Project: Italy

Categories: Italian Projects | Italian Roots | European Projects

Benvenuti!

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Welcome

Scusaci - diciamolo correttamente:
Benvenuti! l nuovo progetto Italia, noto anche
come il progetto Radici italiane!

Mission

The Italy Project is a rebranding of the Italian Roots Project providing a new structure and opportunities for our project members.

  • Our objective is to support research and collaboration on profiles for people of Italian Heritage or origin and their descendants worldwide.
  • We strive to foster connections among researchers with common interests and develop shared resources to advance these objectives through diligent teamwork.
  • We aim to be an asset to the WikiTree community specifically and to Italian Genealogy in general.
  • We encourage the development of Name and Place studies pertinent to Italian Roots.
  • We aspire to ensure the profiles of Italian ancestors and descendants are accurately portrayed according to WikiTree styles and standards.

How to Join

Are you interested in the Italy Project?italy.gif

Italian Roots Project Google Group

Italian Roots Project Google Group is the communication forum for the project where project members can comment on, discuss and raise questions about the project.

Consider joining now if you haven't already and are a badged project member.

The WikiTree forum is the best place to post general queries, and view project announcements, and get project instructions. Whenever you have a question or comment, post it in with the Italy, Italian Roots and project to make sure we see the post. You can add up to 3 more tags to your question.


Quick Links and Page Navigation

  • These are "quick links" to pages managed by the project or that contain resources and info for the project's and membership's benefit. Feel free to browse through.  :*Note: some tabs are not open to all. If there is a page you want access to, please contact Sheryl Moore.
  • Some pages are also linked in the relative project sections below.
  • If you know of any other pages that would be great for the project and members to have access to, please contact Chris Ferraiolo or Sheryl Moore to have them reviewed and connected.

Project Direction

The project is moving towards more focused teamwork and is creating groups of our members for accomplishing project tasks.

We would like everyone with the Project Badge to participate in at least one of these.

You can help with the development for any of the following teams based on your interests:

For a full list of participants, see the badge report.


Team Building

Sicily

You don't have to have roots in a specific region or even have Italian roots to work on any team in the project. If you have a love for Italy and want to learn more while lending a helping hand, join the project and pick your team.

The teams we form will become the subprojects for the Italian Roots Project. This is your opportunity to get in on the ground floor and build great adventures!

Most of the teams are in the planning and development stage now as you can see by all the blanks. We have a lot of work to do and welcome members stepping into roles and groups you would enjoy being part of.

Please see this post to get started: Love All Things Italy? Announcing the Inauguration of the Italy Project aka Italian Roots Project and Exciting Teams!

You can see where to answer to express your desired participation.


Teamwork Opportunities

So much opportunity, so much help needed! (Note: this is our Italian take on "So much WikiTree, so little time!)

You can click the link for the team [or teams!] you would like to work in to jump to that section for a description. Please see this post for where to sign up:

  • Italy Regions Team - you can work with others with the same regional roots to maintain, update and grow the regional information.
  • One Place Studies for Italy - join others who want to concentrate on specific towns, villages, or communes in Italy to show how your ancestors lived.
  • One Name Studies for Italian Heritage - Name Studies are a great way to collaborate on surname research.
  • Italian Diaspora Team - diaspora is a term is used for major waves of Italians leaving Italy for other parts of the world - there were 3 major waves between the 1860s - 1940s. Fascinating history and work can be concentrated in the destination and timeframe of interest.
  • Italy & Italian Roots Project Membership Team - the heart of the project management and workflow. Responsible for maintenance and growth, this is our Administrative Team tracking new members, inquiries, and manage project details.
  • Italian Roots Profile Improvements Team - composed of members who are also sourcerers, arborists, connectors, biography writers, or data doctors, and others concentrating their passions in these tasks for Italy and Italian Roots profiles.
  • Italy Project-Managed Profiles Team - dedicated members of this team work on collecting, designating and maintaining the profiles managed and protected by the joint Italy/Italian Roots Project, the "PPP"s.
  • Italy Topics Team - all things Italy! This includes Italian notables, the writers/poets, politicians, royalty, nobility, military, history, etc. - working with others on the team to develop their chosen topic and feature the corresponding profiles. Feel free to suggest other topics!
  • Italy & Italian Roots Categories_Team - If you like to organize, categorize, build a plan and see it through; this team is for you! We'll create, propose and implement the perfect Italy place and topic category structures and do the same for the Italian Roots topics and themes within the project.

The basic team plans are featured below - we need our members to join, plan and execute their focus and goals. Each team will develop its own page to be linked below with its Leader and Members summarized in the Team Table.


Check the Teams and we are excited to see all your great ideas and contributions!

Goals & Teams



We want to find family from Italy living in the USA and other countries as well as those still in Italy and connect with them.

To do that we want to create a structure of teams of members with aligned interests and to collaborate and Improve profiles within that teamwork. Our ultimate goal is to make all Italian profiles exemplary - well sourced and well written. Here are some specific goals we're working towards:


Italy Regions

Both Italy Regions and Italy One Place Studies are under reorganization. Please see: Italy Regions and Italy Project One Place Studies.


Italy Regions Team




Once the regions are in place, you can work with others with the same regional roots to maintain, update and grow the regional information or discover you have roots in the same region. [You don't have to have roots the specific region or even have Italian roots to work on any team in the project!]


