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Clarks in Virginia (Clark Name Study)

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Location: Virginiamap
Surname/tag: Clark
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This One Name Study (ONS) is focused on studying individuals with the birth name Clark that emigrated to the Colony of Virginia before the American Revolution.

The goal is to write full and meaningful biographies for our ancestors, not just list dry facts.

Remember WikiTree is Wikipedia on Genealogy!

The goals:

  • Identify the Clark immigrants to the Colony of Virginia
  • Discover where the immigrants came from (likely England, but currently unknown)
  • Find descendants of the immigrants
  • Research wide and add siblings, spouses, parents, neighbors, etc.
  • Verify if there is an existing profile for each individual
  • Create profiles for each immigrant
  • Connect each profile to the global tree
  • Identify birth, marriage and death dates as accurately as possible
  • Create written biographies using full sentences describing the life and times for each immigrant and descendant.
  • Find valid sources for each individual, adding inline sources to each fact.
  • Ensure the biography is Genealogically Defined
  • Confirm all biographies are written in the writer's own words and never copied and pasted from another source
  • Document research with notes explaining anything that needs additional information, such as current research status, a lack of supporting evidence, disputed individuals, etc.
  • Attach any copyright free images
  • Add ONS category or sticker using place of birth
  • Add additional categories as needed
  • Follow all pre-1700 and pre-1500 guidelines

Some additional guidelines:

  • Always add sources!
  • Biographies can include events that affected the lives of the individuals, information about property they owned, descriptions of their military service, etc.
  • Link to Wikipedia whenever possible for events, locations, war(s), etc.
  • For profiles this far back, it is unlikely that there would be any images of the individuals. Please refrain from attaching general images, such as imagery pertaining to the American Revolution. Also refrain from adding backgrounds and stickers unless necessary. Remember, these individuals have thousands of descendants!
  • Written biographies are preferred for this study and within WikiTree. This is a Wiki after all! Timelines can be added as a separate section to a profile of an individual that led a full life, where the profile would benefit from a different view.
  • Lists of children within the biography is unnecessary as they are already listed on the page. However, if including children in the narrative would improve the biography, then referring to them as part of a sentence in a larger paragraph would be appropriate.

Clark Monarchs

These individuals are at the head of their family and are the oldest known Clark in their family line. These individuals all have the Clark surname at birth (not marriage).

Washington County, Virginia

Fairfax County, Virginia

New Kent County, Virginia

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