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Germany Project Management

How do you know if a profile is managed by the Germany Project?

  1. The profile manager is our project account: wikitreegermanroots@googlegroups.com aka WikiTree-53 (Germany Project WikiTree).


  2. It has the following project box at the top of the profile: {{German Roots}}

Please do NOT add project boxes to profiles that aren't managed by the project.
... ... ... has German Roots.
Profiles that are related to Germany but are not managed by the project can use a profile sticker instead of a project box: {{German Roots Sticker}}, which displays as:

If a profile needs project management, see below for instructions on how to add the project as manager.

Project Managed Profiles (PMPs)

The Germany Project manages profiles of Germans (born or died in Germany or spent a large part of their life in Germany) who meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • The person is historically significant
  • The person is less than 200 years old but meets Wikipedia's Notability test
  • The person is significant to a Germany topic

The project honors these people by:

  • adopting the profile if it is orphaned
  • becoming a co-manager if the profile is not managed by another project
  • improving the profile with a biography, sources and links
  • maintaining the integrity of the profile

Project Protected Profiles (PPP)

Only a small portion of the Germany Project's managed profiles will need project protection. All project-protected profiles (PPPs) are project-managed profiles (PMPs), but not all project-managed profiles are protected.

The Germany Project follows the Wikitree guidelines for project protection and project managed profiles and we will add protection to a profile (whether or not they are notable) if:

  • Aspects of their history are contentious, controversial, unproven or speculative and the biography or comments indicate that there has been dispute about:
- the identity of the person
- key details of the person’s life, or their descendants or ancestors
- or there has been G2G discussion requesting that the profile be locked
  • The profile is prone to duplication
  • The Last Name at Birth (LNAB) is unstable

The Germany Project protects a profile by:

  • either adopting an orphaned profile or becoming a co-manager if the profile is not already managed by a Project
  • applying PPP status, which locks the LNAB and the parents, spouses and children of the profile person
  • researching the profile history using reliable sources and improving the biography if required
  • encouraging and leading discussion about the profile person and their family on G2G
  • maintaining the integrity of the finished profile by keeping it on our watchlist

Suggest a Profile for the Germany Project to Manage

To suggest a profile for Germany Project management, please email one of the project leaders, and include the reason why the profile meets the project management and/or project protection criteria.

Up-to-Date List of Germany Project Managed Profiles

Germany Project Managed Profiles, sorted by Date of Birth

Join the Team

See this page to join the Germany Project's Managed Profiles team.

This is an active Germany Project page with up-to-date information.
Reviewed: Thiessen-117 31 Jan 2021
Last updated by Traci Thiessen: 11 Mar 2021

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I have been on wikitree for a while and am in the process of adding my family tree.

One branch is the Markley family which I have some information going back to:

George Merkle, born circa 1625 Heilbronn,Wurtemmburg, Germany and 4 subsequent generations born there.

All of the information I have before 1700 comes from 2 sources:

"Markley Family History" Author: Joseph M. Markley, (Canton, Ohio: Self Published, mimeograph, 1923)

"John Markley Descendants" Author: Ruth Markley, (Baltimore: Gateway Press, Inc., 1980), .

Wikitree doesn't want me to post those generations before 1700 and I don't know how to proceed. I am not opposed to contributing some to this project, but it isn't the focus of my interest.

I tried to search the Germany project, but I didn't find George Merkle.

Any advice on how to proceed appreciated.

posted by Dennis Bowers
Hi Dennis, There is no profile yet on WikiTree for Geoege Merkle. If you have reliable sources for him, you can add his profile to our shared tree. You must first read the help page and complete the pre-1700 certification here: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Help:Pre-1700_Profiles. Please make sure you always add a reliable source at the time you create a pre-1700 profile. Let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks, Traci

posted by Traci Thiessen

Categories: Germany Project