Projects

Categories: Projects | WikiTree Help | Leader Help

When a lot of members share an interest in a time period, location, or historical topic, they work together through a project.

We know this list might look overwhelming! There is a subset of Pre-1700 Projects. And feel free to contact a Volunteer Coordinator. They can help you find out whether a project exists that fits your interests or ancestors, and if so, introduce you to its leaders. The project leaders would love to have your help.

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Active Projects

These are Projects that currently have active collaboration between participants and tagged discussions on G2G in the last three months.

1776 Project

The 1776 Project is for Profiles of ancestors that were involved in the early history of the United States of America, circa 1776 through 1789. This time period covers the War for Independence through the ratification of the United States Constitution by our Founding Fathers.

Current Leaders: Kitty Smith and Michael Stills

Acadians

The place for WikiTreers who want to improve WikiTree's coverage of the French settlers who came to Nova Scotia and the surrounding areas in the early 1600s, as well as their descendants.

Current Leaders: Lianne Lavoie, Roland Arsenault, and Annette Cormier

Ambassadors

WikiTree Ambassadors are volunteers who are active in social media and/or blogging and who are dedicated to helping share the WikiTree love!

Current Leader: Eowyn Langholf

Arborists

WikiTree Arborists are volunteers who have taken on the mission of improving the overall health of our single world WikiTree, specifically seeking out and merging duplicate profiles.

Current Leaders: Michelle Hartley and Robin Lee

Australia

The Australia Project is an umbrella Project for discussion and co-ordination of various sub-projects (below), and for suggesting new projects. All sub project members gain the Australia badge.

Current Leader: Paul Bech

Anzacs

This project is for those who have WikiTree profiles of people who were Anzacs and to honour their service. We shall remember them.
Current Leaders: Terry Wright and Irene Dillon

Australian Convicts and First Settlers

To coordinate the efforts of WikiTreers who are working to improve the converage of the first European settlers of Australia.
Current Leader: Paul Bech

Bushrangers

Tracing the lives and families of Bushrangers in Australia
Current Leaders: Paul Bech Terry Wright and Irene Dillon

Cemeteries of Australia

Documenting the people buried in Australian cemeteries and linking to WikiTree profiles
Current Leaders: Paul Bech

Eureka Stockade

Documenting all those people involved in or affected by the Eureka Rebellion
Current Leaders: Paul Bech

Explorers of Australia

Listing Australian Explorers with WikiTree profiles and assisting in expanding their family trees.

Bahamas

To coordinate WikiTreers who are researching and improving WikiTree's coverage of families in the Bahamas.

Current Leaders: Peter Roberts

Black Sheep

A project focused on those ancestors and family members we sometimes wish...weren't. The outcasts, outlaws, and outlandish folks in our family trees.

Current Leader: Sally Stovall

The Hatfields and McCoys

A sub-project of the Black Sheep, this one focuses on the family feud between the Hatfields and McCoys.

Current Leaders: Terry Wright and Paula J.

Canadian History

For WikiTreers who are working on improving the profiles of the Canadian Prime Ministers, Fathers of Confederation, and other historical Canadian figures.

Current Leader: Erin Breen

Alberta

A subproject of Canadian History, focusing on famous and historically-significant Albertans, including the Premiers of Alberta.

Current Coordinator: Bob Jewett

Empress of Ireland

A subproject focusing on the RMS Empress of Ireland, an ocean liner that sank in the St. Lawrence River on 29 May 1914. It is the largest peacetime maritime accident in Canadian history, and is sometimes called "Canada's Titanic."

Current Coordinator: Guy Constantineau

First Peoples

This Canadian History subproject focuses on the First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples of what is now Canada.

Current Leader: Erin Breen

Manitoba

A subproject of Canadian History, focusing on famous and historically-significant Manitobans, including the Premiers of Manitoba.

Current Leader: Lianne Lavoie

New Brunswick

A subproject of Canadian History, focusing on famous and historically-significant New Brunswickers, including the Premiers of New Brunswick.

