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Southern Super Sweepers

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Team: Southern_Super_Sweepers

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!!

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.

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.


Congratulations Southern Super Sweepers !!!!! We made it to the top ten in the 2017 "FALL SOURCE- A-THON"!!!

Thank you, each one of you, for all your contributions, big or small they helped get us to 10th place and I couldn't be prouder of this Team!!!
Together with the other teams we confirmed facts on 53,245 profiles in the second annual Source-a-Thon last weekend!
To see your current (most recent) updated contributions go here: http://wikitree.sdms.si/function/WTChallengesScores/Scores.htm?code=SourceaThon2017&Type=0

Members

Southern Super Sweepers (Note: The "see your work" is for the weekly updates for you own "Suggestions" report, not any challenges you participate in).



Rules

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

  • 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.
  • Include Research Notes on the profile. Here list places areas you searched but did not find a source such as Examples from 2016:
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.
  • NOTE: when finished adding a source, be sure to remove the template from the profile.
    This profile lacks source information. Please add sources that support the facts.
    Then "SAVE"!! Your SAT (Source_A-Thon) challenge will show at top of page in green


A Final ANSWER from Chris

If you think what you've done should count, click to the Challenge Tracker button after saving changes and record it. [Video Walk-Through]

Only do this once per profile.

The statistics reported by Ales on his WikiTree+ server will be the counts as members have reported them. Because his Data Doctor magic enables him to track which profiles are in the Unsourced Profiles category or otherwise appear unsourced, those numbers may be reported separately, but your total will include everything you've reported.

Update: The answer to most questions about recording our sourcing achievements can now be found here: https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/470040/know-participate-source-thon-challenge-tracker-makes-easy

1) Select a profile from the Unsourced Profiles category.
2) On the profile's pull-down menu select "Research."
3) Select where to search. I usually use FamilySearch.
4) If you find a source, record it on the profile. I copy FamilySearch's handy "Citing this Record" citation and paste it into a set of reference tags.
5) Remove the template that creates the black banner and save the changes.
6) After saving, click the Challenge Tracker button and record the point. Ales does the rest!!
7) Return to step one and repeat until eyes glaze over.

Have fun!

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

This page is part of the Data Doctors Project.
Latest report: November 12th 2017.
Custom reports by: Suggestion lists, Unsourced lists, Unconnected lists.
See WikiTree+ for custom reports and statistics.
Data Doctors Challenge: Locations_III .


OTHER ACTIVITES

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
Link to Hangouts (not yet available)
G2G question asking for volunteers to join in one or more hangouts: https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/470110/would-like-to-join-us-in-one-or-more-of-the-source-thon-hangouts
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.



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

HOW to Source

See: Sources

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

OTHER

2016 Source a thon Recording

Note: Old method of recording sources (no longer being used:

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.

  • 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.
  • Source Unsourced profiles & note your progress in your team's G2G post

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.

  • 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


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







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 30 Sep 2017 at 16:53 GMT Crispin Reedy wrote:

Checking in!

On 30 Sep 2017 at 13:17 GMT Lynn Wiggers wrote:

I just got here. I tried to stay up for the kickoff but I couldn't make it. GOOD MORNING TEAM! LET'S ROCK THIS THING.

On 30 Sep 2017 at 06:44 GMT Dorothy Barry wrote:

Concerning "See your Work", Aleš is asleep right now. Once he is up, he'll be able to update the numbers so they show real time activity. Don't panic, they will be counted! Mine is not right either, that was from last week. Dorothy B.

On 30 Sep 2017 at 03:44 GMT Dorothy Barry wrote:

Fifteen minutes to start time. Again thank you everyone for joining in and wanting to help us succeed with this challenge. Please know that your efforts are appreciated and we look forward to see the results of all of our efforts when this is over.

Please don't get stressed or concerned with numbers, just do the best you can and overall you will be helping the community have better sourced profiles in the end!! Good luck to each of you!!!!!

By the way we are one TEAM again as mentioned below by Sandra, so lets unite and encourage each other as we go through the weekend!!! Now "Go Team Go", lets sweep away unsourced profiles !!!

Dorothy and Mary, Team Leaders

On 29 Sep 2017 at 20:06 GMT Sandra (Barry) Davidson wrote:

They changed their mind on splitting up teams, we are ONE again!!!!

https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/473052/source-a-thon-team-splitting-update

On 29 Sep 2017 at 18:26 GMT Dorothy Barry wrote:

On 29 Sep 2017 at 01:25 GMT Karen (Tuley) Crowe wrote:

I'm so excited! Thanks for the warm welcome. ~Karen

On 29 Sep 2017 at 01:23 GMT Dorothy Barry wrote:

Two updates to tell you about: One we have two brand new members, Cheri Smith (Hoffman-2025) and Karen Crowe (Tuley-81). We appreciate you volunteering to join us and help sweep up the south!!

Second, our team consists of 24 members placed in two sections I & II. They were split up a bit to even things out as far as scoring goes. Technically, we still have just the one team. The members assigned to each section went by their "bib" numbers assigned at registration. You will find your name, bib # and "See your work" on the main page.

So are we ready??? Have you gotten enough rest to go three days, sourcing and updating profiles? Again, if you have any questions, now is the time to ask. If I don't know the answer I will find someone who does. We are all in this together. "Lets go TEAM!!"

On 28 Sep 2017 at 01:19 GMT Edie (Nibling) Kohutek wrote:

I see that there are changes to our procedures and I will be up and ready to go this weekend. I have a reunion to go to Saturday, but it should not take my whole day. Looks like Sunday and Monday will be my strongest days!

On 27 Sep 2017 at 23:54 GMT Martha (Chrisman) Riley wrote:

OK -- read all the instructions and ready to go! I'll be working on Kentucky Unsourced profiles.

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