Project: Lewis and Clark Expedition

Categories: Westward Ho | Lewis and Clark Expedition

The Lewis and Clark Expediton Project is a Sub-Project of the Westward Ho Project
See also Space: Lewis and Clark.

Welcome to the Lewis and Clark Expedition Project!

Our Mission: This project is to highlight the profiles on WikiTree for the members of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, also known as the Corps of Discovery. From Oct. 26, 1803 until Sep. 23, 1806, they traveled over eight thousand miles from the Falls of the Ohio to the Pacific Ocean and back again.



How to Join

The Lewis and Clark Expedition Project is a sub-project of ??

Coordinator: Ronald Prentice

For a full list of participants, see the badge report

You don't have to be related to a member of the expediton to join. Anyone with an interest is welcome!! If you would like to participate, please do the following:

  1. Answer our G2G joining post with your interests and to receive a badge.
  2. Add Lewis and Clark to the list of tags you are following on G2G.
  3. Initiate a Trusted List Request to the Westward Ho Project Members Page and update the page by adding your name to the projects you are working on.
  4. Check out the list below for ways you can help.


The goal of the Lewis and Clark Expedition Project is to create and develop a profile for every member of the expedition. For that purpose, we need to:

  1. Add profiles for the members of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, 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 Lewis and Clark template to the profiles along with any relevant categories.
  6. Contact Alison 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 family members are correct and documented.
  8. Profiles need to be linked to the greater WikiTree. Try to find the connection.
  9. Do you manage a profile for a member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition that you are especially proud of? Let Alison know and we will feature it on this page.

What You Can Do To Help

Please review the name list on the Lewis and Clark Expedition Project page. All profiles need to be carefully researched to meet our goals. Update these profiles as necessary with sources, using the best WikiTree formatting.
Thank you for all your help and have fun!


Westward Ho Project Box:
Add this template to the top of the biography for a Lewis and Clark profile which is both Project Managed and Project Protected.

To enter on a profile, type:
{{Westward Ho|sub-project=Lewis and Clark Expedition}}
Westward Ho Project logo
... ... ... was involved in the westward expansion of the USA. Westward Ho!
Join: Lewis and Clark Expedition Project
Discuss: lewis_and_clark
See Template:Wagon Train for more details

Note: Because there are a fixed number of profiles for this project a Project Sticker is not used.

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

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