How to join, and/or add profiles to the Australian Convicts Project?

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I have several convicts and early settlers in my direct tree, and extended branches, that I would ultimately like to add to the Australian Convicts Project, (profiles not all created yet).

Can profiles be added by adding a project box? On reading the Project Box help it seems to indicate that the project box cannot be added unless managed by someone who is a member of the project, am I understanding that correctly?

One convict in my tree (my GGGG grandfather) already has a profile, with a project box, not created or managed by me, but i have recently been added to the trusted list. I cannot see the managers on the list of members of the project. The profile doesn't have good sources, either which is something else I'm currently working on.

I tried the link on the project page to join, but I got a "page not found" error.

So, bit confused, and thank you in anticipation, for any help! smiley  

WikiTree profile: Thomas Anlezark
asked in WikiTree Help by Margaret Haining G2G6 (9.8k points)
recategorized by Margaret Haining

2 Answers

+3 votes
Margaret, I have had the same problem re joining the project list and have put in several requests, none of them answered, so I will be looking forward to the answer you get.

Mary.  Samuels-515
answered by Mary Blundell G2G4 (4.7k points)
I have had the same issue as well. I have been trying to join for months. My husband is descended from several convicts.
+3 votes
Hello everyone

Apologies to those people who are having trouble contacting the project.  We have are having technical difficulties with our google project group email system for some time.  I recently ran a survey about our preferred communication channel and we will be turning to G2G as our main vehicle for communication as well as our facebook group.

Some emails being forwarded via the google group are arriving with no content and it is impossible to know who sent them.  Please add information to this thread if you are waiting for an answer and I will try to address them.  

Anyone can create a profile for a convict and add the relevant templates to their page.  Whilst we would encourage you to join the project it is not essential.  Here's the project page

The Project box template needs review.  It has been on the 'to do' list for some time.  Personally, I have had a lot of issues over the past year and haven't been able to devote as much time as I would like.  Hopefully that will  start changing soon.

We have had some discussions about which profiles should remain under the management of the project and it certainly is not all convicts, but no final decisions have been made.

I will add a project badge to both Margaret and Mary and take a look at both of the profiles you mention, plus the broken links and be in touch.

answered by Veronica Williams G2G6 Pilot (108k points)

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