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Projects are collaborations between WikiTree members. If you want to start a project for anything, contact Abby Glann! Leaders can check out the Starting_a_New_Project page for more detailed instructions.


Active Projects

These are Projects that currently have active collaboration between participants and tagged discussions on G2G in the last 3 months.

For projects that require our Pre-1700 Self-Certification, visit our Pre-1700 list. These projects are also marked with a (*) below.

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. Please join us!

Current Leader: Kitty Smith and Michael Stills

G2G Tag: 1776


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, and their descendants.

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

Google+ Community: Acadians

G2G Tag: acadia


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

G2G Tag: ambassadors


WikiTree Arborists are volunteers who have taken on the mission of improving the overall health of our single world WikiTree. In particular, Arborists seek out and merge duplicate profiles.

Current Leaders: Michelle Hartley and Robin Lee

G2G Tag: arborists


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

G2G Tag: australia_project

Australia Google+ Community


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: Irene Dillon
G2G Tag: anzacs

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
G2G Tag: australian_convicts
Google+ Community: Australian Convicts and First Settlers


Tracing the lives and families of Bushrangers in Australia
Current Leaders: Paul Bech, Irene Dillon, and Eric Daly
G2G Tag: bushrangers

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.


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

Current Leaders: Peter Roberts

G2G Tag: bahamas

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

G2G Tag: canadian_history

Google+ Community: Canadian History


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

Current Leader: Bob Jewett

First Peoples

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

Current Leader: Erin Breen


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 Leader: 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.

Current Leaders: Philip Van der Walt (Project Coordinator); Abby (Administrator)

G2G tag: dutch_cape_colony

Google+ Community


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

Current Leaders: Daniel Thompson and Gail Cox

G2G Tag: categorization

Czech Roots

Tracing Czech Heritage

Current Leader: Michelle Hartley

G2G Tag: czech_roots

Google+ Community


The purpose of this project is to trace Pocahontas' descendants, and try to untangle the myths surrounding her family.

Current Leader: Paula J.

G2G Tag: pocahontas

Powhatan Family Members

Family Members of Powhatan

A subproject for other members of the Powhatan family. Contact Michelle

DNA and Wiki Genealogy

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

Current Leader: Kitty Smith and Kay Wilson

G2G Tag: dna

Google+ Community: DNA on WikiTree

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: Katherine Patterson, Darlene Athey Hill, and John Atkinson

G2G Tag: euroaristo

Google+ Community: European Aristocrats

Family History Photo of the Week

A sub-project of the Ambassadors Project, members nominate the most interesting new photos uploaded to WikiTree in the past week, then choose a winner. Please become a Voting Member!

Current Leaders: Eowyn Langholf, and Abby Glann

G2G Tag: photo_of_the_week

Google+ Community: Family History Photo of the Week

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

G2G Tag: Filles du Roi

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

G2G Tag: Global Cemeteries

Google+ Community: Global Cemeteries Project

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

G2G Tag: Global Cemeteries

Google+ Community: Canadian Cemeteries

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.

Google+ Community: European Cemeteries

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 exisiting WikiTree profiles

Google+ Community Oceania Cemeteries

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

G2G Tag: Global Cemeteries

Google+ Community: U.S. Cemeteries

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

G2G Tag: global_outreach

Global Family Reunion

The mission of this project is to help make family connections for the Global Family Reunion planned for June 6, 2015.

Current Leaders: Erin Breen and Abby Glann

G2G Tag: global_reunion


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

Current Leader: Bob Fields and Matt Pryber

G2G tag: notables

Google+ Community: WikiTree's Global Family Reunion


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

G2G tag: greeters

Current Leader: 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

G2G tag: help_pages

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

G2G tag: huguenot

Integrators Project (G2G)

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

Current Leaders: Erin Breen, and Douglas Lockwood

G2G tag: g2g

Irish Roots

A project for WikiTreers with Irish ancestry.

Current Leaders: Maria Maxwell, and Billy Wallace

G2G tag: irish_roots

County Cork

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

G2G tag: county_cork

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

G2G tag: language


This project focuses on the LDS .

Current Leader: Eowyn

G2G tag: lds

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 and John Schmeeckle

G2G tag: magna_carta

Google+ Community: Magna Carta


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

Current Leader: Becky Syphers

G2G tag: mayflower


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

G2G tag: mentors


Current Leaders: Paul Bech and Mags Gaulden

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's criteria page for details, as it also has a subcategory that covers to 1800 and another for settlers' parents who didn't immigrate (NNS Ancestor).

