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 (121k 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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I am interested in research in all parts of the Uk and emigration to Canada.

Particularly ineterested in Lincolnshire, Kent, London, Somerset and Aberdeenshire. Have done quite a bit of work in these areas.
answered by Margaret Watson G2G Rookie (290 points)
edited by Margaret Watson
Hi Margaret, you look like you may be interested in the England project once Maria has arranged for you to get your UK badge. This is the England project page - https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Project:England. We'd love to hear from you if you want to join us!
Hi Margaret,  Sorry for the delay in picking up your post.

Thank you for volunteering to grow our family tree, before we can welcome you to the UK or England Project however you need to sign the WikiTree Honour Code.   Follow the link on this page https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Help:Member_Types  please.  Thanks
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Yes please.
answered by Gregory Lauder-Frost G2G2 (2.5k points)
Hello Gregory,  sorry for delay in picking up your post.  Delighted to welcome you to the UK and Scotland Projects.  Let me know if you would like to join the Scottish Clans Project too.
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Hello I am interested in joining the Scottish Clans Project
answered by Ecco Mackinson G2G Crew (320 points)
Hi Ecco,   welcome to WikiTree and to the Scottish Clans Project.   Sorry for the delay in picking up your post.
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Please add me to Scottish Clans.

McGregor...Balquidher, Brig o Turk, Killin

Horsburgh....Peebles

Fergusson... Balquidher, Callander

Shaw.....Midlothian

Mcallum....Callander
answered by Mary Blundell G2G3 (3.2k points)
Hi Mary, sorry for the delay in welcoming you to the Scottish Clans Project.
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Hi

I would like to join the united Kingdom project and would be interested in particular in Scotland and Ireland projects as this is were most of my family roots are.
answered by Karen Girvan G2G Crew (700 points)
Hi Karen,  welcome to WikiTree and to the UK, Scotland and Irish Roots Projects.
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Hi, I would love to join the Scotland project.
answered by Karen Girvan G2G Crew (700 points)
As above - welcome.
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I would like to join the Scottish_Clan project. My interest are the clans Montgomery, MacDonald, and MacAllister.
answered by Annette Rossman G2G Rookie (290 points)
Hi Annette and welcome to the Scottish Clans Project.
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I would love to support the United Kingdom, Scotland and Ireland projects.  I have 4th great grandparents who were Scotch/Irish who came to America in 1811 from Londonderry.  According to lots of my research I also have several royal family members from way back to the 1200's from Scotland.
answered by Brenda Roberts G2G Crew (580 points)
Hi Brenda,  Sorry for delay in picking up your post.  Welcome to WikiTree and to the UK, Scotland and Irish Roots Projects.
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Greetings!

I'm new to this and trying to trace my lineage from Kent/Wales to western NY to California! 

Based on a tree in ancestory.com by MSage18 (see link below)

 I found a reference in my family tree dating back to Jehan LeSage 21 Oct 1598 Strangers Church, Canterbury, Kent, England (1598-1649) whose son went to Mattabest Plantation, CT John Sage (?-1652)

 

https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/41975482/person/19936949442/facts

 

 

I also found a reference to Jehan LeSage (1588-1649)

BIRTH    21 Oct 1588 Canterbury, Kent, England

DEATH   1649  Wales

sources (1)

Family Info

Father   Pierre Desains LeSage (1565-)
Mother   Sara de St. Etienne de La Tour (1567-)
Spouse
Joan Bidden (1602-)
Married 1607 
Children
  • John (1617-1652)     same guy different birthyears

Doubt that John was on the mayflower but certanly seems like an early settler.  I'm going to search the Mayflower manifest and lookup Mattabest Plantation for more information

 

Any direction from you expects is appreciated!!! 

 

Thanks

Don Sage 

aka  SAGE-1513

answered by Don Sage G2G1 (1.5k points)
Hi Don and welcome to the United Kingdom Project.  Our England Project Leaders will deal with that Project request.
Hi Don, thanks for your interest in the England Project. I'll message you separately to discuss.

Thanks Gillian
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Hi,

I want to help with the United Kingdom, Scotland, Scottish Clans, and Wales projects. My mother's side is primarily or entirely from the UK. In particular, I'm interested in my Scottish clan, the Macmillans, but I'd like to find information on any ancestor branches. I believe we have ancestors from all over the UK, but I don't have information about most of them.

