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'  https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/564066/the-england-project-is-looking-for-you to  sign up.

2. Scotland, now including the new Declaration of Arbroath sub project    https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Declaration_of_Arbroath  plus 

(Scottish Clans Project with its own badge)

3. Wales 

4. Ireland (For Irish Roots Project, with its own badge, see https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/580498/do-you-have-irish-ancestry-join-us-in-the-irish-roots-project-

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.

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Project:United_Kingdom

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. 

asked in Requests for Project Volunteers by Maria Maxwell G2G6 Pilot (119k points)
closed by Maria Maxwell
Hi Joelle,  apologies for the delay in picking up your post.   Not sure how I missed it !!

Welcome to the UK and Scotland Projects.
I am interested in the Scotland project - I keep finding Scots in my tree!
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 Ancestry.com (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 Ancestry.com, 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.

Valerie
Hi Valerie,   the good news is that you are already a member of this project.

112 Answers

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Hi,

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!
answered by P Małysz G2G1 (1.9k points)
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.
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Hello! I would like to join. I have several William Cokers/Coakers in my lineage.  All of which from Modbury, Devon

Thanks! Ashley
answered by Ashley Grisel G2G Crew (350 points)
Hi Ashley, welcome to WikiTree and to the UK and England Projects.  Over to Gillian re the England Project aspects.
Hi Ashley

As you have identified Devon as a primary area of interest, I'll contact you separately about the England Project. It would be great to have you involved!
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Doug, Maria

After 25 years in Clan Cunningham without a Chief, I am still interested even more now that we have one.

Jon P Czarowitz

[[Czarowitz-1]]
answered by Jon P Czarowitz G2G6 Mach 3 (36.4k points)
Hi Jon,  I'm delighted to welcome you to the Scottish Clans Project.   Would you like to update our Clan Cunningham page re the new chief.   Thanks,

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Category:Clan_Cunningham
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I would like to join. My maternal grandmother was born in Scotland, but I am beginning to think her parents might have been from Wales, I can't find anything on them so far (might be getting some info on them today or tomorrow - fingers crossed). I am also tracing my maternal grandfather's family back through England, my paternal grandfather's family back to Ireland, and paternal grandmother's family back to England.
answered by Dennis Moore G2G Crew (700 points)
Hi Dennis and welcome to the United Kingdom Project.
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Hello, I would like to join the United Kingdom Project please. My main area of interest is in England and I have just discovered some pre 1700 profiles of the Moore family of Appleby and Kentwell Hall which require some work. I am new to Wikitree but have a  fair amount of personal research which needs to be worked through and added to Wikitree. I have also begun to link up some branches of the Elton family of Bristol, Somerset, and Devon.

Thanks

Joe.  Farler-25
answered by Joe Farler G2G6 Mach 1 (14.6k points)
Hi Joe and welcome to the UK Project.   Over to Gillian to take forward the England Project aspects.
Hi Joe

Thanks so much for your interest in the Eng;and Project. It will be great to have you as part of our team. Have you had a look yet at the England Project page at https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Project:England? The Team page is also useful to look at (https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:England_Project_-_Teams). We can manage more than one Helper for each county. Take a look and consider where you would like to make a contribution. Then get back to me and we can get you set up.
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Hello, I would love to join the UK project, and also the Scotland and England projects. Out of my closest 16 surnames, 7 trace back to Scotland (mostly the Lowlands and Borders) and 7 trace back to England.
answered by Ramsey Thomas-Darling G2G Crew (510 points)
Hi Ramsay,

