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History of the Palatine Migration Project

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A Timeline of WikiTree's Palatine Migration Project

Pre-History of the Project

  • Before the Palatine Migration Project was started, some Palatine Migrants and their children were included in the German Roots Project.


  • November - Palatine Migration Space Page is started with Dave Rutherford as Coordinator, after a G2G post showed interest in starting the project.
  • December - The space page is linked to the German Roots Project. At mid-month the project had 14 members. By month's end Ellen Smith has agreed to organize the categories for the sub-project.


  • January - Palatine Migration Resources page is established as well as the Palatine Migration Project Bulletin Board for communication among members. And the project gets its own project template for project profiles.
  • December - The space page becomes a full-fledged sub-project within the German Roots project, with Ellen Smith as Leader and Dave Rutherford as Coordinator.


  • January - The project gets a project account to manage project profiles and also a Google Group for communication.
  • April - Dave Rutherford becomes a Leader and joins Ellen Smith as co-Leader of the project.


  • July - The project is now a sub-project of the new Germany Project. Discussions begin about severing ties with the Germany Project and becoming a full project.


  • June - Palatine Migration achieves full project status with its own member's badge. Ellen Smith and Dave Rutherford continue as co-Leaders, and Michael Schell becomes Project Coordinator.
  • November - Project now has 138 badged members. Over 3,100 profiles are in Category:Palatine Migrants and have the project as a co-manager.



  • July - Project now has 240 badged members. Over 4,300 profiles are in Category:Palatine Migrants and have the project as a co-manager.

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