- Leaders: Sarah Heiney
- Coordinators: Lucy Selvaggio-Diaz
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- We use G2G for communication.
- Look at one of the African-American Project project's Brent Woods example profiles to see what we hope for in profiles that are part of our project. Other excellent examples from our project and others can be found in the Examples Gallery.
This project's aims are:
- To collect in one place information and resources to assist in building and documenting African-American Genealogies.
- To bring together WikiTreers interested in connecting African-American families to the Global Family Tree.
- To improve the profiles of the people who emigrated and the people who were forced to emigrate from Africa to North America, specifically the United States.
- To provide and maintain a logical and organized structure to and create a method to link Unconnected family trees In a way to help individuals identify and celebrate their history. It's incredibly difficult for most families to go back further than the Civil War, but that doesn't mean they can't connect to the tree laterally in modern times.
How to Join
It is extremely easy to join the project. Simply add your name to the list of members and post a message on the public comments. One of the project members will get back to you. Add 'African-American' to your followed tags. If you need help, just leave a comment on this page.
- Leader: Sarah Heiney
- Project Coordinator: Lucy Selvaggio-Diaz
- John Bentley
- Bill Debuque
- Javelle (Blue) Fields
- Nora (Johnson) Jenkins
- Shira Destinie Jones Landrac
- Patty LaPlante
- Elisa Mayfield
- Yvonne McCowan Gammell
- Annette (Jones) Lockett
- Alexis Ritter
- John Schmeeckle
- Ellen Smith
- Aron Snyder
- Vivian Tanniehill
- Eric Weddington
Categories and Structure
This project does not have a project box. We are currently a sub-project of the US History Project.
This project does not currently have any applicable stickers.
To Do List
- Populate geographical locations with census data from the first census, until say the 1850/1860 census, with all identified African American descendants.
- Many wills in America transferred slaves, so we need to place a general request out to Wiki researchers to create profiles to document their names, to include the responsible family
Current Free-Space Projects
- Space: Asante's 100 Greatest African-Americans
- Space: Inventors_and_Scientists_who_were_African-American
- Space: Notable_African-American_Women
- Space: Slavery, United States of America
- Map of pre-colonial African civilizations
- Revolutionary War Period African-Americans
- Create a page for African-American DNA research.
- Create a space for research requests
- Create a dedicated task list freespace
- Connect profiles from Molefi Kete Asante's 100 Greatest African-Americans
- Fix Sojourner Truth's profile and review other existing profiles
- Connect Medal of Honor recipients (Buffalo Soldiers)
Joint Project Collaboration
One Name Studies
One Name Studies specific to African-American Families:
One Name Studies that include African Americans:
WikiTree Help Pages
African-American Profile Examples
- Can you help connect the “100 Greatest African Americans” to the global tree for Black History Month? Feb 1, 2018.
- How can wikitree celebrate Black History Month in February? Dec 10, 2017.
- Project Badge May 18, 2016.
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On 14 Mar 2018 at 13:33 GMT Karen (Lowe) Tobo wrote:
On 26 Feb 2018 at 22:07 GMT Lance Martin wrote:
On 18 Feb 2018 at 18:26 GMT Anon Snyder wrote:
On 7 Jan 2018 at 02:52 GMT Annette (Jones) Lockett wrote:
My grandfather who was born just at the end of the civil war and changed his name when he "escaped" from the south, leaving 2 sons behind.
My Great Grandfather who was brought to Texas supposedly from Alabama as a baby by an unknown person.
And by my great-great grandfather and mother who were supposed to have been a mixed couple; he Mulatto and she white, living in Louisiana, but supposedly from another state.
Hoping that this site will help find some of these answers.
On 1 Dec 2017 at 06:11 GMT Lucy (Selvaggio) Selvaggio-Diaz wrote:
On 26 Nov 2017 at 03:45 GMT Alexis (Wilson) Ritter wrote:
On 24 Oct 2017 at 15:59 GMT Nora (Johnson) Jenkins wrote:
On 18 Oct 2017 at 20:15 GMT John Schmeeckle wrote:
On 15 Aug 2017 at 15:38 GMT Abby (Brown) Glann wrote:
I see you also posted in G2G asking for volunteers; would you like to be the coordinator for this US History sub-project? We'd love to have you!
On 15 Aug 2017 at 15:20 GMT Lucy (Selvaggio) Selvaggio-Diaz wrote: