Projects

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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. 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.

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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: Robin Lee

Australia

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.

Current Leader: Paul Bech

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

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

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: Philip Smith

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

Dutch Roots

Project Coordinator: Bea Wijma Leader Interim: Abby

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: 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!

Current Leader: Terry Wright

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.

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

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

Greeters

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

Current Leaders: Mags Gaulden and Shirley Dalton

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 is on emeritus. If someone else would like to co-lead, please let Abby know.

Holocaust

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

Current Leaders: Eowyn, Maggie N. Project Coordinator: Gaile

Huguenot Migration

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

Current Leader: This Project Needs a Leader. If you're interested, please contact Abby

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 Leader: Robert (Keith) Hathaway

Ireland

A project for WikiTreers with Irish ancestry.

Current Leaders: Maria Maxwell, and Billy Wallace

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.

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

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

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.

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

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 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.

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: Chris Hoyt, and Vic Watt

Quakers

Focusing on those of the Quaker religion worldwide.

Current Leader: Paula Ruehling and Terri Rick

Project Coordinator: Andrea Powell

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

Scotland

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:

Sweden

Current Leader: Lena

Templates

To coordinate WikiTreers who create and improve templates on WikiTree.

Current Leader: Rob Ton

The Great War 1914-1918

A project to gather, commemorate, and improve the profiles of those who served in World War I.

Current Leader: Jacqueline Clark

Titanic

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

Current Leader: Paula J

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

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, Alison Andrus, Terri Rick

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

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.

  • Nantucket - suggested by Darlene Athey Hill. The island of Nantucket was settled in the late 1650s by English Puritans who had grown discontented with the rule of the Colony of Massachusetts Bay. Surnames of the founders include: Barnard, Bunker, Coffin, Coleman, Greenleaf, Hussey, Look, Macy, Mayhew, Pike, Pile, Starbuck, Swain.
  • Michigan Settlers: Leader needed! Please contact Abby if you are a WikiTree Leader interested in leading this project.
  • Patentees of Monmouth: suggested by Kari Lemons
  • Natural Disasters: suggested by Kitty Smith with subcategories such as Michael's Dust Bowl http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Category:Dust_Bowl. http://www.wikitree.com/g2g/138779/galveston-hurricane
  • Gnadenhutten massacre, also known as the Moravian massacre 1782 Ohio Nae X
  • 9/11 Project suggested by Tom Shaw and Matt Pryber
  • World War II Veterans (see categories and Category:World War II Wikimuseum) http://www.wikitree.com/g2g/132809/project-for-first-world-war-Jacky I think this would be a great project, however it should be divided into two projects.
  • Great Depression
  • Jamestown Settlement- Suggested by Robin Lee see http://www.historyisfun.org/ I might jump in with you on this one.Gaulden-7 11:00, 21 April 2015 (EDT)
  • 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.
  • War of 1812- Terri Rick - Project Leader - Matt Pryber
  • Japan project-Matt Pryber
  • Jewish Roots/Hebrew Heritage- Chris Keener
  • African-American Families- suggested by John Schmeekle
  • West Indies Project: http://www.wikitree.com/g2g/120749/west-indies-genealogy-project
  • Carignan Soldiers / Soldats du Régiment de Carignan. In 1665, 1 140 officers and soldiers from this regiment arrive in New France. In 1668 they were released and most of them returned home, This project is about the 325 that decided to stay in New France. - suggested by Guy Constantineau


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