Is your family part of US History? Please post here to join us in the United States Project

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The United States Project and its myriad sub-projects cover the people, places, and events through time in the geographic region that we know today as the United States of America. See the United States Project page for information on our scope of activity, our sub-projects, and some related projects.

If you are a WikiTree member who would like to help improve profiles and other WikiTree content in one or more of the US History sub-projects, please:

  1. Introduce yourself by answering this post. (Please post an answer, not a comment.) Tell us about your interests in the United States or its history -- and how you intend to contribute -- and we will get you a United States badge.
  2. Add united_states to your followed tags, as well as tags for any specific states or special topics that you are focusing on.

Please be sure to check out our project page for links to the various sub-projects you might want to join. Note that several other specialized US-related projects, such as US Southern Colonies, Mayflower, Puritan Great Migration, US Presidents, and the 1776 Project, have their own badges separate from this one. You don't also need to join the US History project to participate in one of those projects, but most of us work on multiple topics and may want to be in more than one project.

Thank you!

Please post your request to join us as an answer, not a comment or reply.

WikiTree profile: United States Project WikiTree
in Requests for Project Volunteers by Ellen Smith G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)
edited by Ellen Smith

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I'm interested in joining the New York and American projects. I'm particularly interested in colonial new york...

The following page has a red link on it that needs fixing

Also there appear to be no Ohio maintenance categories like the other States have or they are really well hidden. I requested a new category be made

William, I have given you the United States badge. For colonial New York, it would be worthwhile to become familiar with the project pages for Project:New York and Project:New Netherland Settlers, determine where your interests lie, and contact the appropriate Project Leaders.
Janet: I fixed that error.

The Categorization Project processes requests for new categories...
Hi, I have ancestors who settled in Virginia, Tennessee and Massachusetts from the British Isles, Eastern Europe. I would like to join your project! Thank you! Amy
I'm hoping to be joining the Maine Project, and perhaps others in the future. This is exciting. Lots of ancestors from many states, but Maine is my home and where I can be most useful (in going through records, cemeteries, etc for information).
Hello. I'm new to WikiTree, but I've been researching my family history for almost 10 years. Paternal ancestors lived in mostly in Texas and Alabama. Maternal ancestors are from Germany. I still have many brick walls to knock down, but I don't mind helping others in the process.
I have ancestors who settled and born in, Polk County and Clam Falls Wisconsin in 1800's, possibly American Native great-grandmothers.  I would like to be added to your Wisconsin project.  Thank you!

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Several of my Dutch family members emigrated to the US like Lelivelt, Tickler, van Halder, Rutten amongst others. Apart from that on the English part of the family were early settlers like Curtis and Eldridge.
by Jan Cees Lelieveldt G2G4 (4.5k points)
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Hi there !

I've been kind of doing my own thing for a while now, but I figure its time to join a project. Since I've got tons of branches that go back to the Colonial time here in the US, the United States project seems logical.
by Christina Mckeithan G2G6 Mach 1 (11.6k points)
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Hello! I am currently researching my father's line - they resided in Arkansas for many generations and then TN for many generations before that.
by Katie Hollabaugh G2G Crew (850 points)
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Hi there

I'd like to join this project, but my reply keeps disappearing....
by Christina Mckeithan G2G6 Mach 1 (11.6k points)
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Hello! The majority of my ancestors have been in the US since the 1600-1700’s. Some of them are south/Midwest but a good chunk are still located in the northeast. I’ve been working a lot on FamilyTree/Ancestry and I decided to bring what I’m sure of here.
by Stephanie Baker G2G Crew (510 points)
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I would like to join this project.  Several of my ancestors are early settlers of Long Island in NY and I also have early ties to the South.  

