Project: Bootleggers and Moonshiners

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The Bootleggers and Moonshiners Project is a Sub- Project of the Black Sheep Project

Welcome to the Bootleggers & Moonshiners Project!

Mission: This project is to highlight the profiles of Moonshiners who made illegal distilled alcohol and Bootleggers who smuggled it.


How to Join

The Bootleggers and Moonshiners Project is a sub-project of the black_sheep.gif

This project project coordinator is Reg Shrader.

To see our current members, check out the badge feed.

You don't have to be related to bootlegger or moonshiner to be a member of this project. Anyone with an interest is welcome! If you would like to participate, please do the following

  1. Answer our G2G joining post to join and receive a badge
  2. Add the bootleggers_and_moonshiners tag to your list of followed tags on G2G.
  3. Initiate a Trusted List request to be added to our Project Member Page and edit the page by adding your name to the projects you are working on. We use this page to keep up with what is happening on the project.
  4. Please see our list of goals for a basic overview of ways you can help.


  1. Add profiles for bootleggers and moonshiners, checking for existing profiles to avoid duplication. If any duplicate profiles exist, request merges, starting with the oldest generation.
  2. If profiles were loaded by GEDCOM, use WikiTree Styles and Standards to clean up residue and broken links.
  3. Search out original rather than derivative documentation and add sources.
  4. Write comprehensive, well-sourced biographies.
  5. Add the Bootleggers and Moonshiners template to the profiles along with any relevant categories.
  6. Contact Abby Glann to request PPP status for those profiles that meet the criteria for project protection. This will protect them from an incorrect merge.
  7. Make sure profiles of all family members are correct and documented.
  8. Profiles need to be linked to the greater WikiTree. Try to find the connection.
  9. Do you manage a profile for a Bootlegger and Moonshiner that you are especially proud of? Let Alison know and we will feature it on this page.

How You Can Help

If you would like to help further the project's goals, please consider working on profiles beyond those of your own family members. There are many websites that feature historical moonshiners and bootleggers where you will find information to support your research interests. There are also books available online. See the Resources list below.


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