Have you registered for the Scan-a-Thon yet? [closed]

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Join our Scan-a-ThonIn January we will have our first annual 72-hour scanning marathon, to parallel our fun and successful annual Source-a-Thons and Spring Clean-a-Thons.

Our mission: to scan and share all those old family photos and other items we've been meaning to get to!

The party starts Friday morning, January 11, at 8 AM (ET) and runs until Monday, January 14, at 8 AM (ET). (Eastern Standard Time is GMT -5.) We're encouraging genealogists from all over the world to participate at the same time.

Will you join us?

To register, just click the ANSWER button and say "Sign me up!" or whatever and include a few words about your location or genealogical interests.  

If you're already part of a team from a previous challenge and want to stay on it, mention that. Not all teams are available for the Scan-a-Thon so you may not end up on the same one. The current teams are listed here. More may be added.

Please be sure to read the rules of participation. Thanks!

closed with the note: Registration is closed.
in The Tree House by Eowyn Walker G2G Astronaut (1.7m points)
closed by Eowyn Walker
I am trying to join not sure if I have or not
I'd like to join too
Unfortunately the cutoff was on Wednesday, but don't let that stop you from scanning and uploading images,
Can I play? Or am I way too late to join the fun?

I have southwest missouri area family pictures
sign me up... I have been trying since the day I got this message. It was before it was to late but I cannot tell if I am signed up or not... Help please.
Deadline was last Wednesday and the event is winding down.
That stinks. Oh well. Guess I'll wait until the next event to load pictures and articles.
Is it to late to sign up for the scan-a-thon.  If it is not I would love to.  Thank you

Hi Amanda, for the upcoming 2020 Scan A Thon information click here. This one is closed and was for January 2019.

Thank you, I noticed it was for 2019 after I left the comment.

258 Answers

+28 votes
I'll sign up and do whatever family photos I can from New Zealand

If anyone wants to join the Kiwi Crew, just sign up here!!

The Kiwi Crew will be participating but the team will be small.

I have had several regulars tell me that they are not interested - which is fine.
by Robynne Lozier G2G6 Pilot (875k points)
Thanks Robynne! You've been badged.
I do hope that flag was an accident!!
+26 votes
I'll sign up. I will also be leading the Mid-Atlantic Team for this event.
by Lucy Selvaggio-Diaz G2G6 Pilot (491k points)
Awesome, Lucy! You've been badged.
+26 votes

Thanks, Eowyn. Allow me be the second person to register. I will be looking forward to it.

I can help lead the Nor'Easters again. (Anybody with family from New England and the Canadian Maritimes: join us!)

by Chris Whitten G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)
+26 votes
Signing up, sounds like fun! Will be on Southern Super Sweepers.
by Dorothy Barry G2G Astronaut (2.5m points)
Thanks, Dorothy! You've been badged.
Sorry Dorothy, I was slow about signing up but I'm here now.  :)

Here is our G2G CHAT.

And here is our SPACE PAGE

as if you didn't know already!  cheeky

+24 votes
I’ll sign up. Most of my pics will be in Maryland and Delaware so Mid Atlantic sounds like the right team for me.
by Gurney Thompson G2G6 Pilot (177k points)
Awesome, Gurney! You've been badged.
+23 votes
I’d like to participate. Since all my pics are from my Southern families, I’d like to join the Southern Super Sweepers, if I may. (...to live and die in Dixie!)
by Pip Sheppard G2G Astronaut (2.0m points)
Thanks, Pip! You've been badged.
Yeah, thanks for joining the Super Sweepers!

Here is our G2G CHAT.

And here is our SPACE PAGE

+23 votes
Although I personally have nothing to scan, I can lend a hand coordinating everything. Most of this will be for the Nor'Easters but if I can help anyone else with getting set up and such feel free to ask.
by Steven Tibbetts G2G6 Pilot (280k points)
Thanks, Steven! You've got the badge.
If you are able to get out and about, maybe you could take some photos for BillionGraves.com at a cemetery near you?  Their app lets you also save the photos you take to your smartphone/device.  You'd also have to create profiles as you went along, but our tree would be winning.  :)
Just noticed this and you know, since I don't have a smart phone or a cell phone I can't really take pictures. It was a nice thought though.
+24 votes
I would like to sign up for Team Missouri!
by Michelle Enke G2G6 Pilot (251k points)
Thanks, Michelle! You've been badged.
Currently working on getting the team pages set up this weekend! I'll add you as soon as I get it up and online.

Have a great weekend!
+23 votes
I'm in with Spic-N-Span Scandinavians.
by Juha Soini G2G6 Mach 9 (96.9k points)
Thanks, Juha! You've been badged.
+21 votes
I'm in for Southern Super Sweepers. The timing is excellent since I will be at my aunt's at Christmas and me and my FlipPal will be scanning our little sensors out.
by Debi Matlack G2G6 Mach 7 (77.3k points)
Awesome, Debi! You've been badged.
Thanks Debi for choosing the Super Sweepers!

