Saturday Sourcing Sprint (12 Oct 2019)

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Hello 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. 
    • 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 remove the Unsourced template if you are able to add a source!

ago in The Tree House by Alex Stronach G2G6 Pilot (159k points)
There’s still unsourced profiles out there? Just kidding. I found several last Tuesday.

10 Answers

+7 votes
In for this weekend again...
ago by Dean Anderson G2G6 Pilot (250k points)
Great, always happy to have your help!
+8 votes
I will do some this week.
ago by
Thanks for helping out!
+7 votes
Count me in might manage a few
ago by Hilary Gadsby G2G6 Mach 6 (66k points)
Perfect, every little bit helps!
+6 votes
Will give it a try.
ago by Terry McClintock G2G6 Mach 3 (33k points)
You're one of our reliable regulars! Thanks for all you do.
+6 votes
I will do a few this weekend.
ago by Michelle Enke G2G6 Pilot (162k points)
Great, thank you!
+6 votes
I plan on working on some of these this Saturday.
ago by Emily Holmberg G2G6 Mach 5 (59.5k points)
Great, thanks very much!
+6 votes
many more where the last few weeks came from
ago by Tim Prince G2G6 Mach 1 (10.2k points)
You're another one of our reliable regulars! Thanks for all your help.
+6 votes
I'll get a couple done. Sign me up.
ago by Gurney Thompson G2G6 Pilot (117k points)
You're another one of our reliable regular contributors! Thanks for your help.
+4 votes
I am going to do it Saturday and I will put the profiles on my answer here and what I did.
ago by Linda Barnett G2G6 Pilot (401k points)
Great, thanks for your help!
0 votes
i think i give it a try
ago by Jen Wiesner G2G Crew (860 points)
This was for Saturday 12 October I suggest you sign up for next week when the G2G post appears and you start when it's Saturday where you are in the world.
oh ok then next time

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