What's the best way to start a group/project of WikiTreers descended from a certain individual?

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What's the best way to start a group/project of WikiTreers descended from a certain individual?

I'm not sure whether such groups already exist. As a descendant of John Lathrop, Mary Abell, and Francis Billington, I'd be interested in a project/group that involves a gateway ancestor's descendants (and others interested) to work on creating/improving profiles in the family tree.

Thanks for your input!
in The Tree House by Zachary Smith G2G6 Mach 2 (20.8k points)
You might try looking at a one name study. https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Project:One_Name_Studies I'm honestly not quite sure if that's what you're looking for. I'm also quite sure there are some Descendants of XXXX Space pages.

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I have been using Facebook to gather desecendants of a particular ancestor.  I have three at the moment.  One is working gangbusters and has a lot of genealogists in the group, the others vary but have picked up recently.  They have a lot of people who are interested but rather like to read the work of the few genealogists in the group and contribute very little.
by Michael Stills G2G6 Pilot (390k points)
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I am doing something similar with the descendants of one of my Revolutionary War Patriots, Abiud FAIRCHILD. While researching his descendants I have amassed over 600 pages of notes so I started a free space page with the bare bones of the information so I could see who still needed profiles made and links to the known descendants. I am still working on putting the individuals into the list as I only started a couple of days ago, but it is started here - https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Descendants_of_Abiud_FAIRCHILD_to_do_list if you wanted to take a look. Privacy levels could let you allow a group of trusted individuals modify the page as a group like you were asking about as well. Mine is set for people to see, but not edit. I would just have to add someone to the trusted list for them to be able to contribute.
by Jeanne Howell G2G6 (7.9k points)

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