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Two project leaders, Michael Stills and Peter Roberts, at the RootsTech conference in Utah.

A project is a group of members organized around a topic or volunteer activity. There are "top-level" projects like the ones you see below, sub-projects, project teams and easy-to-start free-space projects. See the Project FAQ for more information.

To see if an existing project fits your interests or ancestors, browse the list below or Category:Projects, which includes many project teams and free-space projects not listed here. There is also a subset of Pre-1700 Projects.

If you're not sure whether there is a project that fits your interests or have any other questions, ask our friendly community in G2G using the tag projects.

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Active Projects

These are projects that currently have active collaboration between participants and tagged discussions in G2G in the last three months.

Geographical

Acadians

The place for WikiTreers who want to improve WikiTree's coverage of the French settlers who came to Nova Scotia and the surrounding areas in the early 1600s, as well as their descendants.

G2G Tag: acadia

Leaders: Jacqueline Girouard and Cindy (Bourque) Cooper

Coordinator: Gisèle Cormier

Australia

The Australia Project covers the profiles of people who were born or lived in Australia. It is currently being re-organised, please refer to the project page for up to date information.

G2G Tag: australia

Leaders: Veronica Williams and Gillian Thomas.

Bahamas

To coordinate WikiTreers who are researching and improving WikiTree's coverage of families in the Bahamas.

G2G Tag: bahamas

Leader: Peter Roberts and a co-leader is needed here! If you're interested, contact Eowyn.

Canada

For WikiTreers who are working on all Canadian profiles.

G2G Tag: Canada

Leaders: Dave Rutherford and Amy Gilpin
Coordinators: Laurie Cruthers (Ontario), Brad Foley (Atlantic Canada Team), Danielle Liard (Québec), Robin Helstrom (Western Canada Team) | Doug McCallum (Managed Profiles Team) | Alex Stronach (Profile Improvement Team)

To view all Canadian sub-projects and project teams, go here.

Denmark

For those with an interest in Denmark and its history.

G2G Tag: denmark

Leaders: A leader is needed here. Please contact Abby if you're interested.

Early Scandinavia

The mission of this project is to improve and merge the many early Scandinavian profiles on WT, both fictional and historical. The profiles belonging in this project should be born in a location ruled by Scandinavians and have a birth year before the year 1200.

It is not our mission to add a lot of new profiles.

G2G Tag: early scandinavia

Leaders: Maggie Andersson and Juha Soini

England

The goal of the England project is to reach as high a standard of work as possible on English profiles and to increase the number of English profiles on WikiTree.

G2G Tag: england

Leaders: Lizzie Griffiths, Joan Whitaker, Jo Fitz-Henry & Amy Utting

Coordinators:

Europe

Finland

The goal of this project is to bring together Finnish people, and those of Finnish descent, in one place to collaborate on Finnish profiles.

G2G Tag: finland

Leaders: Juha Soini and Maggie Andersson

France

The mission of the France Project is to support research and collaboration on profiles of French people, as well as people of French heritage or origin.

G2G Tag: france

Leader: Isabelle Martin

Germany

The objective of the Germany Project is to create genealogies and biographies for those families that came from Germany and its population in Russia, Poland, Austria, and Switzerland.

G2G Tag: germany

Leader: Kylie Haese

There are 26 sub-projects (see the project page for all of them), including:

Global

India

For WikiTree users interested in profiles and sub-projects related to India.

G2G Tag: india

Leader: Maria Maxwell Other Leader would be most welcome here

Indonesia

The Indonesia Project is focusing on adding, sourcing and improving profiles of persons associated with Indonesia

Leader: Bea Wijma and a co-leader is needed here! If you're interested, contact Bea

Project Coordinator: Jack Day
Language expert Susan Scarcella

G2G Tag: Indonesia

Ireland

A project for WikiTreers with Irish ancestry or an interest in Ireland.

