Would You Like to Participate in a One Name Study?

+29 votes

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, and 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.

Images_used_in_G2G-50.pngFrom 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!

  1. You can join an existing Name Study;
  2. You can adopt a Name Study that needs an ONS Coordinator; or
  3. 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. Please do not request a new study if you do not meet these requirements. See: [[Space:Name Study Coordinator Duties]]

To participate in a study: Everyone is welcome to participate. 

If you respond, please let us know in your response which study you are interested in. 

in The Tree House by Amy Gilpin G2G6 Pilot (148k points)

58 Answers

+9 votes

I would like to start a One Name Study for the surname Rohrbough.  I sent an email and await news smiley

by Karen Stewart G2G6 Mach 4 (49.3k points)
I've sent you a Private Message, Karen!
+8 votes
Amy, about the time this switched over to you I had requested to take over the Price Name Study on Natalie's post.  She told me to go to the page and request to be on the trusted list.  I did this a week ago but have not had a response since that time.  How long should it take to get my name added to the page or did I just get lost in the change over? Thanks for checking into this for me.
by Paula Franklin G2G6 Mach 5 (57.3k points)
You should be all set now, Paula!
Thank you
+7 votes
Hi Amy and ONS folks,

Yes, I'm interested in joining and studying the ONS for the name Wittbrodt (and variations.) I am delighted to see that a page that makes the most of my work and other researchers to date on the former Wittbrodt Project page is now set up. I have added a note on our project page to look here:


Great to see the photos and good links. Thank you.

I've added the ONS tag to my followed tags.
by Deborah Nystrom G2G6 Mach 1 (11.6k points)
Hi Deborah

Welcome to the One Name Study Project.  I'll integrate your study page into the Project shortly.
+8 votes
I am working on a research tree for the Harkins line.  I could take on the position of leader if there is no one else.  I have a lot of work done already on a major line of Harkins from the GA/NC/SC tristate area.
by Catherine Ryan G2G6 Mach 2 (20.2k points)
Thank you Catherine!  I'll be in touch shortly with more details
+8 votes
Hello - I am very interested in joining the Sheffield One Name Study.  I have been adding my Sheffield family to WikiTree and came upon this group.  Please let me know if there is any additional information that you need or if there is anything I need to do.  Thank you for your consideration!
by Pamela Parker G2G6 Mach 1 (18.1k points)
Thank you Pam!  I'll be in touch shortly with more details.
+8 votes
Hello there,

I finally made it to 1,000 contributions, and I would like to start a one-name study for the surname Holtslag. I know the origins of it, I would just like to share this information. I am very eager to begin!

Thanks very much!

Alex Fransen
by Alex Fransen G2G6 Mach 3 (31.4k points)
Thank you Alex!  I'll be in touch shortly with more details.
+8 votes
I would like to start a One Name Study for SPITTLER.
by Susan Merk G2G6 (6.6k points)
I've sent you a private message, Susan
+8 votes
Hello, I want to start an one name study for the name Geisinger/Geissinger/Gei├činger. I had send an email as described in the ONS descriptions on June 15th, 2021, but I have not received any feedback. Could you at least respond that the request was received ? Thank you.
by Alexandra-Brigitte Scholz G2G5 (5.6k points)
Hi Alexandra.  I will look again for the email and get this looked after for you.
You should be all set now Alexandra!
Thank you Amy, as soon I have some information online, I will post in G2G.
+8 votes
I'm interested in ons for a few surnames in my ancestry tree including Key, Vick & Widd. Do i list them all here or should i concentrate on one surname?
by Jennifer Young G2G2 (2.4k points)
Hi Jennifer

I'll send you a Private Message.
+8 votes

Hello, I would like to start an ONS for the surname WAHLPFUHL (also Wadenphul, Wadenpfuhl, Watenpfuhl etc.). 

I already checked the list of ONS on WikiTree, there is no ONS for these or similar surnames. It's rare, anyway :)

Could you please start this for me? Thank you so much! I also sent an eMail minutes ago.
Best regards, Anne
by Anne Unfried G2G2 (3.0k points)
Hi Anne, I've sent you a private message.
+8 votes
I would like to join and start a one name study for the surname Zogg. I did send an email a few minutes ago.

