Help:Source-a-Thon Teams

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Why Have Teams?

Because teams are fun!

Source-a-Thon 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 — but they add camaraderie and make it easier for new participants to get started. Team members can encourage and help each other.

Joining a Team

Any participant can join any existing team. (We're asking that all teams welcome any members who are interested.)

While there is no limit on the size of a team, we'll be dividing the larger teams into smaller groups to help "level the playing field".

Current teams are listed here. When you register you can state in your answer what team you'd like to join. Anyone not on a specific team when registration closes will be assigned to one before the Source-a-Thon begins.

Regional Teams:

Non-regional Teams:

Organizing a Team

Would you like to put together a team? It would be a great help! Anyone can.

Teams can be organized around anything. It might be a genealogical research interest or a source you like to use. Or a team can be local. We have participants from all over the world. Coordinating with others from your area can be fun.

You might associate a team with a WikiTree project, such as the US Southern Colonies. Or it could be something completely unrelated to family history, like Mac Users.

Feel free to choose a fun team name. Create a free-space page for your team.

E-mail eowyn@wikitree.com once this is done so she can add you to the list.

You're encouraged to recruit for your team. You might review the G2G posts where members have registered to see if anyone mentioned an interest or locality that might fit your team. You could reach out to project e-mail lists or even outside genealogical groups that fit the team's topic. Posting on Facebook would be great. (Tag it @WikiTreers.) Any outreach you do will be helping raise awareness about the Source-a-Thon so it's much appreciated.

Team leadership during the Source-a-Thon

Free-space pages are for team coordination, e.g. to list potential sources in their research area and coordinate who will be searching for what, as well as where Aleš will include tables of unsourced profiles specific to your team (if possible).

Some teams have started "cheer" posts in the G2G where your team members can encourage and cheer each other on.

Team members may be able to help each other claim prizes. The way we're doing these drawings, every participant has a good chance to win, but you have to be online when your number is drawn. Team members might want to watch for each other's numbers.

During our periodic video chats during the Source-a-Thon we will be talking about how the teams are doing.

There will be bragging rights for the most productive teams!



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