Want to join the US Presidents Project?

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The US Presidents Project is looking for members to help with the management of the profiles of US Presidents, Vice Presidents, their families and ancestors.

We have a number of lineages that need YOUR help. Just answer this question and let us know which President's family you would like to be responsible for maintaining.

in Requests for Project Volunteers by Robin Lee G2G6 Pilot (560k points)
edited by Chris Whitten
I have a current project going to try and join all US Presidents to the same tree, which is almost possible. I had over 10,000 individuals saved, but due to a computer error, lost almost everything. I have re-started my family tree and it includes most US Presidents. I'm a new member and just uploaded about 1700 individuals, some of them being Presidents, I believe. The Adams family are direct ancestors, so I wouldn't mind working on them. I could also work on Eisenhower, since I live in Sherman, Tx, about 5 - 10 minutes from his actual home in Texas, where there is a museum, etc. I would be happy to help with any President honestly, as it's already a personal project of mine. I connected the US Presidents together, long before it was done publicly, as it was before computers were really used in a personal matter. So, please ask any questions, or feel free to send little Presidential projects my way, as most of them are in my family tree.
Just be careful and make sure you have original sources, there is a lot of misleading information on some the presidents' ancestries.

No sticker for "Relative of Presidents of the US Continental Congress"? "Where's the love?" crying

"Related to US President" is cool, though! smiley

I'll ask for one....and here is the list of "their IDs"....thanks for catching the error on Millard Fillmore!


Since he is floating around in y tree somewhere I will work on Martin van Buren.
I am related to 4th VP and would like to help in research
have we forgotten Obama on your President's Project I find that very disturbing and kind of lacking, aren't we missing even more presidents, Surly its not a security thing, since trump has no Family tree to a single patriot? very interesting how history is being rewritten in front of us.

I know he had a profile!

Signed wheres the black guy?
I am related to President Barack Obama through his mother's Dunham-Singletary of Barnstable,Mass. She is an easy find
Can we not bring political drama into this project.  That is not what the objective is.
I would love to join this project.  I am related to several of these US Presidents.

Thank you
I would like to join the project. I'm interested in helping to improve the profiles of the President 's ancestors.


Clawson -1056

20 Answers

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President TAFT  was my 8th grandfather from my father's side,i have been working on and have his family tree,still a work in progress but i do have quite a bit of info,will try to input info on to the website.Michael
by Michael Hill G2G Crew (750 points)
You have the badge and you are on tap for President Taft!
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Would that include presidential candidates ?  like William Jennings Bryan ?
by David Richter G2G Crew (440 points)

No, but he is marked as a "notable"   https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Bryan-715

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I am in Massachusetts and love the Adams family, I would be happy to work with John Adams and John Quincy Adams lineage, of someone wants to reach out and let me know what is needed. Thank you.

I need your WikiTree ID.   Also, take a look at https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Presidential_Project_Page

The Adams family has someone watching over them, are you interested in another family?


Not related to any US president but I am also interested in the John Adams Family. Have been researching their grand daughter Caroline Amelia extensively.  Would be happy to share.

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I am related to a few but would love to do Rutherford B Hayes.

by Rhonda Zimmerman G2G6 Pilot (125k points)
Welcome to the project!
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I would love to work on about any of them but I would love to do President Trump and First Lady Melania
by Linda Richter G2G5 (5.3k points)
Welcome to the project!

Thank you so very much. laugh

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I am writing a book about Ellen Wilson so I can work and maintain the Wilsons.
I need your WikiTree ID as you were not logged on when you answered this question.
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I am directly descended from the same ancestors as 15 U.S. Presidents. I would love to work on the Presidents Project on any of my ancestors or any other president. Please let me know who you need help with. Thanks
by Deborah David G2G2 (2k points)
Welcome to the project!
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Hi -- I haven't followed up on any of these guys, but I'm kinda sure I'm related to the Adams family, and pretty sure I'm related to FDR, and very sure I'm related to both Harrisons and Zachary Taylor through CARTER.  Not descended from any of them.  

