Is there a project that covers William Deweese, a pre-1700 person, born in Holland about 1689?

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

1.) Geographical region and time period:   [Philadelphia, Pa before 1745.]

2.) Some example names and dates:   [William Deweese.]

3.) Source(s) for my information on them:   [Family history, existing profiles.]

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: William Dewees
in The Tree House by Jim Boylan G2G6 Mach 1 (12.9k points)

2 Answers

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Two interacting projects actually:

For the Dutch acestors Dutch Roots

For the US ones: New Netherland Settlers

Please take some time to study the documentation of the projects.

The general problem with these early profiels is the presence and creation of duplicates, so please be careful adding new profiles, check first for name variations like deWees, DeWeese, de Wees, etc.

In case merges have to be done it is essential to start with the oldest generations!

by Living Terink G2G6 Pilot (303k points)
edited by Living Terink
+5 votes
This is my 6th gr grandfather.  There is a lot of info in this source which you will need an Ancestry account to access.

I'm not a part of the project but I am interested in assisting and not afraid if some of my sources require reinterpretation.
by Gurney Thompson G2G6 Pilot (495k points)

Jim, Gurney,

Triggered by the same pre-1700 project question by SuzanneI Hye I am currently doing some research on the Dutch ancestors.

Please note that there are also duplicates of William's parents that will have to be merged first.

Also, William is almost certainly not born in Leeuwarden as his parents settled in New Netherland about 1662/1663 and older and younger siblings were born there. And I have not been able so far to find any evidence in favor of him being born in the Netherlands in the church records of that time (that are all preserved and available online).

And there are two "WIllem"s baptized in New Amsterdam to Gerrit Hendricksen and Sijtie/Tietie Lievens (siblings parents):

9 Nov 1664

30 Mar 1680

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