Project: United States

Categories: United States Projects | US History | United States Project | Pre-1700 Projects

Welcome to the United States Project!
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The United States Project aims to build profiles and free-space pages for those places and people who have explored, settled, founded, and built the U.S., both as a geographic area prior to nationhood and as an established nation.

How to Join

Project participants need to be full (not guest) members of WikiTree. If you are not yet a WikiTree member, see Help: How to Use WikiTree to get started.

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The mission of the United States project is to create, source, connect, and improve profiles and free-space pages related to the people and places in the building of the USA. It also serves as an umbrella under which many sub-projects can be started to cover events and places throughout the country's history. Our goals include:

  1. All duplicates merged into lowest number, using G2G to discuss LNAB issues as they arise. Be sure to tag the discussion with the surname(s) of the profiles involved as well as states that may be involved and with united_states.
  2. PPP added to final profile if it meets Project Protection Guidelines. A Leader can help with this.
  3. Appropriate categories added, discussing with the Categorization Project as necessary for creation of categories without precedent.
  4. Project templates added if the person needs to be PPP'd or managed by the project.
  5. Biography cleaned up and written using the WikiTree Style Guide (can work with Profile Improvement Project for help).
  6. Attached family meets these goals, even if they are not part of the project (templates excluded).
  7. Attached to the main WikiTree family tree (ask the Connectors Project for help).
  8. Free-Space pages built to represent important events and linked with associated state pages.
  9. Nothing created without reliable sources added -- No or trees!

Project To-Do List

We use maintenance categories to develop lists of what needs done. Each state and specific sub-project has its own category for what needs done. Here is the link to the main project category, with the states as sub-categories.

Project Box Template

This template is for use on profiles that are part of a sub-project of the main United States Project. They should only be used on profiles that are of importance to the project or need to be protected (PPP'd) and managed by the project. They are not for every single person from that region. A sticker might be used in that circumstance. See Category: United States Project Stickers for some available stickers.

Currently accepted values for the sub-project parameter are:

  • any US State*
Sample usage: {{United States|sub-project=Iowa}}
... ... ... is a part of Iowa history.
Join: Iowa Project
Discuss: Iowa
*Note: A few states have their own project box templates. For Arkansas, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia, use the state name to display the state-specific project box template (for example: {{Connecticut}}).


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State Projects

Contact the United States project leaders if you have an interest in helping with one of the state projects:

See the United States Project Table of States and Counties page for a summary of project activity at the county level.

United States Projects not specific to one state


Related Projects and Groups

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