Thank you
by Andrea Staub G2G5 (5.1k points)
Hi Andrea,  I've sent you a message.
+8 votes
I would like to join the One Name project. The surname I would like to follow is Corbet ( which has many variations like; Corbett, Corbitt). since I was adopted I have utilized many aspects to find my biological family which is Corbett/Corbitt. I am also a administrator for the Corbett-Corbitt project on Family Tree DNA.
by Joel MacDonald G2G2 (2.8k points)
Hi Joel!  Thank you for your interest in a Corbet Name Study.  I'll be in touch by Private Message shortly.
+8 votes
I am interested in starting a ONS for the surname Rowlett
by Leslie Bell G2G6 Mach 1 (13.3k points)

Hi Leslie!  Thank you for your interest in a Rowlett Name Study.  I'll be in touch by Private Message shortly.

As coordinator for the Rowley Name Study, I don't cover Rowlett, but some of them may have crept in. If they have, do transfer them to your study. I have quite a few variations of the name Rowley.
+7 votes
I'm most interested in learning more about the following four ancestors:

 Moses Ben Mordecai Sacutto (The Poet)

Abraham ben Samuel (Zacutus III) Zacuto

Edward Gove most notable for Gove's Rebellion

and of course Hope Howland Chipman daughter of the young man who fell overboard on the Mayflower.
by Marc Frucht G2G1 (1.1k points)
Hi Marc

I sent you a private message.  Did you receive it?
Yes, thank you.

I would probably want to join an already established Mayflower one, or one specific to John Howland or his daughter Hope Howland at a later date. I'll read up on that.

There was one point where I was trying to add a profile for a Zacuto ancestor that was pre-1700's so an error message of some kind told me I should check to see if there's a group to join before adding that, and it said there wasn't one for our   Zacutos so I should explore starting one. I would have to learn much more before doing such a thing. Plus recently, someone with shared ancestors reached out to inviting me to join an email Zacuto/Epstein discussion group that's already established inside the groups.io platform so that's yet a third thing I'll have to learn for the first time. I've used email groups before of course but these ones are brand new to me.

Thanks for reaching out.

marco frucht
+7 votes
I am interested in starting a ONS for the surname Kiedaisch.
by Friedemann Kiedaisch G2G6 Mach 2 (21.1k points)

Hi Freidemann!  Thank you for your interest in a Kedaisch Name Study.  I'll be in touch by Private Message shortly.

Did you already send this Message? I have never received.
I will resend it.  Thanks for letting me know.
+6 votes
I'm interested in starting several one_name_study projects. Jarstfer, Purdun, Carl
by Jay Hughey-Jarstfer G2G3 (3.6k points)
Hi Jay!  I've been in touch with you already.  Thanks for posting
+6 votes
I would like to learn more so I will start small by adding my Cook surname profiles in NSW Australia to the existing ONS and learn as I go.
by Rosalie Neve G2G6 Pilot (122k points)
If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to me, Rosalie!
+7 votes

Hi Amy, I just sent you an email in regards to Bolton One Name Study that just needs a little tweaking, in regards to the Sticker Link (that turns out red, when applied to a profile). This is not my own One Name Study but another profile manager's, of which he has given me permission to fix or be fixed: "I set that up a long time ago and have no idea how it works. If you can figure out how to fix be my guest".

Whenever you're able to, on behalf of Kyle Bolton, I'd appreciate it. Thank you.

by Keith Cook G2G6 Mach 3 (39.8k points)
You bet!  All fixed now.
+6 votes
I am interested in joining the Manley One Name Study.  My mother was a Manley, and I have traced her family from Yorkshire back to Essex.
by Ruth Jowett G2G6 Mach 1 (12.0k points)
Hi Ruth!  I'll be in touch by private message shortly.
+6 votes
I want to start a One Name Study for the surname Bellamy. I'll send you an email.
by Eileen Robinson G2G6 Mach 6 (68.3k points)
Hi Eileen!  I'll be in touch shortly by private message

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