Saturday Sourcing Sprint! (27 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: Canadian Census Records

1871 Census at Canada's Library and Archives website:

  • Census of Canada, 1871, Ontario, Northumberland West, Hamilton (township), page 27, dwelling 90 (under construction), family 92, Emily Jane in the household of Henry St Louis; Government of Canada, Library and Arhives Canada, RG31 - Statistics Canada, ( : Accessed 8 October 2018).

1871 Census at Ancestry:

  • Emily Jane St Louis, 1871 Census of Canada, Year: 1871; Census Place: Hamilton, Northumberland West, Ontario; Roll: C-9983; Page: 26; Family No: 84; Library and Archives Canada. Census of Canada, 1871. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Library and Archives Canada, n.d.. RG31-C-1. {{Ancestry Image|1578|4396622_00124}}

1871 Census at FamilySearch:

  • "Canada Census, 1871," database, FamilySearch ( : 24 October 2018), Emily Jane St Louis in household of Henry St Louis, Hamilton, Northumberland, Ontario, Canada; citing 1871; citing National Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

1881 Census record at FamilySearch:
Note that FamilySearch is citing Ancestry which is citing the Canadian Archive site

  • "Canada Census, 1881," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 5 October 2018), Emma St Louis in household of Walter H. L. St Louis, Hamilton, Northumberland, Ontario, Canada; from "1881 Canadian Census." Database with images. Ancestry. ( : 2008); citing Henry St Louis, citing Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.
I'll do some.
Great, thanks Joan!
Sadly apparently people were in such a rush for high numbers in the Source-a-Thon that they added a source to a profile, but neglected to remove the unsourced tag.
LOL I can honestly say that I've had it happen to me. In my case it usually happens because I work on a lot of profiles that don't have profiles and don't have the template. When I work the occasional profile which does have the template, I sometimes forget. Thank goodness for the Preview button; I usually catch it that way. I wish there was a Preview button at the top too.

7 Answers

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Best answer
I can work on a few profiles - unless the Nor'easter coming up through the Mid-Atlantic knocks out our power. Good day to stay indoors and search for family stories.
answered by Beverly Benfer G2G6 (8.8k points)
selected by Debi Hoag
Thanks, Beverly. Good luck keeping power and sourcing!
Congratulations on being the registered Sprinter who sourced the most profiles in the 26 Oct 2018 Sprint!
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I will be sourcing and cleaning at the same time. Many of those profiles needing post merge clean also need sources.
answered by Hilary Gadsby G2G6 Mach 4 (43.5k points)
Thanks, Hilary. Good Luck!

[edited: LOL Fingers don't work sometimes]
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I am in again this weekend
answered by Steph Meredith G2G6 Mach 6 (68k points)
Good to see you, Steph. Good Luck!
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I'll do some using the tracker
answered by Kyla H G2G6 Mach 3 (32.9k points)
Great, Kyla. Good Luck!
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Count me in!  The leaves are turning colors and it's started raining:  here comes autumn!
answered by Janine Barber G2G6 Pilot (133k points)
Good to see you, Janine! Good luck.
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This will be my first and I will be sourcing and cleaning at the same time!
answered by Cheryl Hess G2G6 Pilot (175k points)
Glad to have you, Cheryl. Let us know if you have any questions
Thank you for the welcome, Debi!
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It's going to be yucky weather here tomorrow so I'll be more than happy to cuddle up with my quilts and blankets and foot warmers and do some more sourcing.....
answered by Louise Halpin G2G6 Mach 2 (27.8k points)
Definitely stay in and warm, Louise. Good luck!

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