Would you like to join the American Revolutionary War (1776) Project? [closed]

+36 votes
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Do you have ancestors who participated in the American Revolutionary War?  Do you have an interest in the historical aspects of this war?  If so, we are looking for new members to join.

Project recognition (and Wikitree member participation) is not limited to the soldiers and civilians who fought for American independence - this project recognizes service from all nationalities including British, French, Spanish, Native American, and others.

You can learn more details about the project here: 1776 Project Account

Welcome to the 1776 Project

The requirements to join are that your account is at least 1 month old, you have a minimum of 100 Wikitree contributions, and that you join one of the project's teams:

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:1776_teams

When you post your answer, please specify what team you want to join and after you have been added to the project and received your badge, please sign up to the Google Group and be sure to include your Wikitree ID in your join request.

If you are interested in joining, please leave a reply (not a comment) to this post.

Edit to add: thanks all for the overwhelmingly positive response to this post and please bear with me as I get caught up answering each of these reply posts.

Just a reminder: post an answer (not a comment) to this post in order to join.

After you have sent your request to join the 1776 Google Group, please send me a message here with your Wikitree ID so that I can match your email to you.  I have about 25 pending join requests that have only an email address (no name or Wikitree ID).

closed with the note: A new 2022 signup announcement has been posted for 1776 Project.
in Requests for Project Volunteers by SJ Baty G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)
closed by Betty Norman

148 Answers

+15 votes

Would like to join the American Revolutionary War (1776) Project.  Joined the Sons of the American Revolution 48 years ago.  Helped establish/reestablish 3 state societies of the Sons of the Revolution & Society of the War of 1812.   Currently serving in my 44th year as a Registrar of the Sons of the Revolution.  Have served as a Registrar in 7 different lineage societies. Membership in SR, SAR, and  Loyalists & Patriots.  More than a dozen other lineage societies from the Order of the Crown to the Sons of Confederate Veterans.  Can assist in working on preparing proper documentation for joining a Lineage Society.

by Donald Gradeless G2G1 (1.3k points)

Welcome Donald. I've posted some project information to your profile and awarded you the 1776 badge. Be sure to join up to the Google Group!

If you have already applied to the 1776 Google Group but your account has not yet been approved, please send me a message here with your Wikitree ID number.

As I have many requests that I have not matched to email addresses I am blanket posting this message to all answers in this thread.  If you're already logged in to the Google group, please disregard this message.  Thanks.

Mr Gradeless your credentials are amazing! Kudos to you and your seemingly unending research. I have been Registrar of several lineage societies as well but I don't know anyone that could top 44 years of service in that position. You must have nerves of steel. It is a privilege to meet you.
1249690
+7 votes
yes, how can I help?
by Donna Fournier G2G5 (5.4k points)
Donna,  Welcome to Military and War Project.   A leader will poslt the badge on your profile.

Mary ~ Project Coordinator
Thank you, be sure to let me know how I can help.

If you have already applied to the 1776 Google Group but your account has not yet been approved, please send me a message here with your Wikitree ID number.

As I have many requests that I have not matched to email addresses I am blanket posting this message to all answers in this thread.  If you're already logged in to the Google group, please disregard this message.  Thanks.

+7 votes
Interested in joining the 1776 project. My 5th Great Grandfather John Whelan joined the Connecticut Militia under Captain John Skinner during 1776. Payroll documentation identifies him as receiving the sum of 10.00 for his travel expenses for the 120 mile trip to join up. John was captured "when not in arms" by the British at Otter Creek in 1779 and taken to a POW camp in Montreal from where he was released after the war. My 4th Great Grandfather Eli Whelan is documented as signing up in 1812 for the war. Shortly there after he was injured. He died of his injuries after returning home in 1814.

Micheal Whelan, Traverse  City Michigan
by Mike Whelan G2G Crew (410 points)
Mike,

Welcome to Military and War Project.   The leader will post a badge on your profile page.

