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Team Massachusetts - Source-a-Thon

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Date: 28 Sep 2018 to 1 Oct 2018
Location: Friday 8:00 AM (EDT) to Monday 8:00 AM (EDT)map
Surnames/tags: Massachusetts Source-a-Thon Sourcerers
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Categories: Source-a-Thon | Massachusetts.


Source-a-Thon 2018

Details: Source-a-Thon

Check out our chat post 2018 Chat thread on G2G
Do a Sourcing Selfie
If you're wondering what qualifies as unsourced, check out What counts as Unsourced?


  1. Get your race bib: Have you registered for the Source-a-Thon yet?
  2. Join a team: Source-a-Thon Teams
    1. Join Team Massachusetts below (Any Massachusetts Unsourced Profile)
    2. Start a focused Massachusetts team: post in G2G to recruit team members, add your team with a link to the G2G post below
  3. Source Unsourced profiles Sept. - Oct. 1 & note your progress in your team's G2G post (see this section of the Source-a-Thon page and the Source-a-Thon Teams page for more information)
  4. Links to Unsourced profiles
  5. Cross your fingers that you'll win a fabulous door prize!

Team Massachusetts 2018

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Team Massachusetts 2017

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Team Massachusetts 2016

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Note: Only 20 members per team please. If you see a team is full and a new one hasn't been started yet, please let me know! ~ Bob Keniston
M Team Massachusetts - Join by answering this G2G post (an answer, not a comment or reply)

Specialty Teams

Want to lead a team focused on a specific Massachusetts place, time, name, or source? List it below and add a link to your G2G post


From the Participation section of the Source-a-Thon page

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 or an Ancestry Member Tree.

If you find a valid source:

  1. Edit the profile to add the source, according to our Sources guide.
  2. ... (see more in the Participation section of the Source-a-Thon page)

Massachusetts Sources

See the following links for Massachusetts sources, but keep in mind that they may not all meet the quality level needed to remove the "Unsourced" category.
  • Archive.org Vital records and family genealogies (Search "vital records of [town name]" or "[family name]")
  • Mooseroots.com Another source for census records. NOTE by Chet Snow: The home page for Mooseroots.com is NOT the Census page. URL for 1790 to 1930 US Census reports is: us-census.mooseroots.com . It's easy to use but Names must be spelled as they were transcribed from the Census Report and that is not always the way you think it should be spelled!
  • Ancestry Vital and census records = a paid web site for Ancestry.com members.


Team Massachusetts Coordinator: Hi! I'm Bob Keniston, Massachusetts Project leader, and member of the US History Project. I'll be your number one fan in the upcoming Source-a-Thon & hope to have everything coordinated before then so that we can focus all our efforts on clearing out Massachusetts Unsourced Profiles during those three days at the start of October, Family History Month. If you want to get some practice in, please join the September Sourcerers Challenge.

If you need help to add your team here or would like to volunteer in other ways, give me a holler! You can post a comment on this page, comment on my profile page, or send me a private message.

Thanks in advance to everyone who will make this event WICKED COOL!


On 14 Jan 2019 at 15:04 GMT Janet (Langridge) Wild wrote:

Congratulations to you all for a job well done an amazing number of uploads this weekend

Sandringham Strollers Team

On 14 Jan 2019 at 13:50 GMT Loretta (Leger) Corbin wrote:

The Southern Super Sweepers want to congratulate your team for a job well done!

On 11 Jan 2019 at 13:11 GMT Loretta (Leger) Corbin wrote:

Here's a Big ole Howdy Y'all, from the

Southern Super Sweepers! Good Luck!

On 2 Oct 2018 at 15:42 GMT Ronel (van Heerden) Olivier wrote:

From sunny South Africa (Team Springboks)

To all members congratulations and well done !! We had a lot of fun sourcing and hanging out with you.. You rock !!!

On 1 Oct 2018 at 19:45 GMT Stephanie Ward wrote:

FĂ©licitations from Team Acadia for all your hard work improving the tree this weekend! We had beaucoup fun trying to compete with y'all. Thanks for all you do!

Joyce and Steff

On 1 Oct 2018 at 18:08 GMT Cindi (Whipple) Clark wrote:

Congratulations to Everyone for a great Source-A-Thon for the Carolina Cousins. Keep on breaking those records!!

On 1 Oct 2018 at 16:58 GMT Bea (Timmerman) Wijma wrote:

Hi everyone thanks for a great Source-a-Thon 2018 ! Team Flying Dutchmen-Vliegende Hollanders

On 1 Oct 2018 at 12:53 GMT Susie MacLeod wrote:

Congratulations from the Windsor Warriors for all your amazing contributions to the tree this weekend. We had a lot of fun hanging out with you guys. Thanks for all you do.

Susie and Wendy :-)

On 1 Oct 2018 at 06:10 GMT Anonymous (Helderman) Crewe wrote:

Hiya. Hope you had wicked good fun. I was on team nor Easter’s because my partners people are NY to PEI

On 30 Sep 2018 at 16:43 GMT Bobbie (Madison) Hall wrote:

Still working on Dedham-related profiles. Now in the 1600s, not easy stuff ;)

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