Categories: Projects | WikiTree Help | Leader Help

Two project leaders, Michael Stills and Peter Roberts, at RootsTech 2016.

A project is a group of members organized around a topic or volunteer activity. There are "top-level" projects like the ones you see below, sub-projects, and free-space projects. See the Project FAQ for more information.

To see if an existing project fits your interests or ancestors, browse the list below or Category:Projects, which includes many sub-projects and free-space projects not listed here. There is also a subset of Pre-1700 Projects. Also feel free to contact a Volunteer Coordinator. Their mission to help members like you find a project that might interest you and if so, to introduce you to its leaders. The project leaders would love to have your help.


Active Projects

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


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.

Tag: acadia

Current Leaders: Lianne Lavoie and Roland Arsenault

Adoption Angels

WikiTree Adoption Angels are volunteers who have taken on the mission of helping adoptees look for and connect with their biological families.

Tag: adoption_angels

Current Leader: Eowyn Langholf


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

Tag: ambassadors

Current Leader: Eowyn Langholf


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.

Tag: arborists

Current Leaders: Robin Lee


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

Tag: australia

Current Leader: Paul Bech


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

Tag: 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.

Tag: black_sheep

Current Leaders: Carrie Quackenbush and Leigh Murrin

Canadian History

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

Tag: canadian_history

Current Leader: Erin Breen

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

This project serves as a forum for researchers and descendants of people who lived in the Dutch Cape Colony (not to be confused with Cape Colony) during and after it was first settled under governorship of Jan van Riebeeck in 1652, until the British invasion in 1806. Many of the inhabitants were in service of the Dutch East India Company, and when out of service stayed on to settle the land and serve the Company by supplying goods and provisions (the Cape of Good Hope was halfway in between the far-east and Europe). Some European settlers came fleeing religious persecution or dire living conditions and hardship, and used the Company as passengers. Many of the Cape's inhabitants were brought as slaves from the Far East and other colonies (including Africa), or were born in bondage and served the Company directly or indirectly by providing manual labour. Other inhabitants were already indigenous to the land before the first Europeans set foot. One thing everyone had in common - they were governed by the despotic and immensely powerful Dutch East India Company.

Tag: dutch_cape_colony

Leader: Bea Wijma

Project Coordinator: Philip Van der Walt


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

Tag: categorization

Current Leaders: Maryann Hurt and Abby Glann


The mission of the Connectors project is to connect all the loose branches around WikiTree to our main Global Family Tree.

Tag: connectors

Current Leaders: Abby Glann, Karen Tobo, and Erin Breen

Czech Roots

A project for anyone who is Czech or of Czech descent.

Tag: czech_roots

Current Leader: This Project needs a Leader. Please contact Abby if you're interested.


For those interested in improving how WikiTree works for genetic genealogists and integrates DNA test information.

Tag: dna

Current Leaders: Kitty Smith and Kay Wilson.

Dutch Roots

Tag: dutch_roots G2G : dutch_roots

Current Leader: Bea Wijma and Current Coördinator: Jan Terink

Sub Projects:

  1. Dutch Pre-1700 Project
  2. Dutch 1700-1811 Project
  3. Dutch After-1811Project

Current Leader: Bea Wijma and Current Coördinator: Joop van Belzen

Tag: nederlands_portaal G2G : nederlands_portaal

4. Nederlands Portaal

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.

Tag: euroaristo

Current Leader: John Atkinson

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!

Tag: photo_of_the_week

Current Leader: Eowyn Langholf

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.

Tag: german_roots

Leader: Jacqueline Clark

Project Coordinator: Marlene Marx

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.

Tag: cemeteries

Current Leaders: Paul Bech and Lianne Lavoie

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.

Tag: global_outreach

Current Leaders: This project needs a Leader. Please contact Abby if you're interested.

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


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

Tag: greeters

Current Leaders: Julie Ricketts 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.

Tag: help_pages

Current Leader: Maggie N. and Gail Cox, who is on emeritus.


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

Tag: holocaust

Current Leaders: Eowyn and Maggie N.

Huguenot Migration

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

Tag: huguenot

Current Leader: Chet Snow

Project Coordinator: Sadie Whanger


For WikiTree users interested in profiles related to India.

Tag: india

Current Leader : Maria Maxwell

Integrators Project (G2G)

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

Tag: integrators

Current Leader: Robert (Keith) Hathaway and Michael Stills


A project for WikiTreers with Irish ancestry.

Tag: ireland

Current Leaders: Maria Maxwell and Leigh Murrin

Italian Roots

A project focused on those with Italian Ancestry.

Tag: italian_roots

Current Leader: this project needs a Leader. Contact the Leader Liaison if you're interested.

Project Coordinator: Michael Maranda

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.

Tag: latin_america

Current Leader: Patrick Barnum.

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


This project focuses on the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, including Mormon founders, LDS Pioneers, the Mormon Battalion, the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and prominent members past and present.

