Saturday Sourcing Sprint! (6 July 2019)

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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," "Geni.com," "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. 
  • 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 remove the Unsourced template if you are able to add a source!

in The Tree House by Debi Hoag G2G6 Pilot (226k points)

Citation Tip - These tips are not endorsements 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 any specific type.

The Gazette - Official Public Record - United Kingdom

Continuing with the World War I theme of last week, I discovered that the Awards and Accreditation Resources database of The Gazette is a great place for British WWI data. 

For the resource page, I would use this citation:

For a record about a specific person, I would add the title and date of the article, the page number, and the person's name like this:

9 Answers

+6 votes
One More Time. I get some more this weekend.
by Gurney Thompson G2G6 Mach 9 (95.9k points)
Thanks, Gurney. Good luck!
+5 votes
I’ll try, as always!
by Alex Stronach G2G6 Pilot (125k points)
Have fun, Alex!
+3 votes
I will also try as well.
by Linda Barnett G2G6 Pilot (349k points)
Good luck, Linda
+4 votes
I am in again. Now isn't the start time at Midnight where you live???
by Terry McClintock G2G6 Mach 2 (26.4k points)
Correct, Terry. Start checking the Sprint tracker when it is Saturday your time and stop when it become Sunday, your time. Good luck!
+4 votes
Sign me up!
by Kenna McClellan G2G Crew (840 points)
Welcome to the Sprint, Kenna. Let me know if you have any questions. Good luck!
+2 votes
I'm in again this weekend...
by Dean Anderson G2G6 Pilot (224k points)
Thanks, Dean. Good luck!
+2 votes
I'm going to try to finish sourcing the sourceable unsourced Missouri 20th Century profiles today, but am expecting company this afternoon, so I don't know that I will finish.  I got a new keyboard, so hopefully this will help.
by Beverly Ahrens G2G6 Mach 3 (32.9k points)
Good luck, Beverly. It always takes my fingers a couple of days to get used to a new keyboard
+2 votes
Working on one!  I am finding a lot on her.  Her relatives also need sources, but they don't have the unsourced category.
by Michelle Enke G2G6 Pilot (139k points)
As long as the family members don't have sources, Michelle, you can count them toward the Sprints. The Unsourced Research Box doesn't have to be on the profile. Thanks for joining us!
0 votes
Sign me up for the Sprints. Sourcing is my passion. I'm in the EDT zone and am a member of the Western Red Cedars but would prefer to compete as an individual.
by Philip Smith G2G6 Mach 1 (10.3k points)
I don't think there will be any sprints this weekend (12-15 July) Philip. This weekend is the Connect-a-thon...

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