G2G Tag: Irish Roots

Leaders: Richard Devlin, and Amy Gilpin

Project Coordinators :

Ireland Project Coordinator,
David Loring Counties Teams,
Jason Cottrell Managed Profile Team

Italy

A project focused on those with Italian Ancestry.

G2G Tag: italian_roots

Leaders: Michael Maranda

Latin America

The Latin America project is the umbrella project for the history and genealogy of the 20 Latin American nations: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Uruguay and Venezuela.

El Latin American Roots Project está abierto a cualquier persona que tenga un interés en la historia o genealogía de las 20 naciones de América Latina.

G2G Tag: latin_america

Leader: Karen Tobo, and we need one more Leader. Interested? Contact either Karen.

Mexico

The purpose of the Mexican Roots Project is collaboration on profiles of individuals and families directly associated with Mexico. The Mexican Roots Project is open to anyone who has an interest in the history or genealogy of Mexico.

G2G Tag: mexico

Leaders: Karen Tobo, Austin Pérez

Netherlands

Dutch Roots / Netherlands Project
Leader: Bea Wijma
Coordinators:
Joop van Belzen - Nederlands Portaal
B.W.J Molier Arborist and Connector
Astrid Schellenberger - Dutch Roots Challenge Project
Margreet Beers First contact for (new) members
Melissa McKay - Portal World - The Netherlands
G2G Tags: Netherlands or Dutch Roots

New Zealand

For WikiTree users interested in profiles related to New Zealand

G2G Tag: new_zealand

Leader: Vacant

Project coordinators: Robynne Lozier and Richard Shelley

Norway

For WikiTree members interested in Norway

G2G Tag: norway

Leader: Eva Ekeblad, Another leader is needed here. Please contact Eva if you're interested.

Project coordinator: Leif Biberg Kristensen

Poland

The purposes of the Poland Project is to develop, maintain and do improvements on profiles at WikiTree for those who lived in Poland or have Polish ancestry.

G2G Tag: poland

Leaders: Maggie N.

If you are interested in a certain administrative part of Poland, you may be interested in being a Project Coordinators for it ! Contact Maggie N.. These are the districts Poland Voivodeships.

Portugal

The goal of this project is to gather people together to collaborate on Portuguese profiles in order to increase their presence on WikiTree and ensure that they can be of the best standard possible.

G2G Tag: portugal

Leaders: Mindy Silva

Puerto Rico

G2G Tag:puerto_rico

Leaders: Karen Tobo; if you are interested in being a Leader of this project, contact Eowyn Langholf

Québécois

A Project for members interested in helping to create, source, connect, and improve profiles related to the people and places in Canada, Nouvelle-France - today, territory of province of Québec

G2G Tag: quebecois

Leaders: Amy Gilpin
Project Coordinator: Danielle Liard

Scotland

The goal of the Scotland Project is to help Scottish profiles reach the highest standard possible and to increase the number of Scottish profiles on WikiTree.

G2G Tag: scotland

Leaders: Amy Gilpin and Bobbie Hall

Coordinators:

Slavic Roots

G2G Tag: slavic_roots

Leaders: Maggie N.

South Africa

A top-level Umbrella project covering the areas encompassed in South Africa currently and historically.
A project focused on profiles with South African connections, as well as working together to make WikiTree more South African friendly.

G2G Tag: south_africa

Leaders:Ronel Olivier, Susanna de Bruyn
Bea Wijma (Assisting)

Spain

The goal of the Spain Project is to increase the presence of Spanish profiles on WikiTree and to raise the standard of research into Spanish profiles and records. It is our goal to help make profiles of those born in Spain the best that they can be.

G2G Tag: Spain

Leaders: Vacant

Sweden

Sweden Project is a project for WikiTreers, of any nationality, who are interested in helping make the Swedish profiles at WikiTree the very best they can be.

G2G Tag: sweden

Leaders: Maggie Andersson

Switzerland

The Switzerland Project is focused on adding, sourcing and improving profiles of persons associated with Switzerland and their ancestors.

