Medieval Project - England and Wales

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Welcome to the page for the Medieval Project's England and Wales team.


Team Goals

  • To improve existing English and Welsh medieval profiles and WikiTree's coverage of medieval England and Wales.
  • To help the Medieval Project promote medieval profiles to the wider WikiTree community.
  • To identify medieval English and Welsh profiles that need research or improvement.

Team Leaders

Please feel free to contact any of the team leaders for advice or support.

How to Join the Team

Members of the team must have pre-1500 certification. If you do not have this, please see the pre-1500 profiles help page for more information.

To join the team, please contact one of the team leaders, Darlene Athey-Hill, Michael Cayley or Jen Hutton. You may already be a member of the Medieval Project. If so, great! If not, we will make you a Project member at the same time that you become a team member.

A warm thanks to everyone who wants to be part of this team.

Choosing Profiles to work on

Initially we would like to focus much of our effort on existing profiles with inadequate sourcing or questionable relationships, and on profiles where the biography needs substantial improvement. Over time we would like to build up a list of profiles that need attention, using Maintenance Categories. Five of these have been set up: do add profiles to these.

Once you have developed and improved a profile, or while you are doing this, you may want to tackle other members of the family. It can be productive to work on a set of related people for whom some of the sources are the same.

Some members may want to work on a family line, or a specific area, or focus mainly on a particular part of the medieval period. If you have a specific focus, please tell the team leader.

Collaboration and Communication

Please respect the WikiTree guidance on communication before making major changes. If you are going to be doing major work on a profile and it is managed by someone else, please put a comment on the profile in advance: and please add a comment when you have finished the main work you plan on the profile.

The team collaborates with the England and Wales Projects, with other Projects as appropriate, and with other teams of the Medieval Project. Particularly for the earlier medieval period, there may also be collaboration with the France Project.

The England Project will be leaving the pre-Norman period to the Medieval Project.

Do use the Project's Google Group, and G2G, to seek help and advice and to invite input from others. If you have an idea for a "mini-project" on which several of us could work together, tell the team leader.

If you find a source that may help others, and that is not one of the standard medieval sources, please share it with the team! One way to do this is by adding a comment on this page. We may find it sensible to create a separate resources page for some of these sources.

Welsh Profiles

The Wales Project is using a set of categories set out in Category: Wales, Ancient Kingdoms for medieval profiles. Please liaise with the Project over the use of these: the Wales Project liaison is Steve Bartlett.

Profile Management

The Medieval Project is not aiming to manage profiles unless there is a strong reason for doing so. More guidance on this is on the main Project page. If you think Project management or Project protection is needed for a profile, please contact the team leader.

Profile Improvement Checklist; Naming Standards

There is a checklist for profile improvement on the main Project page. This also has information on the naming standards we use. It will sometimes be necessary to discuss what is the best last name to use, especially for the earlier medieval period. A post on G2G linking to the profile is the best way to do it. Be sure to use all of the following tags on G2G posts: Pre-1500, Medieval, and England or Wales.

Team Members



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