Welcome to the page for the Medieval Project's Germany team.
- To improve existing German medieval profiles (in the medieval period this roughly equates to Holy Roman Empire) and WikiTree's coverage of medieval Germany.
- To help the Medieval Project promote medieval profiles to the wider WikiTree community.
- To identify medieval German profiles that need research or improvement.
Please feel free to contact John 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 the team leader, John Atkinson. You may already be a member of the Medieval Project. If so, great! If not, John will make you a Project member at the same time as he makes you 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. Please help to identify them, and send details to the team leader.
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 of medieval Germany, 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
The team collaborates with the Project:Germany. Particularly for the earlier medieval period, there may also be collaboration with other projects representing other countries who in the medieval period were a part of the Holy Roman Empire.
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.
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: Germany, Pre-1500, and Medieval.
- John Atkinson
- Laura Bozzay
- Isabelle (Marchal) Huth
- Kelsey Jackson-Williams
- Helmut Jungschaffer
- Andrew Lancaster
- Login to request to the join the Trusted List so that you can edit and add images.
- Private Messages: Contact the Profile Managers privately: Medieval Project WikiTree, Michael Cayley, Darlene Athey-Hill, and John Atkinson. (Best when privacy is an issue.)
- Public Comments: Login to post. (Best for messages specifically directed to those editing this profile. Limit 20 per day.)
- Public Q&A: These will appear above and in the Genealogist-to-Genealogist (G2G) Forum. (Best for anything directed to the wider genealogy community.)