Would you like to join the Spain Project? [closed]

+16 votes

We are a relatively new project, which has been created with the intentions of caring for profiles of people born in Spain and it's autonomous islands. In addition, Spanish naming conventions can be complicated to enter on profiles, so we can also help with that. :)

If you were born in Spain, or on one of its islands, have Spanish ancestors, or just speak Spanish or one of its dialects, and would like to help translate records, we would love to have you involved in the project.

Take a look at our Spain Project page and if you feel you would like to join us please post an ANSWER to this thread, and I will send you an invitation to our google group and get you joined to the project :)

(Please note that this project does not cover Latin America. Please see Latin American Roots Project for other Spanish speaking countries.)

closed with the note: Project is dormant at this time.
in Requests for Project Volunteers by Wendy Sullivan G2G6 Pilot (160k points)
closed by Wendy Sullivan
too bad the sources pages doesn't list sources yet since there's a few ancestors of mines that i'm sure were born in spain but can't trace their lines much further(if at all)
That is one of the things we are trying to work on, but as with any new project, there is a lot to do :)

If you have some good places to find sources please do let us know and we will add them. Better still, come and join us and work with one of our teams to locate them. All help is greatly appreciated :)

I have roots back to Spain....currently working on my Greatgrandmother's family who came to California when it was New Spain....she was a Castro. Are you aware of the website www.SomosPrimos.com....it means "We are cousins"....the owner, Mimi Lozano does it for free monthly....it has tons of Hispanic history....it is an offshoot of SHHAR, The Hispanic Genealogy society....

I speak Spanish, and I have ancestors that came through Florida: Ortega, DeSoto and so on; they married with the French people in Louisiana. I've started to trace from a daughter of Louis Juchereau de St Denis and his criolla wife, Emmanuella (granddaughter of a commandante in New Spain). I'd love to join.
Thanks Gail, If you feel you would like to help, we would love to have you in the project, just let me know :)

Hi Timothy,

No I personally was not aware of that website. Thank you for the information :)

Would you like to join the project? We would love to have you involved :)

Hi Amy,

We would love to have you join us. I am sending you a pm now :)


I'm a native spanish speaker, and I've been working in my own family tree so far, but would be nice to help if I can.

Hi Montsant.  

Thank you for your interest in the Spain Project. I am sorry but the project is dormant at the moment and not taking more members at this time.
Thanks for the info Wendy!
Hi all,

I see the post is closed. Is it too late to join?

See the new G2G join post here.

Sign me up. I am a historian and hispanic.

12 Answers

+4 votes
I should as I am related to Lady Sancha, but the 14th Century was so long ago.
by David Hughey G2G Astronaut (1.7m points)
Hi David,

You are right, the 14th Century was long ago, and you must have so many ancestors with some intriguing lives to add. We would love to have you involved in the project. I will drop you a pm shortly :)

+4 votes
I have a great deal of information on those men who were sent from Spain to Mexico and California. Names such as Yorba, Grijalva; Sepulveda; etc.  These men and their descendants became the first non-NA settlers of San Diego, Los Angeles, Orange County and other locations.  Best regards, Lilly Martin
by Lilly Martin G2G5 (5.1k points)
Hi Lilly,

Thank you, all the information will be most welcomed. I will send you a om with details of our Project. :)

+4 votes
I do not speak Spanish but I do have Spanish ancestors. Would love to join.
by Deb Durham G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)
Hi Deb,

We would love to have you in the project. I will send you a pm :)

+4 votes
I would love to. My ancestors are from Menorca and we’re brought in ships to Saint Augustine. I would love to know if I still have relatives there.
Hi Lola,

We would love to have you involved in the project. I lived in Mallorca for 5 years, so i can guess what Menorca is like :)

Unfortunately I can't pm the details to you as you seem to have not been logged in when posting. Would you please post a message on my profile or pm me your Wikitree Id please?

+5 votes
I'd love to lend a hand with translation. I haven't traced any of my lines back to Spain as of yet, but I'm only back to the early 1800s right now and supposedly I am part Iberian. So maybe I will discover something along the way!
by Kathryn Banks G2G1 (1.3k points)
Hi Katy,

We would love your help in the project, and yes maybe you will find something interesting :)

I will pm you the details for joining :)

+4 votes
I'm Spanish, from one of the autonomous islands ;) . I'm new in the site, so I'm still finding my way on how to contribute. I will love to help though my free time is not much.
by David Pérez Suárez G2G Crew (320 points)
Hi David,

Welcome to Wikitree :) You would be most welcome to join the project and we would love to have you involved.

We can help you learn your way around :) Whatever time you choose to devote to the Spain project is very much appreciated. I will send you a pm :)

+3 votes
I am not a native speaker, but am fluent in Spanish (B.A. and M.A. degrees).  Need an opportunity to use it, since I moved away from Calif. to Maine, haven't had many chances!  Would be glad to help translate Span to Eng  or Eng to Span.  Way back in college and grad school, had classes in old Spanish lit, may be able to help if you have records several hundred years old.
by Sue Berryhill G2G6 (9.2k points)
Thank you Sue, that is very much appreciated. I will send you a pm to join the project :)

+3 votes
I have traced my ancestry to at least one Spanish ancestor, but it is not well-documented. On the other hand, I lived in Spain for ten years and am fluent in the language. I am happy to help out as time allows.
by Rick Lane G2G1 (1.6k points)
Hi Rick, We would love to have you involved in the project whenever you can :) You may even find more Spanish ancestors as the project grows :) I will send you a pm :)

+2 votes

Hello, I work on several unrelated heritage projects with extended family and have interest in contributing as a voluteer if occassio al research or collaborative tasks are open still. My connections are surprisingly several hundred years old, yet the admixture and haplogroups- even physical affinity have somehow remained in an English colonized territory... How this remains primary admixture is a very cool mystery. Please reach out, I would love to get involved, please. Gratefully,

-Hall Family Researcher 

by Anonymous Hall G2G Crew (570 points)
+3 votes
I would like to join the Spain project.  I have limited time and physical limitations, but if I can contribute in some small way, I want to.  I have added many profiles from Valladolid, Spain.  At present am up to my 7th great grandfather married in 1695 in Tiedra.
by Gaye Pimentel Chambers de Melendez G2G5 (5.1k points)
Hi Gaye,

I have sent you a pm containing all the details :)

+3 votes

I'm interested in the Spain Project.  I have Spanish ancestors on a couple branches of my tree and would like to help.  

I've also adopted a few profiles that need some work and would like to get help with finding reliable sources. They fall under Pre-1700.

Thanks!  smiley

by Tiffany Thompson G2G3 (3.1k points)
edited by Tiffany Thompson
+3 votes

I am Spanish, from Murcia and I'd love to help with the project. I am working on my own family tree and I have reached up to 4 degree of ancestors! I konw it is not that much but I'm quite proud.

by Alejandro Carrasco Ruiz G2G Rookie (290 points)

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