Current Coordinator: Bob Jewett

Nova Scotia

A subproject of Canadian History, focusing on famous and historically-significant Nova Scotians. Covers Cape Breton and Colonial Nova Scotia, as well as post-Confederation Nova Scotia.

Current Leader: Erin Breen

Cape of Good Hope - Kaap de Goede Hoop (1652-1806)

A forum for researchers and descendants of the people who settled the Cape of Good Hope / Kaap de Goede Hoop (1652-1806) and tamed the land for the Dutch East India Company until the British invasion in 1806.

Project Coordinator: Philip Van der Walt

Categorization

To bring together WikiTreers who want to help manage the Categories and encourage their use.

Current Leader: Gail Cox

Collaborative Profile of the Week

The goal of the Collaborative Profile of the Week Project is to bring the WikiTree community on one profile per week to make it the best it can be.

Current Leader: Terry Wright

Czech Roots

Tracing Czech Heritage

Current Leader: Michelle Hartley

DNA and Wiki Genealogy

For those interested in exploring how WikiTree can integrate DNA test results.

Current Leader: Kitty Smith and Kay Wilson

European Aristocrats

The oldest and largest project on WikiTree, EuroAristo's focus is on the noble families of Europe, from as far back as there are reliable records, to the present day.

Current Leaders: Darlene Athey Hill, and John Atkinson

Royals and Aristocrats Prior to 742

Current Leader: Maggie N.

British Isles Royals and Aristocrats 742-1499

Current Leader: Kathy Patterson

European Royals and Aristocrats 742-1499

Current Leader: Martyn Grifhorst

British Isles Royals and Aristocrats 1500-Present

Current Leader: Lianne Lavoie

European Royals and Aristocrats 1500-Present

Current Leader: Darlene Athey Hill

Family History Photo of the Week

A project focused on the great photos that people upload to WikiTree, members nominate the most interesting new photos to show up in the past week, then choose a winner. Please become a Voting Member!

Current Leader: Terry Wright

Lost Family Photos

This sub-project focuses on helping to identify and reunite families with found, old photos. Discussion happens in the Family History Photo of the Week G+ community and on G2G.

Current Leader: Heather Morgan

Filles du Roi

The objective of the Filles du Roi Project is to create genealogies and biographies for the approximately 750 French women who came to New France (Canada) as wards of the King - the filles du roi or king's daughters. They married soldiers and settlers, and are one of the most genealogically significant groups in Canadian history.

Current Leader: Erin Breen

German Roots

The objective of the German Roots Project is to create genealogies and biographies for those families that came from Germany and its population in Russia, Poland, Austria, and Switzerland.

Leader: This project needs a Leader; contact Abby if you're interested.

Volga Germans

To use the collaborative powers of WikiTree to collect, organize, and trace the information of Volga German families into one easily-referenced location.

Global Cemeteries

The mission of the Global Cemeteries Project is to make WikiTree the preferred site for genealogists and family researchers to find and share information regarding the final resting places of our ancestors.

Current Leaders: Paul Bech, Lianne Lavoie, and Tom Shaw

Canadian Cemeteries

Our goal is to document the cemeteries of Canada. There are other sites that facilitate the photographing and transcribing of cemeteries, but WikiTree is unique in the ability to link cemetery information into the global family tree, by using a combination of person profiles, categories, and free-space pages. This allows us to put the lives of the people buried in cemeteries into context.

Current Leaders: Lianne Lavoie

European Cemeteries

Our goal is to document the cemeteries of England by taking pictures of all the tombstones, transcribing them, and creating WikiTree profiles for the people buried there.

Current Leaders: one needed; in the interim, contact Lianne for help or to join

Cemeteries of Oceania

Documenting and linking the people buried in cemeteries of Australia, New Zealand and other island nations of the South Pacific to new and existing WikiTree profiles

Current Leaders: Paul Bech

U.S. Cemeteries

The goals of the U.S. Cemeteries Project are to: 1) document cemetery locations; 2) place profiles of deceased ancestors with known burial information into the properly categorized cemeteries in which they were interred; and, 3) match up profiles for people with unknown or unconfirmed birth and death dates with information obtained from cemetery surveys.

