Surnames/tags: French_Roots France
Categories: French Projects.
Work in Progress
This page is currently a work in progress as the goals, tasks, sources, and sub projects are defined.
Please check back often to see new progress made. And if you have a suggestion regarding these topics, please leave a message on this page. Thank you for your patience as we work.
The mission of the French Roots Project is to develop profiles on WikiTree for those who lived in France or its Territories or have French ancestry.
How to Become a Member
- Post a message on this page or in G2G or message Isabelle Rassinot who will add your name
- Please add French_Roots as a tag on your profile
- Badges cannot yet be awarded since this project is not yet official
- Please check back often as we add new information to our page and check the G2G feed for the French Roots tag. We will be posting more about the Project there.
- Isabelle Rassinot
- Emma MacBeath
- Greg Lavoie
- Stéphane Wendlinger
- C Ryder
- Michèle Calonnec
- Jerry Baraboo
- Duane Poncy
- Karen Tobo
- Barbara Petepiece
- Michael Sabot
- Natalia Loginova
- Kyla H
- Robynne Lozier
- Carole Pancake
- Cynthia Gerbig
- Nina Flournoy
- Judie Heckel
- Joan Benton
- Arlene Ball
- Nicholas James
- Julien Cassaigne
- Laura Bozzay
- Julie Guthrie
- Chris Hampson
- Mary Bellamy
- Robert Wood
- Melissa Farris
- Cindy Cooper
- Josh Perez
- Gershwin Stephen
- Beth Stephenson
- Andrew White
- Dan Sparkman
- Les Williams
- Ross Ashley
- Joan Jakubowski
- Marie-Lyse Briffaud
- Toni Penner
- Dave (Horowitz-Larochette) Orovitz
- Sammie Denny
- Richard Rabbett
- Elaina Doucet
- Mark Cordery
- Cherie Burgess
- D Chauffe
- James Gavin
- Elizabeth Wander
- Christophe Ribourtout
- C D
- Barbara Cutter
- Audrey Hancock
- Louise Roberson
- Dona Floyd
- Fritz Maher
- Joe Hay
- Margaret Culp-Trawick
- Jackie (Edkins) Fritsch
- Jillian Kern
- Suzanne Evans
- Laura Jackson
- Helena Blomfield
- Daniel Nightingale
Here are some of the tasks that need to be done. I'll be working on them, and could use your help.
- Create a resources section and provide resources
- Decide what kind of French language resources can be created to help new French speaking members
- Create a list of target profiles to begin working on
- Work on related projects such as French Cemeteries or creating One Place Studies for France
Profile Task List
Any improvements you can make to the profiles of the French Roots Project are welcome, but here are some specific goals we're working towards:
For each profile:
- All duplicates merged into the final lowest profile ID number.
- Final ID locked, marking the profile as project protected (must be done by one of the Leaders), if the profile meets those requirements--this task cannot be completed until the Project becomes official with a leader
- Add French Roots template once the project becomes official
- All relevant categories are added.
- Parents are correct and documented
- Biography is cleaned up, free of any GEDCOM junk, Ancestry trees, etc., and ideally has an actual written biography.
- Children are linked if able
- Link Profile to Global Family Tree
- Create City Space Pages and link profiles to city and region categories
- Make sure that all Département categories are created and include a link for that departement's genealogical resources.
- Source, tidy up and generally consolidate Catherine Baillon's ancestry. (Greg & Isabelle).
- Improve the profiles for Presidents of France: see of France mini-project
- Improve French Notables profiles and get them connected to the main tree, see Personnalités Françaises.
- Switzerland (this will be a connected project rather than a sub-project since it has both French and German roots)
Proposed Sub-Projects or Possible Place Studies
- French West Indies
- Martinique du Nord: A One Place Study
- Comté de Nice Place Study
- French Polynesia
- French Guiana
- French East Indies, includes Mauritius, Seychelles and Réunion ( formerly Île-Bourbon), see The Settlement of Île Bourbon (La Réunion)
- Saint Pierre and Miquelon
- Wallis and Futuna
- Saint Martin
- Saint Barthélemy
- New Caledonia
The French Roots project intersects with several other projects:
- Quebecois ( the Quebecois project covers immigrants; the French Roots project covers their ancestors and cousins who did not emigrate)
- Huguenot (see Quebecois)
- Italian Roots: Savoy, the former County of Nice, Corsica and Monaco share French and Italian Roots
- German Roots: Alsace and Lorraine share French and German roots.
