Is there a project that covers these pre-1700 people?

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I want to help contribute to the deep genealogy on our shared tree.

1.) Geographical region and time period:   [1710, German Palatine Migration.]

2.) Some example names and dates:   [Please see profile Simon-3503]-

3.) Source(s) for my information on them:   [Please see profile Simon-3503.]

Before I get started adding and changing profiles, can you tell me if there is a WikiTree project that would cover these people? If so, how do I get in touch with the project members to coordinate and collaborate on the profiles?

WikiTree profile: Johann Wilhelm Simon
in The Tree House by Bonnie Saunders G2G6 Mach 1 (14.4k points)

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Well, as your G2G tag implies, this man is included in the scope of the Palatine Migration project, a subproject of German Roots.  I added the project template to his profile. smiley

I suggest that you peruse our project pages to see other resources about the New York Palatines. Note: It seems to be me that it's not entirely accurate to call them indentured servants; I think they were more like refugees who were interned in work camps.

Some of these people are documented in the excellent genealogies authored by Henry Z. Jones, but for others it can be difficult to cobble sources together. It looks like your sources are a mix of user-contributed genealogies and transcribed records. Please try to add descriptive citations (author, title, date, publisher, and description of contents) for your sources so that the rest of us can identify the nature and content of each item you cite without clicking on every link. And do remember that we need to be careful about user-contributed genealogies for early ancestors, as pages like this one that you cited sometimes blend solid information from good records with pure supposition to assemble an erroneous biography, and when they don't identify their sources, it's hard to tell the difference between fact and fiction.

by Ellen Smith G2G Astronaut (1.3m points)
selected by Dave Rutherford

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