Project: Russian Roots

Categories: Russian Roots Project | Russian Roots | Slavic Roots Project

The Russian Roots project is part of the Slavic Roots Project

Welcome to the Russian Roots Project!
Добро пожаловать!


Project Mission

The mission of the Russian Roots Project is to develop profiles on WikiTree for those who lived in Russia or have Russian ancestry; to facilitate collaboration among our members with Russian interests; to create a regional project that will help WikiTree attract members from other countries; to highlight the diversity of the Russian culture and people.

How to Join


For a list of members with the badge, see the badge feed.

Project Leader: Summer O.

  1. Answer our G2G post here
  2. Add RUSSIAN_ROOTS to your G2G tag feed.
  3. Request to join our Google discussion group.

Project Goals

  1. Add Russia-related profiles, 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 Russian Roots template to the profiles along with any relevant categories.
  6. Contact (leader name) 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.
  9. Work on sources for Russia Unsourced Profiles
  10. Work with the Global Cemeteries Project to ensure cemeteries in Russia are added to WikiTree.

To-Do List

  1. Identify profiles and tag them with appropriate categories
  2. Spread the word to others with Russian heritage or interest in the area
  3. Establish a project template and project badge
  4. Collect resource/links/recommendations for a help-page or Library
  5. Identify people who can help with documents or direct research

Profiles to Add

  1. Current President Vladimir Putin - added! See: Vladimir Putin
  2. Vladimir Lenin
  3. Alexander Bogdanov
  4. Russian Explorers
  5. Vyacheslav Molotov - started: see Skryabin-1
  6. Lev Russov and wife Catherine Balebina

Template: Adding Profiles to the Project

  • To add a profile to the project, you can add {{Russian Roots}} which gives you this: [Note: This has not yet been created - in progress]
  • For those that migrated from Russia to another country, you can also use the Migrating Ancestor Template: (United States used as example below).
{{Migrating Ancestor
|origin = Russia
|destination = United States
|origin-flag = European_Flags-32.png
|destination-flag = 50star.gif
Gives you this:
Flag of Russia
... ... ... migrated from Russia to United States.
Flag of United States

  • You CAN use both templates on profiles.
  • For lists of flags to choose from, go to Category:Flag_Images
  • To add the profile to a specific city/town/area in Russia, please add it to the proper geographic category (see the list here) - if it does not exist, please contact Summer O to create it. (These are currently in the process of being created).
  • For a list of all profiles using {{Russian Roots}} click here.

Project Pages

  1. Russia's Government and Structure - (will include politicians and government officials)
  2. Russian Culture - (includes Ethnic groups, language and language resources, artists, and Russian celebrities and notables)
  3. Russian Images
  4. Russian Roots Resource Library

Related Categories and Projects

  1. Czech Roots
  2. Ukrainian Roots
  3. Polish Roots Project
  4. Volga German Project
  5. European Aristocrats
  6. World War II Project
  7. The Holocaust Project
  8. Jewish Roots Project

WikiTree Resources

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

  1. Tons Tweaks Helpful code to improve a profile.
  2. Styles and Standards Help with Styles and Standards.
  3. Project Protecting and merging Help on PPP and Merging.
  4. Help with Gedcoms Gedcom Help and answers.
  5. Formatting Help with formatting on a profile.

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