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Southern Super Sweepers

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NEW September 30 - October 2, 2017 Source-a-Thon

Details: Source-a-Thon Participation:

Source-A-Thon begins at 12:01 AM, just past midnight on Friday night, September 30 and ends at 11:59 PM Monday night, Eastern Daylight Time, GMT -4

Cross your fingers that you'll win a door prize!

If you're participating in this year's "Source-a-Thon" please register by answering the g2g question (URL given below) and mention you are with the "Southern Super Sweepers" Team!!

We have a seasoned group of people who are going to blast through the other Sourcerers in the Source-A-Thon!!!! We are covering the Southern States, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas. See listing below also. We source whatever profile that needs sourcing in the below states. With this we have helped WikiTree and cleared out some of the Unsourced profiles We have returning members from the Source-a-Thon 2016 and we have many who also parterre in the Clean-a-Thon and Sprints. We are going to all work on the states wherever we choose.

Rules

https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/453282/will-you-participate-the-source-thon-current-registrations

I look forward to working with you all again this fall!! Check the team names below and make sure you are still on the list. Should you decide not to participate please send me a private email. Dorothy Barry

If you are not on the list and wish to join this team, please register and make a note on this page as well, so I can add you to the team list.

Members


  • Sept 30-Oct 2 "Source A Thon":

https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/454684/do-you-have-questions-about-the-upcoming-source-a-thon

Goal

Our team goal is to clear out the "Unsourced Profiles category" on WikiTree. Including sources is in our community's Honor Code but inexperienced genealogists don't always record them. Sometimes the source is "Aunt Mabel," as Mags put it. This doesn't mean the information isn't worth preserving or sharing. It's a starting point — information waiting to be confirmed.

What is Source-a-thon

Participation

  • To officially participate you need to register in advance.
  • Registrants will be given the Source-a-Thon badge and assigned a race number. We'll use that number to draw the random winners for the many door prizes.
  • Get your race bib: [1]
  • Registration is free. Like everything on WikiTree.
  • Join a team: [2] - (Join Team Southern Super Sweepers)
  • Participating means removing profiles from the Unsourced Profiles category.
  • Select an Open (white) profile from anywhere in the category or one of its subcategories and search for sources to back up the facts of the person's life.
  • Profiles need to come from the Unsourced Profiles categories. They cannot be profiles that you created.
  • Valid sources include census records, BMD records/index references, military documents, land documents, wills, etc. A source cannot be another family tree, such as Geni tree or an Ancestry Member Tree.

On First Day: Check in on the Team link on g2g with your post as an <ANSWER>, include your name, Bib Number. You should then be able to post a continuing run of profiles you sourced

  • Source Unsourced profiles Sep 30-Oct 2 & note your progress in your team's G2G post
  • Include Research Notes on the profile. Here list places areas you searched but did not find a source such as Examples from 2016:
No Find a grave memorial William Thompson d. 1782 or Martha Thompson d. 1816
Google searches turn up only other trees
Searches at Ancestry turn up nothing but unsourced trees. Martha's name seems to be ::Mary/Martha Forbes Drake. So searched on Drake also.
http://longislandsurnames.com/getperson.php?personID=I3590&tree=Thompson cites Mather, Frederic Gregory, 1844-1925. The Refugees of 1776 From Long Island to Connecticut. Albany, N.Y.: J. B. Lyon Company, printers, 1913.
  • After entering each day your name and Bib number, your entries should resemble this:

Biddy Pendergraft. (marriage record)
Joel Pendley. (1880 census)
Asenath Penney. (death record for son)
Peter Pereau (WWI draft registration)
William Pereau. (Find A Grave memorial)
http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Lane-1164
http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Langworthy-89
http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Lay-242

(Update: This may change, See post on right added 21 Sep 2017 at 18:53 GMT by Dorothy Barry).

  • NOTE: when finished adding a source, be sure to remove the {{Unsourced template from the profile. <SAVE> your SAT will show at top of page in green


This page is part of the Data Doctors Project.
Latest report: September 17th 2017.
Reports by: Custom lists.
See WikiTree+ for custom reports and statistics.
Data Doctors Challenge: 811_IV .

