Project: Pirates

Categories: Pirates Project | Pirates

The Pirates Project is a Sub - Project of the Black Sheep Project

Welcome to the Pirates Project!

Pirate: A person who engages in the crime of robbery or other act of violence for private ends on the high seas.

Mission: This project is to highlight the profiles of anyone who engaged in sea-robbery, be they called pirates, buccaneers, marooners, corsairs or privateers.


How to Join

The Pirates Project is a sub-project of the black_sheep.gif

|Leaders=Susan McNamee and Traci Thiessen

To see our current members, check out the badge feed.

This project has a new coordinator. If you have any questions, please contact Chad Olivent

You don't have to be related to a pirate to join the project. Anyone that has an interest in developing profiles for pirates is welcome! If you would like to participate, please do the following

  1. Answer our G2G joining post to join and receive a badge
  2. Add the pirates tag to your G2G tag feed.
  3. Initiate a Trusted List request to be added to our Project Member Page and edit the page by adding your name to the projects you are working on. We use this page to keep up with what is happening on the project.
  4. Please see our list of goals for a basic overview of ways you can help.


  1. Add profiles for pirates, 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 Pirates template to the profiles along with any relevant categories.
  6. Contact Abby 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 all family members are correct and documented.
  8. Profiles need to be linked to the greater WikiTree. Try to find the connection.

To-Do List

  • See the Pirate Page for a list of pirates throughout the ages. Most of them don't have profiles on WikiTree yet. Create profiles using our stated goals as a guideline. Anything you can find out about their families will help link them to our global tree.


... ... ... was a black sheep, a pirate of the high seas.
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