G2G Tag: switzerland

Leaders: Two leaders are needed.

Wales

The Wales Project is for WikiTree users interested in profiles related to the Welsh people and their descendants around the globe.

G2G Tag: wales

Leaders: RIch Devlin, Lizzie Griffiths, & Susie MacLeod

Coordinators : Stuart Awbrey (Profile Improvements), Hilary Gadsby (Counties)

United Kingdom

This Project is currently being split up into individual projects for England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland - no further UK Project badges are being issued - June 2019

A top-level Umbrella project covering the areas encompassed in the United Kingdom currently and historically, including the major areas of England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales

G2G Tag: united_kingdom

Leaders: Maria Maxwell, Gillian Thomas, and Wendy Sullivan

United States

A project to gather many of the US-related sub projects together, spanning from before the USA was a nation to its current state.

G2G Tag: united_states

Leaders: Ellen Smith

Note: Not all projects related to the United States are included in the United States Project. Your particular interests might be covered by a topical project such as the Mayflower Project, the Puritan Great Migration Project, the William Penn and Early Pennsylvania Settlers Project, Project:1776, the Hatfield and McCoy Project, or a sub-project of the Military and War Project. There are many other U.S.-related projects besides these, so look around!

There is a state sub-project for every U.S. state (click through to the project's main page for details) and there are several topical sub-projects, some of which are listed below. If you're interested in being a Leader or Project Coordinator for a state project or for one of these sub-projects, contact Ellen

Topical

Black Sheep

A project focused on those ancestors and family members we sometimes wish...weren't. The outcasts, outlaws, and outlandish folks in our family trees.

G2G Tag: black_sheep

Leaders: Susan McNamee

Disasters

For WikiTreers interested in the development of profiles for victims, survivors, rescue workers or humanitarian aid workers of all disasters all over the world from ancient until the present, as well as free-space pages detailing the events.

G2G Tag: disasters

Leaders: Lizzie Griffiths and Joan Whitaker.

DNA

For those interested in improving how WikiTree works for genetic genealogists and integrates DNA test information.

G2G Tag: dna

Leaders: Eowyn Langholf, Mags Gaulden and Peter Roberts

European Aristocrats

The oldest and largest project on WikiTree, EuroAristo's focus is on the noble families of Europe, from as far back as there are reliable records, to the present day.

G2G Tag: euroaristo

Leaders: John Atkinson, Darlene Athey-Hill and Amy Utting

First Peoples

Focusing on the many indigenous groups around the world and the difficult research accompanying their history.

G2G Tag: first_peoples

Leader: Shirley Dalton and a co-leader is needed here! If you're interested, contact Shirley

Global Cemeteries

The mission of the Global Cemeteries Project is to make WikiTree the preferred site for genealogists and family researchers to find and share information regarding the final resting places of our ancestors.

G2G Tag: cemeteries

Leader: Steven Harris & Pip Sheppard

Project Coordinators: Rich Devlin (Europe), Kylie Haese (Oceania),

Holocaust

Leaders: Eowyn Langholf, Maggie N. & Michael Maranda

For WikiTree users interested in profiles and sub-projects related to the Holocaust.

G2G Tag: holocaust

Huguenot Migration

This project focuses on those French-speaking Protestant Christians who fled their French-speaking homelands (France, Alsace-Lorraine, today's Belgium etc.) to avoid religious persecution, migrating to other countries, including England, Holland, Germany... It includes "2nd & 3rd generation" Huguenot family members, born outside their parents' French-speaking homeland, who then migrated beyond Protestant Europe to North & South America, South Africa, the East Indies etc.

G2G Tag: huguenot

Leader: Chet Snow and A Co-leader is needed here! If you're interested, contact Chet

Jewish Roots

A project focused on those with Jewish Ancestry.

