Project: California Gold Rush

Categories: California Projects | California Gold Rush Project | California Gold Rush

This project is a sub-project of the California Project


This project is for those who have WikiTree profiles of people who were part of the California Gold Rush. The California Gold Rush (1848–1855) began on January 24, 1848, when gold was found by James W. Marshall at Sutter's Mill in Coloma, California. These settlers were often called Forty Niners (after the year 1849). They experienced unique hardships and experience that had not previously been part of American History.



Any improvements you can make to the profiles of the California Gold Rush are welcome, but here are some specific goals we're working towards:

  • For each person:
    • All duplicates merged into the final lowest profile ID number.
    • Final ID locked, marking the profile as project protected (must be done by one of the Project_Leaders)
    • Template included on the page
    • All relevant categories are added
    • Parents are correct and documented
    • Biography is cleaned up, free of any GEDCOM junk, Ancestry trees, etc., and ideally has an actual written biography.


The template is {{US History|sub-project=California}} which will give you:

... ... ... is a part of California history.
Join: California Project
Discuss: California

{{Westward Ho|sub-project=California Gold Rush}}

WikiTree Resources

Remember a lot of questions can be answered by referring to the help pages link at the top right of pages.

External Links

  • Daily Mail - How the Wild West REALLY looked - sepia-tinted pictures show the landscape as it was charted for the very first time

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