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 Walker G2G Astronaut (1.9m points)
closed by Eowyn Walker
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
The Flying Dutchmen are in. So am I!

Please register me WT leaders. Looking forward.

The answer button is gone here......... frown

Team Flying Dutch (Wo-)Men likes to join the Thon. And looking for members at our team.

But I do not have an "answer" choice here.


Hi Astrid. The "answer" button is gone because the question (which is over a year old) has been closed. As it says near the top, "Registration is now closed."

203 Answers

+16 votes
Pick me! Pick Me! Pick me! Cornbread Catchers, please.

by Mags Gaulden G2G6 Pilot (573k points)
We've got you, Mags!
Yay Mags!
Thanks, Mags!
+15 votes
Sign me up please for the Cornbread Catchers. Thanks for this challenge! Right after the holidays is perfect timing!
by Paula J G2G6 Pilot (255k points)
Thanks, Paula. We've got you!
Welcome Paula! :))
Thanks, Paula!
+13 votes

Guess I'm running late. In for Co-Captaining the Nor'Easters again.

Signing up for the challenge and getting the ship ready.

Home Page

Chat post


by Steven Tibbetts G2G6 Pilot (330k points)
+17 votes
I'm in again with the Cornbread Catchers.  

Although I secretly call the team the Bug Catchers because we all caught the genealogy bug!  Ha ha.  Much easier to remember and it has a connection to genealogy.  Feel free to join me.  You can be a secret Bug Catcher too.
by Lisa Dwyer G2G6 Mach 3 (34.9k points)
Glad to have you with us again, Dash. As long as the bugs aren't in the cornmeal, it's all good LOL
I guess we can catch bugs and cornbread... :)

Glad to have you back Dash!!
Thanks, Dash!
+13 votes

Sign me up please!

by Paula Reinke G2G6 Mach 9 (90.7k points)

Team Tennessee Volunteers would like to invite you to their wonderful and fun team.

Thanks, Paula!
+17 votes

Hi all,

I'm in! I have my mother's cedar chest full of unannotated pictures. Should be exciting.

Could you please add me to the Cornbread Catchers [https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Cornbread_Catchers]?

Thank you,


by Claire Nava G2G6 Mach 1 (17.8k points)
Oh that chest sounds exciting, Claire. Hope you are able to figure out who the unannontated pictures belong to.
Glad to have you on the team Claire! :)
I enjoyed working with this team during the Source-a-thon, so I'm happy to be back. :)
Thanks, Claire!
+17 votes
I would like to sign up with the Cornbread Catchers again. Thanks!
by Angelique Chamberlain G2G6 Mach 1 (13.8k points)
Great to have you join us again, Angelique.
Welcome back! :))
Thanks, Angelique!
+15 votes
Sign me up, please! I'm located in Indiana, with research interests in Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Kentucky, and Minnesota for the US, Plzen Region of Czech Republic, and Southern/Central Sweden. Could I join Team Great Lakes, if that's alright? Thank you!
by Anastasia Beckwith G2G4 (4.3k points)
edited by Anastasia Beckwith

Team Tennessee Volunteers would like to invite you to their wonderful and fun team.

Thanks, Anastasia!
+19 votes
I would love to join again at the Flying Dutchman's.

So call me in.
by Herman Overmars G2G6 Mach 3 (38.5k points)

Jeeay blij je te zien Herman ! Welkom bij het team wink

Yeh Herman is with us again!!!

Here is our team page Herman!

Click on the image please!

Thanks, Herman!
+16 votes
Please sign me up for Team Roses again!
by Katrina Miller G2G6 Mach 1 (12.3k points)
Thanks, Katrina!
+17 votes
Sign me up! This will be my first year doing this-- I'm in Florida but a lot of my scans will be for ancestors in the Midwest. I have let a few things pile up so this could be the push I need to get them scanned and done!
by Lori Larsen G2G1 (1.3k points)

Team Tennessee Volunteers would like to invite you to their wonderful and fun team.

Do you know what team you want to be on Lori?

The Cornbread Catchers are a southern based team (includes Florida!) :)
Thank you Tennessee Volunteers for the invite. I see that the Cornbread Catchers include Florida so I think I will join them this year.
Please add me to Team Cornbread Catchers. Thanks for the invite!
Thanks, Lori!
+16 votes
Sign me up; Team Tennessee, please and Thank You.
by Margaret Meredith G2G6 Mach 3 (32.0k points)
+17 votes
I would like to try.Thanks!
by Teresa Davis G2G6 Mach 4 (46.1k points)
Do you want to be on Team Cornbread Catchers again, Teresa?
Welcome Teresa!

Another answer was added that she wants to be on the Cornbread Catchers again :)
Thanks, Teresa!
+16 votes
I would like to join. I would like to help the Bama Bushwackers Team.
by LG Price G2G6 Mach 4 (41.8k points)
Thanks, Linda!
+18 votes
Just as the Help page states regarding the Scan-a-Thon...

"Sign me up!" or whatever... LMAO!

Just recently, i've actually been (both) scanning family photos as well as trying to obtain them from other family members too. I've even been lucky in locating some of them (of course confirming them as well) from other sources as well.

~Brian Kerr
by Anonymous Kerr G2G6 Pilot (310k points)
Would you like to join the Southern Super Sweepers? We would love to have you join us!!
Does the "Southern" mean the Southern US?

I live in the Northeastern US...

~Brian Kerr

Team Tennessee Volunteers would like to invite you to their wonderful and fun team.

Northeastern US is covered by Nor'Easters. That is New England and Canadian Maritimes. Shall I reserve you a cabin?
I actually checked your team out yesterday and wasn't sure about it yet as it doesn't include NY.

Though, it does include (for the most part) much of where my family lived and immigrated too like Canada, NH, MA, etc...


~Brian Kerr
There is a Mid-Atlantic Team which used to be a New York Team, but spread out to include most of the Eastern Seaboard, and we allow you to work on whatever it is you like. We'd love to have you Brian.
I'm still listed as a team member of the Mid-Atlantic team since the last Source-a-Thon as seen on the following link.


I wasn't even sure how active the team was since the team web page hasn't really been updated or anything else.

This is only why I was all in for this Scan-a-Thon, but didn't know what was going on regarding teams.

~Brian Kerr
Thanks, Brian!
+15 votes
sign me up
by Chuck Langston G2G2 (2.9k points)

Team Tennessee Volunteers would like to invite you to their wonderful and fun team.

Which team or where bouts do you live Chuck?!
Thanks, Chuck!
+18 votes
Signing up for Team Missouri.
by LaMyra Morton G2G6 Mach 2 (20.9k points)
Glad to have you back, LaMyra!! I'll get you added.
Thanks, LaMyra!
+15 votes
Count me in, I'll be in the Australian Team as usual!
by Veronica Williams G2G6 Pilot (153k points)

Great, I've got you on our list. smiley

Thanks, Veronica!
+17 votes
Sign me up with the Nor’Easters please.
by Gisèle Cormier G2G6 Mach 4 (43.3k points)

Welcome aboard Gisèle. Feel free to head below and pick your cabin. (And please don't make me hunt for that fancy e again. LOL)

Home Page

Chat post


Thanks, Gisele!
+17 votes
Sign me up with the Cornbread Catchers.
by Theresia Kennedy G2G6 Mach 1 (11.7k points)
Welcome again to the Cornies! :)
Glad to have you back with us, Theresia.
Thanks, Theresia!

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