Project: Trails and Wagon Trains

Categories: Westward Ho | Trails and Wagon Trains

The Trails and Wagon Trains Project is a Sub-Project of the Westward Ho Project
See also Space: Trails and Wagon Trains.

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.



The Project Coordinator is Ronald Prentice. Please drop him a line for assistance, questions or with ideas. Please bear with us as this project page is undergoing revision.

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.


Westward Ho Project Sticker:
Use at your discretion to indicate the person participated in westward expansion of the USA, including traveling by Trails and Wagon Train.

... ... ... was involved in the westward expansion of the USA. See Trails and Wagon Trains.

To enter on a profile, type:
{{Westward Ho Sticker| sub-project=Trails and Wagon Trains}} somewhere BELOW the ==Biography== heading
The sticker automatically puts profiles in Category: Westward Ho, you can also manually add Category:Trails_and_Wagon_Trains if you choose.

Westward Ho Project Box:
A project box should only be added to profiles which are co-managed by Westward Ho Project and have Project Protection.

To enter on a profile, type:
{{Westward Ho|sub-project=Trails and Wagon Trains}} somewhere ABOVE the ==Biography== heading
Westward Ho Project logo
... ... ... was involved in the westward expansion of the USA. Westward Ho!
Join: Trails and Wagon Trains Project
Discuss: wagon_trains_and_trails

To indicate on your Member Profile that you are a part of Trails and Wagon Trains:

To enter on a profile, type:
{{Member|Westward Ho|team=Trails and Wagon Trains}}
The member sticker will appear on your profile
... ... ... is a member of the Westward Ho Project (Trails and Wagon Trains).

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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