Would you like to join the US Southern Colonies project?

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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:


asked in Requests for Project Volunteers by Paula J G2G6 Pilot (193k points)
I would like to join this project. My living relatives are in Georgia and Alabama, but ancestors migrated Southward from Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, etc., since as far back as the 17th century. I have potential information I'd especially like to verify about my earliest Wilson ancestor who -- I think -- immigrated to Virginia in the 17th Century. I also would like to gather information about my paternal grandmother's family, surname Herren.
Hi Paula, I thought I was a member of Southern Colonies, but I don't see a badge, so If not, I would like to join.
I would like to join the Southern Colonies Project. My ancestors were early arrivals to Virginia, North Carolina and Maryland.
Hello, I am working on my family line and it traces back to early 1600 James town and Virginia Colonies in 1700's -1800's that were part of the migration to North Carolina, Alabama, Missippi, Tennesse, Arkansas, Texas. My interest is in certain families that were intermarried with Natives that were forced to collectively migrate south, Rolfe, Barnes, Gray, Moore, Martin, Vann, Southern, Weatherford, Burgess, Kidd, Tucker to name a few.
Hi Paula, I would really like to join the Southern Colonies Project as I am currently conducting family research for membership in the Sons of the American Revolution. Many of my ancestors helped settle Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Georgia and fought during the American Revolution. Thanks in advance! - JK
Although I am very new to all this, I would very much like to join the southern colonies project  because I have just recently uncovered an entire line of my maternal grandfather’s ancestors that THE FAMILY WAS NEVER TOLD ABOUT who lived and settled into these areas even before they became states.
Please add me to the project. I have many early ancestors in Virginia and North Carolina.
I would like to join, I have many ancestors from Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, all the way down into Georgia.
Would appreciate being a member of the project considering the deep colonial roots we have in VA, NC, TN, KY, AR, AL.
I would like to join the Southern Colonies Project and receive my profile badge. I have all the research documents and county ledgers from many counties from Virginia to Georgia passed down in my family since 1952. I have a book of my family history for the sir name Bentley that begins with our 1st ancestors coming from England on the ship "Jacob" in 1624 landing in Virginia. It is ENORMOUS and has complete citing on all records. There are SAR/DAR numbers, Baker Roll and Dawes Roll numbers. If there is a Bentley in a family tree I probably have verified information for them..and willing to share. I am also part of the Carter project as a verified direct descendant. Although Carter is common the information I have through the project has been verified by DNA so I can help there too. Finally, we hold Tribal Indian Cards for Western Band Cherokee with cousins documented on Eastern Band rolls and have access to many online research tools as a documented tribal member. So, I believe I can possibly help the project get some things corrected.

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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.
answered by David Shannon G2G1 (1.5k points)
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I would like to join. I have ancestors that lived in colonial Virginia and North Carolina.
answered by E. Gatlin G2G6 (9.1k points)
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I'm up to my knees in Southerners, so might as well dive in!  Yea! Swimming!
answered by Jo Gill G2G6 Mach 5 (54.5k points)
LOL. You and me both!
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Yes, I would like to join.  I have Ancestors from Virginia, North Carolina, Mississippi and Louisiana.


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answered by Al Selph G2G Crew (760 points)
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Hi there,  Shenandoah Valley Native here... Scots/Irish and Penn/Dutch Ancestry.. Love to join the project.
answered by William Caracofe G2G3 (3.2k points)
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Well, Paula, Why am I not in this group, yet?
answered by Phillip Thompson G2G6 Mach 2 (22.8k points)
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!!
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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.
answered by Sarah Mason G2G6 Mach 1 (16.6k points)
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Yes, I would like to join.  I have ancestors in colonial Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina.
answered by Cheryl Chasin G2G4 (5k points)
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Hi! I'd like to help. I know I have some colonial ancestors in Virginia and the Carolinas. Cheers!
answered by Lynsey Parsons G2G Rookie (290 points)
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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
answered by Linda Barnett G2G6 Pilot (231k points)
You are already a member and were awarded the badge on 22 November 2017.
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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.
answered by Mel Lambert G2G6 Mach 2 (28.4k points)
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Yes I would like to Join, My family came into Jamestowne!
answered by Jim Rodriguez G2G Rookie (260 points)
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Province of Maryland reporting for duty.  I'm already in!
answered by Jack Day G2G6 Pilot (210k 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.
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I would like to join. Practically all of my ancestors lived in Maryland, Virginia and/or North Carolina.
answered by Marty Vestal G2G Crew (420 points)
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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.
answered by Emily Holmberg G2G6 (8.7k points)
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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.

answered by Constance Horne G2G Crew (420 points)
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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.
answered by Howard Rankin G2G6 Mach 2 (22.5k points)
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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
answered by Philip Cornett G2G Rookie (260 points)
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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.
answered by Carolyn Wilder G2G6 Mach 2 (24.4k points)
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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.
answered by Linda Ellinger G2G4 (4.4k points)

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