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Germany Project Sourcerers Team

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Germany Project Sourcerers Team


What We Do: Add Sources to German Profiles

Sources are critically important for genealogy. Some even say that genealogy without sources is mythology. Our Sourcerers team adds reliable sources to unsourced German profiles and our goal is to have a valid and reliable source on every German profile. This team works off lists (links below) which include unsourced profiles of people who were born or died in Germany.

For information on adding sources to profiles, see the following:

How to Join

To join, post a comment below, or send an email to Jelena Eckstädt, and we'll get you signed up.

How to Participate

  1. Click on the link to one of the unsourced profiles lists below. The link will take you to a WikiTree+ search page.
  2. The page is sorted by date, however you can edit the search parameters to sort by name (first or last), birth or death location, and date of death.
  3. Click on "Get Profiles" in the blue box in the left column and you'll get a list of unsourced profiles.
  4. Choose a profile and do the research to find a reliable source.
  5. Add that source to the biography section under the Sources heading or embed it inline in the biography. REMEMBER: online trees and Find A Grave are NOT considered reliable sources. We're looking for primary records of birth, marriage, death, etc.
  6. Remove the {{Unsourced}} template from the top of the profile.


Click this link: UNSOURCED PROFILES LIST, then click on the blue "Get Profiles" box in the left column to get a list of unsourced profiles. NOTE: There are over 20,000 total, so you'll probably want to break the list down by century or region, below.
The list above, broken apart by century, is as follows:
Unsourced profiles can also be seen on our main Regions Team page, where they are separated by region in the table.
Unsourced profiles can also be found here: Category:Germany_Unsourced_Profiles.
If you're familiar with using WikiTree+, you can narrow the search to a specific last name, place of interest, etc. See the WikiTree+ Help page for tips on how to search WikiTree+.

The Team

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Created: Thiessen-117 12 Feb 2021
Last updated by Traci Thiessen: 27 Feb 2022

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Hello, I'd like to join the sourcing team. I have family in Hesse and have Catholic Church sources to add/improve the tree.
posted by Laura (Carton) Moon
Hi Laura,

please join the Germany Project first.

Kind regards from Black Forest

posted by Florian Straub
I can help with sourcing.


posted by Peggy Watkins
I added you to the Team. Welcome on board!
posted by Jelena Eckstädt
Hi Peggy! We'd love your help sourcing German profiles! You technically need to be a project member to join one of our Teams ... would you like to join the project? Alternatively, you could simply just work off our lists. Let me know if you'd like to join the project and I'll give you a badge. Thanks, Traci
posted by Traci Thiessen

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