Team Tornadoes

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Categories: Clean-a-Thon Teams | DD Clean-a-Thon 2017 | Challenges Teams | Source-a-Thon | Scan-a-Thon.

2019 Scan-a-Thon

  1. Amanda Frank- Co-Captain
  2. Abby Glann- Co-Captain
  3. K. Anonymous
  4. Pamela Schmeckpeper
  5. Sandra Hannah
  6. Sondra Marshall
  7. Navarro Mariott
  8. Julie Yilek
  9. Jewli Judd
  10. Mary Kip
  11. Eric McDaniel
  12. Jim Angelo
  13. R Neff
  14. Deena Cross

Scan-a-Thon Information

  • Dates: January 11-14, 2019 from 8 am (Eastern Time) on Friday to 8 am (Eastern Time) on Monday
  • You can scan things in now; just don't upload until the Scan-a-Thon begins.
  • Photos and source documents (but not copies of book pages, unless it's something like a Bible) are allowed. That includes cemetery images, birth certificates, newspaper articles you've clipped, family photos, slides, death certificates, ephemera, etc.
  • It's "technically" a competition, but the primary goals are to improve WikiTree profiles with images and to HAVE FUN!
  • Our team chat page is linked up in the top right corner of this profile.
  • Each photo counts only once, but can be linked to several profiles. That's just best practice anytime you upload to WikiTree.
  • Only the first 10 images on a profile will count during the Scan-a-Thon, but you can add more if you have more. If you want to focus on the competition, just wait to add those until after the thon is over.
  • Images downloaded from other websites will not count. That includes newspaper clippings from places like and sources documents from and
  • Only images on Public and Open profiles will count.
  • Get calendar reminders for the video chats: { Video Chats announcement on G2G]

Scan-a-Thon Tips

    • I am going to give this a go this weekend to test it, but if you have slides, this little doodad can help you use a regular flatbed scanner to scan them: Backlighter
    • If you're using a flatbed scanner and the item you're scanning doesn't fit so the lid closes well, throw a towel on top of the item instead and scan.
    • Wipe your scanner glass and the item/document/image off before scanning-every time! Same applies if you're using your phone.
    • Smart phones take fantastic images. If what you're scanning is rather large, find a spot with good lighting that doesn't create shadows, put the image on the floor (clean it first or lay a sheet down), and take a picture.
    • A great, free photo editing software to remove the edges around photos you take with your phone if Photoscape. The free version works very well. The Pro upgrade has all sorts of bells and whistles if you feel you need them. Abby Glann has used the free versions for years and been happy (though she does have a separate program she uses for actual raw photo editing of new photos she takes).

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Team Tornadoes
Team Tornadoes

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  • Private Messages: Contact the Profile Managers privately: Karen Tobo, Julie Ricketts, and Amanda Frank. (Best when privacy is an issue.)
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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 11 Jan 2019 at 19:34 GMT K. Anonymous wrote:

Hello! I've started uploading some pictures and hope I'm doing everything correctly. Somewhere I'll check my stats and see-everything's been live and learn with WikiTree, and the learning is fun.

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

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

Southern Super Sweepers! Good Luck!

On 26 Dec 2018 at 16:32 GMT Eric McDaniel wrote:

I'll join up for the Scan-a-Thon too!

I'll only be able to help out on Friday, but I'll do what I can!

On 3 Dec 2018 at 18:56 GMT Pamela Schmeckpeper wrote:

I'm looking forward to the Scan-a-Thon! Will have photos, etc. from Illinois, Indiana and Ohio. :)

On 2 Oct 2018 at 20:09 GMT Sandra (McVay) Malone wrote:

Where is a list of Source-A-Thon prize winners?

On 2 Oct 2018 at 15:43 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 19:21 GMT Stephanie Ward wrote:

Félicitations 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 18:19 GMT Bob Keniston Jr. wrote:

Congratulations from Team Massachusetts. Together we improved over 72,000 profiles. Another great Source-a-Thon. Maybe next year we can hit 100,000. Source On by participating in the monthly Sourcerers Challenge.

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