Project: Military and War

Categories: Military and War Project | French and Indian War Project Members | War of 1812 Project Members | Creek War Project Members | Mexican American War Project Members | Spanish-American War Project Members | World War II Project Members | Korean War Project Members | Vietnam War Project Members | War in Afghanistan Project Members | Iraq War Project Members

Welcome to the Military and War Project

Our Mission

The Military and War project is a top-level project focused on maintaining sub-projects for the various military and war related events and people in our family histories.

Since time began, war has shaped our world. Wars and conflicts decide political boundaries, move populations from one place to another, and generally affect just about everything in our societies.

The mission of the Military and War project is to provide a framework for the remembrance of those who fought, for whatever reason, lest we forget ...

We strongly advise that using good sources is the way to ensure the accuracy of the information we provide.

How To Join

Are you interested in the Military and War Project?military_and_war.gif

We do have 3 requirements you must meet before you request to join our project:
1. You have signed WikiTree's Honor Code.
2. You have made a minimum of 100 contributions.
3, You have been a member of WikiTree for at least one month.

You may also want to add Category: Military and War Project Members to your profile page.

Projects cannot do your research for you. If you don't know where to start, please see: Help:How to Get Started with Genealogy

Project Guidelines

Follow the style guidelines

Source Criteria

  1. Most Military and War Projects may contain pre-1700 profiles. Any that do must comply with pre-1700 source guidelines. See 1776 Project Reliable Sources
  2. When possible, cite military or pension records for proof of service.
  3. VA or other official grave markers can be used as sources (include a link)
  4. Always include whatever source you have.
  5. When in doubt in citing sources, refer to:
Elizabeth Shown Mills, Evidence Explained: Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace, Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co.; 3rd edition (May 22, 2015). See also the author's blog by the same name: Evidence Explained

Profile Collaboration

  1. When collaborating on a profile, leave comments in the message boxes on the profile.
  2. Messages should include a source if applicable (request of data or relationship changes)
  3. Do not delete messages
  4. Focus on the Sources and not the character of the profile managers or other members
  5. Post a question to the Google Group if you need assistance
  6. Post a question in g2g if you need genealogy help or sources.
  7. Give everyone the benefit of the doubt


For each profile:

  1. All duplicates merged
  2. PPP added and Profile Account added as a trusted list member or manager, if the profile meets PPP criteria. Project Box is also necessary.
  3. Categories added
  4. Templates added
  5. Biography cleaned up and written, using the WikiTree Style Guide (can work with [[[Project:Profile_Improvement|Profile|Improvement Project]]] for help)
  6. Attached family meets these goals, too
  7. Attached to the main WikiTree family tree (ask the Connectors Project for help)

Task List

Here are some tasks that you can perform for the Military and War project:

  1. Add Military Heroes here that need attention.
  2. Help update the Wounded in Action and Killed in Action categories on Civil War profiles.
  3. Use [[Category:Unsourced Profiles]] to find profiles that need sources and add them.


Connect Benito Mussolini to the tree. He is Connected! (Connie Graham)

Additional specific task lists are on sub-project pages.

Categories and Structure

Project Box

If the Military and War Project Box does not exist for a specific war, use the default {{Military and War Project|<war>}}, replacing <war> with the actual war the profile is being assigned as managed/protected. If/when a Project Box is created for that <war>, the Project Box entry will need to be updated on the profiles.

Please do not place the Project Box on a profile unless it is being co-managed by the Project. If you have a question about whether it should be used or not, please ask the Project Leaders.


The Military and War project is a top level project for a number of sub projects that already have their own Template. The Military and War Template is for use on the Military and War Project members profiles, not on the profiles for those who are members of the military.

Project Sticker

Sample usage:

... ... ... ... is a Project Member of the Main and all subprojects of the Military and War Project.

{{Military and War Project Member|All}}

... ... ... ... is a Project Member of the Military and War subproject World War II

{{Military and War Project Member|World War II}}

Generic Veteran recognition sticker

A default sticker {{Veteran Recognition}} can be used for wars that do not have a specific sticker. You should not use both this and the specific war sticker on a profile since they cover the same war.

Sample usage:

{{Veteran Recognition
| badge-image = Bailey-12005.jpg
| nationality =
| branch = North Carolina Regulators
| start-year = 1768
| end-year = 1771
| text = Henry fought in the Battle of Alamance as a North Carolina Regulator.}}
... ... ... is a Military Veteran.
Served in the North Carolina Regulators 1768-1771
Henry fought in the Battle of Alamance as a North Carolina Regulator.