Current Leaders: Tom Shaw

Global Community Outreach

The goal of this project is to work on ways to improve WikiTree as a global genealogy resource, and reach out to genealogists around the world.

Current Leader: Erin Breen

Global Family Reunion

The mission of this project is to help make family connections for the Global Family Reunion planned for June 6, 2015 as well as connect all the unconnected profiles on WikiTree to make one, global family tree.

Current Leaders: Erin Breen and Abby Glann

Notables

The mission of this sub-project is to add profiles and family lines for famous folks throughout the ages.

Current Leader: Bob Fields

Greeters

A friendly group of members who welcome new guest members and confirm those who volunteer to become Wiki Genealogists.

Current Leaders: Irene Dillon and Mags Gaulden.

Help Pages Committee

This project diligently works to make sure anything you need to know to succeed on WikiTree can be easily learned in our Help Pages and Index.

Current Leader: Gail Cox

Holocaust

This project is to document individuals who were involved in the Holocaust.

Current Leaders: Eowyn, Maggie N.

Huguenot Migration

This project focuses on the French Huguenots, Protestants living in Catholic France who migrated to other countries to avoid persecution.

Current Leader: Jillaine Smith

India

For WikiTree users interested in profiles related to India.

Current Leaders : Maria Maxwell and Billy Wallace .

Integrators Project (G2G)

This project focuses on integrating WikiTree and the Genealogist-2-Genealogist Forum.

Current Leaders: Erin Breen, and Douglas Lockwood

Irish Roots

A project for WikiTreers with Irish ancestry.

Current Leaders: Maria Maxwell, and Billy Wallace

County Cork

A sub-project of the Irish Roots Project, led by Project Coordinator, Sharon Troy

Language Project

A project to help people with foreign languages (such as interpreting foreign genealogy records), as well as investigating ways to make WikiTree more friendly to non-English speakers.

Current Leaders: Paul Bech and Erin Breen

Latin American Roots

The Latin American Roots project is the place for anyone who has an interest in the history or genealogy of the 20 Latin American nations.

El Latin American Roots Project está abierto a cualquier persona que tenga un interés en la historia o genealogía de las 20 naciones de América Latina.

Current Leader: Patrick Barnum.

You may communicate with him in either English or Spanish; puedes comunicarte con él ya sea en inglés o español.

Chilean Roots

A sub-project of the Latin American Roots Project, the Chilean Roots project is the place for anyone who has an interest in the history or genealogy of Chile.

El Chilean Roots Project, un sub-proyecto del Latin American Roots Project, está abierto a cualquier persona que tenga un interés en la historia o genealogía de Chile.

Current Leader: Patrick Barnum.

You may communicate with him in either English or Spanish; puedes comunicarte con él ya sea en inglés o español.

LDS

This project focuses on the LDS, including Mormon founders and members past and present.

Current Leader: Eowyn

Louisiana Families

Louisiana Families focuses on those families who helped to settle the state of Louisiana and the varied backgrounds they represent.

Current Leader: Philip Smith

Magna Carta

The goal of this project is to categorize and improve profiles of the twenty-five barons who were surety for Magna Carta, and the "illustrious men" named in the preamble, and their immediate families and descendants, in preparation for the 800th anniversary celebration in England in June 2015.

Current Leaders: April Dauenhauer, John Schmeeckle, P. Eyestone

Mayflower

For WikiTreers who are working on the profiles of the Mayflower passengers and their immediate families.

Current Leader: Becky Syphers

Mentors

Mentors are Wiki Genealogists who help and interact with new members in our community. Basically, we take over where the Greeters leave off. Mentors will play a big role in getting guests and new members going, as well as educating members through various means such as the G2G and the blog.

Current Leader: Mags Gaulden

Mexican Roots

The purpose of the Mexican Roots Project is collaboration in posting to WikiTree the profiles of individuals and families directly associated with Mexico, while at the same time editing and improving those profiles, contributing proper source citations and providing help and support to WikiTree members who manage profiles that have some relation to Mexico. The Mexican Roots Project is open to anyone who has an interest in the history or genealogy of Mexico.

