How To Join The England Project [closed]

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Hello Wikitreers,

The England Project is looking for people who are interested in England, have English Ancestors, or who would just like to come and help in the project.
Our project members are dedicated, friendly people, whose main goal is to improve, source and generally make sure that England profiles are accurate and
presented to a high standard, which honours the person.

It doesn't matter if you are an experienced Wikitreer or have just joined and are still finding your way around, you will be given as much support as you need
whilst you get used to the intricacies of English records and the nuances of the towns and cities.

Your first stop would be our newly formed Orphans Team, where you would work on England orphaned profiles that are in need of some TLC. Hone your skills and maybe
learn new ones, as you settle in and meet our members. From there the sky is the limit. We have a number of sub projects which you could join, from
helping with a county or working on profile improvement by sourcing, connecting and biography writing to develop profiles of a high standard.
Remember, every snippet of sourced information added to a profile brings it to life.

Check out our [ England Project] page to learn more.

You will be awarded the United Kingdom badge when you join and also be invited to join our google group.
Follow Tags for United_Kingdom and England so you can keep up to date.

If you are new to Wikitree and have not become a full member, you will need to volunteer and sign our honor code to receive your wiki genealogist badge, which is a necessity for editing profiles.

Remember, you can still use the England Sticker for people born in England and England Ancestor Sticker on your own profile.

If this opportunity interests you, then please click the ANSWER button and include your Wiki ID in your answer.

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in The Tree House by Living Wood G2G6 Mach 2 (21.1k points)
closed by Living Wood
Thank you for the invitation to join the England team. I will join, but not just at the moment. I still have a backlog of profiles to enhance and extend. When I have completed those I will build into the 1600s in the England team

See you soon

Warm regards, Josephine
Hello Josephine,

I will look forward to seeing you when you have cleared your backlog. You are very wise choosing to do that before you join the England Project.  It is all too easy to overload oneself with tasks.

I will not join.But i will help with research,if give me names dates and where.

I am Wayne R. Morgan 5487 Wiki Tree
Thank you Wayne for your generous offer. I see that you are a Member of the US History Project and that your kind generosity has been noticed previously.

I would be most appreciative to be included in this group. Only during the past two years have I discovered my deep English ancestry and I find it most satisfying.
I have loads of ancestors from all over England. So I would like to join please. Haese-11
Hello Kylie,

We would love to have you involved in the Project. I will PM you with the Details.

Hello Jerry,

We would love to have you involved with the Project. I will PM you with the details.


i would like to join this project

my wiki ID is little-14357
Hi Missy!

This is a very old thread, the current thread to join the England Project is Hope to see you there! :)

Add your request as an answer, not a comment and then it won't get missed.

118 Answers

+6 votes
I'm working on my brick walls in England which are numerous.
In particular the names Hicking, Hickingbottom, Heath and Constable.
Looking forward to having the opportunity to participate in this project.
by Wayne Hicking G2G3 (3.0k points)
Wayne I am just catching up on G2G communications. Delighted you decided to join us.

Dear Wayne

I have quite a lot of information on th Constables of East Yorkshire based originally I Flamborough bu later several other places including Wassand Halll near Hornsea, Burton Constable (one of England's great Country Houses in central Holderness) and Everingham.

Even if your Constables are not based in East Yorkshire they probably trace back to this family,
+5 votes
I am very interested in joining the England project. As a great many of my ancestors resided in Somersetshire, I would like to be part of a project involving this county, if there is one.  My Wiki ID is Mason-8493.
by Shelagh Mason-Ebenal G2G1 (1.9k points)
Lovely to have you in the England Project Shelagh. I am replying here to acknowledge your original G2G post.

+4 votes


I'm interested on working on the Culmer-59 tree in particular - I know it joins to mine via Culmer-450, and I'd love to put that join in place with supporting documentation.
by Donnelle Cheree G2G Crew (320 points)
I am so glad you answered here in the G2G Donelle. As I didn't acknowledge your communication here previously I'm just dropping by to say 'Hello'.

Thanks, but have decided that neither me nor my efforts felt particularly welcome in the project. Wish you well, but I'm just gonna keep doing my own tree.
+6 votes

I am interesting in joining the England group, I am interested in researching a few counties, Surrey, Yorkshire and surrounding as well as Scotland

by Lesley Leamon G2G3 (3.3k points)
Hello Lesley,

Since I didn't reply here in the G2G earlier on I'm just here now to thank you for joining the England Project. I lived in Surrey many years ago and it is so  very beautiful.

Thanks Gilly.
+5 votes

I have paternal ancestors from London/Middlesex, Devon and Cornwall.  I've uploaded some of their profiles already.
by S Brooks G2G6 (7.6k points)
Thank you for responding.You would be very welcome to join our England Project.

