This is the Master Project for the Philippines
Filipinos often know of their ancestry exclusively through oral accounts. It is common to not know about one's direct line; but people would retain info about an obscure connection to a famous or historical person. Organized by surnames and by specialty topics, the Families of the Philippines projects tracks famous Filipino personalities -- which become "keystone profiles" to help family history researchers get started.
This project aims to organize genealogical data on men and women of historical importance: scions of the gentry (de buena familia), revolutionary heroes, scholars, national athletes and other public personalities (celebrities) in various fields.
Image: President Ramon Magsaysay (in leather jacket) and the San Diego Clan are the subject of the above photograph, taken at the Loakan Airport in Baguio City in the mid-1950s. Image owned by the Veluz Family.
Assistance and Inspiration
If you can't get the answers you need on the Geni Knowledge Base or the Discussion Boards, all Geni curators are available to provide peer assistance. Concerns on Geni tools and on projects on this master page can be directed to Mona.
- American Colonists in the Philippines
- Bataan Death March
- Spanish-American War
- The Thomasites
- Criminals, Outlaws and Bandits of the Philippines
- Filipina Beauty Queens
- Filipino Actors
- Filipino Architects
- Filipino Athletes
- Filipino Entrepreneurs and Corporate Giants
- Filipino Jurists
- Filipino Musicians
- Filipino Politicians
- Filipino Scientists
- Filipino Visual Artists
- Filipino Writers and Journalists
- The Loves of Jose Rizal
- Manila Carnival Royalty
- Members of the Revolutionary Katipunan
- The Pensionado Act of the Philippines
- Philippine Heritage Homes
- Philippine Military Academy Alumni
- Philippine National Artists
- Presidents of the Philippines
- The Rajahnate of Tondo
- Supreme Court of the Philippines
- The Tragedy of the 11th World Scout Jamboree
- The Women of Malolos
A :: Abad :: Abella :: Agcaoili :: Agoncillo :: Aguilar :: Aguinaldo :: Almeda :: Alonso :: Alunan :: Alvarez :: Aquino :: Apacible :: Araneta :: Arceo :: Arcinas :: Arenas :: Arevalo :: Arroyo :: Aspillera :: Avelino :: Avellana :: Ayala
M :: Macapagal :: Macaraeg :: Magdangal :: Magsaysay :: Manuel :: Mapa :: Marasigan :: Marcos :: Maronilla :: Marquez :: Martinez :: Mateo :: Medina :: Mendoza :: Mercado :: Miranda :: Mojica :: Montilla
R :: Ramos :: Ranillo :: Recto :: Remulla :: Reyes :: Reynaldo :: Revilla :: Rivera :: Rizal :: Roces :: Rodriguez :: Romero :: Romualdez :: Romulo :: De la Rosa :: Rosales :: Del Rosario :: Roxas :: Rufino :: Ruiz
U :: Unson
Y :: Yap
- Arthur W. Gubisch
- Catalino Garingalao
- Damaso Pueblos
- Herrederos de Jose Rizal
- Jose and Baltazar de Araneta
- Julian Afalla
- Julian Felipe
- Kaamiño-Angelita Sanchez Atega Family
- Laki Agustin Bautista
How to Contribute
- First step is to follow or collaborate on this, the master project.
- Please collaborate on the sub-project of interest.
- After getting yourself added as a collaborator for that sub-project, select the profile of the prominent person you wish to add.
- Navigate to the profile of the prominent person. Under the "More Actions" link, choose "Add to Project" and select sub-project in which this person should be included .
- Include in the "About Me" section of each person a brief biographical sketch of their lives, summarizing their significant contributions and accomplishments. No need to elaborate on parents, sibling and children as this will be redundant with the family tree.
- Please list your sources in the bottom of the biographical sketch, or if possible, attach the documents to the profile.
- Include a photograph of your ancestor if one exists. Acknowledgements about ownership and/or link source of images used in this project should be added in the description field of each individual photo.
- Mark the profile as "public" and not "private".
- If you wish to add a surname that is not yet here, create a new sub-project, following this project name format: "<Surname> Family of the Philippines". The same steps above apply.
- If you feel a private profile will contribute immensely to the development of a tree, please communicate with the profile owner first before triggering any merge. Some families prefer to keep their tree free from external merges, and we should be sensitive to those preferences.
- There is no need to add duplicate profiles. Simply send a note to the manager and ask (very kindly) to co-manage the profile. It will save us the task of merging duplicate trees later.
- To avoid "spam" updates, do not unilaterally add collaborators to this or any project, unless the collaborator-to-be makes an explicit request. If you wish to Invite someone, send an message-invite with the link, then let the collaborator-to-be decide for himself if he wishes to join the project.
Privacy and Copyright
Claimed profiles who do not wish to be featured in the studies should simply mark themselves or the individuals they manage as "private". Their names will consequently be taken out of this study.
- Validate that all Filipinos with completed profiles (photos + about) are included in these sub-projects by checking via Research > Surnames route: http://www.geni.com/surnames. Last page processed on 06 May 2012. Start here: http://www.geni.com/projects/Alvarez-Family-of-the-Philippines.
- Validate the data on the Alunan-Lizares Clan. Create master profiles for those with completed data. Start here: