Would you like to join the England project? [closed]

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The England Project, sub-project of the United Kingdom Project, is looking for volunteers to sponsor and help with counties, work on individual sub-projects related to England, help manage the Project Protected Profiles (PPPs), and focus on English profile improvement. If you have a love of a particular county, or would like to get involved in the England Project in general, we'd love to hear from you. Click on the link above to find out more.

By participating in this project you will get a United Kingdom badge, and will be able to join a fun, exciting and dedicated team, beavering away behind the scenes to make all profiles and pages related to England as helpful and accessible as possible.

To join, post below saying what your interests are, and remember to follow the United_Kingdom and England tags for updates.

Thanks!

Susie :-)

WikiTree profile: England Project WikiTree
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asked in Requests for Project Volunteers by Susie MacLeod G2G6 Pilot (135k points)
closed by Susie MacLeod
I would love to join the England group as I am related to the Bailey's from London...although the name has gone thru various changes in spelling.
Hi Susie thanks for the message about your project.. Yes I’d surely like to join your group and help in any way I can.. I do have ancestors that hail from England and more than that my wife is from London.. One of the main reasons I got on here was to help her trace her ancestors, but as of yet have I had much luck digging up info on her family.. her mother’s birth was registered in the 1910 census from blything in Suffolk.. So I’d really like to work on your project in that area if I may..

thanks

Doug
That's great Doug. After Christmas I'll be writing up some helpful tips on getting you started with things, and I'd be glad to help you with your research as well. Maria will get you the United Kingdom badge and Gillian will get you added to the Google group. Don't worry if this doesn't happen until after the holidays. We haven't forgotten you! Susie :-)
Hi Doug, welcome to WikiTree and to the UK Project,
Hi Sharon, we would love to have you involved with the England project. I'll contact you separately to get you set up. I see you already have your UK badge. Gillian
Hi, I am currently working on ancestors and broader family connections from a number of areas in the UK, but at the moment mostly Liverpool and Cornwall. I am not sure if it is appropriate to join a project when I will be mostly working on profiles in my own tree for the foreseeable future. I do feel I learned a lot from the South African Roots project in terms of formatting etc. and my profiles might benefit from the same sort of interaction in respect to my English profiles.I am already a member of the South African Roots Group (that is where I am) and I am not really getting anything outside of my own family. Thoughts? Suggestions?
Hi

I dont mind helping I have interests in Hampshire and Suffolk as well as Staffordshire and Shropshire
Hi A, welcome to WikiTree and to the UK Project.  Over to Gillian re the England Project.
Hi Sharon and A,

I've sent you both a private message. Thanks so much for your interest in England!
Hi Susie, I would love to join the England Project, since most of my roots came from there, before they migrated over to the New America.  Thank you for your Consideration.

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I would like to take part, though I am still unsure how to contribute to the projects.
The counties where my ancestors lived in England are: Devon, Dorset, London, Essex, Norfolk, Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Gloucestershire, Lincolnshire, Northumberland.
answered by A O'Brien G2G3 (3.1k points)
Hi A, there are a number of ways you can contribute: as a sponsor of helper of a county. We tend to only have one sponsor, but can have multiple helpers. Sponsors and helpers make sure that place name categories are correct and manage the category pages for their county.

Then there's the sub project team. They adopt/create/manage free-space pages and associated category pages for particular topics relating to England. For example, English authors.

Finally, there's the profile improvements team. This team is committed to making English profiles the best they can be, whether as a Data Doctor, sourcerer, bio building, arborist etc.

Have a think about which of these you might like to do to contribute and send me a PM when you decide. Susie :-)
+2 votes

Hi Susie,

I'd like to join. I was born in County Durham, still live here, as have the majority of my ancestors over the past 500 years. County Durham and Auckland, County Durham, would be my choice.

Main areas of:

  • Hartlepool, County Durham
  • Auckland, West Auckland, etc
  • Byers Green, County Durham

Anywhere in Durham or Auckland really, because I'm familiar with it all.