Source-a-Thon Tables by Country

States Covered by Southern Super Sweepers

Alabama
Category:Alabama_Unsourced_Profiles
Arkansas
Category: Arkansas Unsourced Profiles
Florida
Category: Florida Unsourced Profiles
Georgia
Category: Georgia Unsourced Profiles
Kentucky
Category: Kentucky Unsourced Profiles
Louisiana
Category: Louisiana Unsourced Profiles
Mississippi
Category: Mississippi Unsourced Profiles
North Carolina
Category: North Carolina Unsourced Profiles
Oklahoma
Category: Oklahoma Unsourced Profiles
South Carolina
Category: South Carolina Unsourced Profiles
Texas
Category: Texas Unsourced Profiles


SOME SOURCES links

Alabama


Arkansas


Florida

Georgia


Kentucky


Louisiana

Oklahoma


North Carolina


South Carolina


Texas


See: Sources

HOW to Source

They will be hosting live Google Hangouts throughout the weekend to cheer each other on. During every chat they will draw a winner for a door prize. Every participant who is online and adding sources during that time will be eligible. See https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Source-a-Thon#Prizes


INFO:

NEW INFORMATION WILL BE COMING ABOUT HOW WE WILL LIST OUR SOURCED PROFILES THIS YEAR.... How to Count Sources

Link to Hangouts (not yet available) G2G post for prizes (not yet available)

Sourcing

1) Participating means removing profiles from the Unsourced Profiles category. They cannot be profiles that you created.

2) Select an Open (white) profile from anywhere in the category or one of its subcategories and search for sources to back up the facts of the person's life.

3) Valid sources include census records, BMD records/index references, military documents, land documents, wills, FindaGrave. A source cannot be another family tree, such as Geni or an Ancestry Member Tree.

When you find a valid source:

  • Edit the profile to add the source, according to our Sources guide.
  • Remove the {{Unsourced}} or [[Category:Unsourced Profiles]] categorization or categorizations, and save the profile.
  • Update the status to have it counted, i.e. <SAVE>. More information on this is coming soon.
    • If you don't find a source after searching, please add a Research Notes section to the profile. Say where you have looked and sign your comment with four tildes (~~~~) so it is dated. :::For example: "Looked for John in the US Census records for 1900-1940 and couldn't find him on FamilySearch or Ancestry." This way the next researcher knows where to start.


  • Writing "1880 US Census" or familysearch is not a source citation, it is just a comment. Please be sure to use full source citations with url's.

FamilySearch.org

  • FamilySearch.org has the recommended citation to list, below the link for the person you have searched for. Listing their Sources is easy, just <copy and paste>

Ancestry.com

Most to see records here you have to be Logged in:

  • When you click on View Record, look toward the bottom where there are a couple of citation options. Please include both.
  • For census records, source resembles this:
Source Citation Year: 1880; Census Place: Mcdonald, Barry, Missouri; Roll: 672; Family History Film: 1254672; Page: 273C; Enumeration District: 003
Original data: Tenth Census of the United States, 1880. (NARA microfilm publication T9, 1,454 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.
Combined thus:
Year: 1880; Census Place: Mcdonald, Barry, Missouri; Roll: 672; Family History Film: 1254672; Page: 273C; Enumeration District: 003 Original data: Tenth Census of the United States, 1880. (NARA microfilm publication T9, 1,454 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.
  • Do not add trees from Ancestry.com or My Heritage trees.. Only add sources.
  • For other Ancestry records: Again, look for both the source citation and the Original Data citation if both are available--and you might also include these words Found on Ancestry.com if that isn't already in the citation. For census records this isn't necessary because they are now readily available just about everywhere. A link to the source is the best bet.

Source a thon Recording

On First Day: Check in on the Team link on g2g with your post as an <ANSWER>, include your name, Bib Number. You should then be able to post a continuing run of profiles you sourced

  • Source Unsourced profiles Sep 30-Oct 2 & note your progress in your team's G2G post
  • Include Research Notes on the profile. Here list places areas you searched but did not find a source such as Examples from 2016:
No Find a grave memorial William Thompson d. 1782 or Martha Thompson d. 1816
Google searches turn up only other trees
Searches at Ancestry turn up nothing but unsourced trees. Martha's name seems to be ::Mary/Martha Forbes Drake. So searched on Drake also.
http://longislandsurnames.com/getperson.php?personID=I3590&tree=Thompson cites Mather, Frederic Gregory, 1844-1925. The Refugees of 1776 From Long Island to Connecticut. Albany, N.Y.: J. B. Lyon Company, printers, 1913.


