Project: US Southern Colonies
- Project Leaders: David Douglas, Liz Shifflett, Darlene Athey-Hill
- Coordinators: Sandy Patak (Colonial Teams) is one of our Project Coordinators, and we have a lot of great Team Leaders. Please see the Teams page for the entire roster of the project's leadership team.
- Answer our G2G welcome post to join the US Southern Colonies project and get a badge.
- Add Southern_Colonies to your followed tags.
- We use WikiTree US Southern Colonies Google Group for communication.
- Check out our maintenance categories for our project needs, then jump in and start helping!
- Here is the US Southern Colonies project's Suggestion List. Working on these is a great way to contribute.
To be a member of the US Southern Colonies Project you must:
- Be a full member of WikiTree, having signed the Honor Code
- Have been on WikiTree at least 30 days
- Make at least 100 contributions to WikiTree prior to joining the project
- Successfully complete the pre-1700 quiz
On Joining the project you must:
- Add southern_colonies to the tags you follow
- Familiarize yourself with the project's Sources and Resources Directory.
- Make at least one contribution towards the project's goals every six months
- Join at least one Team in the project
- Respond to the annual check-in and to your team leader/coordinator
The goal of the US Southern Colonies Project is to work on profiles of those born or settled in the colonies of Maryland, Virginia, the Carolinas and Georgia prior to 1776. It is our aim to thoroughly research the genealogy of these profiles, cite reliable sources, write well-crafted biographies, and connect them to the global tree where possible.
In order to work towards our goal, we organize ourselves into Teams; please check out the Teams page and find a team that you're interested in joining.
There are multiple ways that project communication is supported:
- The project-account google group receives email copies of any comments posted to project-managed profiles and pages. This google group is used predominantly to track project-managed and project-protected profiles. Project members who would like to join the group should send a request to join that includes their WikiTree-ID.
- The project discussion group is used as a one-stop communications vehicle to and between all project members, including leaders, project coordinators, and team leaders. It's more the "chatty" home of the project - a place to share what you're working on and to ask for help.
- Team pages. When someone joins a team, we add them to the Trusted List of that team's page. That way, when someone posts a comment on the team page, it will appear on the activity feed of each person who is on the Trusted List. Profile managers on team pages are notified of comments by email. This enables teams to easily communicate with each other. A non-team member can also post a message to the team without being on the team, by posting a comment on the team's page.
- G2G with the "southern_colonies" tag. G2G is WikiTree's primary discussion forum. Anyone-- project member or not-- can post a message to G2G; if they add the "southern_colonies" tag, then anyone following that tag will see the message in their feed. We ask all project members to follow that tag; anyone on wikitree may also follow it.
- News is shared with project members via the project discussion group and with WikiTree via the project's News Page.
- Read Project Roles to understand the various roles played across the project.
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