Team Tennessee Volunteers 2019 Scan - A - Thon

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Date: 11 Jan 2019 to 14 Jan 2019
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Welcome to Team Tennessee!!
Team Tennessee!!
Team Tennessee Volunteers!!
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... ... ... participated with Team Tennessee Volunteers during the 2019 Scan-a-Thon, scanning and uploading 741 items to profiles.

January 11-14, 2019, is our first annual Scan-a-Thon. Our mission: to scan and share all those old family photos and other items that have been piling up! !

In January we will have our first annual 72-hour scanning marathon, to parallel our fun and successful annual Source-a-Thons and Spring Clean-a-Thons.

Our mission: to scan and share all those old family photos and other items we've been meaning to get to!

The party starts Friday morning, January 11, at 8 AM (ET) and runs until Monday, January 14, at 8 AM (ET). (Eastern Standard Time is GMT -5.) We're encouraging genealogists from all over the world to participate at the same time.

Will you join us?

Here's the Scan-a-Thon Help Page.

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It's easier than ever to join in the fun. Participation means uploading original images to WikiTree person profiles or free-space profiles. If you don't have boxes of unscanned photos laying around (like some of us do!) you can still participate. Examples of other items that can be scanned and uploaded: • Letters • Postcards • Ephemera • Funeral Cards • Primary Documents If you don't have a scanner, there are apps like Genius Scan and JoyFlips that are free and function like a scanner. See Greg Slade's G2G post for more information. Please be sure you've read the rules of participation here:

Only upload images once

Images should only be uploaded once. If you have different resolutions of the same image, upload the higher-resolution version. However, note that images cannot be over 10MB. If there is more than one person in a photo, identify the additional people on the image edit page after uploading it.

For more info, see our our Photos FAQ.

Only original images

The challenge is limited to original images, i.e. images that you have scanned, photographed or otherwise obtained yourself. Images downloaded from other websites should not be counted.

This does mean that it will be harder to participate if you don't have photos and documents that need to be scanned. You might consider asking family members, contacting a local library or historical society, or coordinating with your team members to find other sources.

Only 10 images per profile

WikiTree isn't meant for storing large collections of family photos. If everyone scanned all their childhood photos and put them on WikiTree we couldn't remain a free website. Other websites are designed for photo storage. We are a genealogy website.

Therefore, we have made the rule that only the first 10 uploads to a profile count. That is, if you're uploading more than 10 photos of the same person, only the first 10 will count toward your Scan-a-Thon score.

Only Public and Open profiles

The only images that will count are those uploaded to Public and Open profiles. Private images will not be counted.

Always respect copyrights

See the Legal Genealogist's "Copyright and the old family photo." If you aren't sure if something counts post your question in this G2G thread [coming soon].


Tracking and reporting will be done automatically. You can track your progress as well as that of the other participants here:


Every registered participant will get a Scan-a-Thon badge.

The 10 participants who upload the most original images over the 72-hour period will get a Scan-a-Thon Winner badge, as will all the participants of the winning team. There are no prizes for winning — just the badge, bragging rights, and the community's appreciation.

We are also planning a Profile Sticker that you can put on your profile after the race is over to show number of images uploaded and your final position.

Here is your team page: Here is your team G2G chat thread:


We're hosting video chats every 3 hours. Join us! Here's the schedule:

We'll announce winners there also. We're doing random drawings for a unique Scan-a-Thon t-shirt or mug so tune in to see if you win!

We also have a Google Calendar you can add if you'd like to get reminders before each chat. You can find that here.


We thought it would be fun to share photos of ourselves scanning over the weekend! You can post one of you in this G2G post: You can also share it on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Just be sure to use #wikitree in your post so we can find out.

Participants are eligible for a Scan-a-Thon t-shirt or mug.

We will do random drawings in the 2 PM (ET) hangouts on Friday, Saturday and Sunday to pick the winners.


Any questions can be asked on your team chat thread or on the official G2G Scan-a-Thon Question thread:

It will have other helpful links and announcements, as well.


If you're a Facebook member, please tell your friends and family what you're doing this weekend. This helps spread the word about WikiTree. Maybe share your Scanning Selfie! :)

Keep Calm and Scan On at WikiTree this weekend!

Team Members

  1. Linda Barnett Team Captain
  2. E. J. Gooden
  3. Andy Haight
  4. Lisa Linn
  5. Linn Harper
  6. Paula Vinson
  7. Judy Bramlage
  8. Stephanie James
  9. Cara Shelton
  10. Emily Holmberg
  11. Sarah Smith
  12. Taylor Worthington-Gilchrist
  13. Beverly Ahrens
  14. Karen Newman
  15. Scott Fitch
  16. Tania Quintero
  17. Curtis Sweitzer
  18. Laurie Hallran
  19. Martha Garrett
  20. Tim Prince
  21. Valarie Hurt
  22. Tammy Caldwell
  23. Zuercher Zuerchar
  24. William Catambay

Images: 2
Team Tennessee 2017
Team Tennessee 2017

Lewis Lellyett Hurt age 2 months 18 days
Lewis Lellyett Hurt age 2 months 18 days


On 14 Jan 2019 at 18:30 GMT Linda Barnett wrote:

Here is what we did as a Team Tennessee Volunteers congratulations.

Your team total was 741 and tied for 9th place with Team Tornados 1.Martha Garrett 131 2.Cara Shelton 129 3.Judy Bramlage 129 4.Emily Holmberg 102 5.Lisa Linn 84 6.Linda Barnett 66 7.Andy Haight 28 8.William Catambay 22 9.Lin Harper 19 10.Newman-8603 16 11.Beverly Ahrens 8 12.Paula Vinson 3 13.Tammy Caldwell 2 14.Tim Prince 2

On 14 Jan 2019 at 15:08 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 13:54 GMT Loretta (Leger) Corbin wrote:

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

On 14 Jan 2019 at 04:04 GMT Linda Barnett wrote:

It ends at 8:00 in the morning our time. Eastern Stanard Time.

On 13 Jan 2019 at 22:34 GMT Tammy Caldwell wrote:

Have mine counted? I think 3 for me.I'm gonna do more tho.What's end time?

On 13 Jan 2019 at 17:15 GMT Linda Barnett wrote:

Sorry that I didn't do any yesterday but since Wednesday night I had developed bronchitis and sinus also again. It is worse then before New Years. I took the last antibiotic then on New Years Day. So this time my sister took me to the walk in clinic and he prescribed a stronger antibiotic, steroid and steroid shot yesterday, cough pills in form of pearls, and nasal spray. Since Friday I was cough all the time and blowing stuff out of nose all the time. I just didn't feel like participating but I am going to do it today up till 8:00 Monday if I feel like it. hopeful.

On 11 Jan 2019 at 17:27 GMT Linda Barnett wrote:

I think so but I not positive about that.QUESTIONS

Any questions can be asked on your team chat thread or on the official G2G Scan-a-Thon Question thread:

Go to the g2g link on questions and ask that as you have it they might tell you better than I can Lisa.

On 11 Jan 2019 at 17:23 GMT Lisa (Phelps) Linn wrote:

If I upload a photocopy that includes photos from marriage in 1845, will it count if I mark it as a source?

On 11 Jan 2019 at 15:17 GMT Emily (Boy) Holmberg wrote:

Martha, no need to do Tennessee profiles only. I will probably concentrate on those but won't limit myself to them.

On 11 Jan 2019 at 14:15 GMT Martha Garrett wrote:

Do we just scan photos for Tennessee profiles only?

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