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Slaton Name Study

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Surnames/tags: Slaton Slatton
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Slaton-Slatton-Slayden Family Project

The Slaton-Slatton-Slayden Family Project (SSSFP), or Slaton Name Study in WikiTree language, is a network of family historians and genealogists who share a common interest in the individuals possessing the surname and its variants. We also have a DNA Project as a genetic extension of "traditional" genealogy.

We maintain two hubs (sites) on SPOKT.com for the exchange of ideas, images, files, and record interpretation: 1) Descendants of Arthur & Rachel Slayden, a Virginia USA-based family, and 2) Slaton Slatton Slayden Family Project for everyone else, worldwide. These site are by-invitation. Membership to both SPOKT sites is allowed for any one person, but prospective members are "interviewed" by Wes Miller or Clinton Slayton for an evaluation before invitations are issued. Collections of our research files (trees) with citations were once publicly accessible and clearly formatted on RootsWeb WorldConnect until its failure. Some of that material is still extant there, but the notes are garbled and additions and corrections have not been updateble since 2017. In some cases, those posted files were uploaded at WikiTree without permission and without the full citations justifying some individual Profiles.

Our Mission

The primary objective of the SSSFP is to delineate the carriers of Slaton surname variants. Our presence on WikiTree is intended to provide a genealogically honest and rigorous presentation of the current state of Slaton research. This process involves constructing evidence-based profiles for all carriers of Slaton surname variants. The initial entries for some Profiles may contain "data dumps" from genealogy software to be re-formatted to a more acceptable Wikitree presentation. "Family stories" are not ignored, but clearly marked as anecdotal when used as a basis for a Profile. We do not accept uncited trees as genuine "sources," but will strive to bolster or clearly denote such "citations" as questionable, depending on the presence or absence of supporting records.

Research Pages

The following is a list of prospective project ideas to be established on WikiTree:

Related Surnames and Surname Variants

  • Slatton
  • Slatten
  • Slaten
  • Slaydon
  • Slayden
  • Slayton
  • Sladden
  • Sladen

Membership Guidelines

We hope to establish trust relationships with collaborators. ...


WikiTree Membership List

... ... ... is a member of the Slaton Name Study Project.

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This sounds like a special club, shouldn't the One name study focus on the Slaton, Slaten, Slaydon name, family etc?
posted by [Living Abbe]
edited by [Living Abbe]
You are correct, this ONS does focus on all variants of the surname, and associated family lines are studied for context and clues regarding the Slaton/Slayton/etc. history. Feel free to private message me or Clinton Slayton, founder and co-administrator, if you are interested in collaborating and joining the project.
posted by Wes Miller

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