I'd be up for categorising and adding sources, correcting mistakes and tidying up profiles :)

answered by Donna Aston G2G4 (4.4k points)
edited by Donna Aston
Hi Donna, thanks so much. That will be absolutely excellent. I'll contact you separately to discuss further.
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Family of my maternal grandfather (Albert Quicke) is from Devon, England going back at least to 1750 (earliest ancestor known so far). His parents immigrated to USA while pregnant with Albert (so he was born in NY).

His great-great grandfather William F. Quicke was Headmaster of King's Lodge College in Exeter (destroyed during War), as was his father Thomas Quicke. Thomas' father (Thomas Quicke) owned wool mill in Tiverton, Devon.
answered by Mellissa Miller G2G Crew (760 points)
Hi Melissa

Great to hear from you. Maria will join you up to the UK project as the England Project is a sub-project of the UK project. I'll contact you separately to discuss how you might like to be involved specifically in the England Project.
Hi Melissa,  Sorry for the delay in coming back to you.    Welcome to the UK Project.
+3 votes
Yes I would have interest in joining this project.
answered by Ed Trowbridge G2G1 (1.9k points)
Hi Ed

Thanks for your interest in the England Project. It will be great to have you involved. Maria will join you up to the UK project. I'll message you separately about the England Project
Hi Ed,  Sorry to you too for the delay in awarding you the UK Project badge.  Welcome to the Project.
Ty Maria
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Hello, I am interested in joining the England project. I live in the US, but I believe 7 of my closest surnames trace back to England. I love English history and would love to help in whatever way I can. Thanks!
answered by Ramsey Thomas-Darling G2G Crew (510 points)
Hi Ramsay

Fantastic! I've just responded to you on your post on the UK joining G2G question. Send me a private message once you have your UK badge with your ideas about how you would like to be involved and we can get you all set up.
Thank you!
Hi Ramsey.   picked up your request from your other G2G post.  Welcome to the UK and England Projects.
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Hello! I am interested in joining the England project (I am currently awaiting membership for the UK project). I am specifically interested in the surnames Goodwin, Utting, Fletcher, Hill, Daisley, Hill and a few others.
answered by Amy Utting G2G6 Pilot (103k points)
Hi Amy,

Great to hear from you. Have you checked out the England Project page yet at https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Project:England? Take a look on there and see how you would like to contribute. When you are ready, send me a message and we can follow up further.

Its wonderful having you on WikiTree!
Hi Amy and a warm welcome to the UK and England Projects.
+1 vote
Hi, I would be delighted to assist.

My relatives seem to be mostly centred in and around Lambeth and Norfolk if that has any bearing.....

If local knowledge could assist, then Cornwall would be favourable....

However, with VERY limited experience, and a firm guiding hand required, if I can assist with anything, let me know,

 

Steve :-)
answered by S H G2G Rookie (230 points)
Hi Steve,   Welcome to WikiTree and to the UK and England Projects.   Over to Gillian re the England Project aspects.
Hi Steve,

It will be great to have you involved in the England Project. Thank you for your interest! Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. I'll contact you separately about how you may like to be involved.

Gillian
+1 vote
Hi, I would like to join the England project. I am already a member of the UK project. I have many ancestors from Oxfordshire, Sussex and Surrey, and I am happy to help with any of those counties if it is needed.
answered by Erika Ward G2G2 (2.4k points)
Hi Erika

It would be wonderful to have you as a helper for Oxfordshire. Thank you!!

I'll send you a separate message to get everything set up.

Regards

Gillian
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Hello Susie:

I would very much like to join the "England Project". My 9th Great-Grandfather, William Knopp (Knapp) was an immigrant that came to America in 1630 as part of Sir Richard Saltonstall's fleet. Records indicate that William came from Bures St. Mary, England. He was 80 years old when he died on the 30th of August, 1659,  in Watertown, Mass. I have traced William's ancestors back to the 1300's in England, and would like to this segment of my tree. Most of my ancestors came from England, and the line includes the common folk as well as British Royalty. Thanks very much for all your help. Dave Knapp-3513
answered by David Knapp G2G1 (1.5k points)
Hi David,

We are so glad that you are interested in the England project. Thank you!

