How to join the Slavic Roots project

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The Slavic Roots Project became official in October of 2016.  Our purpose is to be an umbrella group and resource hub to the various projects supporting specific slavic peoples and to support smaller Slavic groups that might find it challenging establishing their own project space. Also - we aim to help those new to research in countries where Slavs predominate or who may not know much about their Slavic origins.


To join the group, please post a new answer here on this G2G thread, and we'll be sure to issue you a project badge.  Also, check out our project page for instructions on joining our mailing list.   You'll want to check our our sub-projects if you haven't already.  And if one doesn't yet exist that you think fits, we are happy to support you in developing it. Don't forget to follow Slavic Roots among your g2g tags!

Here's our project page:


Also -- if you are already a member of one of the sub-projects and I've neglected to give you a badge (and you want one) -- do let me know, here or via a direct message.


Here's a general grouping of Slavic peoples:

* West Slavs: Czechs, Poles, Slovaks, Silesians, Moravians, Kashubians

* East Slavs:  Belarusians. Russians, Ukrainians

* South Slavs:  Bosniaks, Croats, Macedonians, Montenegrins, Serbs, Slovenes and Bulgarians


Who should join?  Anyone with any degree of Slavic heritage is welcome, as well as anyone interested in research on profiles with Slavic relevance, or in supporting such research.

asked in Requests for Project Volunteers by Michael Maranda G2G6 Mach 6 (62.5k points)
recategorized by Keith Hathaway
Thanks for posting, Michael! I think I'm already a member, but happy to see this go up.
indeed you are a member  :)
I would like to join this project!
I would like to join the project. Looking for information that could open up for more information about my russian ancestors.
Hello, please add me to the Slavic Roots Project. Thank you.
S.W.  I can't identify your profile to add you to the project.. ?
Please add me to the Slavic Roots Project. Thank you.
Sorry, I wasn't logged in. I just replied to this thread again not that I'm logged in.

Thank you!
Got it!

29 Answers

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I am sorry only saw how to become a member...............
answered by Astrid Spaargaren G2G6 Pilot (152k points)
No worries at all - in fact this is the new method.  Previously you would drop me a note on my profile, public or private.  We're just now catching up to conform with how other projects handle it!
Our leader at the Dutch Roots started a likewise post and I think it does work.............


I typed an answer how to join the Servic_Roots lol but had to delete.


Good Luck Michael. I am also WikiTree Greeter and will keep this threat in mind.

Night now!

Very kind regards from the Netherlands,

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I would like to join this group as my great grandparents came from Slovakia and Croatia. Thanks
answered by Andrija Šojat G2G Crew (480 points)
I am here to learn about my ancestry as some of my family came from Slovenia and probably a few other places in the area! I am trying to learn about the Dreniks and Hegles for starters, but as I go on more names will probably pop up (if I can figure anything out that is)
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I would like to join the Slavic Roots project

answered by Mantvydas Juozapavičius G2G1 (1.5k points)

Me tooo

Welcome Rafael!

I'd like to come on board (family ties to Spanovica, Croatia) - Jon

Welcome Jon!
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Will likely be active in Ukrainian sub-project but they request members join the top level first
answered by Cory Matieyshen G2G1 (1k points)
Welcome!  Glad to have your involvement.
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My father's ancestors are South Slavs, from what is now Slovenia. My maternal line seems to reach back to mid-1800s Pomerania. Just becoming interested in trying to research those areas.
answered by Peter Cebull G2G3 (3.3k points)
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I would like to join this group for the Ukrainian roots sub.
answered by Samantha Mullen G2G Rookie (290 points)
+3 votes
Hello, I'm brand new here. Hungarian, possibly Belarusian, probably Croat (Horvath means Croat, right?) roots. Would like to learn & collaborate.

Thanks to all who work on this group.

