Greetings WikiTreer's! Today we are pleased to announce the relaunch of the One Name Studies Project!
A One Name Study (ONS) is defined as a project which researches all occurrences of a surname, rather than a particular pedigree (ancestors of one person) or descendancy (descendants of one person or couple).
One of the foundations of WikiTree is our commitment to collaboration, so during this relaunch, we have expanded and clarified the guidelines for all ONS projects to ensure that each project serves as a collaborative platform that focuses on researching all occurrences of an individual surname across the globe.
From here, individual team studies and research pages can then be used to branch out into specific methods or areas of interest; such as geographically (SURNAME's of England), by time period (SURNAME's of the 18th Century), or by topic (e.g., SURNAME DNA, SURNAME Occupations, or SURNAME Statistics/Facts).
Are you ready to get started with a One Name Study? There are many ways to join!
- You can join an existing Name Study;
- You can adopt a Name Study that needs an ONS Coordinator; or
- You can start a new Name Study by emailing the ONS Project Leaders!
Stop by the One Name Study Project page for more information on How To Join!
To coordinate a study: 90 days membership at WikiTree and at least 1,000 contributions. There is a limit of 3 studies per coordinator.
To participate in a study: Everyone is welcome to participate.