Project: One Name Studies
The purpose of this project is to coordinate WikiTreers who are working on one name studies, and to provide a research resource for members who are trying to find their family history.Think of the One Name Studies Project as a mini world family tree. Instead of trying to create a single global tree, the project is focused on linking family trees with the same surname.
Project members are active researchers into one, or more, family names and their variants. Their research may be limited to one family group where alternative spellings are a problem, they may be researching a specific line of ancestors or collecting all references to a name and its variants to prove connections and theories about relationships. Traditional research, as well as DNA research techniques may be employed in order to prove relationships. Project members may act as the project coordinator for their surname study and actively market their study to the membership in an effort to encourage collaboration.
Members are expected to maintain a category page detailing the name study and profiles included in their research. Additionally they may use Free-Space Profiles for research notes, sources and collaboration. Each name study should have at least one coordinator to handle interactions with other WikiTree members. It is an important part of WikiTree that we are creating a collaborative worldwide family tree and coordinators should work with other members to enable them to link their branches correctly.
If you are a WikiTree member and want to see if any of the One Name Studies connect with your branches or twigs check the list below and follow the links to see which names have been researched. If you think there is a connection either contact the profile manager or the study coordinator to start collaborating.
List of One Name Studies on WikiTree
Geleick Worldwide all proven variants - Study Coordinator Needed
Grist 1500-present - Lacock, Wiltshire to N.E. England - Study coordinator Needed
The leader of this projects is Douglas Lockwood.
If you would like to start a One Name Study on wikitree, or join with an existing study as collaborator then please do the following:
- Add one_name_studies to your list of followed tags. That way you'll see all our discussions in your G2G Feed.
- Ask Doug to award you the One Name Studies Project Member badge.
- Add categories to your researched profiles, see the instructions below.
- Add your name to the list below, along with a note about what names you're researching on in this project right now. This is both for your own reference, and to aid collaboration amongst the project participants. If you are going to be temporarily inactive in the project (e.g. on vacation), please note that here. Thanks!
- Lisa R. Franklin Franklin Y DNA Project (http://trackingyourroots.com/FranklinGenetics)
- Ros Haywood Murch worldwide
- Justin Cascio Corleone, Sicily, 1800-present
- Kristin Merritt - Southeastern US Merritt
- Nan Lambert -- Lambert, originally middle Tennessee and southern Illinois
- Maggie N -- Stermenszky, Stermensky,Strmensky,Stermensky,Sterminsky (Worldwide). Variants : Strmensky,Stermensky, Sterminsky, Stirminsky, Sterman (US only).
- Maggie N --- All Nashs Worldwide only on WikiTree.
- Michelle Hartley - Gerard, Indiana Judith, Germany & Indiana
- Lianne Lavoie - Jacksons of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
- Leigh Hoolihan - Hoolihan and variants
- Peterson Cobbett - Cobbett and variants
- Lorna Henderson - Fairbairn and variants, Runciman and variants
- Jack Templeton - Templeton DNA
- James Applegate - The Applegate Project should be active by June 2014.
- Rhonda Lucas - Melrose DNA & Name Study
- Christine Searle - Tilliduff, Tullideph and variants
- Andrew Kemp - Kemp/Kempe/Kempf/Kemps and variants & Kemp DNA study
- Michele Bergin - Worldwide Widdicks and variants
- Doug Lockwood Lockwood & Schiffhauer Names, Jacobs GFR Study
- Maria Maxwell Maxwell in Ireland
- Matt PryberPetrovs, Bierly, Smith etc.
- Terri Rick Cunningham and varients; Reynolds and varients; Reich and varients; Deucher and variants
- Marlene Marx Marx and variants
- Rodney Wood Wood/Woods variants with or without DNA
- John Beardsley Beardsley/Beardslee and all varients
- Rob Warthen Warthen/Wathen and all Varients. DNA Tested
- Bob Keniston Keniston and all K*n*ston Varients. DNA Tested
- Carrie Quackenbush Quackenbush, Quackenbosch, etc. and the alias Bont
- Nancy Hoy Hoy, Hoey, Hoye with or without DNA especially Hoys who migrated through South Carolina
- Julie Ricketts Uhlin -- biological great grandmother and my biggest brick wall
- Pamela D Lloyd Lloyd, Loyd, Loid, and other varients, with or without DNA
- Alison Andrus Flaugher with variants Flaughers, Flaughter, Flatcher, Flocker, Flacker, Flower, Flauer, Floher, Flaher, to name a few.
- Eowyn Langholf, Langholff, Langhoff
- Robert Jefferson Stiles Stiles, Styles, Style
Categories for One Name Studies
There is now (14 January 2014) an easier way to create one name studies. From the My WikiTree menu Surnames find the create a name study or DNA project, fill in the form, adding up to 3 variants remove the DNA line if you are not doing a DNA study, click the create button and the category is created and a free space page, every profile in your study can now have the [[Category:XXX_Name_Study]] added to the Bio text box and will show up on your one name study page.
- Manual method of creating a study.
- Add a category to one of your name study profiles, something like [[Category:XXX_Name_Study]] using the main name of your study in place of XXX. After saving, the profile will show a link, at the top of the Biography section, to your study page, follow the link and on the page that opens and add the one name study category with [[Category:One Name Studies]], you can also add a description of your study. Every profile in your study can now have the [[Category:XXX_Name_Study]] added and will show up on your one name study page.
- Helpful Tip
- You can also create a Free Space page to store research documents, pictures etc.and link that to your study page with the category link [[Category:XXX_Name_Study]]. See the Free Space help page for details about creating a Free-Space Profile.