--Shelley Horvath Poston
answered by Shelley Horvath G2G Rookie (290 points)
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I am looking to learn more about my Father's Father's Family who we believe to be from Russia or the Ukraine area. 

answered by Colleen Kochanek G2G Crew (450 points)
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Sign me up, please!
answered by Thom Anderson G2G6 Mach 2 (25.1k points)
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Michael, I thought there was going to be a Slovak Roots subproject.  Any word on that?
answered by Nan Lambert G2G6 Pilot (201k points)
We have the project page (which you are already aware of, I see):


We're using the Slavic Roots mailing list for most of the subporjects currently, low traffic as of yet.
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I would like to join the project.  My grandmother was Slovenian, born in the US but both of her parents were born in Slovenia.  Is there a Slovenian sub group?
answered by Catherine Ryan G2G5 (5.6k points)
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I would like to join. Some of my family came from what was Yugoslavia, mostly Slovenia.
answered by Noah Doolan G2G1 (1.7k points)
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I would like to join
answered by Noah Doolan G2G1 (1.7k points)
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I'd like to join.

I've gotten to my tree wherein it is time to start adding Russian profiles.

I engaged on the Russian_roots page but it looks like no one is managing that page.  I started a discussion for it here:

It was suggested that I inquire over here.
answered by SJ Baty G2G6 Pilot (282k points)
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I believe I am a member, but I recently got back my 23 and me results and my Eastern European half is not all Ukrainian! Turns out genetically I am pan-slavic with Polish and other matches, who knew? My grandparents spoke Ukrainian and went to the Ukrainian church. They variously described themselves as Austrian (when they emigrated there was still the Austrian Empire), Ruthenian, Ukrainian, etc. The map was changing and they fit the answers to the current map. I am finding matches on Ancestry and 23 and me that are probably on this side but my tree and theirs don't go back far enough. Third and fourth cousins mean we need probably 2 or 3 generations beyond my great grandparents. Haven't gotten into going back to the Mormons to get the records on film. How many have done research in the old country?
answered by Sue Hall G2G6 Mach 8 (84.5k points)
I can confirm you are a member :)
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I would like to join the projects: Slovak Roots and Romanian Roots. Looking for some information that could help me on my father's ancestry.
answered by Timbus Adrian G2G Rookie (290 points)
Just a note of welcome -- I have already issued the badge.
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I'd love to join the project! I have ancestors of Russian, Ukrainian, and Czech descent personally, and I find Russian history fascinating :)
answered by Amy Utting G2G6 Pilot (114k points)
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I have "slavic" roots. I think I am confused though, cause my relatives are from Crimea, Ukraine, South Russia. So I am not sure whether Russia or Ukraine should be the "project" for my family branch, or both. Hello all. I like what someone put as part of the Slavic Project, " those new to research in countries where Slavs predominate or who may not know much about their Slavic origins". This Sounds like me.
answered by Sharlimar Gamlen G2G2 (2.3k points)
Welcome -- Slavic Roots is the overarching project, but if you have roots in each Russia and Ukraine you would be welcome in both subprojects.  I will issue the badge for Slavic Roots.
Thank  you. Would this also be the same project for my "Prussia" roots? (It seems like it, but again I am unsure).
I'd check with German Roots on that, unless you know the ethnicity involved and it isn't Germanic.
Thank you. I will look at the German Roots you suggested checking on. (I did look on Wikipedia and seen that prior to Germany, Prussia was in the land that later became Germany. But I am stumped after I get to these two relatives of mine as to parentage and all. I will continue to look the direction you mentioned. Von_Riesen-16 and Von_Riesen-25

I did add German_roots to my profile of watching after reading your response.
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Got it!  Please add me to the Slavic Roots mailing list and join me up as a member of the Slavic Roots project. Thank you!
answered by Lesley Haslip G2G Crew (640 points)
+2 votes

Pleased to join if you'll have me. I speak fluent Russian, and have studied other slavonic languages also. Can help with translation. My DNA shows I am 9% East European (mainly Russian haplogroups).

answered by Andrew Dale G2G Crew (690 points)

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