Are there Palatines in your tree? Post here to join the Palatine Migration Project.

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 The Palatine Migration Project aims to add and improve WikiTree content regarding emigrants from German-speaking Europe from 1700 until the American Revolution. These people were known colloquially as Palatines regardless of what part of German speaking Europe was their homeland. The Project coordinates the activities of WikiTreers who have Palatine migrant ancestors and/or would like to improve Palatine profiles.

Project members contribute in a variety of ways, through working on family groupings, cleaning up profiles, adding sources, merging duplicates and ensuring that the profiles reach the best standard possible. They also offer assistance to others working on Palatine profiles wherever possible.

If you would like to join the project we would love to have you.

Please post an answer below including your research interests and what you would like to work on.

Make sure to click the ANSWER button, rather than the comments, so we are sure to see your request!  

WikiTree profile: Palatine Migration WikiTree
in Requests for Project Volunteers by Dave Rutherford G2G6 Mach 6 (62.4k points)
My mother's family has Mennonite roots in the Palatine on both her mother and father's sides.   They fled religious persecution in Switzerland and found it for a while in Germany. William Penn convinced them to come to the colony of Pennsylvania.  But then Penn died and they faced ethnic discrimination in Pennsylvania by the English governor as well.

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I have an interest in this project. Nicholas Wamser is my ancestor.  I am descended from Nicholas Wamser's daughter, Abigail.  She married my ancestor Nicholas Heibst.  Eventually the name was changed to Hypes. Which is my maiden name. I am Denise R Hypes Freeman.
by Denise Freeman G2G1 (1.6k points)
Hi Denise,

Welcome to the project. I've added the project badge and will send you a note with further details on the Palatine Migration Project.
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I would like to know more about my Palatine Ancestors. One of them was Johann Sutz who migrated to Pennsylvania, then to N.C.
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Hi Larry,

The project is open to all WikiTreers. If you're interested, log in and contact me.

Dave
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Hoping to join this project, very interested in focusing on the Palatine immigrants who settled Lunenburg, Nova Scotia as my mother's ancestors are made up largely of these people.
by Marlene Crosby G2G5 (5.5k points)
Hi Marlene,

Welcome to the project. I've added the project badge to your profile and I'll contact you with more details.
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I have numerous ancestors who fit the Palatine Migration Project, Early immigrants are Frederick Gump, Christian Hoffart, Henry Humberger, Johann Frederick Zinn, George Heikes (Heighes, Heiges). I recently began connecting my Zinn and Heikes line and am really frustrated by the numerous duplicates due to confusion of the fornames Johann, Johannes, John with the preferred/middle names...Nicholas, Adam, etc.  This is a family that needs a project to manage the merges needed due to GEDCOM imports that created a bit of a mess. Help!!
by Kie Zelms G2G1 (1k points)
Hi Kie,

Yes, between all the gedcom imports and the naming conventions, straightening out the early lines is a major job.

Welcome to the project. I've added the project badge and will send you a note with further details.
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Yes, I would like to join the project.  I am following my Mother's family, "Simon", who settled in Pennsylvania & Ohio, and also my wife's family "HasBrouck", who settled in Ulster, New York, and many family members are still there.  I've noticed recent updates to a few of the "Simon" profiles that I created when I first joined WikiTree, adding them to the project.
ago by Jerry Corkins G2G2 (2.5k points)
Hi Jerry,

Welcome to the project. I've added the project badge to your profile and I'll contact you with more details.
Thank  you, I look forward to participating with this project.
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I'd like to join. Have these four ancestors to confirm as Palatine immigrants and improve their profiles: George Jury GearhartHarbert Hommer/HummerAnna Eva Kolscher, and Frederick Shafer.

ago by Mike Wells G2G6 Mach 2 (21.7k points)
Hi Mike,

Welcome to the project. I've added the project badge to your profile and I'll contact you with more details.

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