Italian Diaspora Team



Diaspora is a term is used for major emigration of Italians leaving Italy for other parts of the world - there were 3 major waves between the 1860s - 1940s. This is fascinating history and work can be concentrated in the destination and timeframe of interest.


This work encompasses every continent in the world, except Antartica.


Italy & Italian Roots Project Membership Team

The Gang's All Here!

This team is the heart of the project management and workflow. Responsible for maintenance and growth, the is our Administrative Team tracking new members, inquiries, and managing project details.


Goals:

  • To ensure that the project runs as smoothly as possible.
  • Connect members who share research interests easily in a collaborative and encouraging environment.
  • To maintain an accurate record of the project membership.

Responsibilities:

  • To maintain an accurate spreadsheet record of all active project members
  • Organize and manage teams and members.
  • Maintain project badge allocation.
  • Monitor G2G posts for Italian Roots and Italy project questions and genealogy research assistance needed for Italian ancestors.

What we do: track and coordinate new members, inquiries, promotions, graphics and basic project workflow.


Italy & Italian Roots Profiles Improvements Team

How Can We Improve This Profile?




Composed of members who are also Sourcerers, Arborists, Connectors, Biography Writers, or Data Doctors, and others concentrating their passions in these tasks for Italy and Italian Roots profiles.




Italy Project-Managed Profiles Team


The dedicated members of this team work on collecting, designating and maintaining the profiles managed and protected by the joint Italy/Italian Roots Project, the "PPP"s.


This team vision is developing - let us know if you'd like to help!



Italy and Italian Roots Categories Team

Simple Category Structure



If you like to organize, categorize, build a plan and see it through; this team is for you!


We'll create, propose and implement the perfect Italy place and topic category structures and do the same for the Italian Roots topics and themes within the project.


One Name Studies for Italian Heritage

Name Studies are a great way to collaborate on surname research and another great tool for exploring Italian heritage and genealogy.

Please see: One Name Studies for Italian Heritage

Let us know if you are interested in exploring your Italian name!


Italy Topics Team



This team works on all things Italy - even the 1930s Italian kitchen sink!


Topics include Italian notables, the writers/poets, politicians, royalty, nobility, military, history, etc. - working with others on the team to develop their chosen topic and feature the corresponding profiles.


Feel free to suggest your topic of interest!



Italian Family Mysteries

Everyone loves a mystery - and we all want help in tearing down our genealogical brick walls. If you've set up a Family Mystery page for your Italian research, let us know or add it here!

Marando family of Ferruzzano, RC

Casalvieri Family Mysteries Mysteries of families from Casalvieri (Fr), Italy

Ronchetti Page

Susan Scarcella is searching Scarcella of Calabria (esp. Palmi RC) - We are back to the early 1800s and have a possible link into another family further north in Calabria. Looking for cousins and further info, as the name appears to come from Northern Italy.


Should this be another group effort? If you like detective work and deep-diving into research, let us know and you, too, can build a team!


Suggestions Report

Excellent project work for members who are also Data Doctors, or just want to practice like one. This report is updated weekly with all issues for profiles in Italy or the Italian Roots project.

Please see: Italy Project Suggestions.


Templates, Stickers and Categories

All the Stickers

At the tabs above, you can "quick link" to the Italy Badges Templates and Stickers tab taking you to the page containing every possible sticker and template you will see or use in the Italy Project. You might find some that you never knew you wanted to use!

If you know of others that might be helpful for the project, please let us know!

This is a select group of the stickers and templates for the Project, "Roots" and Migration for quick use.

Type: Source: Code used:
Notes: Displays as:
Project Box Template:Italian_Roots {{Italian Roots}}
This is only used on profiles managed by the Italy Project
Italy's flag
... ... ... has Italian Roots.
Join: Italian Roots Project
Discuss: italian_roots
Sticker [[Template:Italian Roots Sticker] {{Italian Roots Sticker}}
Place Sticker in section below ==Biograghy== section heading in profile
... ... ... has Italian Roots.
Sticker Template:Migrating_Ancestor {{Migrating Ancestor| origin = Italy| destination = Canada| origin-flag = European_Flags-50.png| destination-flag = Flags-1.png}}
Note, you can change the flags using the Image File Name from any Flags listed in Flag Categories
Flag of Italy
... ... ... migrated from Italy to Canada.
Flag of Canada
{{Migrating Ancestor| origin = Italy| destination = United States| origin-flag = European_Flags-50.png| destination-flag = US_Flags-3.png}}
Flag of Italy
... ... ... migrated from Italy to United States.
Flag of United States

Italian Genealogy Resources

This is the definitive resource for Italian Genealogy Records [in Italian]

We have created a page of resources. This is the "quick link to the navigation tab".

The project resource page is here: Italian Roots Resources


Related Projects and Groups

Projects and groups are likely to have some overlap with Italy and Italian Roots, so members of this project may be interested in them as well. For certain work in the project, we follow related projects' guidelines:

Also, other projects may have related subjects that touch in Italy, Italian Roots profiles or Italians who immigrated into the topic covered by other projects and we want to accommodate them. If you know of any projects where Italian immigrants or descendants figure prominently, we want to join forces. If you know of any projects or have any suggestions, please let us know.




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