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:

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Project:US_Southern_Colonies

asked in Requests for Project Volunteers by Paula J G2G6 Pilot (194k points)
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.
I would like to join the us southern colonies project.  I am currently working on updating Thomas and Grace Doyle Arnold of Virginia using records accumulated during the activities of the Arnold Family Assn. of the South
Paula,

I would very much like to be a part of the Southern Projects group. My entire family is in the Southern Colonies, later states, from Virginia through the Carolinas, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi Territory and some into Louisiana. I am in the process of adding sources to the ancestors loaded from my Gedcom several years ago and will be adding more ancestors going back into the 1600's.
I would like to join the US Southern Colonies Project. I have ancestors in Augusta County, VA, Tennessee, and Kentucky.

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Hi,

I'd love to join this project. I have a number of Virginia ancestors and would love the opportunity to help others.

Thanks,

Maureen
answered by Maureen Deegan G2G3 (3.4k points)
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Hi,

I would love to join the US Southern Colonies Project! I am a southerner, and so the bulk of my ancestors were southern colonists. I am especially interested in the Hunnicutt family, who are the colonists from whom my surname comes, and I have seen that their profiles on WikiTree need quite a bit of cleaning up.
answered by Jacob Huneycutt G2G Rookie (260 points)
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Hi. I would like to join this project.

 

Steve Freeman
answered by Stephen Freeman G2G1 (1.1k points)
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I have so much of my family in the Southern Colonies I would love to be a part of the group
answered by Carol Barber G2G Crew (450 points)
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Hi, I would like to join the US Southern Colonies Project. I stumbled upon this project through noticing a possible duplicate of Sara Elizabeth Oxford and Sarah Elizabeth Oxford ( wife of Joel Terrell). After spending quite a while considering the merge I came across information regarding Sarah's father - John Oxford (Oxford-205) - who is project protected. I would like to add John Oxford's parents or provide the information source so they can be considered ( and added if agreed). I live near Norwich in England. I do not have a family connection that I know off to any person covered by this project.
answered by Stuart Hague G2G1 (1.2k points)
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I would like to join the Southern Colonies Project. Historian/archaeologist with a deep interest in early European settlement and social/political/familial networks of the Carolina Lowcountry (what is now Colleton, Beaufort, Dorchester, Berkeley, and Charleston counties) and the power of crowdsourcing data.
answered by Jim Newhard G2G Crew (470 points)
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Most of my paternal ancestors are from Virginia.   I would like to learn more about this.
answered by Rebecca Snider G2G6 (7.7k points)
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Yes, I would like to join the project.  I am a member of the Jamestowne Society with four ancestors approved--Abraham Weeks, Peter Montague, Rev. Matthew Lidford, and John Hayward/Howard.  I have a few more early ancestors in Virginia as well as Maryland, North and South Carolina.

Sincerely,

Ann Wyatt
answered by Ann Wyatt G2G2 (2.2k points)
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Yes,  I would like to join the project.  I have several early families in Maryland, Virginia, North and South Carolina in my ancestry.  Please sign me up for the project.

thanks,

Ann Wyatt
answered by Ann Wyatt G2G2 (2.2k points)
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I'm joining in, too.  I'm working on ancestors in Isle of Wight and Princess Anne Counties of the Virginia Colony.
answered by Kathryn Morse G2G6 (6.5k points)
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Yes, I would love to join the Southern Colonies project.  The south and I go way back.  I was born in Atlanta!
answered by Kathryn Wenzel G2G2 (2.4k points)
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I would like to join the US Southern Colonies project, particularly the sub-project Virginia 1607 to June 25, 1788 since I am researching ancestors who arrived Virginia starting in 1635.
answered by T Stanton G2G4 (4.6k points)
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Yes please! Several of my ancestors were involved in the start of Virginia.
answered by Jeff Wright G2G Crew (700 points)
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Yes, I would like to join. I received a request to join while entereng in information for [[Carrier-1330|Sarah Ann (Carrier) Chapman]].  Her husband, John Chapman 1663-1749, should be involved with this as well.
answered by Kent Creamer G2G Crew (500 points)
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Paula,

I would like to join the project. I have a number of ancestors who fall under this area.