- Jewish Roots and the Holocaust Project
- European Aristocrats
Le but du projet "French Roots" est de développer des profils WikiTree pour les personnes qui ont vécu en France ou dans ses territoires, ou qui ont des ancêtres français.
Voici quelques exemples des tâches à accomplir, pour commencer :
- Répertorier les ressources généalogiques en France
- Ajouter des ressources (pages d'aide, ...) pour les utilisateurs francophones
- Créer une liste de profils à améliorer:
Liste de tâches: amélioration des profils
Une liste des choses à faire en priorité pour améliorer les profils French Roots:
- Tous les profils représentant la même personne doivent être fusionnés en un seul
- Ajouter les catégories qui s'appliquent au profil, s'il y en a (par exemple: Morts pour la France, Décorations militaires, métiers...)
- S'assurer que les parents sont corrects et sont confirmés par des sources adéquates
- Relier le profil à ceux de ses enfants, s'il y en a
- Nettoyer la biographie: enlever les liens "morts", les textes inutiles ajoutés par le Gedcom, etc. Idéalement, il faut rédiger une biographie (elle peut bien sûr être en Français), de préférence structurée (naissance et parents / mariages et enfants / décès).
- Relier le profil à l'arbre global Wikitree
Créer des catégories pour les régions actuelles, départements, villes principales, les cimetières, etc.
Si vous êtes intéressé: postez un commentaire sur cette page, sur le forum G2G (ne pas oublier d'inclure le tag french_roots, ou ben envoyez à l'un des managers de cette page. Emma et Isabelle parlent toutes deux le français, n'hésitez pas !
- Would you like to join the French Roots Project ? Oct 3, 2017.
- How can a specific project become "top-level" and get a badge Sep 11, 2017.
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- Login to request to the join the Trusted List so that you can edit and add images.
- Private Messages: Contact the Profile Managers privately: Greg Lavoie, Isabelle Rassinot, and Emma MacBeath. (Best when privacy is an issue.)
- Public Comments: Login to post. (Best for messages specifically directed to those editing this profile. Limit 20 per day.)
- Public Q&A: These will appear above and in the Genealogist-to-Genealogist (G2G) Forum. (Best for anything directed to the wider genealogy community.)
On 9 Oct 2017 at 16:49 GMT Betsy (Horstead) Ansel wrote:
On 9 Oct 2017 at 16:44 GMT Suzanne (Chambers) Evans wrote:
My grandmother was born in Lille in 1902. According to the New York times her father was Emile De la Salle, however I cannot find a single record. Her name was also Suzanne, I don't know how much I can offer, but I am happy to have found this group. Suzanne
On 9 Oct 2017 at 06:47 GMT Jillian Kern wrote:
On 9 Oct 2017 at 02:41 GMT Jackie (Edkins) Fritsch wrote:
I have been able to trace my family (Beaudreau, L'oiseau, Chaperon) to French Canada. I have been told they came from France, but haven't found that connection, yet. For the longest time I was mistakenly led to believe Shepro was German, but it had been changed from Chaperon. Go figure.
On 6 Oct 2017 at 04:01 GMT Joe Hay wrote:
I have traced my BAILLY line back to my 5X G gf, Henry Joseph Bailly. I live in VA, USA, but am originally from Bayonne, NJ. There is also a Bayonne in France which shares a sister city status with my hometown. In my current research I'm searching for BMD records for my most distant ancestors in this line. I hope someone from France can aid me in my search. Please add me to this group. Merci, Joe Hay
On 5 Oct 2017 at 18:53 GMT Christophe Ribourtout wrote:
I'm French and would like to join this group. I'm searching my ancestors at the moment, and they are from the départements of Yonne, Aube, Côte d'or and Marne so far. I'm quite new but I like it and I could help some people.
On 4 Oct 2017 at 22:47 GMT Mark Cordery wrote:
On 4 Oct 2017 at 17:25 GMT Marie-Lyse Briffaud wrote:
On 4 Oct 2017 at 15:28 GMT Josh Perez wrote:
On 4 Oct 2017 at 13:58 GMT Melissa Farris wrote: