How to join the Slavic Roots project

+14 votes

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 Jun 7, 2017 in Requests for Project Volunteers by Michael Maranda G2G6 Mach 5 (59,830 points)
recategorized Jun 8, 2017 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!

13 Answers

+5 votes
I am sorry only saw how to become a member...............
answered Jun 8, 2017 by Astrid Spaargaren G2G6 Pilot (132,510 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,

+2 votes
I would like to join this group as my great grandparents came from Slovakia and Croatia. Thanks
answered Jun 10, 2017 by Andrija Šojat G2G Crew (360 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)
+3 votes

I would like to join the Slavic Roots project

answered Jul 12, 2017 by Mantvydas Juozapavičius G2G1 (1,440 points)

Me tooo

Welcome Rafael!
+3 votes
Will likely be active in Ukrainian sub-project but they request members join the top level first
answered Sep 23, 2017 by Cory Matieyshen G2G Crew (880 points)
Welcome!  Glad to have your involvement.
+2 votes
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 Oct 25, 2017 by Peter Cebull G2G3 (3,090 points)
+2 votes
I would like to join this group for the Ukrainian roots sub.
answered Nov 13, 2017 by Samantha Mullen G2G Rookie (260 points)
+2 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 Dec 12, 2017 by Shelley Horvath G2G Rookie (260 points)
+1 vote

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 Jan 6 by Colleen Kochanek G2G Crew (360 points)
+1 vote
Sign me up, please!
answered Jan 30 by Thom Anderson G2G6 Mach 1 (17,270 points)
+1 vote
Michael, I thought there was going to be a Slovak Roots subproject.  Any word on that?
answered Jan 30 by Nan Lambert G2G6 Pilot (186,040 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 Feb 11 by Catherine Ryan G2G4 (4,900 points)
+1 vote
I would like to join. Some of my family came from what was Yugoslavia, mostly Slovenia.
answered Apr 8 by Noah Doolan G2G Crew (510 points)
+1 vote
I would like to join
answered Apr 8 by Noah Doolan G2G Crew (510 points)

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