Thanks,

Mary- Project Coordinator, 1776
Welcome Mike I've added the 1776 badge to your profile.

If you have already applied to the 1776 Google Group but your account has not yet been approved, please send me a message here with your Wikitree ID number.

As I have many requests that I have not matched to email addresses I am blanket posting this message to all answers in this thread.  If you're already logged in to the Google group, please disregard this message.  Thanks.

+7 votes
I would love to join this project.  I'm Daughter of the American Revolution, and spend much time researching potential Patriots.
by Kathy Evans G2G6 Mach 1 (15.8k points)
Welcome to Military and War Project , Kathy.   The leader will post a badge on your profile.  I have left some info on your page.

Mary ~ Project Coordinator

If you have already applied to the 1776 Google Group but your account has not yet been approved, please send me a message here with your Wikitree ID number.

As I have many requests that I have not matched to email addresses I am blanket posting this message to all answers in this thread.  If you're already logged in to the Google group, please disregard this message.  Thanks.

+7 votes
I like would like to join. My 6th great grandfather, Col. Stephen Hunt, fought in New Jersey. I am a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and Stephen Hunt is my Patriot. I am researching several other many times grandparents to add as supplemental Patriots who have not been proven by the DAR  yet and others that have been. One is a female. I can help with the proven ancestors and need information on the unproven.
by Lisa Thomson G2G Crew (470 points)

Lisa,  

Welcome to Military and War Project,   The leader will post a badge on your profile.  I have left some info on your page.

Mary ~ Project Coordinator 


 

If you have already applied to the 1776 Google Group but your account has not yet been approved, please send me a message here with your Wikitree ID number.

As I have many requests that I have not matched to email addresses I am blanket posting this message to all answers in this thread.  If you're already logged in to the Google group, please disregard this message.  Thanks.

Samuel Hunt (Hannah Kimball) is my 6th GG! :)
Hello cousin. My line goes through my paternal grandmother’s Patrey branch.

Lisa
+7 votes
I would like to join the 1776 Project. Have 3 RW ancestors.
by Muriel K. Jackson G2G Crew (860 points)

Muriel

Welcome to Military and War Project.. The leader will post a badge on your profile.  I have left some info on your page.

Mary ~ Project Coordinator 


 

If you have already applied to the 1776 Google Group but your account has not yet been approved, please send me a message here with your Wikitree ID number.

As I have many requests that I have not matched to email addresses I am blanket posting this message to all answers in this thread.  If you're already logged in to the Google group, please disregard this message.  Thanks.

+6 votes
Yes, I would love to join the 1776 Project! I am a DAR member under John Stewart ancestor #A109562  who served under Captain James Grier and Col James Chambers. I also have 5 other g grandfather patriots who served in the Revolutionary War.
by Laurie Olsson G2G3 (3.3k points)

Laurie.

Welcome to 1776 Project ,  The leader will post a badge on your profile.  I have left some info on your page.

Mary ~ Project Coordinator 

If you have already applied to the 1776 Google Group but your account has not yet been approved, please send me a message here with your Wikitree ID number.

As I have many requests that I have not matched to email addresses I am blanket posting this message to all answers in this thread.  If you're already logged in to the Google group, please disregard this message.  Thanks.

+6 votes
Recognizing all of my Patriots has been on my bucket list for a while, and this will spur me on.  I am a 54 yr member of DAR, joining on David Blackshear, and I am remiss at not tending to the others over time.  A chance to post some stickers!!
by Robyn Adair G2G6 (7.6k points)
Robyn,

Welcome to 1776 project.  The leader will post a badge on your profile.   I am leaving you some info on your page.

Mary~ Project Coordinator

If you have already applied to the 1776 Google Group but your account has not yet been approved, please send me a message here with your Wikitree ID number.

As I have many requests that I have not matched to email addresses I am blanket posting this message to all answers in this thread.  If you're already logged in to the Google group, please disregard this message.  Thanks.

