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See sourcing_sprints in G2G for the current challenge.

What are Saturday Sourcing Sprints?

Sourcing Saturday Sprints are one-day challenges. They're casual mini-versions of the Source-a-Thon last October that was so popular and fun.

To participate, simply reply once in the current G2G Forum post and then edit your post to add your new profiles, continuing in a comment on your answer as necessary. See the Sourcerers Challenge for examples.


  • 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.
  • If you attempt to add sources to a profile and just cannot find any, please add a note under a section like === Research Notes === giving where you tried to find records and you can sign it with the four tildes so the date is applied as well. Something like "Looked for John in the US Census records for 1900-1940 and couldn't find him on FamilySearch or Ancestry" would be fine. Or, "Searched google for an obituary and didn't find one." That way the next researcher knows where to start.
  • If the only source on a profile is "Ancestry tree" or "" it can count as unsourced, and you can add better sources to it to count in your tally.
  • 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.

Saturday Sourcing Sprints Tracking (current as of 25 June 2017)

Total sourced profiles by week for June:
  • 113 on June 3
  • 61 on June 10
  • 125 on June 17
  • 184 on June 24

Congratulations to Vic Watt, winner of the Saturday Sourcing Sprint held 24 June 2017!

Sortable table - See Sourcing Sprint Archive for "pre-May" details.
Total Sourced
Janine Barber684981
Sharon Casteel 25631
Tina Chase 1010
Paula Cullen 2424
Earl Davis 44
Amanda Frank 61016
Amelia Gerlicher1313
Ros Haywood1954539279
Debi Hoag 103184125
Chris Hoyt 20323
Robert Hvitfeldt 892741157
Veni Joyner33
Darren Kellett2222
Amy Kelly 12517
Star Kline361450
Nan Lambert691881168
Greg Lavoie1818
Susan McNamee5656
J Manners9191
Diana Marable44
John Noel 49081571
Isabelle Rassinot839329205
Maureen Rosenfeld424130113
Lucy Selvaggio-Diaz 571168
Steven Schmidt 33538
Liz Shifflett Team VA3022860
Charlotte Shockey34818366
Kitty Smith202040
Sheena TaitTeam GB-Gen461056
Vic Watt8888
Michelle Wilkes1212

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