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What are Saturday Sourcing Sprints?

Sourcing Saturday Sprints are one-day challenges. They're casual mini-versions of our fun annual Source-a-Thon.

To participate, simply reply once in the current G2G Forum post, giving us your GMT time zone and team name, if any. After that, use the Challenge Tracker to count your profiles sourced (see the weekly thread for instructions). We can continue to use the thread to brag, complain, commiserate, and generally share and have now added a Google Hangout where we can chat real time. It will be as quiet or busy as we make it.


  • All profiles improved must come from the Unsourced categories or already be present on WikiTree and unsourced (don't create new profiles without sources and then add them).
  • The tally is of profiles improved, not sources added. That said, if you can add a number of sources to a profile, all the better. Remember, your sources need to be as full and specific as possible, so others find them useful. That means, if the source is online, you should link to it. If it is a page from a book, the page number should be included so others can easily see where you found the reference.
  • If the only source on a profile is "Ancestry tree," "," Ancestry search results page, "Pedigree Resource Files" from FamilySearch, and the like, the profile can count as unsourced. If you add better sources to the profiles, it can count in your tally.
  • If you attempt to add sources to a profile and just cannot find any, please add a note under a == Research Notes == section giving where you tried to find records and you can sign it with the four tildes so the date is applied as well. That way the next researcher knows where to start. Do not remove the Unsourced Template and do no count in your tally. Examples:
    • "Looked for John in the US Census records for 1900-1940 and couldn't find him on FamilySearch or Ancestry"
    • "Searched Google for an obituary and didn't find one."
    • "FamilySearch's Pedigree Resource File has a record for this person but no sources are included" and give the link
  • If you find a match and can merge a profile into an already sourced profile, that counts too. You still found a source, plus you eliminated a duplicate.

Follow the tag sourcing_sprints to get the weekly posts.

Changes and Suggestions

The Saturday Sprints started November 2016 and are still evolving. See this G2G post for changes and suggestions.


Click here to go to the G2G post for the 21 October 2017 Saturday Sourcing Sprint - don't start until it's Saturday where you are, and stop when it's Sunday!

Total sourced profiles by week for October:
  • 607 for 7 October
  • 495 for 14 October
  • for 21 October
  • for 28 October

Congratulations to Deb Durham for Team Roses, winner of the Saturday Sourcing Sprint held 14 October 2017!

Table is current through the 6 October 2017 Sprint

  • Are the totals by month in following table useful to anyone?
  • Would the links to the various week's Challenge Tracker accomplish the same thing?
  • If not, do we have a data wizard that can work with me to make the tally process easier and faster (and less prone to error on my part)?

Please drop me a PM with your responses. McGee-1611 15:39, 15 October 2017 (EDT)

Sortable table - See Sourcing Sprint Archive for "pre-May" details.
Total Sourced
Jerry Baraboo66
Janine BarberTeam Massachusetts 600-768491596
Sharon Casteel Team Anywherers25631
Tina Chase 1028745
Paula Cullen Kiwi Crew+1241005522201
Earl Davis 44
Deb Durham Team Roses-450201857145
Amanda Frank Team Tornadoes-561016
Amelia Gerlicher1313
Ros HaywoodTeam GB-Gen19545399513387
Debi Hoag Southern Sourcerers-41031842113286201
Chris Hoyt 20323
Robert Hvitfeldt 89274118175
Veni Joyner33
Darren KellettKiwi Crew+132210347890
Amy Kelly 12517
Star KlineTeam Forget-Me-Nots3614103101711191
Manfred Kraut1515
Nan Lambert691881168
Greg Lavoie1818
Susan McNameeTeam Roses-4569061207
Susie MacLeod Team Roses 010 31394156
J Manners91697
Diana Marable44
John Noel -44908121524265771170
Jim ParsonsTeam Anywherers10271350
Debra Pate 3434
Isabelle RassinotTeam Roses8393294442101392
Maureen Rosenfeld42413011124
Lucy Selvaggio-Diaz 57117984
Steven Schmidt 33538
Liz Shifflett Team VA30228262
Charlotte Shockey348186372
Kitty Smith202040
Sheena TaitTeam GB-Gen+14610153010111
Vic Watt8888
Michelle WilkesTeam GB-Gen+11226272816109
Kim Williams12618
Lori MasucciSouthern Super Sweepers-4512926
G. Redmond314
Karen LorenzTeam Anywherers77
Pat CreditTeam Anywherers1111
Joan WhitakerTeam GB-Gen9379172
Jennifer Robins628
Donna AstonTeam GB-Gen4040
Linda BarnettTeam Tennessee-416117
Eileen Bradley66
Alexandra Carter33
Robynne LozierKiwi Crew45126171
Cynthia LarsonLegacy Heirs44
Richard Devlin55
Kristin MerrittSouthern Sourcerers1111
Guy ConstantineauMighty Maple Leaves4242
Kathleen Ostic44
Jason CottrellTeam GB-Gen03333
Charlene NewportKiwi Crew+10216216
Kay SandsTeam Tornadoes-43232
Jody Rodgers Team Anywherers-544
Terri Haddox Team VA-533
Eric Hoffman Team Great Lakes-411
Kirsty Ward Kiwi Crew+1
Catherine TrewinMighty Maple Leaves-5
Cindy Lesure-4
Betty Tindle
Lee Anne Pedersen-6
Robin Coles
S. Davenport Team Roses-6
Amanda D.
Gwen FlemingTeam Massachusetts 600-4
Unregistered 8383

Participant list current through 21 October 2017 7:15am EDT


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