Wondering what is involved in volunteering for the MacKENZIE One Name Project

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Any ideas as to where to start in setting one of these one-name puppies up?
WikiTree profile: Alan MacKenzie
in Requests for Project Volunteers by Alan MacKenzie G2G3 (3.6k points)

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You might want to check out the Guild of One Name Studies website at http://one-name.org/.Plenty of advice there.

I do a one-name study of surnames of the form Kin*man (so Kingsman, Kinman etc). A simple measure is how many of them were there on the 1881 UK census (you could use the US census instead). A query on ancestry says there were 1,289 entries for Kin*man that year

There were 8,567 MacKenzies, 22,944 McKenzies and 3,819 Menzies.

As I spend about 4-5 hours mots days on my Kin*man ONS and estimate that I will never complete it, I'd suggest that you enlist some help to tackle a M*enzie ONS. wikitree would be a great way of doing a collaborative project like that.
by Derrick Watson G2G6 Mach 5 (50.1k points)
selected by Alan MacKenzie
THANK YOU for your superb response, Derrick.  Sadly, I don't have 4-5 hrs per day to commit to this project, but if it helps others out, I'd like to commence the MacKenzie project at least.  Maybe others may decide to help out as well???

I'd like to nominate your reply as the BEST EVA!
Im interested. Im from the Kennedy-McKenzie/MacKenzie/Mckenzie side. Lots of Mc/Mak/Macs in my family.
Kia Ora (Gidday) Melissa:  Thanks for your kind consideration.  Sorry for this slow response.  I'd really like to take a united front and tackle this project called ONS.  I'm still really not too sure what it takes to pull this off, but I assume it just takes, grit, determination and a whole pile of Mc's & Mac's from the past to link together if poss.  Does that sound logical to you?
Another thing, whos heard of the females being Mcs and the males being Macs? Also ive noticed irish Mcs and Scottish Macs. Anyone care to expand on this?
Hey Melissa, could I plant a seed here?  How about the two of us examine what Derrick has offered as an exemplar i.e. his ONS attempts for Kinman?  We could get a sense from his work what's needed -- and then we could possibly correspond to jointly decide what needs to be done with the Mc/MacKenze ONS. Does that make sense?  We could even make some decisions vis-a-vis allocating specific tasks that need doing, and who feels most able to pick these up.  I'm not retired yet; so I have about 2-4 hours per week to devote to this.  How about your time availability?  Cheers, Alan
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Hi Alan


I'll award you the ONS project badge. Check this link:

by Doug Lockwood G2G Astronaut (2.7m points)
I'm not sure what this specific badge signifies, but THANK YOU!

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