+5 votes

I have a massive interest in Devon thanks to my Devon ancestors. I've been working on the parish of Chittlehampton for some time adding many profiles. If you look into the Category: Chittlehampton, Devon you'll see my work. (Also added St Hieritha's Church to the cemeteries of Devon).
by Courtney Birkes G2G2 (2.5k points)
Hello Courtney,

Just catching up on answering G2G England Enquiries - I have spent many happy days in wonderful Devon.  Very pleased you have joined the England Project.

+5 votes


Hi, I'm interested in joining the England project. My main interest is in Cornwall but a few other areas in England as well, but mainly the names going back on my Hocking and Simmons lines. I'm a bit new to this format here and appreciate any feedback or advice. Thank you for this opportunity.


by Katherine Campbell G2G Crew (760 points)
Hello Dr. Campbell,

I have apparently previously missed your message.  Please accept my sincere apologies. I am delighted you want to join us in the England Project. Thank you so much.

+5 votes


need to figure out the english that mixed with my irish, welsh and scottish
by Stephen Pratt G2G3 (3.6k points)
Hello Stephen,

Because I didn't reply directly from the G2G before I thought I would just acknnowledge your original communication about joining the England Project. It is so nice to have you in the Project.

+5 votes
I am very interested in joining the England Project. My grandmother is from Liverpool and would love to learn more about her and her side of the family. My  Wiki ID is Lake-3020
by Monique Lake G2G Crew (350 points)
Hello Monique,

Thank you for expressing your interest in the England Project.  I have sent you a link to sign our Honor Code so that you can become a Member.

My grandmother was from Liverpool as too!

+5 votes

I'm interested in joining the England project. My ancestors come from Lancashire, Cheshire, Staffordshire and Gloucestershire.
by T Lear G2G6 Mach 1 (13.8k points)
Hello I am just replying to your initial message in the G2G because I didn't post here earlier on.  Delighted to have you in the England Project. Thank you for joining.

+5 votes

Hi there, good folks of The England Project!

My dad and three of my grandparents were born in England, so i won't get far on my family tree if i don't include my English ancestors!  The counties involved are Devon, Derbyshire and Cambridgeshire - but i already know that Yorkshire is going to be involved as well.

Looking forward to joining the Orphans Team!


Shirlea in Canada
by Shirlea Smith G2G6 Pilot (223k points)
Hello Shirlea,

Although I sent you a message and Wecomed  you to our England Project I didn't reply to your first message in the G2G so I thought I'd just send a short note here to let you know how happy I am that you have joined us.

+5 votes
Most of my relatives are Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Purton, Wiltshire, and Kempston.  They immigrate to Canada later but will try to help if I can. Tks.
by Debbs Anderson G2G2 (2.7k points)
edited by Debbs Anderson
Hello Debbs,

I am here in the G2G and realised I hadn't replied to your initial response from this Forum. Thank you for joining our England Project. Delighted

you are now a Member

+4 votes

Right now I'm focused on the mess that is my paternal line stuck in Tennessee, probably from Virginia. However my maternal line did come from Chester, England and I'm running leads back to Scotland and Ireland.
by Katrina Whitaker G2G6 Mach 3 (35.7k points)
So nice that you have joined the England Project Katrina. I am just catching up replying to your G2G post.  Welcome!

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I have a lot of English ancestors, and would love to contribute to the England project. My ancestors came from mainly Warwickshire, London, Sussex, and Banffshire up in Scotland.
by Living Amson G2G1 (1.1k points)
Hello Kearra,

I am so pleased you joined the England Project. I am replying in the G2GForum because I didn't drop by the Forum to say Hello previously.

+4 votes

ID 118661. I have many English ancestors. Easiest just to copy and paste.

Hertfordshire ancestors


Margaret Copperwheat b 1643


Robert Axome b 1737, Elizabeth Axom b 1770 


Valentine Peer b 1712. Unconfirmed: Morgan Peer b 1647 d 1722, Frances Everard b 1643 d 1709, Thomas Grant b 1643 d 1685, John Peer b 1673 d 1747, Elizabeth Grant b 1672 d 1745


Elizabeth Nottingham 1747

Suffolk ancestors


Mary Rodwell d 1821


Thomas Rodwell b 1750


Thomas Rodwell d 1816, Mary Lancaster b 1747, d as Mary Rodwell 1827


Mary Rodwell b 1784, d as Mary Everson 1814


Edward Everson 1808, James Everson d 1851 (Hartismere), Robert Everson d 1801 (Hartismere)


Robert Everson b 1739


James Everson b 1776

Norfolk ancestors


Robert Fitt b 1803 (CONVICT), Maria Kittmer b 1803, Ann Nevill b 1778, Mary Balls b 1764 d (Kittmer) 1831, John Fitt b 1735, John Nevill b 1740 d 1827, Alice Porter b 1744 d 1808, Thomas Kittmer d 1819, Benjamin Kittmer d 1793, Esther Kittmer d 1761, William Fitt d 1846


