Stuff I put on my One Name Study pages

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When I'm building a new One Name Study project page, there are some things that I add in by default. I think it helps to make the study look like something's happening.

I put in a 

== Resources ==

header, and then I add in the following lines:

* [https://www.wikitree.com/genealogy/GRUBSTAKE  List of Grubstakes on Wikitree]

* [https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/tag/GRUBSTAKE  G2G feed of questions tagged "Grubstake"].

* [https://www.wikitree.com/index.php?title=Special:Adoptions&s=Grubstake  Orphaned Grubstake profiles on WikiTree].

* [https://www.wikitree.com/index.php?title=Category:Unsourced_Profiles&from=Grubstake-1  Unsourced Grubstake profiles on WikiTree].

* [https://www.wikitree.com/index.php?title=Special%3AUnconnected&mId=10209961&order=dateup&viewAll=1&privacy=0&orphans=0&s=GRUBSTAKE  Unconnected Grubstake profiles on WikiTree].

This should produce five links to special pages on WikiTree, listing all the profiles on WikiTree with a given surname, all the G2G posts with that name in the subject or tags, and profiles with that name as the Last Name At Birth that are orphaned, have the {{Unsourced}} template applied to them, or are not connected to the main tree. 

To use these links on a One Name Study, just copy them in, and then replace each instance of Grubstake with the name of your study, and each instance of GRUBSTAKE with the name of your study in ALLCAPS.

Note: I got the name "Ferdinand Grubstake" from a very funny friend who used to use it in a skit. As far as I know, the name "Grubstake" is entirely fictional, so I use "Ferdinand Grubstake" as a "sample" name when I'm writing an explanation of something. 

in The Tree House by Greg Slade G2G6 Pilot (270k points)
edited by Greg Slade

Well, I clicked on the first link, and got no profiles with "Grubstake" as the LNAB, so I think it's safe to keep using "Ferdinand Grubstake" as my sample name.

I like it!
Very handy, thanks!  I just added that to my (unofficial not really a proper one name study) Killingsworth page.
Very nice idea.  I have added it to the Enke surname project.  Thank you!
Thank you, these should be useful!
Thanks Greg!  I added the links to the Jackson Name Study!

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Here are some other links that I put on, although two of them would only apply to surnames from the United Kingdom (and one of them only covers people who have been assigned coats of arms):

* House of Names: [https://www.houseofnames.com/grubstake-family-crest Grubstake Crests, Coat of Arms, and Name History] Note: a bunch of sites selling coats of arms use this version, but [https://archive.org/stream/generalarmoryofe00burk#page/932/ Burke's General Armory] lists five different coats of arms for different Grubstake individuals, so your line may be associated with a different coat of arms (or none at all, if you can't demonstrate descent from one of the people who were awarded coats of arms).

* British Surnames: [http://www.britishsurnames.co.uk/surname/grubstake Grubstake]

* Internet Surname Dababase: [http://www.surnamedb.com/Surname/Grubstake Grubstake]

The first entry also includes a link to Burke's General Armory (as available on the Internet Archive), so to use it, you'd need to search within that book for the surname of your One Name Study, and then change the page number (and number of people who have been assigned coats of arms) to suit. Burke's won't help for coats of arms from countries outside the UK, which is no problem for me, since all of my family lines lead back to the UK, but for your One Name Study, you may well need to find some other source. (And, of course, if there is no coat of arms issued to somebody with the name of your study, you can just leave out that whole link.)

by Greg Slade G2G6 Pilot (270k points)

Ah. The Internet Surname Database doesn't have a result for "Grubstake" either, so I think I can confidently use "Ferdinand Grubstake" as a sample name without hurting anybody's feelings.

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Very Cool, Ferdinand!  :-D

I had some of those already, but I added the Unsourced profiles to my Auld Name Page, as well as the links to the surnames pages listed in the answer you added later.  Much Appreciated!
by Chuck Auld G2G6 Mach 1 (10.2k points)
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Below are One Name Studies that I manage. You can see that they have similar structures as each other, and more than the average name study. The Weddington Name Study is the one that has the most content at this point.

by Eric Weddington G2G6 Pilot (178k points)
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Of the three One Name Studies I'm running, I have only found one external site devoted to that surname. (I've run across a few others, but they're not for One Name Studies I manage.) For that site, I'll put up the code as it is. If you find a site devoted to the name for your One Name Study, the description may end up being very different.

* [http://slade.one-name.net/ Slade Genealogy]: a personal project listing thousands of Slades worldwide, with a particular emphasis on the United States. For the purposes of this study, the [http://slade.one-name.net/charts.htm Branches] page may be useful, as it lists the "Earliest Slades" that the webmaster has uncovered so far.

by Greg Slade G2G6 Pilot (270k points)
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Thanks Greg - very useful.

I add a section on name origin and have some generic sources about the development of surnames in England that may be useful to others as well:

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:History_of_the_Turvey_surname#Surname_origin

I also give a list of the earliest known holders of the name, including any prominent families.

