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:   [Mainly USA, but occasionally G. Britain]

2.) Some example names and dates:   [Lawrence,1600s, Wallis, 1632, Scripture, 1639.]

3.) Source(s) for my information on them:   [Ancestry.com and familysearch.org]

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: Mary Pike
in The Tree House by Cliff Lawrence G2G3 (3.8k points)

2 Answers

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Mary Wallis, daughter of Nathaniel and Margaret Wallis, married Samuel Pike, son of Richard Pike and Elizabeth Andrews. (The Maine Genealogist vol. 29 (May 2007): page 51-68, see p. 54.  "The Nathaniel Wallis Family of Maine and Essex County, Massachusetts," by David C. Dearborn FASG and John Bradley Arthaud FASG.)

It makes me wonder if the Mary Wallis you created is attached to the wrong Samuel Pike.
by Joe Cochoit G2G6 Pilot (224k points)
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Hi Cliff,

Welcome to WikiTree!  I think this is a great question.

Speaking for myself, I can usually find a history project specific to a geographic location: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Category:Ipswich%2C_Massachusetts.  Sometimes I can find a name study: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Category:Pike_Name_Study

I often find projects using the categorization widget above the edit box, or by exploring the categories that are appropriate to the individual.

In terms of contacting a project, each one is shaped by its members.  There is usually a page for the project which indicates how best to contact members, however some profiles are "Project Protected": https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Pike-38.  In this case the project contact is found in the yellow box with the profile manager(s) and even easier to find.

Projects aside, you might want to consider contacting the profile manager for a shared ancestor, depending on what you want to do.  Members generally appreciate my contribution when I add to the information and sources that are already there, but I suggest taking a collaborative approach when you wish to remove or change existing information.

Happy hunting!
by Laurie Giffin G2G6 Mach 8 (83.5k points)
Thank you Laurie.

One more question:  I have started a One Name Study for Lawrence.  Does that count for a “pre-1700” project?

Again, thanks for your reply to my question.

Cliff Lawrence
I'm not sure Cliff!  I don't see your study on the list.  There are some hoops to jump through to get officially listed as a one-name study: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Project:One_Name_Studies

We can also also have personal studies on a free space page.

Is it a pre-1700 project you're looking for, or a project that covers some pre-1700 people?  Unless they were involved in a particular historical event, like a war or the Great Puritan Migration, I tend to think of a geographic study when I see that question.  Maybe some other WikiTreers have thoughts?

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