Project: England

Categories: England Project

England Project


The England Project is a Sub-Project of the United Kingdom Project

To join the project

  1. See our G2G join post, answer there with your interests, and we'll get you a UK Project badge.
  2. Add england to your G2G tag feed That way you'll see all our discussions in your G2G Feed.
  3. Add the line [[Category:England Project]] to the text area of your profile page. This will add you to the list of participants on the Category Page .
  4. Add your name to the list on the England Project Member Interests page, let us know what your UK research interests are and how you would like to contribute to the project.

How do I help?

The project covers all aspects associated with the UK. The scope is vast and there is room for improvement in all periods and areas. So where should one begin?

  • The best place to start is with your own ancestors. Run over the profiles of your own, and connected, profiles and see if you can improve them. Look to:
    • Add dates if they are not there. If the dates are estimated please add the {{Estimated Date}} feature.
    • Add sources if they are not on the profile. Otherwise add {{Unsourced}}
    • Check the LNAB (Last Name at Birth). If it is not there, see if you can find it. If you know it then please send a message to the Profile manager, with a source, and they can change it. If you get no response, please message one of the Project Leads.
    • Use on-line citations where there are facts that are essential for family research, birth, marriages and children are key.
    • Build a bio that provides, as a minimum, enough information to ensure the profile does not get incorrectly merged.
    • Add Categories where you can. These are a useful tool that collates profiles into like groups thus helping "cousins" find profiles.
  • Remember, BMD registers are when the event was registered, not when it happened. This is particularly important when it comes to Birth Date. Wikitree does not recognise this when GEDCOMs are uploaded, see

There is no such thing as a perfect Profile but you may like to look at Samuel Plimsoll which was a Profile to which there were several contributors.

Would you like to be the Sponsor or are you "happy to help" with a County


Would you like to be more actively involved with the England Project ? If so we are inviting project members to sponsor (or co-sponsor ) each of the English Counties. Sponsoring will involve managing the County category and being point of contact for your County. You might also want to create a free space sub project for your County.

To see if your County of interest has a sponsor and/or members happy to help - please click on the county name below. The sponsor's name etc is shown near the top of the page.

Alternatively, please go to this link to see an alphabetical list of counties and their sponsor/coordinators/happy-to-helpers.

If you are interested please contact Maria Maxwell

Counties of England

London and Greater London

Unitary Authorities

Past Counties of England

  • Cumberland
  • Huntingdonshire - place review done - mostly the places now in Cambridgeshire
  • Middlesex - 10 August 2016. Update completed providing links to Greater London Boroughs and linking all places to their appropriate London Boroughs. Also links provided for all places to Vision of Britain.
  • Westmorland

Major Cities

Kingdom of England

WikiTree England Resources

External England Resources

WikiTree Resources

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

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