Project: One Place Studies

Categories: One Place Studies | One Place Studies Project

Welcome to the One Place Studies Project

A One Place Study (OPS) is a complete study of the Genealogy and History of a specific place. It encompasses not only those who were born, married, or died there, but those who lived there for other reasons, through marriage or for work, or who were just passing through at the time of the census. It includes industry, and the impact those industries had on the surrounding area, and historical events caused by nature or by man.

"An OPS researches the residents of a particular place by gathering a full range of historical records, memorabilia and stories that mention those individuals, and analyse them to gain insights into the social and economic workings of that place...and would generally have as its aims to identify local families and analyse issues like occupational structure, life expectancy and geographical mobility." [Society for One Place Studies]

Our Mission is to support and guide those who choose to do these studies. To promote connections of families and their ultimate connection to our Global tree.

Our Goal is to work towards our vision for the future, where every place, however small, joins with its neighbours and finally, place by place, creates a country. Whereas each OPS will be primarily under the Country Project, we will correlate each OPS and, in the future, create a genealogical map of the world.

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How to Join: Ready, Set, Go!

  1. Check the alphabetical list of One Place Studies to make sure somebody else isn't already studying your Place. If they are, send them a message asking how you can contribute.
  2. If nobody is studying your Place, go ahead and create a freespace page after reading all the information below.
    • The name you choose creates the URL for the database, so choose wisely! Something fairly short, like:
      • South Pool, Devon One Place Study
      • Ipswich, Suffolk One Place Study
      • Xenia, Illinois One Place Study
    • Please make sure you include "One Place Study" in the title
    • Do not use ALL CAPS.
    • We'll nest it into the category structure for you.
  3. If your One Place Study is in the United States
    • Please review your proposed study location carefully, as it may not actually be a One Place Study; it may be the sort of informational page covered by the US History Project. These type of pages can be linked into the relevant State One Place Study Page as they have been carefully worked on to provide a treasury of information and research aids. If this is the type of page you are making please ask for it to be nested.
    • Please check with us before creating the page to make sure that the location size is appropriate for a One Place Study.
  4. Sign up to our G2G thread, and don't forget to include the URL of your freespace page!
  5. Once your One Place Study is nested your badge will be awarded.

Still have questions?

Take a look at our new Frequently Asked Questions page and see if your query has been answered.

Starting Your Research

The research involved in a one-place study will vary according to the records available in that place. Here are some records you will probably want to research for your study:

  • Vital records (eg. birth, marriage, and death records)
  • Parish/church records (eg. baptism, marriage, and burial records)
  • Censuses
  • Land records
  • Cemeteries (If you live near your place of interest, you may want to photograph the local cemeteries! Check out the Global Cemeteries Project to get involved.)
  • Add more here!
  • To find out if there are profiles in WikiTree that may be in your One Place Study, use the Search link located at the bottom of every page.

Stickers for One Place Studies

Because we do not manage profiles, we do not have a Project Box, but we will add our logo onto the Free Space Page for you.

For profiles in your study, managed by you or another, use the Sticker instead. Here is the code:

{{One Place Study|place=South Pool, Devon|category=South Pool, Devon One Place Study}}
Note: Change the text to reflect the name of your One Place study.

This will produce the following:
This profile is part of the South Pool, Devon One Place Study.

Paste the code in the Biography Box on the Edit tab, immediately underneath the ==Biography== heading.

If you need help using the Sticker, ask in G2G.

If another profile manager requests you remove the sticker from his /her managed profile, please do so. It will not change your study :)

You can view the list of our current members here.

Sample One Place Studies

Here are some examples so you can take a look at what has been done:

Useful Resources


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