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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

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If you can help as a Project Coordinator, send a note to Girouard-4019 or Bourque-573 if you're interested. We have tasks large and small you can help with.

Africa

The Africa Project covers people who were born or lived in Africa. It does not include South Africa. See South Africa Project

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Sub-projects:

Australia

The Australia Project covers the profiles of people who were born or lived in Australia.

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Bahamas

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

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Canada

This is for WikiTreers who are working on Canadian profiles.

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

Denmark

This project is for those with an interest in Denmark and its history.

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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.

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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.

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Europe

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Sub-projects:

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.

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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.

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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.

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

Global

The Global Project is an umbrella project for l free-space projects, project teams and sub-projects that don't have another top-level project to connect to, as well as top-level projects that currently don't have enough Project Leaders. It covers both geographical and non-geographical projects.

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Sub-projects:

India

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

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Indonesia

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

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Ireland

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

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Italy

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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.

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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.

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Netherlands

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New Zealand

For WikiTree users interested in profiles related to New Zealand

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Norway

For WikiTree members interested in Norway

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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.

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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.

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Puerto Rico

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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

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Sub-projects:

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.

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Slavic Roots

G2G Tag: slavic_roots

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Sub-projects:

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.

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Sub-projects:

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.

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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.

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Switzerland

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

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Wales

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

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Sub-project:

United Kingdom

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Sub-projects:

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.

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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

Sub-projects:

Topical

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.

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Sub-projects:

DNA

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

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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.

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Sub-projects:

Global Cemeteries

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Holocaust

The Holocaust Project's Mission is to reinforce remembrance of the victims of the Holocaust, which stands amongst the most atrocious events of savagery in the history of the human race.

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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.

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Jewish Roots

A project focused on those with Jewish Ancestry.

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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.

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Mayflower

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

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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.

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Sub-projects:

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.

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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.

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Notables

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

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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.

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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.

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Palatine Migration

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To join us in this project, answer our G2G welcome post to join the Palatine Migration project and get a badge or ask Dave or Ellen for the Palatine Migration Project badge.

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.

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Religion

The Religion Project is an umbrella project for religion-related projects.

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Sub-projects:

Societies

The mission of the Societies Project is to have a foundation of resources for individuals who are interested in, or part of, any genealogical society (this also include historical societies and libraries).

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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.

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US Southern Colonies

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

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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.

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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.

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Ambassadors

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

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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.

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Categorization

The Categorization Project is a functional project that exists to bring together WikiTreers who want to help manage the category hierarchy and encourage the use of categorization through teams that are aligned with the project's goals.

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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.

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Greeters

A friendly group of members who welcome new guest members and answer questions about WikiTree.

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Integrators (G2G)

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

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Sub Projects:

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.

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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.

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Sub-projects:

Rangers

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

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Templates

The mission of the Templates project is to provide guidance and assistance in the development, documentation, improvement, usage and debugging of templates.

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Tree Huggers

The mission of the Tree Huggers project is to make sure members are happy, well-connected and know they are appreciated!

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Sub-projects:

WikiTree Apps

This project 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.

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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!

See 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.


Style Committee

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

Volunteer Coordinators

Volunteer Coordinators help Project Leaders by doing 6 month check-ins with project members to make sure they have found an area of the project they enjoy working in and are still interested in participating in the project. The aim is to have thriving projects with happy contributing members!




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