Project: Trails and Wagon Trains

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The Trails and Wagon Trains Project is a Sub-Project of the Westward Ho Project

This project is for those who have profiles of, or a historical interest in those who followed western expansion trails migrating west of the Mississippi River in North America between 1800 and 1926.



A project coordinator is needed to lead this project.

If you're interested in participating in this project, please do the following

  1. Answer our G2G joining post with your interests and to receive a badge.
  2. Add wagon_trains_and_trails to your list of followed tags. That way you'll see all our discussions in your G2G Feed.


Any improvements you can make to the profiles of the Wild Wild West are welcome, but here are some specific goals we're working towards:

  • For each person:
    • All duplicates merged into the final lowest profile ID number.
    • Final ID locked, marking the profile as project protected (must be done by one of the Project Leaders)
    • Template included on the page
    • All relevant categories are added
    • Parents are correct and documented
    • Biography is cleaned up, free of any GEDCOM junk, Ancestry trees, etc., and ideally has an actual written biography.


Add this template to the top of the biography for your Wild Wild West profiles.
{{Westward Ho|sub-project=Trails and Wagon Trains}}
In addition to the project template you might want to add the Wagon Trains template to the biography section of profiles.
See Template:Wagon Train for more details

WikiTree Resources

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

External Links

  • Historybits - American Western Migration Wagon Trains and Covered Wagons
Portland, OR: WPA L.C. Project, 1940. From Library of Congress
  • TNGgenWEB - Trails West A Map of Early Western Migration Trail
  • Pinterest - Images of Wagon trains and cowboys

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