sources but am out of my depth otherwise. Any chance you'd be interested in doing a tip post?

9 Answers

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Best answer
I'm will definitly be doing some. Have doing heaps for the October sourcing so its nothing extra to do this as well.
answered by Sarah Black G2G6 (7.4k points)
selected by Debi Hoag
Thanks, Sarah. Good Luck!
Congratulations on sourcing the most profile in the October 13 Sprint!
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I might get some done but at the moment I am trying to work on this week's DD challenge which is creating more unsourced for this challenge.

answered by Hilary Gadsby G2G6 Mach 3 (32.5k points)
Every little improvement, no matter which challenge, is a great thing for the WikiTree. Thanks, Hilary!
+5 votes
I'll be doing some.
answered by Joan Whitaker G2G6 Mach 4 (49.2k points)
Thanks, Joan!
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I'll join! I'm already doing the monthly challenge -- it looks like I should just check both boxes on the tracker, right?
answered by Liat Boucher G2G4 (4.5k points)
Correct, Liat. As long is it Saturday where you are, check both boxes
+5 votes
I am in this weekend doing monthly one anyway
answered by Steph Meredith G2G6 Mach 6 (63.2k points)
Good to see you, Steph. Good luck!
Thanks Debi
+3 votes
I'll jump in.
answered by Kathy Kitrel G2G4 (4.3k points)
Thanks, Kathy. Good Luck!
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I’ll try and get some done. Of course given the option I will work with the Tornadoes.
answered by Amanda Frank G2G6 Mach 4 (40.9k points)
Thanks, Amanda. We don't track team work in the Sprints but we do cheer teammates on. Good Luck to you and the Tornadoes.
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I'm in for a while.  Another soccer weekend, but the end is near.
answered by Beverly Ahrens G2G6 Mach 2 (22.5k points)
Thanks, Beverly. Good Luck with sourcing and their soccer!
+2 votes
I'll be trying to do a few today
answered by Louise Halpin G2G6 Mach 1 (13.6k points)
Thanks, Louise. Good Luck!

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