+6 votes
Yes!  I'd love to be of service in this project!   I'll endeavor to add the 1776 sticker appropriately to my own Colonial lines and the others I trace.
by Mark Tarbell G2G2 (2.0k points)

Mark,  

Welcome to 1776 project.  The leader will post a badge on your profile.   I am leaving you some info on your page.

Mary~ Project Coordinator

If you have already applied to the 1776 Google Group but your account has not yet been approved, please send me a message here with your Wikitree ID number.

As I have many requests that I have not matched to email addresses I am blanket posting this message to all answers in this thread.  If you're already logged in to the Google group, please disregard this message.  Thanks.

+6 votes
Yes, I would like to Join the 1776 Project. My direct ancestor is CPL Josiah Cutler, Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
by Frederick Rash G2G Crew (930 points)

Frederick

Welcome to 1776 project.  The leader will post a badge on your profile.   I am leaving you some info on your page.

Mary~ Project Coordinator

If you have already applied to the 1776 Google Group but your account has not yet been approved, please send me a message here with your Wikitree ID number.

As I have many requests that I have not matched to email addresses I am blanket posting this message to all answers in this thread.  If you're already logged in to the Google group, please disregard this message.  Thanks.

+6 votes
yes please

Jody Reinke
by Jody Cleveland G2G Crew (880 points)
Hi Jody,

Welcome to the 1776 Project.  I have left you some information on your profile page.  The leader will post the badge on your profile page.

Mary ~ Project Coordinator

If you have already applied to the 1776 Google Group but your account has not yet been approved, please send me a message here with your Wikitree ID number.

As I have many requests that I have not matched to email addresses I am blanket posting this message to all answers in this thread.  If you're already logged in to the Google group, please disregard this message.  Thanks.

+6 votes
Very interested, please contact me with the particulars.  Thanks!
by Darlene Dixon G2G Crew (380 points)
Darlene,  

I left the link for the 1776 Project on your page.  If you want to join the project , answer on here that you want to join.

Mary~ Project Coordinator

If you have already applied to the 1776 Google Group but your account has not yet been approved, please send me a message here with your Wikitree ID number.

As I have many requests that I have not matched to email addresses I am blanket posting this message to all answers in this thread.  If you're already logged in to the Google group, please disregard this message.  Thanks.

+6 votes
I am a Daughter and would like to join.
by Glynda Malleske G2G1 (1.5k points)
Glynda, Welcome to the 1776 Project.  A leader will post  your badge on your page.  I also left you some information about the project on your page.

Mary ~ Project Coordinator, 1776

If you have already applied to the 1776 Google Group but your account has not yet been approved, please send me a message here with your Wikitree ID number.

As I have many requests that I have not matched to email addresses I am blanket posting this message to all answers in this thread.  If you're already logged in to the Google group, please disregard this message.  Thanks.

Walton-5394

please send me a message here   with your Wikitree ID number

+5 votes
I would like to join the 1776 Project. I have several ancestors who served in the American Revolution. I have documented three of them with the Daughters of the American Revolution, including Barrett Phelps, James Chase, and Ebenezer Smith.
by Marilyn Kenyon G2G6 Mach 1 (14.6k points)
Marilyn,

Welcome to the 1776 Project. A Leader will post the badge on your profile.  I have left you some project information on your page.

Mary~ Project Coordinator
Thanks so much!

If you have already applied to the 1776 Google Group but your account has not yet been approved, please send me a message here with your Wikitree ID number.

As I have many requests that I have not matched to email addresses I am blanket posting this message to all answers in this thread.  If you're already logged in to the Google group, please disregard this message.  Thanks.

+6 votes
I am interested. I have proven 6 patriots for the DAR.

Cindy Anderson
by Cindy Anderson G2G1 (1.3k points)

Cindy,

Welcome to the 1776 Project. A Leader will post the badge on your profile.  I have left you some project information on your page.

