Do you have an interest in the UK or British Isles? Then join us in the United Kingdom Project. [closed]

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No, don't worry, you are not seeing double. The original chain was so popular that I've had to start a new one!!   

The United Kingdom Project has numerous sub projects including:

1. England Project: to join this project, and get your United Kingdom badge for this, please go to' to  sign up.

2. Scotland, now including the new Declaration of Arbroath sub project  plus 

(Scottish Clans Project with its own badge)

3. Wales 

4. Ireland (For Irish Roots Project, with its own badge, see

5. Scots-Irish and Ulster Scots

6. We have categories covering British Crown Dependencies and Overseas Territories plus Commonwealth Countries which do not have their own Projects. 

We also coordinate closely with the various European Aristocrats projects.  

If you would like to join the project we would love to have you.  Please post an ANSWER below (except for England), let us know which part of the UK you are interested in and follow the instructions on the project page.   Thanks.

Hi Folks - remember  to post your requests to join as an "Answer'"  This gives you your own slot and makes it easier to follow replies etc.  Many thanks. 

in Requests for Project Volunteers by Maria Maxwell G2G6 Pilot (170k points)
closed by Maria Maxwell
Hi Sarah,  Wendy has already awarded you the UK Project badge and I've added you to the Scotland Project members interest page.   Welcome !
Hello, My name is Annetta Parrigan and I would like to join the Scottish Clans Project. I am a descendant Of Campbell Clan.
Hi Annetta and welcome to the Scottish Clans Project.

Looking to be added here, but also as a part of the CYMRU project team (which fits well with below, #1). My eligibility for the pre-1500 is pending, so if I have to wait for a badge, I suppose it is what it is :♦)

AncestryDNA Ethnicity (%) Estimates: 

  1. Ireland/Scotland/Wales (28) 
  2. Europe West (24) 
  3. Great Britain (24) 
  4. Scandinavia (19) 

*Nearness to Her Majesty the Queen with analysis to date: 10th cousin, thrice removed. However, only about two ancestry lines of inquiry are essentially "complete." Nevertheless, the majority of profiles that I have done remain in my (nonpublic) profile, as it appears that my GEDCOM image's deemed too large. 

I am in the process of joining with the CYMRU project, ENGLAND as well as the EUROARISTO, this one seems like a reasonable addition. Thanks and I look forward to joining the team and receiving the badge.

Hi and welcome to the UK and Cymru Projects.

In my case, I would say that I have an interest in both the UK and British Isles. As soon as I get facile with analysis, I can get specific but from my vague recollection of inputting my profiles into, I have ancestors from both. Both a blessing and a challenge.

Once I get past a roadblock with my mere 3rd great-grandfather who held the Fann surname, maybe an affinity will emerge.

One study of the origins of Fann* suggests the incidence of Fanns, in their glorious variations of spelling, in the following areas:

  • Essex
  • Hertfordshire
  • Surrey

and, to a lesser extent

  • Bedfordshire
  • Cambridgeshire
  • Suffolk
  • Middlesex
  • Kent, and
  • Sussex


In sum, I appear to have East Saxon origins iFöhn or Foehn of the Marshy Bog Leewards.

Sounds fair?

* The Historical Research Center, Inc.

Can I please join the Scottish Clans Project.

I'm an 11th cousin of Bonnie Prince Charlie.

Hi Valerie,   the good news is that you are already a member of this project.
My interest is in Scottish Clans - in particular Clan Stewart.  DNA testing of my brother has confirmed direct paternal link to Sir John Stewart of Bonkyl
Hi Anna,  How wonderful !  Welcome to the Scottish Clans Project.

112 Answers

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Best answer

I would love to support the United Kingdom, England and Ireland Projects. I live in West Yorkshire, England and some of the surnames and respective regions that I'm researching include:

Appleby - Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
Backhouse - West Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
Battams - Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
Beardsmore - West Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
Beddoes - Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
Farr - Bedfordshire/Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
Fereday - Shropshire/Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
Jones - Shropshire/Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
Kirby - Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
Ludlam - West Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
McLeavy - County Down, Ireland
Pugh - Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
Tranter - Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom

Thank you!
by P Małysz G2G3 (3.5k points)
selected by P Małysz
Hi and welcome to the UK, England and Irish Roots Projects.