Distribution is also normally useful - the best sites are unfortunately now offline so I use https://www.ancestry.co.uk/name-origin?surname=hogarth

by Andrew Turvey G2G6 Mach 2 (23.8k points)

Oh, I go whole hog on Wikipedia. Here's what I put up on the Slade Name Study page (or at least as much as will fit in one message):

== Tasks ==

If you've put up all of the Slades in your family (or at least all the ones you've found so far), and are looking for something else to do, here are some tasks that you might be willing to help with:

#'''Slades in Wikipedia:'''

#* We need to make sure that all deceased [[wikipedia:Slade_(surname)|Slades]] with Wikipedia entries have profiles on WikiTree, and are sourced and connected to the main tree.

#** Progress:

#*** added: 29/29<sup>4</sup> profiles = 100%

#*** sourced: 26/29 profiles = 89.7%

#*** connected: 20/29 profiles = 69.0%

{| border="3" class="wikitable sortable" cellpadding="5"

! Name !! Birth !! Death !! Notable As !!  Sourced?<sup>5</sup> !! Connected?<sup>6</sup>

|-

||[[Slade-702|Sir Thomas Slade]]||1704||1771||Designer of the ''[[:Category:HMS_Victory_(1778)|HMS Victory]]''||Yes||Yes

|-

||[[Slade-1658|John Slade]]||1719||1792||merchant||Yes||

|-

||[[Slade-713|Gen. Sir John Slade 1st Bt]]||1762||1859||First Baronet Slade||Yes||Yes

|-

||[[Slade-2264|Samuel Slade]]||1771||1829||Dean of Chichester|| ||

|-

||[[Slade-2195|James Slade]]||1783||1860||clergyman||Yes||Yes

|-

||[[Slade-553|William Slade Jr.]]||1786||1859||Governor of Vermont||Yes||Yes

|-

||[[Slade-2222|Felix Slade]]||1788||1868||art collector||Yes||

|-

||[[Slade-1722|Charles Slade]]||1797||1834||politician||Yes||Yes

|-

||[[Slade-888|Lt. Gen. Marcus John Slade]]||1801||1872||Lieutenant Governor of Guernsey||Yes||Yes

|-

||[[Slade-714|Adml. Sir Adolphus Slade]]||1804||1877||British admiral who became an admiral in the Ottoman Navy||Yes||Yes

|-

||[[Slade-1714|James M. Slade]]||1812||1875||Lieutenant Governor of Vermont||Yes||Yes

|-

||[[Slade-2242|William Slade]]||1815||1868||Abraham Lincoln's valet||Yes||Yes

|-

||[[Slade-2203|John Slade]]||1819||1847||politician|| Yes||

|-

||[[Slade-2218|Joseph Alfred Slade]]||1824||1864||Stagecoach and Pony Express superintendent||Yes||Yes

|-

||[[Slade-2229|Edwin Slade]]||1826||1901||businessman and politician||Yes||Yes

|-

||[[Slade-2267|Henry Slade]]||1836||1905||fraudulent medium||Yes||Yes

|-

||[[Slade-886|Sir John Ramsay Slade]]||1843||1913||British Army officer||Yes||Yes

|-

||[[Slade-1657|Herbert Slade]]||1851||1913||boxer||Yes||Yes

|-

||[[Slade-716|Adml. Sir Edmond John Warre Slade]]||1859||1928||director of the British Naval Intelligence Division||Yes||Yes

|-

||[[Slade-2256|William Slade]]||1873||1941||Olympic bronze medal winner in tug of war||Yes||

|-

||[[Slade-2266|Donald Slade]]||1888||1980||English football player||Yes||Yes

|-

||[[Slade-2265|Charlie Slade]]||1891||1971||English football player||Yes||

|-

||[[Slade-717|Madeline Warre "Mirabehn" Slade]]||1892||1982||companion of Gandhi||Yes||Yes

|-

||[[Slade-2216|Bill Slade]]||1898||1968||English football manager||Yes||

|-

||[[Slade-2251|Gordon Slade]]||1904||1974||baseball player||Yes||Yes

|-

||[[Slade-2204|Humphrey Slade]]||1905||1983||lawyer and politician||Yes||Yes

|-

||[[Slade-1583|Julian Slade]]||1930||2006||composer and playwright||Yes||Yes

|-

||[[Slade-2252|Tom Slade, Jr.]]||1936||2014||chairman of the Republican Party of Florida||Yes||Yes

|-

||[[Slade-2257|Jeff Slade]]||1941||2012||Basketball player||Yes||

|-

|}

== Resources ==

(I've already posted these.)

== Footnotes ==

# This number is derived by taking the 63 Slades listed on Wikipedia, and subtracting 3 entries where Slade is not their Last Name At Birth, 3 fictional characters, and 28 living Slades.

# "Sourced?" asks whether this profile has any source(s) other than Wikipedia. If you can find another source for notable Slade who does not have any other sources, please add it to that profile (then edit this page to put "Yes" in that cell).

