Project: US Presidents

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Welcome to the US Presidents Project

This is an ideal place for WikiTree contributors to help with a Special Project while exploring the processes of group management for profiles. At the same time it gives ample opportunity for learning new and improving wiki techniques for helping elsewhere on the tree.

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The US Presidents project mission is to bring together WikiTreers interested in improving the profiles of presidents and vice presidents of the United States; and adding their families to connect them to the main tree.

How to Join


This Project is currently led by Robin Lee and Vicki Norman.

For the full, up-to-date list of participants, see the badge report. The award of your badge means you are willing to help improve the profiles of presidents, vice presidents, their families and ancestors. Please make sure you are willing to do the work before asking for the badge. If you want to follow work or issues around the presidents, just add the tag presidents to your Followed Tags

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

  1. Add presidents to your list of followed tags. That way you'll see all of our discussions in your G2G Feed.
  2. Go to G2G Forum and respond to our question.
  3. Add your name to the list below, along with a note about what you're working on in this project right now.
  4. Join our Google+ US Presidents discussion group. Make sure you have notifications set as "on"


As an inclusive matter, profiles for Jefferson Davis (President of the Confederated States of America), as well as those eight men who served as President under the Articles of Confederation (preceding the Constitutional form of National Government), are also part of this project's focus.

This is an ideal place for WikiTree contributors to help with a Special Project while exploring the processes of group management for profiles. At the same time it gives ample opportunity for learning new and improving wiki techniques for helping elsewhere on the tree.

US Vice-Presidents

We are now starting to work the profiles and family branches for the Vice Presidents of the United States. Here is List, List of US Vice Presidents anyone working one of these profiles can indicate below. We also have a template for the US Vice Presidents at Template for US Politician

{{US Vice President}} will be the project box

Task List

  • Adding Project Protection to all US Presidents
  • Verifying parents and adding sources


The project box for the presidents is Template:US President. To use it on a profile, just put the following text on the profile, above the biography:

{{US President}}

  • For the Presidents of the US Continental Congress use:

{{US Continental Congress President}}

  • For the descendants of Presidents and Vice Presidents use:


  • For the ancestors of Presidents and Vice Presidents use:


{{US President Project Spouse}}

We also have a template for the Succession at Template for US Politician

Related Categories:

example: Direct Ancestor of Jimmy Carter


Our Progress

Beside your name below, please keep track of what you're currently working on for this project. This is both for your own reference, and to aid collaboration among the project participants. If you are going to be temporarily inactive in the project (eg. on vacation), please note that here. Thanks!