Thanks!
answered by Emily Belzer G2G Crew (450 points)
edited by Emily Belzer
Hi again Emily and welcome to the UK and Scotland Projects.  I see these are your immediate research interests.   I've already awarded the Scottish Clans Project badge from your other post.
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I'm already a member of the UK Project and a member of the sub-group, Irish Roots.  I haven't been very involved but hope to have more time.  I exchanged emails and received some guidance on how to be involved but have deleted the email accidentally.  I'm also a member of Data Doctors.  How can I help, specifically?  Thanks!
answered by Susan DeFoe G2G5 (5.5k points)
Hi Susan,  thanks for your offer of help - very much appreciated.   There's general guidance on how to be actively involved on the main page of the Irish Roots Project.  https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Project:Irish_Roots  As you are a data doctor you may be interested in helping with the maintenance categories,  Unsourced etc    Don't know which County in Ireland is your main research area but you might consider setting up and managing a County Sub Project.   ( I should really start one on Fermanagh when I've some time !!)
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Hi,

I don't need to join the project, but I have been doing a bit of work on some British soldiers Free Space page . You could check where they might fit. Although they were British soldiers it looks to me like the were not British born. The records I consulted were mostly colonial. It seems near impossible to get British records.

 

answered by Louis Heyman G2G6 Mach 3 (38.2k points)
Thanks Louis.   What an amazing piece of work.    I need to think about this one.   Have you spoken to the Miltary and War Project.  https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Project:Military_and_War

Hi thanks. It's just notes, nothing written yet. 

About the military...

UK Project has not really come on board with the approved naming standards and insist all that is needed is the single category for a unit, i.e. not breakdown by individual conflicts.  that really carries forward to all of the dominion countries as well.

what i am doing now is getting all the rest of the categories changed over to the approved standards, and then will circle back and work with the uk, anzac, anglo-boer war, etc projects and get them into compliance.

This message is from Keith McDonald

 

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I have a huge number of family ancestors who were of Scottish origin going back to pre-1066. I want to participate in these efforts for my relatives.
answered by Linda Anderson G2G Crew (700 points)
Hi Linda and welcome to the United Kingdom and Scotland Projects.
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Hi, can I please join the Wales project?  I only have a few Welsh people in my personal family tree but I have a longstanding interest in all things Welsh and am a fairly fluent speaker and happy to help with translation if needed.
answered by Corinne Morris G2G4 (4.8k points)
Hi Corinne,  you already have the UK Project badge so I've now added your name to the Wales Project - member interest page.   Welcome and thanks for your offer of help.
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I would love to support Ireland and Scotland Projects. Could I have Irish_roots  badge and the Scottish badge also.
answered by Linda Barnett G2G6 Pilot (222k points)
Hi LInda and welcome to the UK, Scotland and Irish Roots Projects.
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I would like to join the Scottish Clans Project. I descend from James Greer (Greer-614) who was supposed to have been part of Clan Grierson.

My profile is Yetter-28.
answered by Mary Yetter G2G Crew (740 points)
Hi again Mary and welcome to the Scottish Clans Project !!
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Can you tell me what's involved in this? I'm a rookie ...

I'm potentially interested in the Wales project since I live here and am also doing research on the Heenan surname in Wales and the Irish immigration to Wales
answered by K Heenan-Davies G2G Crew (970 points)
Hi and welcome to WikiTree.   The main focus for project members is to make their family and ancestor profiles as complete and well sourced as possible.   You'll find our goals and "How do I help" on the main UK Project page https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Project:United_Kingdom.   

So that we can welcome you to the UK and Wales Projects I need you to sign our honour code.   See https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Special:Honor_Code  Come back to me once you have done this and I'll award you the Project Badge.
Hi again and a warm welcome to the UK and Wales Projects.  Good luck with your research.
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I would love to join. Here are some of the surnames and regions I’m researching:

Dudgeon/McBain/Young/Brownlee - Scottish Borders

Pittman/Bugler: Dorset, England

Neighbour/Jones/Heighway/Tilley: Herefordshire, Radnorshire, Shropshire

Sandercock: Cornwall & Devon

Warden: Warwickshire

Boyd/Clark/Wilson: Ireland
answered by Robin Helstrom G2G3 (3.2k points)
Hi Robin and welcome to the United KIngdom and Scotland Projects.   For the England Project can you please leave a join request at https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/549656/interested-in-contributing-to-the-england-project  and the Leaders of that Project will contact you.

Good luck with your research.
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I am interested in joining the United Kingdom and Wales projects.
answered by Janice Duba G2G Rookie (260 points)
Hi Janice and welcome to the United Kingdom and Wales Projects.
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I would like to join the Scottish Clans project.

have started a [[Category:Nisbet Name Study]] that is part of  Clans Project in a way??? Nesbitt clan
answered by Jean Anonymous G2G1 (1.5k points)
Hello Jean and welcome to the Scottish Clans Project.   If you need help connecting your Nisbet Name Study to the Clan page just shout.  

Also would you like to sponsor/manage the Clan Nesbitt page ?

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