Let me know what you'd like from me, and I'll fit it in with my other obsessions.  

by Sandi Strong G2G4 (4.2k points)
Welcome to the project, I put you down for the Harrisons....we can take a look at more as the project moves forward.
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Most of the US Presidents are in my family tree, so I would love to join the project. Presidential Roots have always been a passion of mine and after losing over 10,000 names, I'm just getting started again attaching all the branches. Let me know if what I can help with.
by Sisa Pinotti G2G1 (1.5k points)
Welcome to the project!
Hi Robin, As soon as I complete my England Group Orphan Trail, I will be adding the presidents I am related to and the common ancestor for the relationship on my profile. I will contact you when done and you can let me know if there is a president that you think I might be of help. Based on what I found and what you assisted with back in early June, I am cousins with 34 of the presidents. Thanks!
+3 votes
I'll tackle James Madison (7th cousin 7x removed). He's probably the most interesting of the early presidents, and one of the most accomplished.
by Michael Thomas G2G5 (5.3k points)
+3 votes
I am not sure that I want to focus on just one President rather I want to strengthen lines for many of them.  Although I am cousin to most of the presidents, I did want to start on one POTUS who does not have any documented connection to me by strengthening his line to Scotland.  After that, I would like to focus on the the lines of four Presidents descended from William Carter (W. Harrison, B. Harrison, G. Ford, and J. Carter).
by Thom Anderson G2G6 Mach 3 (37k points)
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Hi, I'd be happy to work with any United States President.  Please assign me where I'd be the most needed.  Thank you.  Paula Ann
by Paula Reinke G2G6 Mach 6 (68.5k points)
+1 vote
I am related to George Washington distantly by two different paths and would love to work on this entire project!  Plus Mike Pence distantly as well!
by Susan Pence G2G Crew (600 points)
+2 votes

Working on the Bowne family to clarify the Abraham Lincoln lineage.  Some say he was from James and Mary Penelope Stout, however, in fact it was James' brother John and his wife Lydia Holmes.  Yesterday on Lydia's profile wrote the line into her bio with John's will as one of two sources used.

by Sharon West G2G6 Mach 1 (13.7k points)
Thanks so much!
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Very interested in the U.S. presidents in my tree. Related to  and/or descended from Washington, Jefferson, Grant, Lincoln, Bush... etc.
by Jennifer Wood G2G Crew (880 points)
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Glad to see Arthur St Clair listed. I am a descendant from his daughter Louisa St Clair Robb and plan on researching more information about Arthur St Clair and his wife Phoebe
by Keith Brown G2G Crew (540 points)
+1 vote
George Washington was my 6th cousin 7x removed (Ithink). Would like to explore this connection!
by Donna Henderson G2G4 (4.7k points)
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I would be very happy to help with the Presidents project. I can help with researching descendants of the Presidents.
by Ollie Moules G2G Crew (510 points)
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Some years ago I worked with the late historian Paula Felder, and assisted in editing her book Fielding Lewis and the Washington Family, a Chronicle of 18th Century Fredericskburg. I would like to help with the family of George Washington.

by Thena Jones G2G5 (5.7k points)
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My 9th Step-Great- Grandfather, [[Crampton-5|Dennis Crampton]] was President R.B. Hayes' 4th Great-Grandfather!

My 9th Great-Grandmother, [[Hall-17399|Sarah Hall]] married [[Crampton-5|Dennis Crampton]] after my 9th Great Grandfather, [[Munger-17|Nicholas Munger]] passed away.

Plus, President R.B. Hayes is also related to me through [[Chandler-11]]; being my 9th cousin, 6x's removed. Wikitree's Relationship Finder states that [[Chandler-11]] is my 14th Great-Grandfather.
by Jennifer Olmstead G2G4 (4.3k points)

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