Project: German Roots

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German Roots Project

Welcome to the German Roots Project! This project is for those who have family with German heritage, working together to trace the roots back to the original ancestors from Germany.


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Current Leader: Jacqueline Clark

The Current Project Coordinator is Marlene Marx.

For a full list of participants, see the badge report. There is also a list of members' interests here.

If you would like to be involved in the German Roots project, please do the following:

  1. Add german_roots to your list of followed tags. That way you'll see all of our discussions in your G2G Feed.
  2. Ask Jacqueline to award you the German Roots Project badge, as well as what special guidelines might come along with being a member of the project.
  3. Please be sure to read the entire contents. Many questions can be answered. If not the person to contact is listed for inquiries.
  4. To be sure that your request to join is attended to promptly please follow the direction in number 2.

Goals

Any improvements you can make to the profiles of the German Roots Project 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 Leaders), if the profile meets those requirements
    • German Roots template included on the page (See Templates below)
    • 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.
    • Children are linked if able
    • Link Profile to Global Family Reunion
    • Create Cemetery Category if known
    • Create City freepages and link profiles to city and region categories
    • provide gravestone picture if possible

Task List

These are tasks that volunteers can do to help us! Check out the G2G post referring to the task, and ask questions or comment on what you're working on there.

Helpful resources

Please check these resources to get you started Germany Genealogy Resources

If you need to contact archives and parishes to search or get access to documents the following free space is providing you with good starting point List of Addresses for Family Research in Germany

Current Sub-Projects

NOTE: Pages have been created for the Sub-Projects below, and new links are being added almost daily - Check back often!

If you're interested in being Project Coordinator for one of these, let Jacky know and she will get started setting things up.

Proposed sub-Projects

Suggestions welcome!

SUGGESTION
add:
Black Sea & Crimean Germans (need a coordinator),
Ukraine & Volynian Germans (need a coordinator),
Siberia, Kazakhstan, & Ural mountain Germans (or should these be separate?) (need a coordinator/s)


Switzerland. Areas seem to have numerous designators, but the one I'm interested in is Rheintal. --- SUGGESTION: http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Category:Switzerland is the Category page you should probably begin with. Create your own entry for Rheintal and go from there. There are simply too many Categories on Wikitree (both good and bad) to wade through trying to find the "perfect" link. There don't seem to be any District or Canton categories at this point, so Rheintal could be a first --

A Switzerland Project is in the works. http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Switzerland At this point I don't know yet whether it will be a Full Project or a Sub-project, but Canton Sub-categories are being created. Rheintal would be a sub-category to the Canton of Saint Gallen.

The North Sea islands of Nordfriesland (Foehr, Amrum, Sylt, etc.) in Schleswig-Holstein. I am particularly interested in Foehr where my paternal grandmother [Cordes-392] and her parents emigrated from in 1895. I know there were many Foehrers who emigrated to America (particularly the Midwest and Northern California) in that era, e.g. have a look at http://www.ancestry.com/name-origin?surname=foehr

Template

Copy and paste the following template onto profiles that have German ancestry:

{{German Roots}}

WikiTree Resources

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

External Resources

Related Projects and Groups

The following projects and groups are likely to have some overlap with this one, so members of this project may be interested in them as well:



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