Saturday Sourcing Sprint! (20 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 (203k points)

Citation Tip of the Week

This is not an endorsement of any one source or citation style. Tips are provided to help you learn how to cite the sources you find. There is no requirement to look for sources of this type.

Source: England's General Register Office (GRO) Records

If you register with the General Register Office, you can search their Birth, Marriage, and Death Indexes. An example citation for a search result would be:

  • England General Register Office, GRO Online Index - Birth,( : accessed 19 October 2018), database entry for Coop, Harold (Mother's maiden Bennett), GRO Reference: 1863  M Quarter in Todmorden, Volume 09A  Page 201.

The portion in blue is the index record found using the search screen. The portion in black indicates where and when the record was found, as well as indicating that it is only an index record. 

This citation example was crafted using Elizabeth Shown Mills' Evidence Explained, 3rd Edition Kindle, pg 479-480, 9.52 Note and 9.53-1 Online database. Sources outside the US are not within my usual repertoire. Please add comments with additional details if I have missed anything.

This evening the counter is not working for me. I'm at 9:30 EST. I'm not interested in worrying about my totals being correct as I will never win a Saturday Sprint Challenge I just do it for a change of pace and help out because so many have helped me.

Thought if it's not working for me it may not be working for others. So just and FYI...
Thanks for alerting me, Louise. I noticed that it wasn't working too and sent AleŇ° a message a few minutes ago. Hopefully he'll be able to fix it fairly quick.

9 Answers

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I'll do some.
answered by Joan Whitaker G2G6 Mach 5 (53.7k points)
selected by Debi Hoag
Thanks, Joan. Good luck!
Congratulations, Joan, on being the registered Sprinter with the most profiles sourced in the 19 Oct 2018 Sprint!
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I'm again this weekend...
answered by Dean Anderson G2G6 Pilot (187k points)
Thanks, Dean. Good Luck!
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Happy to join again! Edit: I just accidentally checked the Saturday box instead of the monthly challenge, my bad -- I'm not starting early, I promise.
answered by Liat Boucher G2G4 (4.7k points)
edited by Liat Boucher
LOL, no worries, Liat. I think we've all done that once or twice. Good Luck this weekend
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I'm in again!
answered by Louise Halpin G2G6 Mach 2 (27.8k points)
Great, Louise. Good Luck!
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Im in again this weekend
answered by Steph Meredith G2G6 Mach 6 (68k points)
Great, Steph. Good luck!
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I'll do some with the tracker.
answered by Kyla H G2G6 Mach 3 (32.9k points)
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Another Windsor Warrior offering to do what she can.
answered by Hilary Gadsby G2G6 Mach 4 (43.5k points)
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Count me in!
answered by Valerie Downey G2G2 (2.7k points)
Thanks, Valerie. Good Luck!
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I would love to try this week. What do I need to do to start?
answered by Tessa Hope G2G3 (3.3k points)

Hi Tessa, thanks for joining us. If it is Saturday where you are, add a source to an unsourced profile, then use the tracker to record your contributions. There's a YouTube video linked in the original post above that explains sourcing and using the Tracker. 

For an example of a citation on a profile, take a look at the profile of Henry Stephen Hope where I added a citation to the 1911 Census. You can see what changes I made by clicking the Changes tab, then clicking the link that says "edited the biography of." My changes will show up in red.

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