We would be delighted to have you involved in the England Project. Take a look at the England Project Page at https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Project:England and see where you would like to contribute. Once Maria has set you up in the United Kingdom project, then answer the England Project G2G project question or contact me directly.
Hi Ramsey and welcome to the UK and Scotland Projects.  Gillian will look after you re the England Project.
Thank you!
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I believe my Jones (maternal) ancestors originally came from Wales. Some of my Hodges forebears were from England.
answered by Richard Hodges G2G Crew (320 points)
Hi Richard, Thanks for your interest in joining us. Maria will follow up with you regarding the UK project. If you are thinking about joining the England Sub-Project, have a read of the England Project page at https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Project:England and answer the England Project G2G question or message me direct.
Hi Richard ,  sorry for delay in welcoming you to the UK and Wales Projects.
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Hi there! I would love to join the UK project. Being from New Zealand, all of my ancestors immigrated to NZ by ship either from England or Ireland (whether they originated in said countries remains to be discovered, haha) which makes genealogical research further than about my great-great grandparents difficult.
answered by Amy Utting G2G6 Mach 4 (40.5k points)
Hi Amy, I see you have posted separately to the England Project G2G question. Thanks for that. I've responded to you there. Maria will follow up with you about the United Kingdom project.
Hi again Amy.  I see I awarded you the UK project badge from your other G2G post !!
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I would like to join the United Kingdom group, my Dna reports 51% British of old 1700s Before Colonies Prolly Norman.  Id like to get as mucg detail as I can working back, my families have been in the US from at least 1500s Dutch New Amsterdam to the 13 Colonies
answered by Timothy Broyles G2G1 (1.6k points)
Hi Timothy sorry for delay in welcoming you to the UK Project.
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Hello I'd like to join; my 3rd Great Grandfather was '''John C. [[Lindsay-2283]]''' born in May of 1800 in Madderty, Perthshire, Scotland
answered by Keith Cook G2G4 (4.1k points)
Hi Keith sorry for the delay in welcoming you to the United Kingdom Project.
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I would like to join the  Scotland project, because iam working at some  profiles, of scotish regiment profiles who Are maried here in tbe Netherlands.
And hope to get More info about them.
answered by Herman Overmars G2G6 Mach 1 (10.7k points)
Hello Herman, sorry for the delay in welcoming you to the UK and Scotland Projects.
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Please consider allowing me to join your United Kingdom project.  I have a huge interest in researching my British roots and hope to be of a help to others doing the same research.

Thanks for considering me.
answered by Arlis Ross G2G Crew (510 points)
Hi Arlis, welcome to WikiTree and to the United Kingdom Project.
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I am interested in assisting in Montgomeryshire, Wales.
answered by Cassandra Scott G2G Crew (470 points)
Hi Cassandra welcome to WikiTree and to the UK and Wales Projects.
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Hi - I'd love to support this project. I live in Devon, England & have been researching my family tree for 35 years. One half of my ancestry is from NE Scotland & the other half is from Devon.
answered by Jan Davies G2G Crew (320 points)
Hi and welcome to the United KIngdom Project.
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Hello -

Please can I join the UK project. My family traces back to England (Sunderland and Plymouth) and Scotland (Blair Atholl and Montrose)- can I also join those projects too?

Thanks

Neil
answered by Neil Perry G2G3 (3.2k points)
Hi J and Neil,

As you both have an interest in the England project, have a read of the England Project page at https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Project:England. When you are ready, either answer the England Project G2G question, or contact me directly to discuss how you may like to be involved. We would love to have you as part of the project.
Hi Neil and welcome to the UK and Scotland Projects.  Gillian will look after the England Project aspects.
Great, many thanks!

How do I get started please?
That was quick !!  For UK have a look at "How do I help" on the Project page https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Project:United_Kingdom  Same applies to Scotland Project.
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I would like to be part of the Scottish Clans project. I'm primarily interested in Clan MacCallum/Malcolm and have been active with the associated clan society (clan-maccallum-malcolm.org).
answered by Doug McCallum G2G6 Mach 8 (85k points)
Hi Doug and welcome to the Scottish Clans Project.   I've left a message on your profile re how we currently name this clan.  Does it need to change ?
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Hi, I'm looking into my Babcock line, the Beesly family who married into it and the Nelders (for whom I have the most information), all sourced back to England as far as I know so far.
answered by Michael Babcock G2G1 (1.3k points)
Hi Michael,  welcome to WikiTree and to the United Kingdom Project.  Over to Gillian re the England Project.
Hi Michael, it would be great to have you involved in the England Project, which is a sub project of the United Kingdom project. Have a read of the England Project page at https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Project:England for more information about ways to contribute. I'll send you a message to discuss further with you.
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Would love to join, researching fathers family in England
answered by Edna Thompson G2G Crew (410 points)
Hi Edna, it would be excellent to have you involved in the England Project. Maria will follow up to get you joined up to the United Kingdom project (the England Project is a sub-project of the UK project). I'll message you after that to discuss further. In the meantime, take a look at the England Project page at https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Project:England to see how you might like to contribute.
Hi Edna and welcome to the United KIngdom Project.
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Hi! I would like to join the Scotland project as well as the Scottish Clans project. I have many Scottish ancestors, so I am interested in learning more about their homeland.
answered by Kainna Rambo G2G Crew (770 points)
Hi Kainna and welcome to the UK, Scotland and Scottish Clans Project.
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Hi I would like to join the united kingdom project. I have ancestors all throughout England, Scotland and Ireland.
answered by Rachel Hargrave G2G Rookie (290 points)
Hi Rachel and welcome to the United Kingdom Project.

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