Now that "projects" is live, I think I should go ahead and add all the profiles for "Signers," stub or not.
Would you care to join us as a "collaborator" on the SOI project?
I think those of us related early Americans are mostly cousins in multiple ways. I found the same thing doing Eastern European Jewish genealogy. A few families intermarried over and over.
I know Geni used to show me multiple ways I was related to someone once in awhile but I hope it finally really institutes this feature.
How dare you have a life!
You are now a "project collaborator" on
Do what you can when you can, it's all good.
I just got John Hancock into the project.
Anita found us and we now have Josiah Bartlett, Signer of the "Declaration of Independence" added as MP to the project.
Curators, can you go forth and discover any duplicates for the profiles in the project? This way I don't have to upload the dup profiles.
Another suggestion from Anita: Can we collect jpg images of each of the signers to add to the MP for the signer? I don't think we want to make it the default photo image though because some of the Signers did many things in addition to sign, such as become president ...
Can a curator work on fixing this? This Benjamin Harris says he was born in 1623 and was the son of the Pres (who was born in 1833). I found it trying to find the Benjamin who Signed.
Here you go...someone have fun adding them in! I will send another large list later tonight.
General question...I can add photo's to Public Profiles, correct?
William Hooper: William Hooper, Signer of the "Declaration of Independence"
Thomas Heyward: Thomas Heyward, Signer of the "Declaration of Independence"
Benjamin Harrison: Gov. Benjamin Harrison, signer of the "Declaration of Independence"
Elbridge Gerry (also a VP): Elbridge Thomas Gerry, 5th Vice President of the USA
William Ellery: William Ellery, signer of the "Declaration of Independence"
Carter Braxton: Carter Braxton, signer of the "Declaration of Independence"
If you want to get lost in some history, check this site out. I just wasted an hour!
War Museum has Signers, History Museum has the Dec...lots and LOTS of information, some sources.
General links to the discussion so we can all enjoy, and then to the Wiki. Do you have an ID for the Wiki? If so, you can add yourself: if not, maybe Kim or Brendon can (eventually I will figure out how to do so).
From the Wiki I can copy and paste, formatting intact, to the "Project" master page.
Specific genealogy links in the profile.
Anita, this is my favorite source for info on signers.
Looks like the Library of Congress commissioned an engraver to make portraits of the signers. For the less-known signers, those may be the only portraits available.
Maria...found that site. It has a lot of info, but isn't exactly very readable.
I found this site that I like a lot better... http://colonialhall.com/biodoi.php
Idea...do we want to do the Constitution next? I would also like to see, eventually, a project on Notables of Early America, where we could flag people like Paul Revere and Alexander Hamilton who really don't fit in any of the other groups we have done, but certainly have their importance in American history.
This profile is linked to the Signers Project...this is actually the signers father...can someone unlink?
These profiles need an MP, to be renamed, to be added to the project and the wiki:
Lyman Hall, signer of the "Declaration of Independence"
Maj. Gen. William Floyd, signer of the "Declaration of Independence"
William Ellery, signer of the "Declaration of Independence"
Carter Braxton, signer of the "Declaration of Independence"
Charles Carroll of Carrollton, Signer of the "Declaration of Independence"
John Hancock, Signer of the "Declaration of Independence", 4th and 13th President of the Continental Congress should have quotes around the Declaration of Independence, for consistency.
I added the others to the wiki. After these fixes, I'll add them to the wiki and then I'd like someone to check over the list to see if we have everyone in the wiki and in the project. We also need to make sure someone is working on the others.