Mary~ Project Coordinator

If you have already applied to the 1776 Google Group but your account has not yet been approved, please send me a message here with your Wikitree ID number.

As I have many requests that I have not matched to email addresses I am blanket posting this message to all answers in this thread.  If you're already logged in to the Google group, please disregard this message.  Thanks.

+6 votes
I would love to join this project, and have a special interest in my ancestors contributions to the American Revolution. I have plans to join my local DAR chapter when they start meetings again soon, as my mother was an active member in the past through our patriot, William Drumright.
by Lisa Horton G2G1 (1.6k points)

Lisa

Welcome to 1776 project.  The leader will post a badge on your profile.   I am leaving you some info on your page.

Mary~ Project Coordinator

If you have already applied to the 1776 Google Group but your account has not yet been approved, please send me a message here with your Wikitree ID number.

As I have many requests that I have not matched to email addresses I am blanket posting this message to all answers in this thread.  If you're already logged in to the Google group, please disregard this message.  Thanks.

+6 votes
I don't know if this would be helpful, but I have a connection to the American Revolution through marriage. My paternal gg-grandfather was married twice. His second wife was Angeline Peck. Her paternal great-grandfather was Peleg Peck (1736-1807), of Swansea, Bristol County, MA, a Captain in the American Revolution. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/113770322/peleg-peck
by Carol Collins G2G5 (5.2k points)

Carol,

Welcome to 1776 project.  The leader will post a badge on your profile.   I am leaving you some info on your page.

Mary~ Project Coordinator

If you have already applied to the 1776 Google Group but your account has not yet been approved, please send me a message here with your Wikitree ID number.

As I have many requests that I have not matched to email addresses I am blanket posting this message to all answers in this thread.  If you're already logged in to the Google group, please disregard this message.  Thanks.

+5 votes
I am interested in joining the American Revolutionary War project.  I have a number of ancestors who were either soldiers in or helped supply the Continental Army.  I am awaiting final approval for SAR membership.  Thank you for your consideration.
by Greg Wood G2G1 (1.4k points)

Greg,

Welcome to 1776 project.  The leader will post a badge on your profile.   I am leaving you some info on your page.

Mary~ Project Coordinator

If you have already applied to the 1776 Google Group but your account has not yet been approved, please send me a message here with your Wikitree ID number.

As I have many requests that I have not matched to email addresses I am blanket posting this message to all answers in this thread.  If you're already logged in to the Google group, please disregard this message.  Thanks.

+5 votes
I would like to join the American Revolutionay War Project. There are a number of ancestors in my lines that already have the 1776 sticker on their profiles, but I need to make sure the categories are appropriate as well. I love to improve profiles and write biographies. Currently I have a personal goal to complete on the US Southern Colonies Project / Jamestown Team, but I would like to work on a 1776 team once that is winding down.
by Betty Norman G2G6 Mach 1 (12.2k points)

Betty,

Welcome to 1776 project.  The leader will post a badge on your profile.   I am leaving you some info on your page.  Thanks for your continued interest.

Mary~ Project Coordinator

If you have already applied to the 1776 Google Group but your account has not yet been approved, please send me a message here with your Wikitree ID number.

As I have many requests that I have not matched to email addresses I am blanket posting this message to all answers in this thread.  If you're already logged in to the Google group, please disregard this message.  Thanks.

+5 votes
I have at least 3 Patriot ancestors and as research goes on possibly 1 more. I am not a DAR member because my mother was adopted and they only recognize male DNA evidence. Still working on it.
by Karen Nielsen G2G1 (1.1k points)

Karen,

Welcome to 1776 project.  The leader will post a badge on your profile.   I am leaving you some info on your page.

Mary~ Project Coordinator

If you have already applied to the 1776 Google Group but your account has not yet been approved, please send me a message here with your Wikitree ID number.

As I have many requests that I have not matched to email addresses I am blanket posting this message to all answers in this thread.  If you're already logged in to the Google group, please disregard this message.  Thanks.

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