Would you like to participate in the 1776 project?

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The 1776 Project seeks to recognize those who participated in the American Revolutionary War.  

The 1776 Project honors those who were involved in the early history of the United States of America, circa 1773 through 1789, by adding and improving their profiles on WikiTree. This time period covers the Boston Tea Party, through the War for Independence, to the ratification of the United States Constitution by our Founding Fathers.

Loyalists welcome :)

Just send us your request to join and for the 1776 Project Badge by adding your answer below. Please include what you are working on or interested in so I can include it when I award your badge  Thanks!!



asked Nov 6, 2017 in Requests for Project Volunteers by Paula J G2G6 Pilot (175,670 points)
edited Nov 14, 2017 by Paula J
I would like to join the project. I have nine ancestors who served in the Revolutionary War and I have been researching and finding documents to prove that fact. I also help prospective members of my NSDAR chapter to find and document their Revolutionary War patriots.

Thank you.
I would love to join the project. I have a number of revolutionary war ancestors and have been enjoying adding them to categories and would love to learn more about the American Revolution.
Thanks for inviting me to the 1776 Project :) I see my signiture says Peggy Longhurst? I am Peggy Sierra as well. LOL!
I would like to be added to this project. I am a descendant of Hezekiah Alexander, signer of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence.
I, too, would like to join the 1776 Project and have had difficulty finding the badge. Thanks.

I have a few ancestors that are believed to have participated in the Rev. War; I'd like to study possible connections (& join the project).

I would like to join as I have many ancestors who participated in the Revolutionary War, and am currently compiling documents to join D.A.R. I will be adding the 1776 tag and have begun adding in ancestors that are not already in WikiTree, as well as going back through those already here that need badges.
I'd like to join as I have multiple ancestors who served during the Revolutionary War.
I would like to participate in this great project as I have ancestors who served our country in this war.
I too would like to join the 1776 group. I'll be working on the Irish people that served in the Revolution as part of https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Irish_Military_Diaspora

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I would like to join.  I thought I had, but cannot find the badge.  

Just tell me what to do..
answered Nov 6, 2017 by Mary Richardson G2G6 Mach 1 (18,370 points)
I would like to join this project.
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I would like to join. Just tell me what to do. I also have a lot of relatives that fought in the American Revolutionary War.
answered Nov 7, 2017 by Linda Barnett G2G6 Pilot (190,560 points)
+7 votes
I would really like to join. Let me know the next steps are ?
answered Nov 7, 2017 by Leslie Ricks G2G1 (1,120 points)
+6 votes
I would also like to join. Please advise me on the procedure.
answered Nov 8, 2017 by L B G2G1 (1,320 points)
+6 votes
I think this would be fun and helpful and I’d love to join.
answered Nov 8, 2017 by Duncan Ely G2G2 (2,030 points)
+6 votes
yes please
answered Nov 9, 2017 by William Caracofe G2G3 (3,060 points)
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I would like to join this project. I've been working on one particular direct line with an interesting story about the Rev. War and almost ready to upload the gedcom.
answered Nov 9, 2017 by Kathy Edmond G2G1 (1,530 points)
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Ditto. I have added the 1776 tag, and now going through the profiles to add the DAR aprroved source citation. Added also the NSSAR template.
answered Nov 9, 2017 by Eileen Bradley G2G6 (9,620 points)
edited Nov 9, 2017 by Eileen Bradley
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Yes, I'd like to join -- I have lots of ancestors here in the colonies/states at the time.
answered Nov 10, 2017 by Patricia Hickin G2G6 Mach 5 (59,200 points)
+4 votes
I would like to join! I am currently working on my own genealogy as well as my wife's in my spare time
answered Nov 15, 2017 by Jeremy Like G2G Crew (790 points)
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I would like to join this project.  I have an interest in the neutrality of Nantucket during the Revolutionary Wars years.    William Rotch-1 wrote something on that subject:  http://archive.org/stream/memorandumwritte00rotch#page/n5/mode/2up

