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US Southern Colonies Founding Families Team

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Originally the "Surname Teams", it was renamed the "Founding Families Team" in October 2020.

Goal statement of the Surname Teams (unchanged when Team name changed):

These teams focus on improving the profiles of key family lines in the colonial south. They may or may not be associated with a one-name or one-place study.

The Founding Families Team was retired. It is duplicative of Colonial Teams' efforts. ~ November 2020

Team Leader Jillaine Smith posted comments to the profiles of team members T Sanders (who had joined the Surname Team) and Marsha Sturdivant on 12 November. As of 17 November, they had not yet chosen another team.

Removed T's badged 20 January 2021.
Masha chose Georgia Team

Most of the space pages listed on this page, which focus on surnames notable in the Colonial South, were transferred to the appropriate Colonial Team.

The following pages were moved to the Colony of Virginia Team page, under Virginia Surnames:
The Georgia Team picked up The Dillard Family Association page.
The Templeton Name Study has a possible connection to the Carolinass (notified Mary Richardson, Carolina Team Leader).


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Jillaine - could you contact your team members about joining another team since this Team is going away?


posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
Will do

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posted by Jillaine Smith
Jillaine - I'm thinking that maybe I was too hasty in renaming this team from Surname Teams. For some reason, I thought the name change was simply a way to narrow the scope from the very broad "Surname" to better reflect that it would be Surnames of founding families. I believe that the Team was envisioned as a collection of people working on a specific surname - such as Bolling, Peyton, Jones, etc. - and the point of this Topical Team would be to support their efforts and ensure appropriate collaboration with the relevant Colonial Team.

As this Team is currently being developed, it appears to be carving out people that should be under the Colonial Teams/Jamestown Colony. Shouldn't the work you're describing it's curre of the from aa coll, but the way you're describing it, I see this team as looking to undertake work that would be better done under the auspices of the appropriate existing Colonial Teams & Jamestown Team.

Or am I misunderstanding something essential?

Thanks for helping me understand better.

Cheers, Liz

posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
Yeah, you're probably right. maybe it's more like a challenge than a team. I just saw these great possibilities for people to work on a set of specific families (vs one individual profile).
posted by Jillaine Smith