I'll contact you separately about how you can be involved. Maria will organise for you to get a UK project badge.

Regards,

Gillian
Hi David,  sorry for the delay in welcoming you to the United Kingdom Project.
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Hi -

I would like to help with County Durham and Tyne & Wear if that is possible?

Thanks

Neil
answered by Neil Perry G2G6 (7.8k points)
Hi Neil and welcome to the United Kingdom Project.   Over to Gillian to take forward the England Project aspects.
Hi Neil

It will be great to have you involved. Thank you for your interest! I'll contact you separately to get everything organised.
+1 vote
Hi Susie,

I'd like to join the England project. Particular families I am researching are Partridge, Pennington, Chell, McLachlan, Coe. Also very interested to find out where "Goszan" family (often mistranscribed as "Cosnan") in Lincolnshire 1700's originated from.

In terms of counties, I'd like to be a helper with Lincolnshire and London, which is where a good percentage of my ancestors come from, so am more familiar with local sources.

Stewart
answered by Stewart Partridge G2G2 (2.9k points)
Hi Stewart, it will be excellent to have you involved in the England Project. Thanks for your interest. Maria will award you a United Kingdom project badge. After that is done, I'll send you a message and we can get you set up.
OK Gillian,

Thanks for your help.
Hi Stewart and welcome to the United Kingdom Project.  Over to Gillian re the England Project.
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am interested in joining.  i'm a bit of a mutt with english, irish, welsh, and scottish lineage.  just trying to put the pieces together.

 

doc
answered by Stephen Pratt G2G3 (3.2k points)
Hi Stephen, we'll need Maria to award you the United Kingdom project badge first. In the meantime, have a look at https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Project:England which is the England Project page, and see how you would like to contribute. Once you get your badge, I'll follow up with you. Gillian
Hi again Stephen and Welcome to the United Kingdom Project.
thanks again
Hi Stephen, I see you have your United Kingdom badge now! I'll send you a private message.
+1 vote
yup, i'd lie to join
answered by Stephen Pratt G2G3 (3.2k points)
As above welcome to the UK Project.
+1 vote
Ready to volunteer, my interests are the How/e Family and at this time the county of Essex
answered by David Howe G2G1 (1k points)
Hi David, Thanks for your interest. We'd love to have you involved in the England Project as a helper for Essex! Once Maria has awarded you your United Kingdom badge, I contact you to get you set up. Gillian
Hi David and welcome to the United Kingdom Project.
+1 vote
I have ancestors from several counties in England; Cornwall, Devon, Yorkshire, Durham, Norfolk, Suffolk and Lancashire. Willing to help out where I can.
answered by Kristine Long G2G Crew (770 points)
Hi Kristine, Maria will award you your United Kingdom project badge. Once that is done, I'll follow up with you about how you can be involved in the England Project.

Thanks so much for your interest! It will be great to have you as part of the team. Gillian
Hi Kristine and welcome to the United Kingdom Project.
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I've been working on some connecting and unsourced profiles for the England Project as I have time. I particularly have an interest in the aristocratic  lines and looking for them in my Douglas Richardson books.
answered by James Stratman G2G6 Mach 5 (54.9k points)

Hi James, 

You'd be welcome to join the England Project as a Profile Improver, but if your particular interest lies with the aristocracy you might prefer to join the European Aristocrats Project instead, as we don't deal with the aristocrats ourselves. Let me know what you decide to do and if you have any questions.

Susie :-)

Hi Susi, I'm already in the England Project and mostly enjoy improving sources and connecting.  I already belong to the European Aristocrats Project also, but I noticed there are some aristocrats listed among the England Unsourced Profiles.

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