Current Leaders: Kimball G. Everingham Project Coordinator: Steven Mix

G2G tag: new_netherland

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

G2G: one_name_studies

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.

G2G: one_place_studies

Profile of the Week

The goal of the Profile of the Week Project is to bring attention to great profiles — ones with interesting stories, or that are especially well-researched, or well-formatted, categorized, etc.

Current Leaders: Alison Andrus, Eric Daly and Paula J

G2G tag: profile_of_the_week

Google+ Community: Profile of the Week

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 Leader: Anne B

G2G tag: profiles

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 1650.

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

G2G tag: pgm


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

Current Leader: Lianne Lavoie

G2G tag: quebecois

Google+ Community: Quebecois


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

Current Leader: Eowyn Langholf

G2G tag: rangers

Roll of Honor

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

Current Leader: Terri Rick

G2G tag: roll_of_honor

Scottish Clans*

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

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

G2G tag: scottish_clans

Style Committee

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

Current Leader: Jillaine Smith

G2G tag: style


To coordinate WikiTreers who create and improve templates on WikiTree.

Current Leader: Rob Ton

G2G tag: templates


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

Current Leader: Paula J

G2G tag: titanic

Titanic Google+ Community

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 and Maria Maxwell

G2G tag: united_kingdom

United Kingdom Google+ Community

US Presidents

To coordinate the efforts of WikiTreers who are working to improve the profiles of the US presidents.

Current Leader: Robin Lee and Vicki Norman

G2G tag: presidents

US Civil War: War Between the States

Focusing on participants in this conflict 1861-1865.

Current Leaders: Nae X, Paula J, and Terri Rick

G2G tag: us_civil_war

US Civil War Google+ Community

US Southern Colonies*

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

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

G2G tag: southern_colonies

US Southern Colonies Google+ Community

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.

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

G2G tag: volga_german

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, Eric Daly and Alison Andrus

G2G tag: Westward_Ho

WikiTree Apps

This is for discussing and sharing tools to make WikiTree better. It includes external tools and the development of internal features and changes. 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.

G2G tag: wt_apps

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

G2G Tag: penn

Dormant Projects

Dormant Projects are projects that have had no activity on G2G in the last three months. They aren't dead; they're just a bit slow right now. You can help bring them back to Active status by joining, starting some discussions, and/or recruiting new members!

Michigan Settlers

The Michigan Settlers project aims to identify and improve profiles of people who were involved in the settlement of the U.S. state of Michigan. Michigan settlers are defined as people who played a significant role in the settlement of the territory/state of Michigan, or in individual towns or cities.

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

G2G tag: michigan

Pending 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.

  • Patentees of Monmouth: suggested by Kari Lemons
  • Louisiana Families: suggested by Philip Smith, also of interest to Michelle Ladner and Liz Shifflett
  • Natural Disasters: suggested by Kitty Smith with subcategories such as Michael's Dust Bowl
  • German Roots/German Immigrants to America: suggested by Marianna Campbell and Michael Hruska. Volga Germans could fall under a Germany project as an umbrella if someone wants to take these on
  • Gnadenhutten massacre, also known as the Moravian massacre 1782 Ohio Nae X
  • 9/11 Project suggested by Tom Shaw]]
  • Accusations of Witchcraft - This could be an "umbrella project" for subprojects about witchcraft trials and hysteria around the world. (Wikipedia article "Witch trials in the early modern period.")Suggested by Erin Breen<< Chris Hoyt is working on laying some foundation for this one
  • World War I and II Veterans (see categories and Category:World War II Wikimuseum)
  • Great Depression
  • Hatfields and McCoys
  • Jamestown Settlement- Suggested by Robin Lee see
  • Italian/Sicilian Roots Project-suggested by Michael Hruska, has plenty of interest once a Leader wants to lead it.
  • Immigration to the US in the Late 1800s-suggested by Gaile Connolly; a project for a second "great migration" - the one from Europe in the late 1800's. Perhaps it could have subcategories for the Irish, Italian, and Jewish of varying nationalities, most of whom first settled in the lower east side of New York City.
  • Dutch Roots, Steven Mix
  • War of 1812
  • Japanese project

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