# "Connected?" asks whether this person's profile has been connected to the main tree. If you see links at the bottom of the profile listing how many degrees that person is from the profile of the week, the WikiTreer of the week, and King Henry VIII, then their profile is connected to the main tree. (If so, please edit this page to put "Yes" in that cell.)

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Thank you. This will help people going to the Brodie One Name Study.
by Bob Brodie G2G3 (3.3k points)
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Thank you.... for the Rowley Name Study
by Judy Bramlage G2G6 Mach 8 (84k points)
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Another site that I track on my One Name Studies is ThePeerage.com, which is one man's attempt to transcribe the entirety of Burke's Peerage into a web site, and connect up all the intermarriages between families in the peerage. (So a lot of the profiles listed on the site are for people who are not actually peers themselves, but part of connection paths between families that are in the peerage.) Probably most surnames from the United Kingdom are going to have some kind of entry on the site, along with a number of aristocratic families from continental Europe. (I frequently come across profiles with French names while checking through the names I'm studying.)

Here is the code that I put up on the Slade Name Study page.

#* We need to make sure that all 199 deceased [http://thepeerage.com/i3494.htm#s49661 Slades] listed on ThePeerage.com have profiles on WikiTree, and are sourced and connected to the main tree.

#** Progress:

#*** added: 133/199<sup>3</sup> profiles = 66.8%

#*** sourced: 85/199 profiles = 42.7%

#*** connected: 133/199 profiles = 66.8%

The URL (http://thepeerage.com/i3494.htm#s49661) is what I get when I go to http://thepeerage.com/surname_index_S.htm and click on the "Slade" link. (The number beside each surname also lists the number of profiles on the site with that surname.) I have to reset the URL every once in a while, as Darryl repaginates the index from time to time. 

ago by Greg Slade G2G6 Pilot (270k points)
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Thanks for the ideas I've used them to update the Jacka Name Study page. It gives those people who want to contribute in some way but not get too involved to help out.

I'm always looking for ways to improve the project. Every little bit helps.
ago by Sandra Williamson G2G6 (6.2k points)
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Here's some more code from my Slade Name Study. I put in a "To Do" section, with various goals. I've also built a spreadsheet to track progress on various measures, and put up charts from that spreadsheet every couple of months.

== Tasks ==

If you've put up all of the Slades in your family (or at least all the ones you've found so far), and are looking for something else to do, here are some tasks that you might be willing to help with:

# '''Biographies:'''

#* We need to make sure that each Slade on WikiTree has a narrative biography containing all the genealogically relevant facts about them (birth, marriage, and death at the very least). For information on biographies, see the [[Help:Biographies|Biographies]] help page.

# '''Sourcing:'''

#* We need to have sources for all the profiles on WikiTree. Specifically, we need at least one (and preferably more) sources added for all the [https://www.wikitree.com/index.php?title=Category:Unsourced_Profiles&from=Slade-1 Unsourced Slade] profiles on WikiTree. (This can count towards the [[Sourcerers_Challenge|Sourcerers Challenge]] if you're feeling competitive.) For information on sourcing profiles, see the [[Help:Sources|Sources]] help page and the [[Project:Sourcerers|Sourcerers Project]].

#** Progress: 2083/2153<sup>1</sup> profiles = 96.8%

# '''Categories:'''

#* We need to make sure that each Slade on WikiTree has the appropriate categories applied to their profile. For information on categories, see the [[Help:Categorization|Categorization]] help page and the [[Project:Categorization|Categorization Project]].

# '''Merging:'''

#* We need to merge any duplicate profiles for the same person into one profile for that person. For information on merging profiles, see the [[Help:Merging|Merging]] help page.

# '''Connecting:'''

#* We need to connect all the [https://www.wikitree.com/index.php?title=Special%3AUnconnected&mId=10209961&order=dateup&viewAll=1&privacy=1&orphans=0&s=SLADE Unconnected Slade] profiles on WikiTree. (This can count towards the [[Space:Connectors_Challenge|Connectors Challenge]] if you're feeling competitive.) For information on connecting profiles, see the [[Project:Connectors|Connectors Project]].

#** Progress: 2039/2153 profiles = 94.7%
ago by Greg Slade G2G6 Pilot (270k points)
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While I am am very lacklustre with my one name study, I seem to find too many other things to do on Wikitree. I have recently been involved with forming a spreadsheet of records found at a local county records office of all my surname records luckily it is not an over common spelling... I moved this to google sheets so that the person actually visiting I am in Thailand so visits have some problems)  can add edit it as well as myself. I then realised it is possible to add this google spreadsheet in "read only form" to your one name study. Google updates it every 5 mins so it stays in sync with the one you are working on. Of course if anyone is particularly interested and has further information you can give them editing rights via email. It seems a shame not to share the resources you have.
ago by Chris Hoult G2G6 Mach 1 (16.9k points)

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