Free Space Project for the Popes

+18 votes
Hi all I've noticed the profiles for the Popes are in need of some love. I've put together a free-space project page for them. Anyone who wants to jump onboard is welcome. I have a large to-do list/table on the page of things I thought should be done, feel free to volunteer other ideas.
WikiTree profile: Space:Popes
in Requests for Project Volunteers by Greg Shipley G2G6 Mach 6 (68.4k points)

I see others have already posted sources. You may want to add a "Sources" section in your free-space page, that includes these sources.

I just updated the Free-Space page for 10 Volume set of "The Lives and Times of the Popes".

9 Answers

+6 votes
Good idea!  I'll try to help out.
by Nan Starjak G2G6 Pilot (237k points)
edited by Nan Starjak
+5 votes
I would love to helpw with this project.  I have been working toward pre1500 certification so that I can work on some saints.
by Jennifer Cady G2G6 Mach 1 (12.2k points)
+9 votes

The following books may be of interest (I have some if interested):

Popes & Saints –

Barraclough, Geoffrey, The Medieval Papacy.

Chamberlin, E.R., The Bad Popes.

Koman, Alan J., A Who’s Who of Your Ancestral Saints.

Prinz, Joachim, Popes from the Ghetto: a view of medieval Christendom.

Rendina, Claudio (trans. By Paul D. McCusker), The Popes: histories and secrets.

Williams, George L., Papal Genealogy: the families and descendants of the Popes.


by James LaLone G2G6 Mach 5 (56.8k points)
+8 votes
This is the official site for Catholic Popes and their biographies.
by Laura Bozzay G2G6 Pilot (612k points)
+7 votes

You can get onto the Popes in the Year email list and get info on each one.  I like the they talk about what they did in their papacy, sometimes who their relatives where, and what other stuff was going on in history.  See if you can contact to get on board.           Popes in a Year <> 

by C Bouchard G2G Crew (410 points)
+6 votes
I would love to help, great idea.
by Deborah Talbot G2G6 Mach 4 (48.8k points)
+5 votes
Greg, there are biographies on the popes on the official Vatican website.  See

See also: which links to the other popes.

A link to each pope's webpage would be a nice inclusion, not just adding it to sources. E.g official Vatican website for Pope xxxx.    No need to reinvent the wheel here.

Let me know if I can help with this.  I'd be happy to put the link to the Vatican website for each pope if that helps.
by Deborah Talbot G2G6 Mach 4 (48.8k points)
+2 votes
Hi Greg,

Is there a project badge for this Pope's project?  I'm wanting to get pre-1500 badge and am not sure if this is one of the recognised projects that I can use for showing my project participation.
by Deborah Talbot G2G6 Mach 4 (48.8k points)
No, it is a free space project. The entire effort should fall under the notables project though, they have a badge and should, I assume, count towards pre-1500.
I was thinking something similar and would be happy to add this link to the project as a recognized extension of Notables. I'll update the project page.

Thanks for putting this together!!
+1 vote
Has this project developed? If so I would like to volunteer especially if it would count toward pre1500 qualification. One concern I have is that the term 'Pope' be in any field other than where it would be confused with Surnames..I have a family group from 1800s thru 1900s with Surname 'Pope' for both male & female [so has nothing to do with a Pope].
by Betty Kennedy G2G1 (1.8k points)

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