Project: Irish Roots

Categories: Irish Roots Project | DBE Error


The Irish Roots Project and the Ireland Project have been merged into one project.

Welcome to the Irish Roots Project!

This project is the effort of a group of WikiTree users interested in profiles related to Irish people and their descendants around the globe. The leaders of this project are Leigh Murrin, Maria Maxwell, and Doug Straiton (click their names to contact them by private message). For a full list of participants, see the badge report.

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Member Interests Page



Any improvements you can make to the profiles of the Irish 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.
    • Irish Roots template included on the page for profiles of special note to the project only and where profile management is shared by the Project (See Templates below)
    • All relevant categories are added (see here for guidance on creating geographic categories in Ireland) and new ones created where none previously existed.
    • Parents are correct and documented
    • Unsourced Irish profiles where life events may be recorded in the free Irish Civil Registration Records are fixed.
    • Work on cleaning up profiles that sit in the Irish Roots Profile Maintenance Categories and DB Errors list (see below for the list of current database errors).
    • Biography is cleaned up, free of any GEDCOM junk, Ancestry trees, etc., and ideally has an actual written biography.
    • Stickers are added to profiles where appropriate (see below)

Project members can take primary responsibility for a specific Irish surname (start a one name study!!) and work on merging duplicates, cleaning up profiles, adding sources, and removing incorrect information.

Current sub-Projects

Please make suggestions and let the Irish Roots project leaders know if you are willing to co-ordinate a sub project. If you have already created a free space project which fits our Project please list it here.

  • County Tyrone - A leader for this sub-project is needed
  • David Loring - working on Irish placename categories and Irish cemetery categories.

Other Irish related Projects

Ireland and Irish Counties

Categories for Ireland

Categories for Irish Counties

Template for the Irish Roots Project

Please use the following template to indicate a profile that is project protected and 'managed by the Irish Roots Project. The template should only be used for profiles that are of special note to the remit of the project (eg project protected profiles) and should not be used to indicate general Irish ancestry or that someone came from Ireland.

{{Irish Roots}}


... ... ... is a profile under management of a member of the Irish Roots Project.
Join: Irish Roots Project
Discuss: irish_roots

Stickers for use on Irish Profiles

You can use the following Sticker on profiles where the person was born in Ireland:



Ireland Native
... ... ... was born in Ireland

You can use the following Sticker on profiles where the person has Irish ancestry:



... ... ... has Irish ancestors.

Irish Genealogy - External Resources and Research Help

Check out our Helpful Links for Irish Genealogy Research page. This page is cumulated by the project members and contains direct links to many online tools to help you expand your research further.

Participating Leaders for PPP or other Assistance

?? Maria ?? Leigh

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:

Error report

This page is part of the Data Doctors Project.
Latest report: June 17th 2018 and the Spreadsheet.
Custom reports by: Suggestion lists, Unsourced lists, Unconnected lists.
See WikiTree+ for custom reports and statistics.
Data Doctors Challenge: Merge_Proposals_I .

Here is the current list of database errors in the Irish Roots Project. All members are encouraged to work on cleaning up the Irish profiles.

Please click on the links below to find the latest set of Database Errors.

(DBE ErrorList IRL)

(DBE ErrorList WikiTree34)

Irish Roots Project Google Community

See: Google + Community and/or

Irish Roots Project Google Group!forum/wikitree-irish-roots-project

for a location for project members and others to comment or raise issues regarding the project. Our G2G location is the best place to post queries regarding research.

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