Team Virginia - 2017 Source-a-Thon

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Categories: Sourced by Team Virginia - 2017 | Virginia Challenge Teams | Virginia Unsourced Profiles | West Virginia Unsourced Profiles | Kentucky Unsourced Profiles | Challenges Teams | Virginia | Virginia Colony | West Virginia | Kentucky | Source-a-Thon.

  • Looking for unsourced profiles? Click one of the Unsourced categories above or
  • for lists with way more details, click here to jump down to the links for the tables prepared for us (for VA, WV, & KY).


Source-a-Thon Information

See this page for information about prizes - it has the schedule too.

For information about joining or creating a team, check out this page. (Hint - for the Source-a-Thon, you need to say you want to join Team Virginia when you post an answer to register.)

The Tables Are Ready!

Click one of the following links to reach a table of Unsourced profiles prepared from the database for Virginia, West Virginia, and Kentucky. You can also use the Unsourced categories to find profiles that need sources, but the tables reached through the links below have a lot more information than the Category pages show.
Whether you source a profile you found through the table or a category page, when you save the profile, there will be a button for "Challenge Tracker" at the top of the page. Click that, complete the form (add your WikiTree ID if needed, check the appropriate challenge, and describe your action), then click the "Add" button & the profile will automatically be counted toward your total in the challenge you selected.[1]
  1. See this page for other states and other countries. See this G2G post for more information about the tables.

Team Virginia Information

See the Team Virginia page from last year. Info and links are still good.

See also last year's Virginia Sources Quick Reference page - a cheat sheet, if you will. Post a copy of your citation(s) on that page for easy reference during the Source-a-Thon and a great resource after!

Other "Team Virginia" pages:

How Are We Doing?

During the Source-a-Thon, every time you source a profile and record it through the "Challenge Tracker" (don't forget to check the 2017 Source-a-Thon box!) it will record automatically in the following tables:

2017 Team Virginia Members

No.Team VA
Name, Bib #TrackersMonday Totals
Midnight (ET)
1VALiz Shifflett, #34G2G/Tracking
2VAWilliam Foster, #43Tracking
3VAAmy Kelly, #94Tracking
218 !!!
4VARobin Kabrich, #131Tracking
5VAElizabeth Coltrane, #149Tracking
109 !!
6VA / WVMel Lambert, #160G2G/Tracking
146 !!
7VA / WVTerri Haddox, #175 Tracking
8VATerri Jerkes, #176Tracking
495 !!!!!
9VAPatricia Hickin, #188Tracking
10VAE Compton, #220Tracking
11VAM Silva, #229G2G/Tracking
609 !!!!!!!
12VAAmy Garber, #249Tracking
16VA / KYBill Vincent, #292Tracking
457 !!!!!
17VA / WVHeather Colley, #299Tracking
121 !!
13VAWilliam Caracofe, #302Tracking
14VA / WVAndrea Pack, #329Tracking
477 !!!!!
15VAKris Shearer, #334Tracking
141 !!
18VAMelissa Dyniec, #374Tracking
144 !!
19VATim Boyer, #377Tracking
20VASP Estes, #425Tracking
339 !!!!
21VADoug Lockwood, #477 Tracking
505 !!!!!!
22VAJoseph T. Cash, #444Tracking

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On 25 Mar 2018 at 18:26 GMT William Foster Jr wrote:

Of course, Terri, please join us, any help is appreciated!

On 25 Mar 2018 at 17:34 GMT Terri Jerkes wrote:

How about a part-time member for the Clean-a-thon? Unfortunately, I don't seem to have even 1 full day available for cleaning, but am willing to clean part-time if that would help.

On 25 Mar 2018 at 16:01 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

Hi! If you're interested in joining Team Virginia for the 2018 Clean-a-Thon, please mention Virginia when you post an answer to the G2G registration thread... currently on the second posting:

On 3 Oct 2017 at 20:45 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

@ Terri (and anyone else looking for Category:Sourced by Team Virginia - 2017): it's the first category listed for this page - you can click it there.

It's also a Virginia Maintenance Category - click Virginia Maintenance Categories in the list at Category:Virginia.

And it's under Category:Virginia Challenge Teams (which this page is also in, so there's a link for it at the top of the page too).

On 3 Oct 2017 at 18:43 GMT Terri Jerkes wrote:

Yep, that was me :-)

Minnesotians need sourced, too.

On 3 Oct 2017 at 18:20 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

Now I know why all those non-Virginians are in the followup category!

On 3 Oct 2017 at 18:08 GMT Terri Jerkes wrote:

About finding profiles: sometime on Sunday I ran into where someone else had started on the list I was sourcing, so I took a Miinnesota. I don't think anyone had been there. It was interesting because I ran across people from Prussia, Czechoslovakia, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, Ireland, Scotland...and for about 95% of the profiles I found at least a child's marriage, death or birth that had the parents' names. Found a few that had multiple, varied sources, so I hope to get back to them.

On 3 Oct 2017 at 17:17 GMT Terri Haddox wrote:

It was a lot of fun, I wish it had been winter time so I wouldn't have had so many other obligations! I found myself in the beginning doing more "Data Doctoring" than removing from the Unsourced category - I hope to use my contributions list to go back and flesh out some that I threw a source at to keep moving :)

On 3 Oct 2017 at 13:54 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

ooh ooh...

Almost forgot to add a plug for the Virginia Project. If you're not already a member, check out the project page & post to the project's join G2G if you'd like to join.

And if you're now addicted to sourcing challenges, check out the monthly Sourcerers Challenge and the weekly Saturday Sourcing Sprints.

Cheers, Liz

On 3 Oct 2017 at 13:45 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

It was great to have you on Team Virginia Tim! I think I sourced 11 profiles last year, so you beat my first-time total :D

And I agree - it does seem to take me as long (or longer) to find an eligible profile as it does to source it.

Cheers, Liz

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