Have you registered for the Scan-a-Thon yet?

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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!

asked in The Tree House by Eowyn Langholf G2G Astronaut (1.3m points)

There will be a Mid-Atlantic Team for this event. Yea! So sign-up by answering the OP!

Feel free to let us know if you wish to join in your answer.

Whoever thought this one up oughta get a badge. What a great idea!

Why, thank you! laugh

Unfortunately, I do not have any photos or documents of my ancestors too contribute.

Great idea, Eowyn!


Southern Super Sweepers
The Fun Team is Back!

Here is our G2G CHAT.
And here is our SPACE PAGE

The "Show me State" team is looking for a few(quite a few!) enthusiastic scanners for our team!! Please mention in your answer that you want to join Team Missouri!!



Legacy Heirs will be participating and would love to have you with us. 

We are a group that works in our own way. If you like to forge ahead at full speed to get something on each profile, that is great. If you like to work on one and make it as loved and beautiful as possible before moving on, feel free and show that profile all the love you can. We do not care if you wish to work in one specific place or all over the world. One hour or most of the weekend is fine as long as you are not putting yourself or someone else in harms way. Just do it your way and lets all have fun.

Respect for eachother is a must, as is supportiveness, we are a wonderful team and amazing people.

Here is the free space page: https://www.wikitree.com/index.php?title=Space:Legacy_Heirs:_Scan-A-Thon_2019&errcode=new_profile

Here is the G2G chat post: https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/726390/scan-a-thon-2019-g2g-chat-page-legacy-heirs

I must have missed the memo about registration being open. Oops.

Team Roses will be participating


Sounds interesting, but my time is so convulted right now that I can't promise anything. I have a hard time just to get on the site and do some work on my family. Thanks
Team Tornadoes is back again! So if you are living in, from or interested in the Midwestern US we are the team for you. Plus we always have loads of fun.
I'm in.  Never thought of it, but I have hundreds kof headstone pictures that I have taken for Find-A-Grave and Billiongraves let alone my own family pictures.

David, which team would you like to join? The Southern Super Sweepers has plenty of room if you don't mind being on a wild and crazy team. We are Fun!  wink

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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!)

answered by Chris Whitten G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)
selected ago by Joy Beer
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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.
answered by Robynne Lozier G2G6 Pilot (431k points)
Thanks Robynne! You've been badged.
I do hope that flag was an accident!!
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I'll sign up. I will also be leading the Mid-Atlantic Team for this event.
answered by Lucy Selvaggio-Diaz G2G6 Pilot (237k points)
Awesome, Lucy! You've been badged.
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Signing up, sounds like fun! Will be on Southern Super Sweepers.
answered by Dorothy Barry G2G Astronaut (1.2m 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

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I’ll sign up. Most of my pics will be in Maryland and Delaware so Mid Atlantic sounds like the right team for me.
answered by Gurney Thompson G2G6 Mach 5 (50.6k points)
Awesome, Gurney! You've been badged.
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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!)
answered by Pip Sheppard G2G6 Pilot (714k 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

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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.
answered by Steven Tibbetts G2G6 Pilot (160k 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.  :)
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I would like to sign up for Team Missouri!
answered by Michelle Enke G2G6 Mach 5 (58.9k 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!
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I'm in with Spic-N-Span Scandinavians.
answered by Juha Soini G2G6 Mach 5 (57.7k points)
Thanks, Juha! You've been badged.
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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.
answered by Debi Matlack G2G6 Mach 5 (53.8k 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

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"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! :)

answered by Laura Bristol G2G Crew (590 points)
Thanks, Laura! You've been badged.
Go, North Carolina!!
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I have been meaning to add several items ... but too much procrastanation???

Maybe joining in this effort will motivate me to get it done!
answered by
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Sign me up! Sounds like a great way to get me motivated to start scanning my old photos. Places include Germany and England. Thanks!
answered by Bambi Koch G2G Crew (820 points)
Thanks,  Bambi! You've been badged.
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Sign me up. I'm "scanning challenged" but I should be able to upload at least a couple!

Team Virginia please :D

Cheers, Liz
answered by Liz Shifflett G2G6 Pilot (298k points)
Awesome, Liz! :D  You've been badged.
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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!
answered by Amanda Frank G2G6 Mach 4 (40.7k points)
Thanks, Amanda! You've been badged.
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Sign me up please!
answered by
Thanks, Sandy! You've been badged.
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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?
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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.
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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?
answered by Lisa Linn G2G6 Mach 1 (18.1k 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.
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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.
answered by Debi Hoag G2G6 Pilot (193k points)
Awesome, Debi! You've been badged.
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Windsor Warriors please, Eowyn! :D
answered by Susie MacLeod G2G6 Pilot (138k points)
Thanks, Susie!  :D  You've been badged.

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