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Southern Pioneers Managed Profile Team

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The Managed Profiles Team is a specialized workgroup within the Southern Pioneer's Project. They endeavor to improve profiles that are co-managed or protected by the project.

Membership in this team is by invitation only as members are tasked with handling some of the most contentious and notable profiles in the project. If you wish to be considered for one of these teams, please send a proud-of profile that you have worked on to one of the Team Leaders. Here's what we look for:

  • All facts, including relationships, sourced preferably with in-line citations
  • Clear, concise, originally written biographies
  • Data in biography aligns with data in fields
  • Disputed or questionable information is addressed and resolved, if possible.

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Project-Managed Profiles

The Southern Pioneer's Project co-manages profiles where members are expected to coordinate major changes with the project instead of with an individual profile manager. See WikiTree's Help page about project-managed profiles. We honor these people by:

  • having the project adopt the profile if it is a WikiTree orphan
  • becoming a co-manager if the profile is not already managed by another project
  • improving the profile with quality narrative, sourcing, categorizing and links
  • maintaining the integrity of the profile

Project-Protected Profiles

The US Southern Pioneer's Project protects profiles (whether or not they are notable) if:

  • aspects of their genealogy are contentious, unproven or speculative; this could include disputes about the person's identity, key details of their life, descendants or ancestors; or there has been a G2G discussion requesting that the profile be protected
  • the profile is prone to duplication
  • the Last Name at Birth (LNAB) is unstable.

See WikiTree's Help page about project-protected profiles.

The project protects a profile by:

  • either adopting an orphaned profile or becoming co-manager if the profile is not already managed by another WikiTree project
  • applying "PPP" status, which prevents changes to the last name at birth and links to parents, spouse(s) and children
  • researching and improving the profile, in partnership with profile managers and others interested in the profile, using reliable sources
  • encouraging and in some cases leading discussion about the profiled person and their family through G2G
  • maintaining the integrity of the profile by keeping it on the project watchlist which is actively monitored

Team-Specific Goals

The Managed Profiles Team for the Southern Pioneer's project improves, maintains, corrects, validates and reliably sources the profiles of early American pioneers who settled the southern territories at the close of the American colonial period.
As a team, or individual effort, we work in collaboration with profile managers and other interested WikiTree members with the goal of producing accurate, well-written genealogies.

Team-Specific Tasks

Team members ...
  • Research, collect and document facts along with supporting reliable sources
  • Write clear, concise fact-based biographies
  • Review facts for accuracy and corrects inconsistent or erroneous information
  • Review and validates parent-child relationships
  • Review and validates sources for reliability
  • Review and ensures profiles meet WikiTree style and standards
  • Clear profile suggestions (DBEs)
  • Review and ensure text and images comply with WikiTree's copyright policy
  • Review and validate that profile meets wikiTree guidance for project managed profiles




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