  • After entering each day your name and Bib number, your entries should resemble this

Biddy Pendergraft. (marriage record)
Joel Pendley. (1880 census)
Asenath Penney. (death record for son)
Peter Pereau (WWI draft registration)
William Pereau. (Find A Grave memorial)
http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Lane-1164
http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Langworthy-89
http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Lay-242

NOTE: when finished adding a source, be sure to remove the {{Unsourced template from the profile. <SAVE> your SAT will show at top of page in green


More Source data-

  • of Note our team is working on US states.. We shouldn't run into any biographies which need pre-1500. I am looking for US Sources for this just in case












































2017 Spring Clean-a-Thon: We did it, we came in 5th place!!!!

Thank you, each one of you, for all your contributions, big or small they helped get us to 5th place and I couldn't be prouder of this Team!!! More will come out after our WikiTree Team organizers gets some much needed sleep tonight (or rather early morning)! Dorothy Barry, Team Leader.

LAST Twelve hours!!!!!

Lets do a sprint and bring her home!!

Again, I can not thank those of you who have contributed to the Spring-Clean-a-Ton!

I have tried to keep an informal total going periodically (three different times) and here's the last update April 24, 2017. Ref: https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/381098/southern_super_sweepers-communication-hub

1: Dorothy Barry, Leader |See your work 126 805 855
2: G. Moore|See your work 125 300 302
3: Edie Kohutek |See your work 17 121
4: Geneadive Mere |See your work 153 232 232
5: Sarah Dunn |See your work 0 9 10
6: Alison Broadway |See your work 69 310 424
7: Martha Riley |See your work 0 141 141
8: Russ Gunther |See your work 61 215
9: Jon Czarowitz, DataDoctor |See your work 2 32 32
10: Allan Thomas |See your work 13 28 28
11: Betty Wilcox |See your work 0 0 0
12: Lisa Arrowood |See your work 0 309 380
13: Roger Houchin |See your work 0 10 16
14: Victoria English |See your work 15 36 36
15: Debra Meekts |See your work 4 4 4
16: Debbie De Sotel |See your work 74 316 342
17: Sandra Davidson, |See your work 77 129 159

2017 Spring Clean-a-Thon (Achieve)

Welcome, to the first ever "Spring Clean-a-Thon"! We are going to take the south by the way of a clean sweep of any and all (if that were possible) database errors that WikiTree has indicated we have.

We will be covering the following 13 states in the Southern part of the United States: Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Texas.

Note: Tennessee (lucky stiffs) have their own team called "Team Tennessee. https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Team_Tennessee_-_2017_Spring_Clean-a-Thon

And... Virginia, and West Virginia have their own team called "Team Virginia" https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Virginia_Spring_Cleaners Team Virginia - 2017 Spring Clean-a-Thon

Good luck to them and all the teams working this weekend on the Spring Clean-a-Thon!!!! Our start time is tomorrow night at 21 Apr, 11 PM CDT, or 22 Apr, 12 AM EDT!!!

The purpose of the Clean-a-Thon is to decrease the number of database errors, which is what the Database Errors Project does all the time.

Here are some of the tasks that I think need to be done. I'll be working on them, and could use your help.

  • For more experienced researchers could you work on the 200/300 error numbers where it says a parent is too young or too old to have said child...
  • Another time consuming error fix is the "Unclean" profiles and "empty" profiles.
  • Work on the "Find A Grave" error number 570's series
  • For those fairly new, maybe you could work on the 600 number series concerning birth and death location information and also marriage location info.
  • Another minor error that's usually fast to fix is the Heading errors where they lack a == or have too many === or a word right after the == situations.
  • Major error corrections such as "LNAB" surname incorrect or problem involved would need a profile manager to correct it. Also major problems with birth and death dates. In these cases it would be good to leave them a note on that particular profile stating what you feel the error is and why. IE: Person's birth date is after their death date, or LNAB is a married name instead of maiden name or Last name at birth.
  • In short, feel free to choose your type of errors that you are used to working with and go clean them up!!!!!

Any questions: Please post a comment here on this page, or on our G2G Team page using the project tag, or send me a private message. Thanks! Dorothy B.


Helpful Links for Spring Clean-a-Thon

Research Notes

Some questions and answers that may help you out:

  • How to find your state on the Database errors report above:

(Note Database errors are now known as Suggestions!! )

Step 1: go to green box, and click on WikiTree+
Step 2: Next go down the list until you see Tree Errors/Suggestions
Step 3: Under that look for Location and click on that.
Step 4: Next where you see Slovenija(which is a country), take that out and put in which state your interested in researching, from our list of states.
Step 5: Now click on Location Errors/Suggestions. Now look to right; you will see a spread sheet that will appear with all the errors on it.

