Project: US Presidents

Categories: US Presidents Project

Welcome to the US Presidents WikiTree Project! This project exists to bring together WikiTreers interested in improving the profiles of presidents of the United States. The award of your badge means you are willing to help improve the profiles of presidents, vice presidents, their families and ancestors. Please make sure you are willing to do the work before asking for the badge. If you want to follow work or issues around the presidents, just add the tag presidents to your Followed Tags

As an inclusive matter, profiles for Jefferson Davis (President of the Confederated States of America), as well as those 8 men who served as President under the Articles of Confederation (preceding the Constitutional form of National Government), are also part of this project's focus.

This is an ideal place for WikiTree contributors to help with a Special Project while exploring the processes of group management for profiles. At the same time it gives ample opportunity for learning new and improving old wiki techniques for helping elsewhere on the tree.


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This Project is currently led by Robin Lee and Vicki Norman.

For the full, up-to-date list of participants, see the badge report.

If you're interested in participating in this project, please do the following:

  1. Add presidents to your list of followed tags. That way you'll see all of our discussions in your G2G Feed.
  2. Ask Robin to award you the US Presidents Project Member badge.
  3. Add your name to the list below, along with a note about what you're working on in this project right now.
  4. Join our Google+ US Presidents discussion group. Make sure you have notifications set as "on"

Our Progress

Beside your name below, please keep track of what you're currently working on for this project. 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 (eg. on vacation), please note that here. Thanks!

  • Robin Lee - Project Leader
  • Vicki Norman- Project Leader
  • Maggie - Helps Ed when needed. Finished De-duping Kennedy and Lincoln's ancestry. Fill in data /category for wives/kids where missing for all profiles.
  • Ed Burke -
  • Al Butchino -
  • Susan Fitzmaurice Working on Barack Obama's early American ancestry, specifically Dunham's and wives.
  • Sue Fitzpatrick -
  • Bill Jennings -
  • David McDougle -
  • Rebecca Syphers -
  • Yvonne Williams - Researching profiles in need of merge in the Richard Nixon line.
  • Eowyn - Cleaning up profiles of Presidents' ancestors and descendants
  • Robert Keniston - Expand on the ancestors of George H.W.Bush.
  • Ty Gorsegner - Ancestors of Richard Nixon
  • Vicki - Consolidating bio info on Theodore Roosevelt; updating info on John F. Kennedy's wife, children & parents; rewriting bio for Edith Carow Roosevelt (will check with Maggie on further work on Teddy Roosevelt; created bio for Dolly Payne Madison, some cleanup on James Madison
  • Mike Tyler - All Tylers
  • Al Adams - Most Adams.
  • Kyle Dane - I'm working on family connections and cousins to Franklin D Roosevelt, both Bushes, both Adams and Millard Fillmore so far (if they connect up to early New England families, I'm probably interested).
  • Theresa Renee - Filling in the blanks.
  • Alison Andrus - Created a profile for Vice President John Nance Garner, IV and working on his ancestry.
  • Sally Stovall - Working of Vice President, Aaron Burr and his Ancestors.
  • Lynden Raber Castle Rodriguez - In working on a merge for Dorothy Allen, I discovered her connection to President Barack Obama. That's how I became interested in the project.
  • Stacy Penman-Related to 37 of the Presidents
  • J. Salsbery - Related to 15 of the Presidents, possibly more. I just ordered "Ancestors of American Presidents" by Gary Boyd Roberts and will work on filling in the blanks, verifying lines.
  • Scott Ledbetter I am related to all but 3 US Presidents and my wife, Ruth Ledbetter is related to all but two US Presidents. Both lists can be found in our bios, and I have recently worked to add to the Bush's line up to Rev. John Robinson, the Pastor of the Mayflower Pilgrims in Leiden.
  • Pam Carter I am a U.S. history teacher with connections to several presidents. I am interested in working on documenting the profiles of U.S. presidents and their family trees.
  • Nanette G.P. Related to President J. Calvin Coolidge and interested in Coolidge family members.
  • Michael Thomas While "testing out" Wikitree's Relationship calculator, I went from a few known links to presidents to several possible links to others. I'd like to investigate them in more detail and change some of the "uncertains" to "certains".
  • Anne Baker
  • Mary Atkins Working on Abigail Atkins Adams wife of John William Adams and have run into John Adams and John Quincy Adams.
  • Loretta Layman Working to clean up and merge profiles and add biographies and sources for the children of "Virginia John" Lincoln John Lincoln.

Task List

This is a list of Presidents and tasks so we can keep track of what we are working on Please edit the task column with an "I" for In Progress and an "X"when the task is completed, add your name if you are working on it or planning to complete it.

Open Tasks
'PresidentAdd Google GroupSources Add Parents Volunteer
George Washington X X X X
John Adams
James Madison
James Monroe
John Quincy Adams
Andrew Jackson
Martin Van Buren
John Tyler
James K. Polk
Zachary Taylor
Millard Fillmore
Franklin Pierce
James Buchanan
Abraham Lincoln
Andrew Johnson
Ulysses S. Grant
Rutherford B. Hayes
James A. Garfield
Chester A. Arthur
Grover Cleveland
William McKinley
Theodore Roosevelt
William Howard Taft
Woodrow Wilson
Warren G. Harding
Calvin Coolidge
Herbert Hoover
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Harry S. Truman
Dwight D. Eisenhower
John F. Kennedy
Lyndon B. Johnson
Richard Nixon
Gerald Ford
Jimmy Carter
Ronald Reagan
George H. W. Bush
Bill Clinton
George W. Bush
Barak Obama

Project Box

The project box for the presidents is Template:US President. To use it on a profile, just put the following text on the profile, above the biography:

{{US President}}

This will display the project box, and will also put the profile in Category:US Presidents, so you don't need to include the Category line when you're including the project box.

US Vice-Presidents

We are now starting to work the profiles and family branches for the Vice Presidents of the United States. Here is List, List of US Vice Presidents anyone working one of these profiles can indicate below. We also have a template for the US Vice Presidents at Template for US Politician

Useful Pages

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