Project: Hatfield and McCoy

Categories: Hatfield and McCoy Family Feud

The Hatfield and McCoy Project is a Sub- Project of the Black Sheep Project

Welcome to the Hatfield and McCoy Project!

The Hatfield and McCoy feud involved two families of the West Virginia - Kentucky area along the Tug Fork of the Big Sandy River, between 1863–1891.The Hatfields of West Virginia were led by William Anderson "Devil Anse" Hatfield while the McCoys of Kentucky were led by Randolph "Ole Ran'l" McCoy.

Mission: the purpose of this study is to highlight the profiles of those people who were involved in the Hatfield and McCoy family feud.


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  • You don't have to be related to a participant in a witch trial to join. Anyone with an interest in developing profiles for this project is welcome!
  • 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.
  • Please see our list of goals for a basic overview of ways you can help.


  1. Add profiles for members of the Hatfield and McCoy families by 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 Hatfield and McCoys template to the profiles along with any relevant categories.
  6. Contact a project leader 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.


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