Once you have a One Name Study category set up you can add the link to it in the list above, together with a brief description and a link to the study coordinators profile, usually yourself.
How to Start Your Study
There are many ways to approach your study:
- One method is to post your family line as a family unit & then invite others with the same surname to post their family line as separate family units, etc. In this case the goal is to find a link between family units using traditional &/or DNA research.
- Some look for all profiles with the same surname & post them to their study.
- Some look for profiles with the same name, but confined to a specific geographical area.
- Advertising your study to the membership via G2G & inviting others to collaborate probably yields the greatest success. Be patient, it takes time for people to notice your study....think of your advertising as trolling for future collaborators."
Please be encouraged to use G2G to market your study to the membership. Weekly postings to G2G on what is new or interesting in your project, calls for collaboration, etc. will only help you with your study. The more we communicate on G2G about our projects, the better the One Name Studies Project will be......... ANY NEW IDEAS YOU HAVE ARE MOST WELCOME!
Let's Help Our Fellow Genealogists! - when you find new research please post it in the comments section for that one name study.
Week 0: Jacobs & all variants (connect to Global Family Reunion)
Week 1: Applegate - Study coordinator James
Week 2: Barnum Barnum/Barnham worldwide - all periods - Study coordinator Patrick Barnum
Week 3: Bowes worldwide - all periods - Study coordinator Martha Bowes
Week 4: Brodie Worldwide - All periods - Study Coordinator Robert Brodie
Week 5: Cascio Corleone, Sicily - all periods - Study coordinator Justin Cascio
Week 6: Cooper Cooper, Cowper, Kooper - Study coordinator Kitty Cooper-1 Smith
Week 7: Fairbairn worldwide - all periods - Study coordinator Lorna Henderson
Week 8: Flaugher with all variants - all periods - Study coordinator Alison Andrus
Week 9: Franklin worldwide - all periods - Study coordinator Lisa R. Franklin
Week 10: Gerard Any variants - Study coordinator Michelle Hartley
Week 11: Groomer Gromer/Groomer worldwide - all periods - Study coordinator Karen Tobo
Week 12: Hateley Hateley and variants- Study coordinator Stuart Hateley
Week 13: Hoolihan Hoolihan and variants - Study coordinator Leigh Hoolihan
Week 14: Hoy Hoy and variants - Study coordinator Nancy Hoy
Week 15: Jackson - Limited to the area of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire - Study coordinator Lianne Lavoie
Week 16: Kemp Worldwide, Any variants & DNA Study - Study coordinator Andrew Kemp
Week 17: Keniston Colonial America, Pre-Colonial England - Study Coordinator Robert Keniston
Week 18: Kinchen Worldwide - All Periods - Study coordinator Steve Kinchen
Week 19: Kleinhampl Kleinhampl name and variants- Study coordinator Abby Glann
Week 20: Lambert originally middle Tennessee and southern Illinois, adding Virginia - Study coordinator Nan Lambert
Week 21: Langholff Worldwide - All Periods - Study coordinator Eowyn
Week 22: Lloyd Lloyd name and variants - Study coordinator Pamela D. Lloyd
Week 23: Lockwood worldwide - all periods - Study coordinator Douglas Lockwood
Week 24: Marx Worldwide and all variants - Study coordinator Marlene Marx
Week 25: Mauldin - Mauldin, Maulden, Maulding, Malden and all variants. DNA and name study Study coordinator Nancy Hoy
Week 26: Melrose DNA & Name Study Worldwide DNA and One Name Study - Study coordinator Rhonda Lucas
Week 27: Merritt - Study coordinator Kristin Merritt
Week 28: Murch - worldwide - all periods - Study coordinator Ros Haywood
Week 29: Nash - worldwide; Nash profiles only at WikiTree - Study coordinator Maggie N
Week 30: Runciman worldwide - all periods - Study coordinator Lorna Henderson
Week 31: Schiffhauer worldwide - all periods - Study coordinator Douglas Lockwood
Week 32: Smith, Smyth, Schmidt - Study coordinator Kitty Smith
Week 33: Stermenszky - Study coordinator Maggie N.
Week 34: Templeton DNA - study of Templeton's with DNA links - Study Cordinator Jack Templeton
Week 35: Tilliduff worldwide - all periods - Study coordinator Christine Searle
Week 36: Wharton worldwide - variants of Warton - Study coordinator Julia Wharton
Week 37: Widdicks Worldwide and all variants - Study coordinator Michele Bergin
Week 38: Wood Worldwide and all variants - Study coordinator Rodney Wood
Week 39: Warthen Worldwide and all variants - Study coordinator Rob Warthen
- The Guild of One-Name Studies
- UKBMD One Name Studies
- Names Origins and Meanings
- Lists of name links some useful others maybe not.
- Rootsweb guide to names
- Variant Names Project on wikitree links to werelate.
- Map your data A nice way to view family distribution, see the Hoolihan study for an example.
- Federation of Family History Societies This home page covers all the U.K for Family History Societies.
- The Scottish Association of Family History Societies Their membership includes all established family history societies in Scotland, as well as several national and regional bodies throughout the world.
- THE GLASGOW & WEST OF SCOTLAND FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY Their aim is to promote the study of family history, particularly in Glasgow and the west of Scotland, covering Argyll & Bute, Ayrshire, Dunbartonshire, Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, and Stirlingshire (part).
- Great Example of a One Name Study This Study uses Traditional Research & DNA Research in an attempt to link family lines. The study is administered by Peter Lockwood & is registered with the Guild of One Name Studies.
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