Would you like to join the US Southern Colonies project? [closed]

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The mission of the US Southern Colonies project is to add and improve profiles of early and significant US Southern Colonists - Colonial Americans who lived in what is now the southern part of the United States of America. Project members take primary responsibility for relevant profiles or family groups and work on merging duplicates, cleaning up profiles, adding sources, and removing incorrect information.

Please post here if you would like to join.  Here is our project to page:


in Requests for Project Volunteers by Paula J G2G6 Pilot (258k points)
closed by Jillaine Smith
Kimberly, we're currently rethinking the US Southern Colonies project.  When we've figured it out, we'll have a new announcement.

I would like to join this project. I have many, many ancestors in the Southern States of Colonial America (primarily Virginia & the Carolinas). My ancestors are from the Prater/Prather, Green/Greene, Crawford, Hallum, Meriwether, Hargis, Bates, Hubbard, Parks, Tubbs, Rucker, & Wasson, to name a few.

Amy, as the opening post states, The US Southern Colonies project is being re-organized; we will open a new thread when we've figured it all out.

I encourage you to check out the Virginia and North Carolina projects. 

I would like to join the Southern Colonists Project
Yes I would. Jillaine let me know that it was currently being reorganized. Unsure when I should apply again & it'll be ready. Amy
When we're able to get to it, we will post a new announcement. It may take awhile. Other priorities and pandemics are hindering our progress.
In the meantime, consider joining the Virginia and/or Maryland projects.
I want to join this project?  What do I need to do?  My family is from Virginia 1700 s.  tnx  David W. Green

David, as the comments above indicate, 

as the opening post states, The US Southern Colonies project is being re-organized; we will open a new thread when we've figured it all out.

In the meantime, I encourage you to check out the Virginia project.

I would like to join the Southern Colonies Project. I would love to be on the biography team.

74 Answers

+9 votes
Paula ~ I would like to join the US Southern Colonies Project, as I have a number of ancestors from Virginia --> North Carolina --> Tennessee and Kentucky.
by David Shannon G2G4 (4.4k points)
+10 votes
I would like to join. I have ancestors that lived in colonial Virginia and North Carolina.
by E. Gatlin G2G6 Mach 1 (11.7k points)
+11 votes
I'm up to my knees in Southerners, so might as well dive in!  Yea! Swimming!
by Jo Gill G2G6 Pilot (137k points)
LOL. You and me both!
Are you related to Frank Gill?
Which Frank Gill?  My dad is Frank Gill, and then there's the fabulous WikiTree Frank Gill who seems to know everything in the world.  So yes on the dad, no on the Fabulous.
I was referring to the Fabulous one.
I checked - no connection.  Rats!  I wanted at least one smart relative.
I may not be related to you. I am smart enough to find your family.
+8 votes
Yes, I would like to join.  I have Ancestors from Virginia, North Carolina, Mississippi and Louisiana.


Al Selph
by Al Selph G2G1 (1.3k points)
+7 votes
Hi there,  Shenandoah Valley Native here... Scots/Irish and Penn/Dutch Ancestry.. Love to join the project.
by William Caracofe G2G3 (3.8k points)
+7 votes
Well, Paula, Why am I not in this group, yet?
by Phillip Thompson G2G6 Mach 2 (25.8k points)
reshown by David Douglass
I woke up in the middle of the night thinking "Something's amiss!"  I was right! I do not know how you were not in this group yet but thank goodness you are now!!!

Welcome to the Southern Colonies project!!
+5 votes
Hello Paula,

I have traced a family line back to Virginia, which has led me into researching a lot about the descendents of the William Moseley who arrived in Virginia in 1649, from Rotterdam, but born in England. I think this is the branch I will connect to, so backtracking from there, but even if I don't, what is the point of researching all this if I don't share the info with anyone else who may be interested? So I certified pre-1700 and that led me to your project. May I join? Would you kindly recommend any sub-projects you think I should look into collaborating on? Thank you.
by Sarah Mason G2G6 Mach 5 (52.3k points)
Good morning to you, cousin. It appears that you are related to me through my McIntosh family.

Good Morning! I don't play with that relationship finder enough. That's fun. We are 15th cousins once removed with 438 common ancestors. laugh That is awesome!

+6 votes
Yes, I would like to join.  I have ancestors in colonial Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina.
by Cheryl Chasin G2G5 (5.4k points)
+5 votes
Hi! I'd like to help. I know I have some colonial ancestors in Virginia and the Carolinas. Cheers!
by Lynsey Parsons G2G Crew (350 points)
+4 votes
I would like to join the US Southern Colonies Project and get a badge. I have a lot of ancestors from Virginia-->Tennessee-->Alabama-->North Carolina-->Louisiana
by Living Barnett G2G6 Pilot (472k points)
You are already a member and were awarded the badge on 22 November 2017.
+4 votes

I would like to be added to the  US Southern Colonies project  I am working on the West Virginia Project and getting her up to speed  I also have family in the Georgia and South /North Carolina area.
by Mel Lambert G2G6 Mach 3 (32.3k points)
+4 votes
Yes I would like to Join, My family came into Jamestowne!
by Jim Rodriguez G2G Crew (320 points)
+4 votes
Province of Maryland reporting for duty.  I'm already in!
by Jack Day G2G6 Pilot (405k points)
Yes you are, Jack!! Thanks! I don’t know if you are aware of this but the project manages middle colonies ships categories which mostly means Maryland.
+4 votes
I would like to join. Practically all of my ancestors lived in Maryland, Virginia and/or North Carolina.
by Marty Vestal G2G Crew (900 points)
+4 votes
I would love to join - my roots go deep in East Tennessee. Related to a number of notables in Southern History - and many not-so-notable.
by Emily Holmberg G2G6 Pilot (128k points)
+4 votes
Count me in. I have ancestors all up and down the southern coast. I don't know how much time I have since I am still a working stiff. But I'm here now.

by Constance Horne G2G Crew (780 points)
+5 votes
I have ancestors everywhere  Maine and Massachusetts to Florida. Basically, the I-95 corridor has one of my ancestors haunting it from the North to the South.
by Living Rankin G2G6 Mach 3 (36.6k points)
+4 votes

I'd like to join this project. I can trace my ancestors back to pre-revolution. Some surnames are Parke, Bacon and Mosby. Looking forward to working on the wikiTree
by Philip Cornett G2G Crew (880 points)
+5 votes
Yes, I would like to join the Southern Colonies Project.  My various family lines start in Virginia and migrate to North and South Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama.
by Carol Wilder G2G6 Mach 6 (61.4k points)
+4 votes
Yes, please. I am deeply connected to Virginia, NC, Georgia, and finally Texas (19th C).  Going back to 1600s with Ward, Webb, Kidd, Tinsley, Vernon and many others in Virginia.
by Linda Ellinger G2G4 (4.4k points)

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