Over to Gillian to take forward the England Project aspects.
Hi. Congratulations on joining the UK project! I'll follow up with you separately about the England project.
+14 votes
Would like to join the England project please .
by Pam Owens G2G6 (9.0k points)
Hi Pam and welcome to the UK and England Projects.
I would like to join the UK and England Projects. My haplogroup/type is R-Z16502.  This haplogroup is found in Northamptonshire, Bedford, and Derbyshire. According to genetic genealogists, my father's side of the family lived in England for 4,000 years before moving to Accomack Co, VA, USA in 1636.

Richard A. Colbert
Hi Richard,  sorry for delay in picking up your post.   Welcome to the UK and England Projects.
Yes, I would like to join the England project.

Richard A. Colbert
Hi Richard, thanks so much for your interest in the England project! I will get you set up. It would be great to have someone in a helper role for Bedfordshire or Derbyshire. I'll contact you to discuss further. Regards Gillian
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I am naturally interested in assisting with the England project. Being that substantial branch of my royal family extends into the reaches of Greater London, I am happy to volunteer.  Thank you.

Kevin Mark DeRuyter
by Kevin DeRuyter G2G1 (1.1k points)
Hi Kevin and welcome to the UK and England Projects.
+15 votes
I would like to join the Scottish Clans project.
by Alexander Grimaldi G2G5 (5.9k points)
Hi Alexander and a warm welcome to the Scottish Clans Project.
+14 votes
I would  like to join. Am particularly interested in the southern half of the country - Devon ,Hertfordshire, Middlesex, Hampshire, Sussex..
by Valerie Crowley G2G6 Mach 1 (16.2k points)
Hi Valerie and a warm welcome to the UK and England Projects.
+14 votes
Hi. Look forward to being a part of it. Scotland and Ireland are of particular interest.
by Diane Dwyer G2G1 (1.9k points)
Hi Diane and a very warm welcome to the UK, Scotland and Ireland Projects.
+13 votes

I am not sure which project or sub-project I would fit best with. My interest currently lies with tracing my Irish Quaker ancestors back into northern England where they (presumably) originated.
Open to suggestions!
by Glenn Dixon G2G4 (4.3k points)
Hi Glenn,  Sorry for the delay in picking up your post.   Can I suggest the Irish Roots Project initially then the  United Kingdom Project plus England sub project.

See and

Just let me know  and I'll sign you up !!
+14 votes

I have a great grandmother Mary Ann Hyde from Ashton-Under-Lyne, England (married to William Edgar Davenport) and my Davenport name is descended from Thomas Davenport born in early 1600's in England

by Frank Davenport G2G1 (1.2k points)
Hi Frank and welcome to the United KIngdom and England Projects.
Hi Frank. Thanks so much for your interest in the England project. I'll contact you direct to discuss further.
+13 votes
I would like to join the Scottish Clans project.  My Montgomery family ancestors were on the Isle of Islay for at least 5 generations, is there any sub-group focused on Islay?
by Michael Montgomery G2G1 (1.9k points)
Hi Michael and welcome to the Scottish Clans Project.    Here's a link to our Clan Montgomery page.  Would you like to sponsor this page and help develop it.    I'm more familiar with the Montgomerys  of Renfrewshire having lived and worked near Eaglesham for a few years.  

I'm not aware of a one place study on Islay see  for how to start one.
+13 votes
My lineage came from Carlton in Coverdale, NRY as early as 16c, City of York 1642, Forest of Trawden, Lance border c1380, Forfar Scotland (Lyon family and Ross and Northern Ireland c1750 (to Halifax, NS). Been a hobbiest for 50 years and a Past pres. NBGS
by Bing Geldart G2G Crew (590 points)
Hello Bing and  a warm welcome to WikiTree.   I see you are a WikiTree guest.   You need to have full membership and have signed our honour code  before we can welcome you to the United Kingdom Project..

See for how to take this forward.
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Hi Maria, I have family origins in both England and Scotland on both my own and my husband's family lines so I'd like to join those projects too, please.