Mary Balls d 1831


Benjamin Kittmer d 1729


Mary Ann Rising b 1692


Sarah Ann Fitt b 1825, Benjamin Kittmer b 1693 d 1737, Thomas Kittmer b 1618 d 1684, Benjamin Kittmer b 1661


Edmond Rising (jnr) d 1719, 


Thomas Nevill 1715, Benjamin Kittmer b 1723


Edmund Rising b 1619 d 1689, Edmund Rising (jnr) b 1645


Thomas Kittmer b 1755, Esther Tanton b 1726, 


Mary Stimpson b 1744


Susanna Earle b 1737 d 1784, William Fitt b 1762, John Fitt d 1798, 



Mary Leighton b 1796, William Leighton b 1772, Joseph Wells 1770, Ann Usher 1747, Elizabeth Wells d 1834, William Wells b 1792-94 Luton (Northill) 


Edith Peer b 1768, Elizabeth Richardson b 1725 d 1790, Valentine Peer d 1796, 


John Leighton 1743

Cornwall ancestors

Elizabeth Edyvean, b 15 Jan 1799, St Erven. Died 5 Feb 1859, Dungog, Australia. Convict, transported to Sydney1821.

Thomas Edvvean (Elizabeth’s father) born 18 Aug 1772, St Even. died Oct 1840, St Columb.

Elizabeth Symons (Thomas’s wife). Born 15 Sep 1773, Newlyn. Died April 1863 Penzance.

by Greg Smith G2G3 (3.1k points)
Hello Greg - I am replying from the G2G Forum. Thank you for sharing your heritage here - I am so interested in reading it and I see that you are already a Member of our Irish Project and also our Scottish Project.  Welcome to the England Project!

Hello Greg,

I am just responding to your nice reply in our G2G Forum.  I loved reading about your family and ancestors - thank you so much. Delighted you have joined our England Project.
Thanks, Gilly. I just don't know where I'm going to find the time to manage all the groups I am in. :) Unfortunately, I need to track my main Smith line, which dates to 1852. No way of knowing where James Henry Smith (b. 1852) came from. He says Jersey on his marriage certificate but there's no record of him there. Big sigh.
Just thinking about your  possible Jersey connection Greg.  I wonder if there is a Local Jersey historical Society - must look about on the net and see if I can find one. I know what you mean about finding the time hurry - just do what you can when you can.

Hi, Gilly. Yes, there is one and I have tried them. I suspect the chap was doing his best to hide his origins. The address on his marriage certificate said: "all around the Australian coast". He was a mariner. Terribly disappointing that it's my paternal line but I guess that's the difficulty with Smith :)


+3 votes

I have many lines in England back to the 12th century BC. [Brutus the Britain] King Llud is my ancestor on a few lines. Many came from England to America in the 17th century.
by Barbara Thigpen G2G1 (1.1k points)
Hello Barbara,

Excellent - I must look up Brutus The Britain; King Lud and acquaint myself with your line. Looking forward to meeting you in the England Project.

+3 votes
Thank you for the kind invitation. Unfortunately my health prevents me from joining any new groups. My Wiki ID is Melton-1327. All DNA confirmations are appreciated. God Bless You
by Butch Melton G2G4 (4.9k points)
Hello Cecil,

I see you are a Member of the Native Americans Project. I really appreciate your interest and completely understand that you cannot take on another Project.  You have made many excellent contributions to WikiTree and you are a valuable member. I am so glad to make your acquanitance.

+4 votes

I would love to join. I am currently researching my Cass(e) family and have made it to England.  

James Cass(e) [[Cass-1122]]  Born 1680 Cottingham, Yorkshire, England. Died 1750 Cottingham, Yorkshire, England.  Spouse; Cecily Chudworthe [[Chudworthe-1]]  Born about 1665 England d) England;  Children James Cass [[Cass-1123]] b) 1707 Little Hadham, Hertfordshire, England; William Robert Cass [[Cass-1121]] b)1710 Cottingham, Yorkshire, England d) 1740 North Carolina

Please if you have any information on this family feel free to email me directly or comment. Thanks.

by Tina Simmons G2G2 (3.0k points)
Thank you Tina and Welcome.  I have sent a message in reply  to you.  Looking forward to seeing you in the England Project.

+4 votes
I'm interested in joining the England project. not only have I lived in England for graduate work (University of Durham), I'm also descended from a number of people from England who settled in the New England colonies.  my wiki-id is Krans-25
by Sarah Krans G2G2 (2.5k points)
Thank you Sarah. With all your experience working with projects you will be very welcome. I have just sent a message to you.

+4 votes

Would love to be part of this. I have a ton of people from Lincolnshire, and am working on finding out where the others are from.
by Frances Weidman G2G6 Mach 4 (41.7k points)
Very pleased you are joining us Frances. I have sent a message to you.


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