Project: Black Sheep

Categories: Notables Project


The Black Sheep Project has been dissolved. The sub-project pages are still intact and profiles can be found under the corresponding categories.

NOTE: If a profile formerly managed by BSP also has a Wikipedia biography, you can add {{Notables Sticker}} to the profile. See the Notables Project guidelines for more information.


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Notice

October 2020 notice posted on BSP Members Page (page deleted March 2021):

Hi BSP Members,
We're sad to inform you that the Black Sheep Project is being dissolved. All BSP's subprojects will be moved in pieces under the Notables Project as categories and perhaps as Teams, depending on interest. Witch Trials will become a subproject of Notables.
Your BSP project member badge will soon be removed. If you'd like to join the Notables project, please let one of us know and we'll get you a Notables badge.
Please email either of us if you have any questions and if you'd like to join the Notables project.
Thanks, Susan McNamee & Traci Thiessen ~co-leaders, Black Sheep Project

Goals

For specific goals relating to each sub-project, please see that project for more information. The overall goals of the Black Sheep Project are to create and develop profiles on WikiTree for those members of the family who would be considered black sheep. To meet these goals:

  1. Use WikiTree Styles and Standards to cleanup kludge and remove broken links from GEDCOM generated profiles.
  2. Seek original rather than derivative documentation and add as sources.
  3. Write comprehensive, well-sourced biographies.
  4. Add stickers and any relevant categories.
  5. Check family connections and add sources to collateral profiles as needed.
  6. Connect unconnected profiles to the Global Family Tree.


Please be respectful; we're not here to judge or label. If a profile belongs to someone that isn't famous, or infamous, always ask the profile manager before applying any categories or stickers.

Profiles

For the purposes of this project, Black Sheep are those folks known for:

  • Murder
  • Kidnapping
  • Armed Robbery
  • Treason
  • Theft of any item of fame
  • Membership in a famous gang, well documented
  • Political Assassin
  • Member of the FBI's Most Wanted List
  • Political Expatriate
  • Extreme Public Embarrassment
  • Involvement in Witchcraft Trials
  • Bigamy (outside the Mormon faith, which condoned it at one time)
  • Persons expelled from normal society
  • Convicted felons (documented)

Sub-Projects

These sub-projects were carefully chosen in an attempt to best represent the major categories of this project.

Project Template

NO LONGER USED

Categories

On Wikitree, we try to follow these categories as much as possible.

Arsonists
Bootleggers and Moonshiners
Burglars
Con Artists
Counterfeiters
Executed
Forgers
Gangsters
Kidnappers
Murderers
Attempted Murderers
Serial_Killers
Women Murderers
Murder Victims
Pirates
Robbers
Bank Robbers
Train Robbers
Highway Robbers
American Outlaws
Australia, Bushrangers
Spies
Terrorists
Thieves
Witch Trials
Salem Witch Trials

Resources



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