Kind regards, Norma Bethune, New Zealand …Crozier-538
by Norma Crozier G2G6 Mach 1 (12.4k points)
Hi Norma and welcome to the UK, England and Scotland Projects. !!
Hi Norma, great to have you involved in the England Project! I'll follow up and get you set up.
+13 votes
Yes, I am very interested! On my father's side we're first generation from England, and on my mother's 4th generation from Scotland. Huge brickwalls!
Hi Debora - you posted this message before you had logged in to WikiTree.   Can you let me know your WikiTree ID please so that I can bring you onboard.   Thanks.
+12 votes
I would like to join the Ulster Scots subproject.  Please let me know how to do this.
Hi Abby,   Can I suggest that the Irish Roots Project might be more appropriate to your research.  The Ulster Scots Project is concerned with the Plantation of Ulster in the 17th century.   I see you are still working on tracing your Irish ancestors in the 19th century.   Just a thought.
Thank you for your help, Maria.
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Hi there, I have lots of irons in the fire in the UK but at this particular moment my focus is on Scotland - Rae and Yorkston in Larbert, Stirlingshire. I've just had to a do a little mini surname study to figure out how the Yorkstons (Yorkstone, Yorstoun(e), Yourstoun(e), Yorstan, Yorston) made their way from Edinburgh/Midlothian to Falkirk and then Larbert. Don't think there's a sub-project for these Lowlanders ;-)

Adding my own branches will keep me busy for a while but just wanted to let you know what I was up to.
by Darcie Light G2G6 Mach 2 (21.4k points)
Hi Darcie and welcome to the UK and Scotland Projects.
+12 votes

So yes, I would be interested in joining the UK project, esp. the County of Kent. That is where all my ancestors came from on my father's side. We have taken the tree back to the early 1600s, possibly earlier. I lived in the UK for seven years, and have been to the area where my great grandparents were born and from where they emigrated to Canada ~ Doddington & Newnham area. I also wrote and printed a book on the history of our family, which will soon be available online. It covers a lot of the history from Kent. So how can I help, since I am not living in the UK at present? Hope to go back next year, God willing. Cheers,


by Steve Maxted G2G3 (3.6k points)
Hi George and a warm welcome to the UK and England Projects.    The England Project leader or coordinator will be in touch shortly.
Hi, there are quite a few of us not living in the UK. With the internet, that isn't an impediment to being involved! We could manage another helper in Kent. So thank you ... that would be fabulous. I'll get that set up for you.
Didn't think it would be. But I do have a special entry card to the Canterbury Cathedral Archives, where many of the Kent County records are kept, so we have plenty of resource contacts over there. If I can't access the necessary info personally, I am in touch with folks who can. The history of Kent itself is fascinating!
+11 votes
I would like to join the Scottish Clans project please. My Scottish heritage includes Clan Donald of Argyle and Bute as well as some branches from Sleat. Leitch and Campbell are also a part of my Scottish heritage but not as strongly.




by Cody Johnson G2G1 (1.2k points)
Hi Cody,  Sorry for delay in coming back to you - got pulled away after I'd added the project badge to your profile !!   Welcome to the Scottish Clans Project.
+11 votes
Would like to join the England Project as well please.

Currently importing 3500 names from an old DB that my mother and paternal grandfather have gathered over many years.

by Chris Millhouse G2G Crew (530 points)
Hi Chris, thanks so much for your interest in the England project! I'll contact you separately to discuss how you would like to be involved. Maria will join you up to the UK project.
Hi Chris,  sorry for delay in picking this up.   Welcome to the United Kingdom Project.
+12 votes
I would like to join the Scotland project.
by Alex Proudfoot G2G Crew (560 points)
Hi Alex,  welcome to WikiTree and to the UK and Scotland Projects.
+12 votes
I would like to join please. I am very familiar with the Yorkshire area.

Thank you!
by Katie Mallinson G2G Crew (560 points)
Hi Katie, welcome to WikiTree and to the UK Project.   Over to Gillian re the England Project aspect.
Hi Katie, thanks for your interest in the England Project. I'll follow up with you separately about that. Sorry I've taken a couple of days to get back to you!
+11 votes
I would like to join the England, Scotland, and Irish Projects. Thank you!
by Theresa Maxwell G2G Crew (810 points)
Hi Theresa great to welcome another Maxwell genealogist to WikiTree !!  So that we can welcome you to the Projects you need to sign our honour code.  See for the link to click on.   Come back to me once this is done and I'll be delighted to award you the UK and Irish Roots Project badges.

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