2019 Scan-a-Thon Team Tornadoes Chat!

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Hey Y'all!


Welcome to Team Tornadoes. We're excited to see all the great images we can add to WikiTree with good old Midwestern elbow grease ;-)

Let us know if you have questions, or if you just want to chatter with your fellow teammates, go right on ahead.

Here's a link to the team and user totals!

And here's the main news/updates for the Scan-a-Thon thread.

WikiTree profile: Space:Team_Tornadoes
asked in The Tree House by Abby Glann G2G6 Pilot (369k points)
edited ago by Abby Glann

We are less than 12 hours away to the Scan-a-Thon! While I some of us are doing some need last minute scanning *cough cough* me *cough cough* I thought I would share a possible life saving tip. While it would be great if we could identify everybody in the photos that just isn't the case sometimes. Thankfully if that is the case we can still upload the photo. All you have to do is upload it to the Unidentified Family Photos and Scans Category. It explains how to use it right on the page and should help a lot.

Congrats on a fine finish and an amazing number of improvements to our global tree, from Team Acadia!

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If you want reminders for video chats, Eowyn posted directions for using Google's calendar function.

answered by Abby Glann G2G6 Pilot (369k points)
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I have a memorial Saturday morning, but the rest of the weekend I hope to have time to scan in some things - looking forward to it
answered by Navarro Mariott G2G6 Mach 6 (69.3k points)
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Hi Team Tornado's

Hope you have fun this long weekendsmiley

From the Sandringham Strollers 

 Sandringham House

answered by Janet Wild G2G6 Mach 3 (39.8k points)
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I hung out with my Grandma today to finally get some images ID'd that we'd scanned in about a year ago. Ready to start uploading them tomorrow once I'm home from our Friday to-do list!
answered by Abby Glann G2G6 Pilot (369k points)
That's great Abby. I know there is a category now for unknown photos too. I'll add the link here in a bit. I have one photo for sure of a little kid about 1-2 in a bib that says My Mamma Uses Atlas Flour that I don't have even a clue who they are but it is too good not to use.
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Legacy Heirs would like to wish you a super Scan-a-thon! We are glad to be participating with you all.

answered by Lisa Murphy G2G6 Mach 3 (33.9k points)
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 The Flying Dutchmen -Vliegende Hollanders wish you all a lot of fun and good luck this weekend !

answered by Bea Wijma G2G6 Pilot (236k points)
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Nor'Easters stopping in to wish you all best of luck. Get those scanners warmed up. wink

answered by Steven Tibbetts G2G6 Pilot (172k points)
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And we are off! Have fun everyone
answered ago by Amanda Frank G2G6 Mach 4 (44.7k points)
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Good morning, team! I jumped in this am during breakfast and added a few to our count. I'm off to run some errands, but then it looks like a snowstorm in our neck of the woods, so barring any major kid-related interruptions, I should be able to add quite a bit. Have fun! There should be some awesome photos to look through once this is all up. AND don't forget the scanning selfies. I'd love to some of your smiling faces in action. I'll get mine later when it's actually light out-winter hours :-/
answered ago by Abby Glann G2G6 Pilot (369k points)
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I've been working a little this morning during breaks at my job...here's to hoping the boss doens't get ticked at me. :)  Will have more time to work tonight and all weekend.After I finish with my family docs and photos,  I literally have hundreds of cemetery photos I've taken in connection with the Global Cemeteries Project and Military and War, going to try to focus on getting a basic profile created and the photos uploaded and then I'll go back and work on sourcing beyond the monumental inscription source later.  So many photos and information so little time!
answered ago by Sondra Marshall G2G6 (8.9k points)

Thats great Sondra! Hope you don't get in trouble laugh

Day two, I've started in on my North Platte Cemetery photo stash.  Getting a lot of photos I've needed to get uploaded finally done.  I'm going to have to break out the local history books from my collection when the Scan a Thon is over, a lot of families I'm not familiar with, along with a quite a few I suspect are individual strays from elsewhere.  North Platte has an interesting past being a railroad town, so far I'm doing pretty good at not getting side tracked.
One I'm glad you are able to get that done

Two One way I stop myself from being sidetracked is I will bookmark that profile so I can find it easier. It also makes it easier for me to then go on with what I was doing.
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We are almost officially 24 hours into the thon. I hope every one is having fun. I know I am, maybe a little to much because I haven't be able to sleep for more than 1hr since we started.
answered ago by Amanda Frank G2G6 Mach 4 (44.7k points)
If only there were more hours in the day! I am looking forward to connecting all these profiles I've needed to create to upload photos. I have access to a nice stash from several major families in the area, and from what I can see, no one local has started in on adding any to WikiTree. Guess I get to be town historian at this point :-)
That’s awesome that you have access to all of those though. I know I had to create a couple to add grave photos but I made sure to add at least one other source too. Good thing with those graves is that they are all either military or family of military.
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Nor'Easters stopping by to congratulate all those that participated in the SCAT. Many photos, documents, gravesites, etc have been added to profiles making them much more informative to view.

answered ago by Steven Tibbetts G2G6 Pilot (172k points)
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Nice work on the Scan-a-thon, Tornadoes!! You all put forth such a wonderful effort!

Hoping to re-join you for the Clean-a-thon in the spring!
answered ago by Julie Ricketts G2G6 Pilot (257k points)

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