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Magna Carta Stickers

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Categories: Magna Carta Project.

The Magna Carta Project has two types of templates: project boxes (see this page) and stickers (described on this page). See more about these types of templates and others at Help:Templates.

Stickers

Stickers offer a less formal way of highlighting information of note on people's profiles. The project has three approved stickers:
  • Magna Carta Project Affiliate: This sticker is for use by active WikiTree members with an interest in the Magna Carta Surety Barons and their descendants but not in joining the project's work on trails between Barons and Gateways. Affiliates help monitor profiles on the Magna Carta Project's watchlist by joining the project's Profile Alerts Google Group.
  • Magna Carta Project: This sticker is for use on profiles within the project's scope but which are not yet in a project-reviewed/approved trail. Profiles with this sticker are ones that project members have developed or are working on and should be added to the project's watchlist for monitoring (add the project account to the profile's trusted list). You can also use the sticker to note areas that the profile needs help with (see details on the sticker's template page).
  • No Magna Carta Trail: This sticker is for use by project leadership when a profile needs to be flagged as not having a Magna Carta trail.

We also have adapted coding for the Descendant Sticker (see next section) and the Recognition Sticker (see Magna Carta Recognition Stickers).

Descendant Sticker for profiles outside the project's scope

The scope of the project is from Magna Carta Surety Baron to Magna Carta Gateway Ancestor, as documented in the works of Douglas Richardson (with some exceptions - see the project page for details and additional links). While the project does not cover modern profiles (it does not cover past about 1700, as the Gateway Ancestors Richardson documents immigrated by 1700), other projects do and many WikiTree members have well-documented trails between themselves and Gateway Ancestors who are in a trail approved by the Magna Carta project, such as Gateway Ancestor Leonard Calvert.
Magna Carta Project logo
While outside of the project's scope, if you have developed your trail to one of the project's Gateway Ancestors, you might want to use the following coding to place a Sticker on your profile similar to the example using Leonard Calvert:
{{Descendant
|image=Magna Carta Team Base Camp.png
|imagetext=Magna Carta Project logo
|id=[[WikiTree-ID|Your Gateway Ancestor]], [[:Category:Gateway_Ancestors|Gateway Ancestor]]
}}
Following are a couple of additional examples.
Magna Carta Project logo
Descendant of Thomas Harris, who may have Magna Carta connections.
Example with link only to the ancestor who may be a descendant of a surety baron:
{{Descendant
|image=Magna Carta Team Base Camp.png
|imagetext=Magna Carta Project logo
|id=[[WikiTree-ID|Name]], who may have Magna Carta connections
}}


Magna Carta Project logo
Descendant of Robert Crossman, gateway ancestor to a Magna Carta Surety Baron.
Example with a link to the category listing the Magna Carta Surety Barons:
{{Descendant
|image=Magna Carta Team Base Camp.png
|imagetext=Magna Carta Project logo
|id=[[WikiTree ID|Name]], gateway ancestor to a [[:Category:Surety Barons|Magna Carta Surety Baron]]
}}

The previous Descendant sticker examples are appropriate for active WikiTree members' profile pages, and there is no limit to how many stickers you can add to your own page. However, stickers on shared ancestor profiles should be limited to five (with three being recommended - see Help:Stickers, which details usage guidelines for stickers; see also Template:Descendant for other examples of how the sticker can be used).

So, keeping in mind the need for only 3-5 stickers on a shared ancestor's profile, and considering that the further back you go, the greater the likelihood that the profile will be managed by a project, the following is suggested as a sticker for Gateway Ancestors' profiles who are not yet in a project-approved trail:

Magna Carta Project logo
Descendant of several Magna Carta Surety Barons.
{{Descendant
|image=Magna Carta Team Base Camp.png
|imagetext=Magna Carta Project logo
|id=several [[:Category:Surety Barons|Magna Carta Surety Barons]]
}}

If your immigrant ancestor is not one of the 240 Richardson-documented Gateway Ancestors, but you are working on researching and developing a trail, the following sticker might be appropriate for the immigrant ancestor's profile:

Magna Carta Project logo
Descendant of a Magna Carta Surety Baron (possibly-research underway).
Example with link to Category:Surety Barons for an ancestor whose potential trail you are researching:
{{Descendant
|image=Magna Carta Team Base Camp.png
|imagetext=Magna Carta Project logo
|id=a [[:Category:Surety Barons|Magna Carta Surety Baron]] (possibly-research underway)
}}






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