Gerald
answered by Gerald Jones G2G1 (1.8k points)
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Yes I would like to join this project.  I have many ancestors from North Carolina, Tennessee, Mississippi and Alabama.
answered by Terry Visage G2G Crew (380 points)
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I have done a fair bit of research and cross-checking in an online source where I created a 30K+ tree. As of yet, no success on trimming it so that the GEDCOM will upload. (Who knew a GEDCOM image could be too large?)

Meanwhile, specific to this project, I have a keen interest in the migration of the Kennedys to Canadys, as well as a DNA mix that covers the latter and Eastern NC and SC settlers. It seems that this might be the best project fit for the contributions that I hope to be able to make.
answered by Fann Fann G2G6 Mach 1 (12.9k points)
Fann Fann, the link to your profile is not showing. Are you signed in? Please leave a message on my profile so that I can add your badge. Thanks!!
I apologize to those of you who had a wait for your badge!! I’ve had a couple of family emergencies and apparently missed a few of you!! Please feel free to post a message on my profile or send me a PM if I am delayed in responding.
"Can you see me know?"

;)

Please let me know (or I will notice if the Project badge shows later, of course). TYFYT

You should be able to "see me" at [[Fann-206|Fann Fann]], where the Fann Fann can ;)

Please add my Southern Colonies badge. Does that cover me for editing ancestors who were progenitors? As you may note from the tags that I have added, I am aware of ancestry/ethnicity, plus I have 1,000s of profile additions that are parked at Ancestry.com, because my GEDCOM image is too large.

CYMRU

ENGLAND

EUROARISTO

Are other appropriate with this breakdown provided from my AncestryDNA result:

AncestryDNA Ethnicity (Percent) Estimates:

  • Ireland/Scotland/Wales (28)
  • Europe West (24)
  • Great Britain (24)
  • Scandinavia (19)

 Thanks for your help. Please respond at your earliest convenience, as I am presently unable to edit any [and add(?)] any profiles from pre-1750.

Thanks again,

Fann Fann

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Paula, Please add me to the US Southern Colonies Project.  I would like to join.  As I research my brick walls, ancestors, connecting families, I have saved many sources over the years, hoping for answers.   I wish to collaborate with, and donate gathered info to fellow researchers.  Especially migrating pioneers and patriots : DE, MD, PA, VA, NC, GA, TN.  Thank you
answered by DL Johnson G2G1 (1.1k points)
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Re-posting at a top level:

You should be able to "see me" at [[Fann-206|Fann Fann]], where the Fann Fann can ;)

Please add my Southern Colonies badge. Does that cover me for editing ancestors who were progenitors? As you may note from the tags that I have added, I am aware of ancestry/ethnicity, plus I have 1,000s of profile additions that are parked at Ancestry.com, because my GEDCOM image is too large.

CYMRU

ENGLAND

EUROARISTO

Are other appropriate with this breakdown provided from my AncestryDNA result:

AncestryDNA Ethnicity (Percent) Estimates:

  • Ireland/Scotland/Wales (28)
  • Europe West (24)
  • Great Britain (24)
  • Scandinavia (19)

 Thanks for your help. Please respond at your earliest convenience, as I am presently unable to edit any [and add(?)] any profiles from pre-1750.

Thanks again,

Fann Fann

answered by Fann Fann G2G6 Mach 1 (12.9k points)
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I've tried adding the tag, and keep getting the error to only enter one tag at a time. (Both as Southern Colonies and Southern_Colonies.)

From having worked up 1,000s of profiles at Ancestry.com in my pedigree, lineage of ancestors and 100s of cousins, I have confirmation that the AncestryDNA also showed. They found migrations in evidence of Eastern NC Settlers as well as SC Settlers.
answered by Fann Fann G2G6 Mach 1 (12.9k points)

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