Amy Anderson
by Amy Anderson G2G Crew (540 points)
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I am a descendant of Fountain Beauchamp of Somerset County, Maryland. He, his wife Rhoda Adams and son William Beauchamp are three of my approved DAR Revolutionary Patriots. I know a lot about the family and would like to be part of the Maryland Project.
by Martha Slater G2G1 (1.2k points)
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My family is all over the south. Mostly Arkansas, Indiana, and Tennessee. I have them back to the 1700s right now. I am very interested in collaborating with everyone! Thank you.
by Katie Hollabaugh G2G Crew (850 points)
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Interested in early Maryland families - particularly Waters family that settled in West River, Anne Arundel area and Prince George's County in the mid 1600s.
by Cory Waters G2G Crew (320 points)
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For over 40 years, I have been doing a One-Name Study for my surname variants, all of whom are rooted in Massachusetts, Virginia or North Carolina, with no documented antecedents from over any ocean (so far). I would like to join this Project. My partner in the Slaton Slatton Slayden (etc) Family Project is another WikiTree volunteer.
by Clinton Slayton G2G Crew (420 points)
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Happy to join and help where I can.  I have ancestors in Colonial Dutch New York, New Hampshire, South Carolina
by James Turner G2G Crew (480 points)
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My families of interest have been in the US 'forever', so I already work on many areas covered by the project.  Special interests are north-central Arkansas, southern Missouri, eastern Oklahoma and then the paths that brought them there: Virginia, Alabama, Pennsylvania, NC, Tennessee.  Always looking to connect up with branches already here.
by LaMyra Morton G2G6 (9.0k points)
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Hi my name is Candy and I am looking forward to hopefully expanding on reaching relatives and possible missing links.
by Candy Elkins G2G1 (1.4k points)
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I am hoping to broaden opportunities  to connect and hopefully fill in missing links.
by Candy Elkins G2G1 (1.4k points)
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I am new to Wikitree, and currently in the process of transitioning my tree info over.  I have been out of the game for a couple years, but now that I have an empty nest, I have all the time in the world to pick it back up.  I am starting with a proper transition to WT, as well as investing in courses.  

I reside in Paulding County Georgia, and would love to join the Georgia Project and the Paulding County Cemeteries sub project.  I have already been working in my down time on cleaning up Find a Grave on the old cemeteries in this county.  There are so many cemeteries up here.  Many of the open requests have been there for 5 plus years.  I am not sure too many people photograph up here, and most of the civil war era cemeteries are in bad disrepair.  

My personal US ancestor trail is mostly in North Carolina on my paternal side (civil war and revolutionary war era's), and North Dakota by way of Germans from Russia on my maternal side.  I could join those sub groups as well, but right now my passion project is the old cemeteries of Paulding County.  Excited to find these projects.  Thanks so much!!!
by Robin Price G2G1 (1.4k points)
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I can trace my ancestry back to the earliest settlers of MA, CT, NY, NJ, PA, MD, VA, NC, and OH. Some of this is already well documented on WikiTree, but other lines not so much. I want to contribute to documenting the ones that are missing but also help make the ones that are already present more accurate by resolving duplications and mistaken links.
by Bruce Runk G2G Crew (320 points)
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I’m very interested in this since I’ve found through my research that I seem to have (not DNA proven, yet) a very large amount of my ancestry info to contribute to the project. It’s really fun researching since I’m finding a lot of ancestors who are “Founders Fathers” as well as enlisting and serving in a few our countries wars. It’s been really exciting for me. Thank you.
by Susan Catalano G2G2 (2.2k points)
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I would like to join the Rhode Island Project. I have numerous early colonial direct ancestors who settled there:

* Rhode Island Kenyons, John Kenyon immigrated to RI from England in the 1600's. He is my 7thGG

* William Anthony, b 1675 is my 7th GG (Susan B. Anthony, my 4C4R)

* John Coggeshall, 1649 (8thGG)

* William Dyer, 1609 (9thGG)

* John Lewis, 1636 (8thGG)

* James Babcock, 1612 (9thGG)

* James Rogers, 1589 (9th GG)

numerous others ...

I've been working on the Kenyons since 2008 - 7 years to break through a brick wall. Now at FTDNA where I am a group administrator. We've been working to make the connection across the pond. We've located matching distant Kenyon ancestors there - but we want to find the parents of John and James Kenyon. The book "American Kenyons" incorrectly identified the wrong Kenyon males -we are trying to discover the correct ones. We are making slow but steady progress toward that end.

The connection to the Anthony's came in part from the family lore that we were related to Susan B. Anthony. She was supposed to be a great aunt. No one knew if this was true. The key was behind my 2nd great-grandmother, Melissa Phelps. Her mother was Eliza Anthony! The rest is history so they say.

Lots of interesting things to discover among the Rhode Island ancestors.

I haven't been to Rhode Island, myself. Perhaps one day I will make the trip there. The cemeteries look amazing!

Would love to become a member.

by Marilyn Kenyon G2G4 (4.2k points)
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My fsmily tree includes Samuel Clement,  Haverhill Mass. signer of the first land grant by Indians to England. Clara Barton, founder of The Red Cross..and 2 wonen accused in the Salem Wirch trials.
by Kathleen Scott G2G Crew (750 points)
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I was so excited when I saw I might have ancestors connected to the Mayflower. My love for researching ancestors just keeps growing. I want to learn all I am able to about my past and the history involved how they survived also to assist others in researching their past.
by Anonymous Connett G2G Crew (470 points)

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