Have you registered for our 2020 Scan-a-Thon yet? [closed]

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imageIn January we will have our second annual 72-hour scanning marathon, to parallel our fun and successful annual Source-a-ThonClean-a-Thon, and Connect-a-Thon.

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 10, at 8 AM (ET) and runs until Monday, January 13, 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.  This will enable us to match you with a team.

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 now closed! Thanks, everyone!
in The Tree House by Eowyn Langholf G2G Astronaut (1.5m points)
closed by Eowyn Langholf
Thank you for clearing that up.
lol. Guess I wasn't signed in.
I do not remember and want to make sure to let my team know the most up to date info. Can we use records that are already online? For example, if we find a Death certificate or marriage license, can we save it to our computer and upload that to the profile or do they have to all be physically scanned on a scanner by us?
I'll be there. I'll be focusing on the family photos I have and a couple of documents I have. All family from Michigan (my tree isn't connected to many other trees yet. I'll be signing up for sourceathon, too. :) )
I'll be participating. I have barely started adding my family and it seems most of them so far do not connect to many other trees. Should be fun! I'll be focusing on my family who lived in Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania. and the Netherlands (further back in the States if I have time).
If the answer to Lisas question is a yes, then I can join in xxx
Colleen, you need to click <answer> to Eowyn's question above. Welcome to WikiTree.  Glad you are joining in.
Karen -- I don't think the answer to Lisa Murphy's question is yes.  You can still join in the fun if you can scan pictures, letters or even things you own that relate to a profile on WikiTree.  It doesn't count to scan a copy of a death certificate or marriage license that you don't actually own.
are there instructions on how to create a free space somewhere on WT?

Thank you
Anon Cormack - answering your question in a private message with team info

203 Answers

+32 votes
I'll be captaining the Tree Nuts team again!
by Eowyn Langholf G2G Astronaut (1.5m points)
Yay, I have the badge now!
+30 votes
Please sign me up. Eowyn, I'd like to join you on the Tree Nuts team again! I'm really looking forward to this. Thank you.
by Robin Shaules G2G6 Pilot (575k points)
Absolutely! We'd love to have you. You have the badge now. Thanks!
+28 votes
I'm in - I'll be part of the Southern Sweepers if they're in for this challenge.
by SJ Baty G2G6 Pilot (741k points)

Hi SJ!!  Glad to have you back with us. I will be Co-captaining with Laura Bozzay with the Southern Super Sweepers Team!!

yes

.....

Thanks, SJ! You have the badge now.

yes Thanks! laugh

+29 votes
I'd like to register and be on the Tree Nuts Team. I have tons of photos inherited from my grandmother that I've been getting ready for the big event.
by Beverly Swann G2G4 (4.8k points)
Thanks, Beverly! I've added you to the team and given you the badge.
+30 votes

Registering for the Scan A Thon. Co-captaining with Laura Bozzay the  Southern Super Sweepers Team.  Thanks!

by Dorothy Barry G2G Astronaut (1.9m points)
Yay Southern Sweepers!
Thanks, Dorothy!
+29 votes
Sign me up.  I am already listed on the Mid Atlantic Team, so I'd like to stay there.  I'll help you all, not really  a competitor, but a helper.  I probably have a lot of stuff I can enter.  Let's have some fun again.
by Arthur Van Riper G2G5 (5k points)
Thanks, Arthur!
+29 votes
I am in Co-Captaining the Sandringham Strollers
by Janet Wild G2G6 Pilot (113k points)
Thanks, Janet!
+26 votes
I'll be happy to captain the Kiwi Crew again.

I personally do not have much in the way of new photos or documents to upload. I do have a few though.
by Robynne Lozier G2G6 Pilot (684k points)
Thanks, Robynne!
Can I join the Kiwi Crew? I am in New Zealand :)
Sure you can Robin, but you will need to respond to this thread as an ANSWER!!  and do it ASAP. The sooner the better!!

