Would you like to participate in the 1776 project? [closed]

+34 votes

A new thread has been started at https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/674308/would-you-like-to-participate-in-the-1776-project

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!!


closed with the note: New thread started.
asked in Requests for Project Volunteers by Paula J G2G6 Pilot (205k points)
closed by Juha Soini
I'd like to participate.  My dad had one ancestor who served and my mother had several.

I'd like to participate.  My dad had one ancestor who fought in the war, and my mother had several as well.  All on the side of independence, of course. smiley

I have several Revolutionary War ancestors, and am working on my DAR application. I would love to join and help.
I got a message in email that I needed to post another message, so I am.  My Revolutionary War ancestors were mostly from New York, though I had at least one from New Jersey.
I would love to join the project. My 4th Gr-Grandfather Peter Blue was listed as a drummer boy for the 1st Regiment, W. NJ Troops under Capt. Scott from Oct. 28, 1775 to January 15, 1776. His older half-brother served in the PA Volunteers as he had already crossed the Delaware before signing up.
I would like to join. I am a member of SAR and have 2 ancestors recognized as soldiers. Is this where I apply?

I am very interested in joining the 1776 Project. My 7th Great-grandfather, Nathaniel Chapin (Chapin-955), was an Ensign in the Connecticut State Levies for the Patriots. He served in Wadsworth's Brigade in Col. Comfort Sage's Regiment in various locations throughout New York in 1776. He was present for Washington's retreat from Long Island and was at the Battle of White Plains. This is my favorite era of American History and I would be honored to join the project.


I am also interested.  My ancestor is John Oldaker, a Virginia patriot.
Thank you for your interest. Someone from the 1776 Project will contact you.

Jon P Czarowitz
Is this closed to new members? i have many ancestors who fought in the revolution from Massachuttes. Reeds and Redman's and Spencers.

106 Answers

+10 votes
I would like to join.  I thought I had, but cannot find the badge.  

Just tell me what to do..
answered by Mary Richardson G2G6 Mach 2 (21.5k points)
I would like to join this project.
+10 votes
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 by Linda Barnett G2G6 Pilot (254k points)
+10 votes
I would really like to join. Let me know the next steps are ?
answered by Leslie Ricks G2G1 (1.2k points)
+9 votes
I would also like to join. Please advise me on the procedure.
answered by L B G2G1 (1.4k points)
+9 votes
I think this would be fun and helpful and I’d love to join.
answered by Duncan Ely G2G2 (2.5k points)
+8 votes
yes please
answered by William Caracofe G2G3 (3.2k points)
+8 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 by Kathy Edmond G2G2 (2k points)
+8 votes
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 by Eileen Bradley G2G6 Mach 1 (12.6k points)
edited by Eileen Bradley
+6 votes
Yes, I'd like to join -- I have lots of ancestors here in the colonies/states at the time.
answered by Patricia Hickin G2G6 Mach 6 (66.6k points)
+6 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 by Jeremy Like G2G1 (1.1k points)
+7 votes
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 by Dave Jenkins G2G1 (1.5k points)
Thanks for that link!!!
+6 votes
Please sign me up.  I come across both ancestors and non-related profile that would qualify from time to time.
answered by Thom Anderson G2G6 Mach 2 (25.1k points)
+6 votes

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 by Dave Jenkins G2G1 (1.5k points)
I had success retrying "Category: 1776 Project" for Ezra.  Computer gremlins or something.  My regrets.  D. Jenkins
+6 votes
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 by Honi Kleine G2G6 (6.2k 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
+7 votes
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 by Alan Radecki G2G4 (4.8k points)
+6 votes
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 by John Stephenson G2G3 (3.4k points)
+6 votes
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 by Pat D Saunders G2G5 (5.8k 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!
+6 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 by Lisa Ryals G2G6 (9.3k points)
+6 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 by Kathy McCain G2G1 (1.9k points)
Are you trying to enter the DAR? or do you just need help with sources on your profiles
+5 votes
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 by Regie Stites G2G Crew (890 points)

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