Tag: lds

Current Leader: Eowyn Langholf

Louisiana Families

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

Tag: louisiana_families

Current Leaders: Jacqueline Girouard, Liz Shifflett

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.

Tag: magna_carta

Current Leaders: Doug Lockwood, Chet Snow, Liz Shifflett


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

Tag: mayflower

Current Leader: Becky Syphers


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.

Tag: mentors

Current Leaders: Guy Constantineau and Mags Gaulden

Mexico Project

Current Leader: Patrick Barnum 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.

Tag: mexico

Military and War Project

Current Leaders: Terri Rick, Terry Wright, and Paula J The purpose of this project is to build profiles and pages for the various military and war related events in our ancestries.

Tag: military_and_war

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

The 1776 Project is for Profiles of ancestors that were involved in the early history of the United States of America, circa 1773 through 1789. This time period covers the War for Independence (AKA: American Revolutionary War) through the ratification of the United States Constitution by our Founding Fathers. Current Leaders: Kitty Smith and Michael Stills

The French and Indian War project is for profiles who served in the French and Indian War (1754-1763) Current Leader: Julia Ryan, project coordinator

Focuses on providing resources and information to assist in locating ancestors that served in the War of 1812 Current Leader: Terri Rick

Focusing on participants in this conflict 1861-1865. Current Leaders: Nae X, Paula J,

The Spanish-American War project is for profiles who served in the Spanish-American War (4/25/1898 - 8/12/1898) Current Leader: Jacqueline Clark

A project to gather, commemorate, and improve the profiles of those who served in World War I. Current Leader: Jacqueline Clark

The World War II project is for profiles who served in World War II 1939-1945 Current Leaders:Mary Richardson, Project Coordinator Julia Ryan, Project Coordinator

The Korean War project is for profiles who served in the Korean War (6/25/1950 - 7/27/1953). Julia Ryan, Project Coordinator

The Vietnam War project is for profiles who served in the Vietnam War (11/1/1955 - 4/30/1975). Current Leaders: Julia Ryan and Mary Richardson, Project Coordinators


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!

Tag: multimedia

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.

Tag: native_americans

Current Leader: This project needs a Leader. If you are interested, contact Abby Glann

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.

Tag: new_netherland

Current Leaders: Carrie Quackenbush, Liz Shifflett

Project Coordinators: Steven Mix, Ellen Smith

New Zealand

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

Tag: new_zealand

Current Leader: Maria Maxwell


A project to help add and connect the people and families of Notables throughout history to our global tree.

Tag: notables

Current Leaders: Scott Fulkerson, Bob Fields

Project Coordinators: Matt Pryber and Elizabeth Winter

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.

Tag: one_name_studies

Current Leaders: Doug 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.

Tag: one_place_studies

Current Leaders: Lianne Lavoie, Maggie N. and Carrie Quackenbush

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.

Tag: profiles

Current Leader: Anne B

Puerto Rico Project

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.

Tag: 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.

Tag: pgm

Current Leader: Vic Watt and Anne B


Focusing on those of the Quaker religion worldwide.

Tag: quakers

Current Leader: Andrea Powell


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

Tag: quebecois

Current Leader: Lianne Lavoie


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

Tag: rangers

Current Leader: Eowyn Langholf and Abby Glann


Tag: scotland

Current Leaders: Doug Straiton, Maria Maxwell, Nae X

Style Committee

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

Tag: style

Current Leader:


Tag: sweden

Current Leader: Lena


To coordinate WikiTreers who create and improve templates on WikiTree.

Tag: templates

Current Leaders: Rob Ton

United Kingdom

A top-level Umbrella project covering the areas encompassed in the United Kingdom currently and historically, including the major areas of England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales

Tag: united_kingdom

Current Leaders: Maria Maxwell, Doug Straiton

United States History

A project to gather many of the US-related sub projects together, spanning from before USA was a nation to it's current state.

Tag: us_history

Current Leaders: Alison Andrus and Abby Glann

Westward Ho

A sub-project that encompasses all area west of the Mississippi River from 1800 - 1925.

Tag: westward_ho

Current Leader: Alison Andrus

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.

Tag: presidents

Current Leader: Robin Lee and Vicki Norman

US Southern Colonies

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

Tag: southern_colonies

Current Leaders:Paula J and Mags Gaulden

Volunteer Coordinators

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

Current Leader: Erin Breen, Eowyn Langholf, Abby Glann

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.

Tag: wt_apps

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.

Tag: penn

Current Leaders: Kitty Smith

Worldwide Disasters

For WikiTreers interested in the development of profiles for victims, survivors, rescue workers or humanitarian aid workers of all disasters all over the world from ancient until the present, as well as free-space pages detailing the events.

Tag: disasters

Current Leaders: John Beardsley

Mary Richardson and Lynette Jester, project coordinators

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

Tag: titanic

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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