G2G Tag: jewish_roots

Leaders: Michael Maranda , Maggie N, and Bob Hvitfeldt

Latter Day Saints

This project focuses on the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, including Mormon founders, LDS Pioneers, the Mormon Battalion, the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and prominent members past and present.

G2G Tag: lds

Leader: Eowyn Langholf and Jamie Nelson

Magna Carta

The goal of this project is to categorize and improve profiles of the twenty-five medieval barons who were surety for Magna Carta; about two hundred proven American colonial Gateway Ancestors who were their descendants; and the documented lineages that connect them.

G2G Tag: magna_carta

Leaders: Liz Shifflett, David Douglas, Michael Cayley and Traci Thiessen

Mayflower

For WikiTreers who are working on the profiles of the Mayflower passengers and their immediate families.

G2G Tag: mayflower

Leaders: Anne B and Bobbie (Madison) Hall

Military and War

The purpose of this project is to build profiles and pages for the various military and war related events in our ancestries.

G2G Tag: military_and_war

Leaders: Juha Soini, Pip Sheppard

Native Americans

A top-level project to manage and develop sub-projects according to tribe, event or other area of historical or cultural interest. The geographic scope will be lower 48 states plus Alaska in North America. The time frame will cover pre-colonial until the present.

G2G Tag: native_americans

Leader: Shirley Dalton and Jillaine Smith

Project Coordinators: Jeanie Roberts and Alex Elliot

New Netherland Settlers

This project focuses on New Netherland families who settled the area during Dutch rule, and also includes their ancestors, descendants and other members of the New Netherland community. The primary period of interest ended in October 1674, but other people who were in the New Netherland area before 1700 and settlers' descendants who were born there as late as 1776 may also be included. See the project page for more details.

G2G Tag: new_netherland

Leader: Ellen Smith.
Another Leader is needed for this project. If you're interested, please contact Ellen.
Project Coordinators: Steven Mix and James Applegate

Notables

A project to help add and connect the people and families of Notables throughout history to our global tree.

G2G Tag: notables

Leaders: Scott Fulkerson and Bob Fields

One Name Studies

For anyone who wants to pursue a One Name Study, allowing sharing and collaboration with other members while keeping the structure of the study using categories.

G2G Tag: one_name_studies

Leaders:

Project Coordinator: Ros Haywood

One Place Studies

For people participating in one place studies and wanting to make the most of WikiTree categories and other features to support those studies.

G2G Tag: one_place_studies

Leader:

Project Coordinator:

Puritan Great Migration

For WikiTreers interested in the early Puritan colonists who started arriving after the Mayflower and form the 20-40k settlers who arrived in New England mostly between 1621 and 1640.

G2G Tag: pgm

Leader: Anne B and Jillaine Smith

Religion

Quakers 1550-present

Focusing on those of the Quaker religion worldwide.

G2G Tag: quakers

Leaders: Michael Cayley and Isabelle Rassinot.

Project Coordinator: David Wilson

US Presidents

To coordinate the efforts of WikiTreers who are working to improve the profiles of the US presidents, their Vice Presidents, as well as their descendents and ancestors.

G2G Tag: presidents

Leaders: Robin Lee and Vicki Norman

US Southern Colonies

Covering ancestors who lived in the Southern Colonies of pre-1776 America.

G2G Tag: southern_colonies

Leaders: David Douglas, Susie MacLeod & Jillaine Smith

G2G Tag: southern_pioneers

William Penn and Early Pennsylvania Settlers

For WikiTreers interested in the people who immigrated from Europe to Pennsylvania and the surrounding areas starting in 1682.

G2G Tag: penn

Leader: SJ Baty

Functional

Adoption Angels

WikiTree Adoption Angels are volunteers who have taken on the mission of helping adoptees look for and connect with their biological families.

G2G Tag: adoption_angels

Leader: Eowyn Langholf and Emma MacBeath

Ambassadors

WikiTree Ambassadors are volunteers who are active in social media and/or blogging and who are dedicated to helping share the WikiTree love!

