This is a general page about challenge teams. Click here for the Source-a-Thon Teams.
Teams are a way for members with similar interests to work together to improve profiles on WikiTree via the various challenges we host. There are several challenges each month, and all teams have different goals and approaches. Teams are especially important during the Source-a-Thon and Clean-a-Thon.
Teams keep things fun!
Challenge teams are a bit like marathon training teams. Marathon teams don't have much of a practical purpose in the game itself; marathons aren't a team sport. They add camaraderie and make it easier for new participants to get started. Team members can encourage and help each other.
What do teams do when there isn't a "Thon"?
Teams have so much fun during Thons and accomplish so much by focusing on things together, that they have value all throughout the year. Unlike Projects, challenge teams specifically work on the many challenges around WikiTree, taking what their team focus is and translating it into helping each other accomplish great things in the chosen challenge, whether sourcing, connecting, writing biographies, or correcting errors.
How do I join a team?
Any participant can join any existing team. (We're asking that all teams welcome any members who are interested.)
There isn't a limit on the size of a team, but if a team gets too large for any specific event (like Thons), it could be divided into smaller teams, in order to keep team stats relatively fair.
If there isn't a team that matches your interest, start your own!
To sign up for a Source-a-Thon team, please mention the team you want to join in your answer to the Source-a-Thon registration answer. There is no need to "sign up" for it anywhere else.
Starting a challenge team
It's easy to start a team-just make sure there isn't already one that covers your topic, then create a free-space page for the team, something like with the form like Team Topic, for example Team Iowa, Team 845 Errors, Team Fantastic Beasts. Then, if it isn't a Thon, you can recruit with a G2G post.
For any Thon participation, a team must be chosen by the day before the event, or you will be placed on a team by the WikiTree Team.
Some of these teams may need new team leaders since the last thon. If you're interested, just get in touch with whoever is listed as the current leader and ask about it.
- Team Australia
- Team Canada
- Mighty Maple Leaves (Canada)
- Dutch-Nederlandse Team, and their Clean-a-Thon page Flying Dutchmen - Vliegende Hollanders see Team Flying Dutchmen-Vliegende Hollanders, Source-a-Thon 2017
- Team Europe
- Record Romancers - Romance languages including French, Spanish, Italian, Latin
- Team GB Gen (Great Britain)
- The Kiwi Crew, New Zealand
- South Africa Springboks see Suid Afrika Team Springbokke, Source-a-Thon 2017
- Spic n Span Scandinavians
United States Teams
- Team PNW (Pacific Northwest)
(These teams are for participation in the Clean-a-Thon only)
- Team 811 (811 Suggestions)
- Team A Rose By Any Other Name (700 Suggestions Errors)
- Team Cobweb Catchers (500 Find-a-Grave Suggestions)
- Team Dust Bunnies, (900 Suggestions, dealing with unconnected, empty profiles)
- Watchlist Washers (working on your own Watchlist Errors)
- Dust Busters (general suggestions)
- Merry Moppers (general suggestions)
- Clean Sweepers
- The Anywherers
- Coffee Drinkers
- Genea-Gold Diggers
- History Hunters
- Super Sleuths
- Legacy Heirs
- Team A Rose By Any Other Name (Source-a-Thon team) and their general challenges team page Team A Rose By Any Other Name
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