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Steve Adey's Generic OPS page

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This profile is part of the Generic One Place Study.


How to Join

Please contact the project leader Steve Adey or post a comment to the right. If you have any questions, just ask. Thanks!


The Generic One Place Study describes how to collect together, on one or more WikiTree Free-Space pages, significant information about any place in the World. The hope is that other WikiTree researchers (like you) will join the study, to help make it a more valuable reference for people interested in the genealogy and history of the limited area. For the purpose of WikiTree, this could include knowledge to help a genealogist make sense of the local sources of information. This page aims to interpret and expand the information provided on OPS projects by the WikiTree One Place Studies Project and the "Society for One Place Studies", to make it more useful for someone at the start of their first WikiTree One Place Study.

Task List

To setup your first One Place Study:

  • Contact the WikiTree One Place Studies Project by replying to the "Start a One Place Study (OPS) Here!" invitation with an answer, specifying to the project leaders (Katie Goodwin & Azure Robinson the area that you are interested in studying. You can also PM (Private Message) one of them with the same details, if you want to discuss whether your project is appropriate or subsumed by another OPS project. The location name should be an ordered list of places from most specific to least specific (e.g. Town, County, Country).
  • They will set you up as the Profile Manager of a Free-Space page, with the most approriare name, that is nested within a set of study pages from most general location to most specific.
  • Use the information provided by the various OPS projects guidance sources to prepare a first draft of the study page, for future improvement as the study progresses.
  • Ask a question on the 'G2G' Forum, about whether anyone wants to join you in doing the study.
  • Setup one or more agreed communication channel (using for example eMail, the Discord App/Website, Google Groups, or WhatsApp) to allow the study to be divided up between the available people.
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  • Choose some relatively easy tasks (low hanging fruit) to start the project properly, and carry them out quickly to gain momentum.
  • Make a plan to achieve as much or as little as you feel able, and choose a bigger task that interests you, or which you feel will most benefit the overall WikiTree effort
  • Talk to your collaborators about how your tasks are going, and ask if there is anything you can do to help?
  • Keep updating your project page or sub-pages, so anyone can see the progress, and might be inspired to help you in the collaborative effort.



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