Once you finish work on an error, you can set a status and enter a comment for it on the database errors report. There are five actions:

  • Comment (no change in status): This enables you to add a comment without changing the status.
  • Not corrected: This sets the error as not corrected. It will continue to be shown in all lists.
  • Corrected (hide until next recheck): This sets the error as corrected so it will be hidden from error reports until next dump. After that it will be shown again if it was not actually corrected.
  • False error (hide forever): This sets the error as a false error. It will be hidden from WikiTree+ error reports forever.
  • Proposed merge (hide for 30 days): This hides the error for 30 days thus giving a merge time to be completed. The error will be hidden from prepared error lists.

Each time you work an error and set the status, you'll earn a contribution point!


Errors Report

(DBE ErrorList AL)

(DBE ErrorList AR)

(DBE ErrorList DE)

(DBE ErrorList FL)

(DBE ErrorList GA)

(DBE ErrorList KY)

(DBE ErrorList LA)

(DBE ErrorList MD)

(DBE ErrorList MS)

North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Texas







Images: 5
Southern Super Sweepers (Spring)
Southern Super Sweepers (Spring)

Southern Super Sweepers Clean-Up
Southern Super Sweepers Clean-Up

Southern Super Sweepers (Fall)
Southern Super Sweepers (Fall)

Southern Super Sweepers Source-up
Southern Super Sweepers Source-up

Southern Super Sweepers States
Southern Super Sweepers States

Collaboration

On 23 Sep 2017 at 20:31 GMT Bea (Timmerman) Wijma wrote:

Hi,

We all can add a DBE template to our Team pages now, see Source-a-Thon Tables by Country

Greets, good luck and have fun everyone !

Bea

On 22 Sep 2017 at 20:35 GMT Dorothy Barry wrote:

Lynn, I can only tell you how we did during the Spring Clean-A-Thon because I was on different team last year for the "Source-A-Thon" as a participant.

Anyway, here are the statistics for the Spring Clean-A-Thon: https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/381098/southern_super_sweepers-communication-hub (Note we came in 5th place).

On 22 Sep 2017 at 18:07 GMT Lynn Wiggers wrote:

Being of a particularly competitive nature, how many did the team do last year, per member, on average? What's it going to take to exceed that this year?

On 21 Sep 2017 at 18:53 GMT Dorothy Barry wrote:

Questions have been asked on the g2g forum about how we will report our profiles for the 2017 source-a-thon.

I believe Aleš will specifically make the errors report for "unsourced" profiles only, (no other errors). That way you choose a profile to work on, find a source, add it; then go to the "STATUS" at the end of the suggestion your working on, click on it, select a status, ie, added a source, and then it will be reported and tallied up with the others you have corrected. He may even make separate reports for each state in the United States and separate reports for specific countries throughout the world.

I am sure that future posts on the g2g forum and updates to our "Source-A Thon" guidelines, will explain whatever procedure they will be using, and I will update here. Thanks!

On 20 Sep 2017 at 18:04 GMT Dorothy Barry wrote:

Hi Southern Super Sweeper Members:

It has been suggested by one of our members that, if you do not yet have your "Data Doctor" badge, to go ahead and ask for one. See project page here: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Project:Data_Doctors

Having that badge would be very helpful posting over the standard limit for public comments on profiles.

On 15 Sep 2017 at 03:24 GMT Dorothy Barry wrote:

Note: This was posted on our g2g forum, wanted to make it available!!!

A great source reference for the State of "Florida" to have for our Source A Thon:

In 1879, the U.S. government asked states to take a semi-decennial census in 1885. These census schedules include a wealth of information for those who may have had ancestors in "Florida" and two other states (not on our list) in 1885. Just click on the link below, to begin searching. https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1457854

On 13 Sep 2017 at 15:37 GMT Dorothy Barry wrote:

Welcome Lynn Wiggers to Southern Super Sweepers! We are capable of doing awesome things while sourcing up the South!!! Appreciate your help!

On 13 Sep 2017 at 15:33 GMT Dorothy Barry wrote:

Welcome Paula J. to Southern Super Sweepers! We are so glad you are joining us!! Should be a fun adventure for sure!!

On 13 Sep 2017 at 13:36 GMT Paula J wrote:

I'm not back yet from Irma but want to sign up for Southern Super Sweepers, leader Dorothy Barry.

On 13 Sep 2017 at 01:56 GMT Dorothy Barry wrote:

Hi Southern_Super_Sweepers:

I wanted to update you on a recent development. A new team has been started called the Southern Sourcerers per g2g post: https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/461589/join-the-southern-sourcerers They used to be the Dixie_Darlings but had to change their name.

I want to assure you our team is not going anywhere, we will just have one more team to compete with, along with the other teams signed up on the Fall Source-A-Thon. Dorothy, Team Leader

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