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 (159,170 points)
edited Nov 14, 2017 by Paula J
Hi Paula, I just joined the Military and War Project, but I might as well add the 1776 project as well and any of the War projects fought with American involvement, for that matter. My current project is trying to tag all the Patriots in my family and make sure that they have all the military service information available that I can find on them. This will be a daunting task since I have Patriots in nearly every branch in my family for nearly every war Americans faught in. I have always found military and wars facinating. Probably being raised by a Capt. Army Ranger Step dad who served in Vietnam/Narcotics Agent for the state of Mississippi and both Grandfather's serving in the Army during WWII and Korean War has something to do with that. There is just something about people fighting for what they felt was right or being forced to fight in a war whether they believed in it or not. Anyway,this gives me a break from researching my brick walls and pulling my hair out when I find nothing. Lol
I thought I had joined, but still no badge. I do think some of my family have the bell.

[[Czarowitz|Jon P Czarowitz]]
I awarded you the badge. Welcome to the 1776 Project!
I would like to be added to the project. I have two direct grandfathers that fought in the Revolution, father and son. Captain Clement Smith and his son Colonel Richard Smith, both of Maryland.


Craig Smith

I would like to be a part of your 1776 Project. I have been researching a lot in the last few months & will have a good deal of information to bring to the table. To know about your roots is very interesting. I feel like I am solving a mystery. :)

Peggy, can you sign in and then leave a message so I can find your profile to add the badge? Thanks!
What further is expected of a member of Project 1776??
Hello - I'd like to join the 1776 project.  I am particularly proud of my Revolutionary ancestor, Augustus Levesque/Levake who was Quebecois and fought in the Continental Army! He was excommunicated from the Catholic church in Quebec and labeled a traitor to his country (Canada). I would love to see a sub-category of those Canadians recruited by Hazen and find out what they did with their lives after the war, but could not go home.
I will see what Keith says about setting up the category. If you want to make it a subproject let me know and I will link it to the project for you.
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.

46 Answers

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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 (17,640 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 (151,990 points)
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I would really like to join. Let me know the next steps are ?
answered Nov 7, 2017 by Leslie Ricks G2G1 (1,090 points)
+5 votes
I would also like to join. Please advise me on the procedure.
answered Nov 8, 2017 by L B G2G1 (1,290 points)
+5 votes
I think this would be fun and helpful and I’d love to join.
answered Nov 8, 2017 by Duncan Ely G2G1 (1,850 points)
+5 votes
yes please
answered Nov 9, 2017 by William Caracofe G2G2 (2,880 points)
+4 votes
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 (1,310 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 (8,920 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 (55,350 points)
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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 (700 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 (670 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 (13,310 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 (670 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 (5,230 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 G2G3 (3,180 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 G2G2 (2,840 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 Saunders G2G4 (4,450 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!
+3 votes
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 (6,580 points)
+3 votes

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 (1,170 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 (420 points)

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