Current Leader: Patrick Barnum

Multimedia

A project to help grow WikiTree through multimedia outreach-from things to use at conferences and speaking at your local library to G+ chats to video tutorials. We're always looking for great ideas and doers!

Current Leaders: Paul Bech and Mags Gaulden

Native Americans

The Native Americans Project is a "top level" project that encompasses sub-projects according to tribe, event or other area of historical or cultural interest. The geographic scope will be lower 48 states plus Alaska in North America. The time frame will cover pre-colonial until the present. This project serves as a central directory of all that is going on in the sub-projects. Current Leader: Paula

Tribal Subprojects

Other Subprojects

New Netherland Settlers

This project focuses on New Netherland families who settled the area during Dutch rule. The period covered is through October 1674, but see the project page for more specific details on family connected before and after that time period.

Current Leader: Michelle Hartley, interim. If you are interested in leading this project, let Abby know as soon as possible.

New Zealand

This project is the effort of a group of WikiTree users interested in profiles related to New Zealand

Current Leaders: Maria Maxwell and Billy Wallace.

One Name Studies

For anyone who wants to pursue a One Name Study, allowing sharing and collaboration with other members while keeping the structure of the study using categories.

Current Leaders: Douglas Lockwood and Alison Andrus

One Place Studies

For people participating in one place studies and wanting to make the most of WikiTree categories and other features to support those studies.

Current Leaders: Lianne Lavoie and Maggie N.

Profile Improvement

To bring together WikiTreers who love to make profiles beautiful! We clean up messy biography sections and sources, and try to set standards for attractive, useful, and well-written biographies.

Current Leaders: Anne B and Sally Stovall

Puerto Rican Roots

The purpose of the Puerto Rican Roots Project is collaboration in posting to WikiTree the profiles of individuals and families directly associated with Puerto Rico, while at the same time editing and improving those profiles, contributing proper source citations and providing help and support to WikiTree members who manage profiles that have some relation to Puerto Rico. The Puerto Rican Roots Project is open to anyone who has an interest in the history or genealogy of Puerto Rico.

Current Leader: Patrick Barnum

Puritan Great Migration

For WikiTreers interested in the early Puritan colonists who started arriving after the Mayflower and form the 20-40k settlers who arrived in New England mostly between 1621 and 1640.

Current Leader: Jillaine Smith, Chris Hoyt, and Vic Watt

Quebecois

To bring together WikiTreers who are focusing on the French settlers to came to Quebec in the 17th century.

Current Leader: Lianne Lavoie

Rangers

A Project for Leaders who are interested in helping prevent forest fires.

Current Leader: Eowyn Langholf and Abby Glann

Roll of Honor

A project for Military Personnel Worldwide that were KIA,MIA,POW and WIA or received the highest medal from their country

Current Leader: Terri Rick

Scottish Clans

A Project for WikiTreers who are interested in the Scottish Clans and related families.

Current Leaders: Doug Straiton, Nae X, Maria Maxwell, and Billy Wallace

Style Committee

A group of WikiTreers who discuss, debate, and propose changes to WikiTree's styles and standards.

Current Leader: Jillaine Smith

Templates

To coordinate WikiTreers who create and improve templates on WikiTree.

Current Leader: Rob Ton

The Great War 1914-1918

Titanic

For WikiTreers interested in improving the profiles of the passengers and crew of the Titanic.

Current Leader: Paula J

United Kingdom

Covering the areas encompassed in the United Kingdom currently and historically, including the major areas of England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales

Current Leaders: Billy Wallace, Maria Maxwell and Doug Straiton

US Presidents

To coordinate the efforts of WikiTreers who are working to improve the profiles of the US presidents, their Vice Presidents, as well as their descendents and ancestors.

Current Leader: Robin Lee and Vicki Norman


US Civil War: War Between the States

Focusing on participants in this conflict 1861-1865.

Current Leaders: Nae X, Paula J, Terri Rick

US Southern Colonies

Covering ancestors who lived in the Southern Colonies of pre-1776 America.