The event starts on Saturday in NZ. in 3 days.
Forgive me, but I can;'t see a button that's called "Answer", otherwise I would :)
+26 votes
I am in for this and I am the captain of Team Tennessee Volunteers. Go Vols.
by Anonymous Barnett G2G6 Pilot (453k points)
Thanks, Linda!
+26 votes

I'm in! Sandringham again. (Sorry, Sweepers, the bribe was too good laugh. Of maybe it was the threat!) 

by Pip Sheppard G2G Astronaut (1.6m points)

Now, now Pip no threat at all  devil just thought you might like to stroll rather than sweep.....

Lunch is on me if you ever make it to Oshkosh to see all those planes in the line ups or even in the museum

 That's hubby Phil in the picture

One of these days, I just might make it!
Thanks, Pip!
+28 votes
I have images that need to be added, so sign me up. Massachusetts team again...
by Ellen Smith G2G Astronaut (1m points)
Thanks, Ellen!
+28 votes
I am attempting to collect and list more things to scan and add!! I would like to be on the Southern Super Sweepers again.
by Virginia Fields G2G6 Pilot (269k points)
Welcome back Virginia, glad to have you aboard, looking forward to seeing your photos etc, Dorothy B. Super Sweepers.
Thanks, Virginia!
+27 votes
Sign me up... don't know how much time I'll have that weekend, but surely I can get one or two images uploaded!

Team Virginia please.

Thanks!
by Liz Shifflett G2G6 Pilot (358k points)
Thanks, Liz!
Team Virginia isn't fielding a team for this thon - can you sign me up for the Tree Nuts? Thanks!
+27 votes
I'm in with the Sandringham Strollers please.
by Elizabeth Viney G2G6 (7.3k points)
Thanks, Elizabeth!

 Hi Elizabeth, 

Welcome to the team once again, glad you can join us. 

The Sandringham strollers page is updated https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Sandringham_Strollers   Sandringham Strollers Page

Chat Page Scan-a-Thon-2020 - Sandringham Strollers Chat 

Please add name and an idea of area, name you will be working on

Thanks Janet & Gillian

+26 votes

Sandringham Strollers please. Thank you smiley

by Lesley Scott G2G6 Mach 1 (17.1k points)
Thanks, Lesley!

 Hi Lesley , 

Welcome to the team once again, glad you can join us. 

The Sandringham strollers page is updated https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Sandringham_Strollers   Sandringham Strollers Page

Chat Page Scan-a-Thon-2020 - Sandringham Strollers Chat 

Please add name and an idea of area, name you will be working on

Thanks Janet & Gillian

+26 votes
Team Wizards of Aus please
by Vivienne Caldwell G2G6 Mach 3 (34.2k points)
Thanks Vivienne!
+26 votes
Please can you sign me up for Sandringham Strollers.
by T Lear G2G6 Mach 1 (10.9k points)
Thanks, T!

 Hi T, 

Welcome to the team once again, glad you can join us. 

The Sandringham strollers page is updated Sandringham Strollers Page  

Chat Page Scan-a-Thon-2020 - Sandringham Strollers Chat 

Please add name and an idea of area, name you will be working on

Thanks Janet & Gillian

+26 votes
Please sign me up for the scan-a-thon. I’ll be on the Sandringham Strollers Team. Thank you.
by Joe Farler G2G6 Mach 7 (74.5k points)
Thanks, Joe!

 Hi Joe, 

Welcome to the team once again, glad you can join us. 

The Sandringham strollers page is updated Sandringham Strollers Page  

Chat Page Scan-a-Thon-2020 - Sandringham Strollers Chat 

Please add name and an idea of area, name you will be working on

Thanks Janet & Gillian

+26 votes
Sign me up for Wizards of Aus (Team Australia) please.
by Vivian Egan G2G6 Mach 5 (58.7k points)
Thanks, Vivian!
+25 votes
I'd like to take part as a Member of the Sandringham Strollers please!  (please ignore my earlier answer as the Warriors are not participating this time!).  Thanks, Stephen
by Stephen Trueblood G2G6 Mach 2 (29.6k points)
Thanks, Stephen!

 Hi Stephen, 

Welcome to the team once again, glad you can join us. 

The Sandringham strollers page is updated Sandringham Strollers Page  

Chat Page Scan-a-Thon-2020 - Sandringham Strollers Chat 

Please add name and an idea of area, name you will be working on

Thanks Janet & Gillian

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