G2G Tag: ambassadors

Leader: Eowyn Langholf and a co-leader is needed here! If you're interested, contact Eowyn

Arborists

WikiTree Arborists are volunteers who have taken on the mission of improving the overall health of our single world WikiTree, specifically seeking out and merging duplicate profiles.

G2G Tag: arborists

Leaders: Sarah Rojas & Gillian Thomas

Categorization

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Connectors

A project focused on connecting all the loose branches around WikiTree to our main Global Family Tree.

G2G Tag: connectors

Leaders: Abby Glann and Karen Tobo

Data Doctors

Members working together to use tools that seek out errors on our site.

G2G Tag: data_doctors

Leader:Aleš Trtnik and a co-leader is needed here! If you're interested, contact Aleš

Greeters

A friendly group of members who welcome new guest members and confirm those who volunteer to become Wiki Genealogists.

G2G Tag: greeters

Leaders: Debi Hoag, Cindy Lesure, and Vicky Majewski

Project Coordinator: is Karen Butler

Integrators (G2G)

This project focuses on integrating WikiTree and G2G, the Genealogist-To-Genealogist Forum.

G2G Tag: integrators

Leaders: Abby Glann, David Selman and Bea Wijma
Project Coordinators: Dorothy Barry, Pip Sheppard

Sub Projects:

Language Volunteers

A project to help people with foreign languages (such as interpreting foreign genealogy records), as well as investigating ways to make WikiTree more friendly to non-English speakers.

Leaders: Karen Tobo and a co-leader needed here; contact Karen to help.

Mentors

Mentors help people to become the best WikiTreers that they can be, whether that be coming alongside new members, helping people to learn how to source, do merges, understand DNA, work with GEDcompare, understand Styles and Standards, or pre-1500 profiles. They also work with those who are struggling to understand WikiTree's uniquely collaborative community and work towards helping resolve conflicts and improving communication. Mentors are a dedicated team of precious, patient, kind and dedicated individuals that are a huge asset to WikiTree as a whole.

G2G Tag: mentors

Leaders: Eowyn Langholff, Julie Ricketts, Sarah Rojas, David Selman and Mindy Silva

Multimedia

A project to help grow WikiTree through multimedia outreach-from things to use at conferences and speaking at your local library to G+ chats to video tutorials. We're always looking for great ideas and doers!

G2G Tag: multimedia

Leader: Paul Bech and a co-leader is needed here! If you're interested, contact Paul

Profile Improvement

To bring together WikiTreers who love to make profiles beautiful and correct! We clean up messy biography sections and sources, and try to set standards for attractive, useful, and well-written biographies.

G2G Tag: profiles

Leaders: Debi Hoag, Anne B

Rangers

A Project for members who are interested in helping to prevent forest fires.

G2G Tag: rangers

Leaders: Eowyn Langholf

Templates

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Volunteer Coordinators

Members who help Project Leaders and project members stay connected through project check-ins.

G2G Tag: volunteer_coordinators

Leaders: Eowyn Langholf, Deb Durham

WikiTree Apps

This is for discussing and sharing tools to make WikiTree better. It includes external tools and the development of apps. This group is especially for those with technical skills.

G2G Tag: wt_apps

Leader: Jamie Nelson


New Projects

If you don't see a project above that fits your ancestors or interests, maybe you should lead the way and create one!

First see the list of pending projects below, and Starting a New Project.

Inactive Projects

Global Community Outreach

The goal of this project is to work on ways to improve WikiTree as a global genealogy resource, and reach out to genealogists around the world.

G2G Tag: global_outreach

Leader: Eowyn Langholf and a co-leader is needed here! If you're interested, contact Eowyn

Style Committee

A group of WikiTreers who discuss, debate, and propose changes to WikiTree's styles and standards.

G2G Tag: style

Leader: Leader needed! Contact the Team for more information




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