Current Leaders: Nae X, Paula J, and Mags Gaulden

Volunteer Coordinators

Members who help other members get introduced to projects and collaborations.

Current Leader: Erin Breen

Westward Ho

The Westward Ho! Project is a top level project that encompasses all sub-projects west of the Mississippi River from 1800 - 1925.

Current Leaders: Paula and Alison Andrus

Wild Wild West

This project is for those who have WikiTree profiles of notable people from the period of US Western Expansion between 1800 and 1925.

Current Leaders: Paula and Terry Wright

Project Coordinator: Eric Daly

California Gold Rush

This project is for those who have WikiTree profiles of people who were part of the California Gold Rush (1848–1855).

Current Leaders: Paula and Terry Wright

Project Coordinator: Eric Daly

Remember the Alamo

A subproject of Westward Ho! Remember the Alamo is for those who have WikiTree profiles of people who were part of the Defense of the Alamo on February 23, 1836 or who have an interest in this historical event.

Project Coordinator: Mary Richardson

Mexican American War

This subproject is for those with profiles of individuals or space pages of units that were involved in the Mexican–American War, of those with a historical interest in this conflict.

Current Leaders: Paula and Terry Wright

Project Coordinator: Eric Daly

Cowboys and Cowgirls

This project is for those who have WikiTree profiles of cowboys, cowgirls, ranch hands, and cattle/horse herders and their families, as well as for profiles of people who lived cow towns.

Current Leaders: Paula and Terry Wright

Project Coordinator: Eric Daly

Trails and Wagon Trains

This project is for those who have profiles of, or a historical interest in those who followed western expansion trails migrating west of the Mississippi River in North America between 1800 and 1926.

Current Leaders: Paula and Terry Wright

Project Coordinator: Eric Daly

Oklahoma Land Rush

This project is for those who have profiles of, or a historical interest in a series of land runs in Oklahoma beginning with The Oklahoma Land Rush of 1889 in which Unassigned Lands were up for grabs and entire cities were populated in a matter of hours.

Current Leaders: Paula and Terry Wright

Project Coordinator: Eric Daly

Lewis and Clark Expedition

This project is for those with profiles of or an historic interest in The Lewis and Clark Expedition, also known as the Corps of Discovery Expedition, which was the first American expedition to cross what is now the western portion of the United States, departing in May 1804, from near St. Louis on the Mississippi River, making their way westward through the continental divide to the Pacific.

Current Leader: Alison Andrus

Immigrant Pioneers

This project is for those who have WikiTree profiles of Immigrant Pioneers and their families, those people who landed in America and hit the trail west, as well as those who landed on the western coast.

Current Leaders: Paula and Terry Wright

Project Coordinator: Eric Daly

The Way West

This project is for profiles of people who came west by train or stagecoach, worked in these areas or helped to build the trains and coaches or lay the track to connect east and west.

Current Leaders: Paula and Terry Wright

Project Coordinator: Eric Daly

WikiTree Apps

This is for discussing and sharing tools to make WikiTree better. It includes external tools and the development of apps. This group is especially for those with technical skills.

Current Leader: Leader needed! Please contact Abby if you are a WikiTree Leader interested in leading this project.

William Penn and Early Pennsylvania Settlers

For WikiTreers interested in the people who immigrated from Europe to Pennsylvania and the surrounding areas starting in 1682.

Current Leader: Kitty Smith and Paula J

Quakers

This is a Sub-Project of the William Penn and Early Pennsylvania Settlers Project focusing on those of the Quaker religion.

Current Leader: Paula Ruehling

Project Coordinator: Andrea Powell

New Projects

If you don't see a project above that fits your ancestors or interests, maybe you should lead the way and create one!

First see the list of pending projects below, and Starting a New Project.

Pending and Dormant Projects

Pending Projects are ideas for projects that someone wants to start, or projects that someone thinks should exist.

They should be listed here until they meet the requirements for starting a new project.

If there are project-protected profiles that don't yet have a project, list them here. Organize them by what potential project they would belong in.

If you'd be interested in participating in a project, add your name and any notes about what you would like to do.



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