Medal Sticker

The medal sticker can be used on veteran's profiles to note their awards and accomplishments.

Sample usage:

... ... ... was awarded the Victoria Cross.

{{Medal|medal=Victoria Cross|image=Mil_template_images.jpg}}

... ... ... was awarded the Medal of Honor.

{{Medal|medal=Medal of Honor|image=US_Medals-3.jpg}}

Template Sticker for Roll of Honor
Link for Template: Roll of Honor, this sticker is used for Killed in Action, Wounded in Action, Missing in Action, Prisoner of War, Died of Wounds, Died of Disease, Died in Military Service, Died While Prisoner of War: (Note: you can leave the rank off of the template if you don't know it.) [Roll of Honor Sticker Template]

  • Sticker resources

United States Armed Forces Decorations, Awards, and Badges - A list of United States decorations, military awards, and badges and applicable images.

Please contact project leadership if you are available to help develop awards list space pages for the other countries (similar to the US page above).


Project Root Category Project Box Project Account Sticker Members
Military and War n/a {{Military and War Project}} Military and War Project WikiTree (WikiTree-27) {{Veteran Recognition}} Badge Report
French and Indian War Project French and Indian War {{French and Indian War Project}} {{French and Indian War}} Members
1776 American Revolution {{1776 Project}} American Revolution Project WikiTree ( WikiTree-13) {{1776 Sticker}} Badge Report
War of 1812 War of 1812 {{War of 1812 Project}} {{War of 1812}} Members
Creek War Creek War {{Creek War Project}} {{Creek War}} Members
Mexican American War Mexican-American War {{Mexican-American War Project}} {{Mexican-American War}} Members
US Civil War: War Between the States United States Civil War {{US Civil War Project}} US Civil War Project WikiTree ( WikiTree-39) {{US Civil War}} Badge Report
Spanish-American War Spanish-American War {{Spanish-American War Project}} {{Spanish-American War}} Members
Anzacs Anzacs Project {{ANZAC}} use sticker for appropriate war Badge Report
The Great War 1914-1918 World War I {{The Great War Project}} Great War Project WikiTree ( WikiTree-54) {{The Great War}} Badge Report
World War II World War II {{World War II Project}} (new) {{WW II}} (old) {{World War II}} Members
Korean Conflict Project Korean War {{Korean War Project}} {{Korean War}} Members
Vietnam War Vietnam War {{Vietnam War Project}} {{Vietnam War}} Members
Roll of Honor Roll of Honor {{Roll of Honor}} Members
War in Afghanistan War in Afghanistan {{War in Afghanistan Project}} {{War in Afghanistan}} Members
Iraq War Iraq War {{Iraq War Project}} {{Iraq War}} Members

Other Sub-Projects

Subproject Space Pages

Proposed Sub-Projects

Suggestions welcome! If you're interested in being Project Coordinator for one, let the Leader know and we'll get started on setting things up.

  1. Explosive Ordnance Disposal- Specially trained volunteers of all four branches of the military who voluntarily work on unexploded ordnance and IED's in hostile theaters and in Geographical area's as assigned by the military. Active "EOD" personnel also perform protective services for the POTUS, VPOTUS, SecofSt, and high ranking VIP to include foreign dignitaries.Bluemont, Va. (March 4, 2013) Two national, nonprofit organizations that support the EOD (explosive ordnance disposal) military community – the EOD Memorial Foundation and the Wounded EOD Warrior Foundation – have merged to form the new EOD Warrior Foundation to support the EOD community. The EOD Warrior Foundation honors fallen EOD warriors and provides assistance to wounded EOD warriors and the families of wounded and fallen EOD personnel.
  2. About the EOD Warrior Foundation: The EOD Warrior Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that honors fallen EOD warriors and provides assistance and support to wounded EOD warriors and families of fallen and wounded EOD warriors. The Foundation was recently formed through the March 1, 2013 merger of the EOD Memorial Foundation and the Wounded EOD Warrior Foundation. For more information about the EOD Warrior Foundation, or to make a tax deductible donation, please visit:
  • Persian Gulf War- Alex Green

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:

Joint Project Collaboration

Helpful Resources

Guide To Working on Military Ancestors

Please see subprojects for more resources!

WikiTree Help Pages

Remember a lot of questions can be answered by referring to the help pages.

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