  • Robin Lee - Project Leader
  • Vicki Norman- Project Leader
  • Maggie - Helps Ed when needed. Finished De-duping Kennedy and Lincoln's ancestry. Fill in data /category for wives/kids where missing for all profiles.
  • Ed Burke -
  • Al Butchino -
  • Susan Fitzmaurice Working on Barack Obama's early American ancestry, specifically Dunham's and wives.
  • Sue Fitzpatrick -
  • Bill Jennings -
  • David McDougle -
  • Rebecca Syphers -
  • Yvonne Williams - Researching profiles in need of merge in the Richard Nixon line.
  • Eowyn - Cleaning up profiles of Presidents' ancestors and descendants
  • Robert Keniston - Expand on the ancestors of George H.W.Bush.
  • Ty Gorsegner - Ancestors of Richard Nixon
  • Vicki - Consolidating bio info on Theodore Roosevelt; updating info on John F. Kennedy's wife, children & parents; rewriting bio for Edith Carow Roosevelt (will check with Maggie on further work on Teddy Roosevelt; created bio for Dolly Payne Madison, some cleanup on James Madison
  • Mike Tyler - All Tylers
  • Al Adams - Most Adams.
  • Kyle Dane - I'm working on family connections and cousins to Franklin D Roosevelt, both Bushes, both Adams and Millard Fillmore so far (if they connect up to early New England families, I'm probably interested).
  • Theresa Renee - Filling in the blanks.
  • Alison Andrus - Created a profile for Vice President John Nance Garner, IV and working on his ancestry.
  • Sally Stovall - Working of Vice President, Aaron Burr and his Ancestors.
  • Lynden Raber Castle Rodriguez - In working on a merge for Dorothy Allen, I discovered her connection to President Barack Obama. That's how I became interested in the project.
  • Stacy Penman-Related to 37 of the Presidents
  • J. Salsbery - Related to 15 of the Presidents, possibly more. I just ordered "Ancestors of American Presidents" by Gary Boyd Roberts and will work on filling in the blanks, verifying lines.
  • Scott Ledbetter I am related to all but 3 US Presidents and my wife, Ruth Ledbetter is related to all but two US Presidents. Both lists can be found in our bios, and I have recently worked to add to the Bush's line up to Rev. John Robinson, the Pastor of the Mayflower Pilgrims in Leiden.
  • Pam Carter I am a U.S. history teacher with connections to several presidents. I am interested in working on documenting the profiles of U.S. presidents and their family trees.
  • Nanette G.P. Related to President J. Calvin Coolidge and interested in Coolidge family members.
  • Michael Thomas While "testing out" Wikitree's Relationship calculator, I went from a few known links to presidents to several possible links to others. I'd like to investigate them in more detail and change some of the "uncertains" to "certains".
  • Anne Baker
  • Mary Atkins Working on Abigail Atkins Adams wife of John William Adams and have run into John Adams and John Quincy Adams.
  • Raymond Domanski Through my mother's family, I am related to George Washington, John Adams, John Quincy Adams, and possibly James Buchanan.
  • Summer Orman - 4th cousin to President Eisenhower through his mother's Stover family. Working on the Stovers.
  • Smith-18204|Deena Cross-related to Bush, Tyler and Pierce
  • Kat Prawl Related to Pres. Andrew Jackson's wife, Rachel (Donelson) Jackson. Adding Donelson family members to Wikitree.
  • Finley-1345 Joyce Finley - Related to Jimmy Carter - common ancestors Wiley Carter and Ann Ansley (my 5th G Grandparents) , related to Warren Gamaliel Harding thru Ann Ansley (5th G Grandmother)
  • Scott Lee - I am just adding a little trivia on President Taft. He started the tradition of throwing out the first pitch on baseball's opening season. I will determine something to work on, perhaps Grover Cleveland as I know I am related but haven't worked on it yet. BTW my sister-in-law is a direct descendent of President Taft.
  • Mike Bissell-Benefiel . I am related to James Buchanan but the details still need considerable work
  • Casey (Dennis) Stimmel I am related to at least 7 United States presidents. but I see many profiles in between with out primary sources and will be working on sourcing.
  • Amy (Wood) Kelly I am related to at least 2 US presidents as well as some First Ladies and other presidential-related family members. Currently, I am working on finalizing my NSCDA membership, completing the paperwork for my UDC application, scrubbing all unsourced information from my family tree, and writing a book about a school my maternal 2nd great-grandfather started in NC.
  • Linda Sherman Stienstra Since I live so close to, and have been employed by,, the Historical Society and caretaker of James Buchanan's home, I have access to the records, etc., pertaining to his Presidency. I would like to add pictures of his home, information on his death, funeral and burial, and other pertinent information I have available to me. This would also include, Harriet Lane, his niece/First Lady.
  • Cynthia Edgemon Rushing. - I am related to 38 US presidents and will watch for issues as my research links back to them.
  • Dave Dardinger - I want to make connections to presidential ancestors confident. In my connections to six presidents almost all the links are of unknown confidence. On the presidential side they should almost all be confident; especially for the first 10-15 generations.
  • Andrea Pack Related to 38 US Presidents Identifying Direct Grandparental Lineages of our Presidents from my list....working on President Arthur at the moment.
  • Alex Schmitt - I'm related to George Washington, one of his profile managers, and I'm going to be cleaning up small errors in him and his relatives' profiles and adding sources such as the Washington Family Bible as well as other official records.
  • L (Williams( Oughterson - New to project.
  • Michael Stills updating succession boxes.
  • Kathleen Ostic's - New to the project
  • Linda Barnett - New to the project but my mother side of the family which her surname is Leonard is connected and related to President and Vice President Andrew Johnson.
  • Carole Taylor Just started but looks like I have PROVEN 1, Pres. Wm Harrison on my dad'sTWIG
  • Diego Mojica - Adding info to Barack Obama
  • Barry Smith - working on fixing up Jackson's antecedents and cousins and trying to disentangle facts from theories.
  • Maureen Deegan - Descendant of Thomas Jefferson's sister and best friend Dabney Carr. Interested in working on Jefferson and the Harrison's.
  • Louise Salvatore I have been working on Chester Arthur's family and now have also started to work on Rutheford Hayes family. For both working on siblings and their spouse and children.

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