Project: Hatfield and McCoy
|Hatfield–McCoy feud site along the Tug Fork|
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 and 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.
The Hatfield and McCoy Project was a subproject of the now-dissolved Black Sheep Project. The Appalachia Project can assist with actions requiring a project leader, such as profiles that need project protection or project management. To join the project, you can pick a side - see the separate pages for Hatfields and McCoys - or sign up below.
Mission: The purpose of this project is to highlight the profiles of those people who were involved in the Hatfield and McCoy family feud.
- 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.
- If profiles were loaded by GEDCOM, use WikiTree Styles and Standards to clean up residue and broken links.
- Search out original rather than derivative documentation and add sources.
- Write comprehensive, well-sourced biographies.
- Make sure profiles of all family members are correct and documented.
- Profiles need to be linked to the greater WikiTree. Try to find the connection.
Contact the Appalachia Project if you have a profile that needs to be protected or managed by a project.
A sticker is being developed (need an appropriate image - contact Liz if you have a suggestion).
Profiles that are included in this project should appear in this category:
- As mentioned earlier, you can sign up with either the Hatfields or the McCoys, or you can sign up by adding your name under "Members" here (or both).
- Wikipedia - Hatfield–McCoy feud
- History.com - The Hatfield & McCoy Feud
- Hatfield McCoy Country - The Hatfield McCoy Feud
- Encyclopaedia Britannica - Hatfields and McCoys American family feud
- West Virginia of culture and History - Hatfield-McCoy Feud
- History Channel: Hattfield & McCoy Mini series
- Logan County, West Virginia Nostalgia
5-Star Profiles/What to do
- Check that facts are sourced. Try to find sources for ones that aren't. Including family members
- If there aren't dates/locations, see if you can find them and add with sources. If you can't find them, it would be helpful to add notes about where you searched so that others don't have to repeat your efforts.
- Check if there are any duplicate family members and propose merges when necessary.
- If there is a biography, make sure it is an originally written narrative, excluding any copyright or licensing violations (for example, not something that was copied and pasted (C&P) from Wikipedia; see Copying Text)
- Rearrange the Biography section into a logical order, remove any GEDCOM junk and clean up after any merges. (https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Help:Biographies)
- Make sure the profile meets our Profile Aesthetics recommendations (https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Help:Profile_Aesthetics and https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Help:HTML_and_Inline_CSS ).
- If there's not a biography, try to lay out a basic narrative and/or timeline of the persons life. Getting the key facts in order will help later.
- See if you can add photographs, pictures, maps or other visual items.
- Add categories, project templates, stickers and/or succession boxes if appropriate.
5-Star Hatfield & McCoy Profiles
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