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Dolph Name Study

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Surnames/tags: Dolph DeWolf
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The purpose of this study is to work together on Wikitree to break brick walls and gather useful information. We'll do that by collecting accurate, sourced information and resources pertaining to the Dolph family in America.

The main focus of this study is Dolph / DeWolf families in North America (U.S. and Canada), but it's fine to include branches outside of North America, too.


How to Join

You are welcome to just jump in after reading the goals and process described below for this project.

If you have any questions, please contact the project leader Alison McClintock or post a comment at the foot of the page. Thanks!


You can contribute by doing any of the following:

  1. Take a DNA test and add the results to your profile. Your results will also appear on Dolph DNA Connections.
  2. Profile Improvement
    1. Ensure each profile is Genealogically Defined.
    2. Add sources!
      • Add in-line sources for each fact, avoiding references to unsourced online trees.
      • Add new information with in-line sources; review vital information in profiles and substantiate same; and review and confirm existing source citations.
    3. Connect any unconnected family member (i.e. ones with unknown parents) to one of the oldest Dolph / DeWolf lineages.
    4. Add Categories where appropriate.
  3. Write or expand biographies, using in-line sources and adding explanatory remarks, if needed (i.e. Research Notes, disputed persons sections).
  4. Gather a list of useful sources
  5. Make a list of DeWolf / Dolph notables

Adding a Profile to this Study

Please avoid adding every Dolph / DeWolf profile to this Study. See List of Dolph Profiles below to get a sorted list of every Dolph profile on WikiTree.

The criteria for adding a profile to the study are:

  1. Add a Dolph profile to this study if their Dolph ancestor is currently unknown (or uncertain).
  2. Add a Dolph profile to this study if they are Adopted.

To add your ancestor to this study, simply copy the following template to the Biography section of his or her profile:

{{One Name Study|name=Dolph|category=Dolph Name Study}}

Once the profile is connected to the main Dolph family line, then remove the template from the profile. Keep the template if the Dolph parentage is marked as uncertain.


  1. Take existing Dolph profiles on WikiTree and use records found on FamilySearch.org and elsewhere to reconstruct the pedigree as much as possible.
  2. Find other Dolphs on FamilySearch.org etc, add them to WikiTree, reconstruct pedigree or find where they fit in existing families
  3. Find any historical newspaper references to any Dolph in the United States
  4. Find any histories of the Dolph family, whether books, previous personal research, or other written materials. Use these to compare against primary records.
  • Note: Please make sure to provide sources for all information. Please do not base profiles entirely on derivative sources, such as online family trees that aren't sourced. If the tree you are referencing is sourced, please provide those sources on the profile. Otherwise, please do not blindly copy over information from online trees and risk repeating their mistakes. As Wikitree says, "The buck stops here."

Task List

List of Dolph profiles added to this study (these should only be profiles of people with unknown or uncertain parents).

You are invited to work from this list to try to find sources/connections for these unconnected or "uncertain" profiles.


To be added

Dolphs by Location

You can view categories here: Dolph Name Study Categories

Name Variations

To be added

List of Dolph Profiles

Oldest in the United States


DeWolf / Dolph Notables

Do you know of any Dolph notables? Feel free to add a link to their profile here!

  • Dr. James Madison DeWolf, (1843-1876), Acting Assistant Surgeon, 7th US Cavalry. Killed in action during the Battle of the Little Big Horn, along with General George Custer and most of the soldiers of the 7th Cavalry.
  • John Henry Dolph, (1835-1903), American painter

Places Named After Dolph People

This can include towns, counties, streets, parks, buildings, etc. The goal is to find out exactly which person they're named after, but feel free to add places to this list even if you don't know the history behind them.

Dolph Sources

Below is a collection of sources for the Dolph family (coming soon--feel free to add your own!)

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