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 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.
This project needs a Leader
The following people are working this project, If you are interested in helping, please add your name to the list and post a message on the public comments. One of the project members will get back to you.
- Ellen Smith
- Sarah Heiney
- Elisa Mayfield
- Jillaine Smith
- Bill Debuque
- Javelle (Blue) Fields
- Vivian Tanniehill
- Denyse Baham
- Shira Destinie Jones Landrac
- John Bentley
- Yvonne McCowan Gammell
- Patty LaPlante
- Lucy Selvaggio-Diaz
We can use subcategories of Category:African-American_History to collect profiles and free-space profiles for black cemeteries, slaves and former slaves, slave owners, and various potential useful resources on this topic.
Additional resources will be needed to tackle the challenges of correctly documenting slave families so that their descendants and ancestors can be traced. If you are aware of reliable resources that will help in the research of these genealogies, please post them here so they're accessible to everyone.
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
- Create African-American Name studies, for clustered surnames.
- Project Badge May 18, 2016.
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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:
On 9 Aug 2017 at 13:41 GMT Sheryl Moore wrote:
Comments can be confusing; please email me if you want the info on a page in this project, or linked to this project in Worldwide Mining Disasters; however you want to handle it.
Thank you for the info on white advocates.
On 8 Aug 2017 at 03:05 GMT Crispin Reedy wrote:
On 7 Aug 2017 at 12:35 GMT Diane Kenaston wrote:
Specifically, it addresses how (and why) descendants of slaveholders should best share information (in answer to John Bentley's earlier question).
Please let me know if you have further additions/corrections!
On 4 Aug 2017 at 02:12 GMT Yvonne (McCowan) Gammell wrote:
On 29 Jul 2017 at 22:10 GMT Sheryl Moore wrote:
On 14 Jul 2017 at 21:16 GMT Shira (Jones) Landrac MPhil wrote:
On 4 May 2017 at 20:46 GMT Joey Brandt wrote:
On 7 Apr 2017 at 02:17 GMT Jim Parish wrote:
There is a sub-category to the African-American Project category: African-American Cemetery's. Shudder. To paraphrase e. e. cummings, "There is some [bad grammar] I will not eat." There are four sub-cats to that, same error. Most have no entries. Is there a way to modify the name of a category, or must it be recreated as a new category and sub-cats be moved to the new one? If it's the latter, I would volunteer to do the re-entries, as my own little anal grammatist project!