Project: Westward Ho

Categories: Westward Ho Project

Part of the United States Project

The Westward Ho! Project is made up of 8 sub-projects. These sub-projects were carefully selected in an attempt to best exemplify the spirit of westward expansion in America that began in the 19th Century. Each sub-project is unique and carries its own mission. For more information on the sub-projects that make up the Westward Ho! Project, please see the list below.

Our Overall Mission: is to highlight the profiles of the men and women who settled The West, which is traditionally defined by land lying to the west of the Mississippi River.


How to Join

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  • Please see our list of goals for a basic overview for ways you can help. You will find specific tasks listed for each sub-project on their own pages.

Our Sub-Projects



For specific goals relating to each sub-project, please see that project for more information. The overall goals of the Westward Ho! Project are to create and develop profiles on WikiTree for those who helped settle western America. To meet these goals:

  1. Add profiles for the sub-project you are helping, checking for existing profiles to avoid duplication. If any duplicate profiles exist, request merges, starting with the oldest generation.
  2. If profiles were loaded by GEDCOM, use WikiTree Styles and Standards to clean up residue and broken links.
  3. Search out original rather than derivative documentation and add sources.
  4. Write comprehensive, well-sourced biographies.
  5. Add the specific sub-project template to the profiles along with any relevant categories.
  6. Contact the leaders of the United States Project to request PPP status for those profiles that meet the criteria for project protection. This will protect them from an incorrect merge.
  7. Make sure profiles of all family members are correct and documented.
  8. Profiles need to be linked to the greater WikiTree. Try to find the connection.
  9. Do you manage a profile for a Westward Ho! project that you are especially proud of? Let Alison know and we will feature it on this page.

To-Do List

For a more specific list of tasks, please see the sub-projects that interest you for more information.


Westward Ho Project Sticker:
Use at your discretion to indicate the person participated in westward expansion of the USA.

... ... ... was involved in the westward expansion of the USA. See Westward Ho! Project
To enter on a profile, type:
{{Westward Ho Sticker}} somewhere BELOW the ==Biography== heading
The sticker automatically puts profiles in Category: Westward Ho

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}} somewhere ABOVE the ==Biography== heading
... ... ... was involved in the westward expansion of the USA.
Join: Westward Ho Project
Discuss: westward_ho

Note: Templates for each sub-project can be found on their project page.

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