Thank you.  Dave Jenkins
answered Nov 16, 2017 by Dave Jenkins G2G Crew (790 points)
Thanks for that link!!!
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Please sign me up.  I come across both ancestors and non-related profile that would qualify from time to time.
answered Nov 16, 2017 by Thom Anderson G2G6 Mach 1 (17,720 points)
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I was just accepted into the project, for which I thank you.  I hit a snag trying to get the one profile (Carpenter-13027) I have accepted into the "1776 Project" - i.e. have his name listed among those who are already listed in the Project as having served in the Revolutionary War.  Trying to confirm I did it correctly, the category comes up as red on his profile page w/ the explanation that is restricted to those in some Supervisory capacity.  Huh?????  Any way to correct this.  Thanks.  Dave
answered Nov 16, 2017 by Dave Jenkins G2G Crew (790 points)
I had success retrying "Category: 1776 Project" for Ezra.  Computer gremlins or something.  My regrets.  D. Jenkins
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I would like to join the project. I'm currently working on my 6th G-G, and his son, who served in Pennsylvania, Lt. Richison's Associated Company. Also my 5th G-G who also served in Pennsylvania, Capt. Sweany's 6th Company of the 5th Battalion and the Washington County Militia. I have numerous ancestors who served, but these are more recently discovered from working my maternal lines. I'd enjoy sourcing for other's profiles.
answered Nov 18, 2017 by Honi Kleine G2G5 (5,380 points)
I am not so much interested in joining the project as I am seeing my Ancestors who were involved awarded a badge. If I need to join to accomplish that I will. Please advise. Thanks
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Volunteering to join the Wikitree War of the Revolution militia! I have several ancestors who served our nation then (not to mention a son who serves now!!), and would like to help improve the profiles.
answered Nov 19, 2017 by Alan Radecki G2G4 (4,320 points)
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Please sign me up. I have several Revolutionary War ancestors. I am working in my spare time to add their profiles and biographies on WikiTree.
answered Nov 21, 2017 by John Stephenson G2G3 (3,040 points)
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I have two revolutionary soldiers who I know of.  Anthony Yerkes (Yerkes-125) was in the militia in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.  Ebenezer Coe (Coe-1148) was a Ranger in Western Pennsylvania; he moved there from Morristown, New Jersey in 1776.

I have pension and service information for Ebenezer.  I would like to know how to format that for the Sources section of his profile.

I have only a genealogy listing and a DAR listing for Anthony.  I would welcome help in finding his military history and documenting it.
answered Nov 21, 2017 by Pat D Saunders G2G4 (4,640 points)
Hi Pat,

Post your comment as a question on g2g under genealogy help. That way you will get help in finding the information. This post just signs up new members. Thanks!
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I would request to join the 1776, I am currently working on compiling the history of the Hills of Connecticut, my ancestors father and son were in the Revolutionary War.

fellow wikitreer,

answered Nov 22, 2017 by Lisa Ryals G2G6 (7,840 points)
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I would like to join the 1776 project. I have come across several relatives that could have fought in the war and I am still investigating them: 

  1. John Ellis Warren-b 1735
  2. John Ellis Warren II-uncle
  3. William Harrell
  4. John Hardee
  5. Cullen Conerly-b 1745 I was given sources showing his service but am not sure what documents I need to show I am a descendent.
answered Nov 23, 2017 by Kathy McCain G2G1 (1,200 points)
Are you trying to enter the DAR? or do you just need help with sources on your profiles
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Hi - I would like to join the 1776 project. I have a particular interest my colonial Stites ancestors who lived in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, and Rhode Island before and during the war. More specifically, I am researching Stites family who were members of the Scotch Plains Baptist Church including the children of William Stites (1676-1727) who lived in and around Elizabeth Town and his grandchildren. Their history intersects with the founding of Brown University and the First Baptist Church of New York City, among other things, so there are a number of archival and historical source materials to draw from. For example, I have seen published extracts from letters that Rev. James Manning (founding president of Brown U.) wrote to his future wife, Margaret Stites, when he was a student at Princeton in the 1750s.
answered Dec 6, 2017 by Regie Stites G2G Crew (480 points)

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