Here is our G2G CHAT.

And here is our SPACE PAGE

+23 votes

"Sign me up!" I'm a newbie in NC and I don't have a lot to scan in for my ancestors yet, but I'll keep looking between now and then! :)

by Laura Bristol G2G Crew (890 points)
Thanks, Laura! You've been badged.
Go, North Carolina!!
+21 votes
I have been meaning to add several items ... but too much procrastanation???

Maybe joining in this effort will motivate me to get it done!
by
Thanks, Bill! You've been badged.

Team Tennessee Volunteers would like to invite you to their team. Here our Space Page  https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Team_Tennessee_Volunteers_2019_Scan_-_A_-_Thon  
 

Hi Bill you have been added to Team Roses by the challenge leaders. I will send you a private message with more information. Our team page is here:

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Team:_A_Rose_By_Any_Other_Name_-_Scan-A-Thon

Welcome!
+23 votes
Sign me up! Sounds like a great way to get me motivated to start scanning my old photos. Places include Germany and England. Thanks!
by Bambi Koch G2G1 (1.1k points)
Thanks,  Bambi! You've been badged.
Hi Bambi

If you haven't picked a team yet would you like to join the  https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Sandringham_Strollers,

Just leave a message on our page if you are interested

Janet Team Leader

Team Tennessee Volunteers would like to invite you to their team. Here our Space Page  https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Team_Tennessee_Volunteers_2019_Scan_-_A_-_Thon  
 

+20 votes
Sign me up. I'm "scanning challenged" but I should be able to upload at least a couple!

Team Virginia please :D

Cheers, Liz
by Liz Shifflett G2G6 Pilot (423k points)
Awesome, Liz! :D  You've been badged.
+21 votes
I can’t resist a being a part of the major thons. A thon wouldn’t be a thon without my Tornadoes by my side. I’m all for being a Co-Captain again for the team too!
by Amanda Frank G2G6 Mach 5 (51.1k points)
Thanks, Amanda! You've been badged.
+20 votes
Sign me up please!
by
Thanks, Sandy! You've been badged.

Sandy what team do you want to be on. Team Tennessee Volunteers would like to invite you to their team. Here our Space Page  https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Team_Tennessee_Volunteers_2019_Scan_-_A_-_Thon 
 

Apologies, I wanted to be on the Mighty Maple Leaves again, if I could!

Of course! I'll add you to our list, Sandy.
+21 votes
I'm in. .  found a pile of Virginia people (Shores, Richmond,  Rockingham,  other), possibly early 1900s maybe even late 1800s . Only a few are labeled.  does that disqualify them?
by

Hi! I've just started the Team Virginia page. If you'd like to join us, please log in & post a comment/reply to your answer to sign you up for Team Virginia .

About your question... I think that if you don't know who the person is, then you can't upload the picture to a particular profile, so I think that they wouldn't count. I have a question: if they're not labeled, how do you know the surname & that they're Virginia? OK, more than one question. When you say "pile"... how many are we talking? The limit is 10 pictures per profile (at [[Help:Scan-a-Thon]]). Maybe you could upload 10 pictures at a time to a space page to see if you could get them identified?

Yep, free-space pages is what we are recommending for unidentified photos.
+22 votes
O, I'm in. I have a few photos from WWII (my dad and friends) and some other family stuff mostly South and Mid-west. Is there a team that might cover any of those?
by Lisa Linn G2G6 Mach 6 (68.9k points)
Hi Lisa, we are Midwest over at Team Tornadoes. You are of course welcome to add your Southern side too.
Thanks, Lisa! You've been badged.

Team Tennessee Volunteers covers that. Team Tennessee Volunteers would like to invite you to their team. Here our Space Page  https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Team_Tennessee_Volunteers_2019_Scan_-_A_-_Thon 
 

Thanks Linda, add me to the team! Lots of my pis and docs are from my mom's side, which includes Nebraska, Ohio, and Michigan; but I'm excited to scan my father's stuff. I have a Stars and Stripes paper intact from WWII that needs attention. My dad was part of the "Big Red One" (the first infantry) and there are some pretty cool pics taken of him during the war!
+22 votes
I'd like to sign up. I have many folders of stuff that I've collected through the years. Things like copies of bible pages, funeral programs and remembrance books, graduation announcements, etc.
by Debi Hoag G2G6 Pilot (296k points)
Awesome, Debi! You've been badged.

Debi what team do you want to be on. Team Tennessee Volunteers would like to invite you to their team. Here our Space Page  https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Team_Tennessee_Volunteers_2019_Scan_-_A_-_Thon 
 

Hi Linda, Thanks for the invitation but I'm a long time member of the Southern Sourcerers. I'll be working with them.
+22 votes
Windsor Warriors please, Eowyn! :D
by Olivia McCabe G2G6 Pilot (236k points)
Thanks, Susie!  :D  You've been badged.

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