I got a bit bored with my own lineage and, along with my lovely new collaborators Private User and Private User, I've decided to start a project to look into the ancestry of the Beatles, their wives, and their closest associates and ex-Beatle bandmates. The project page is here: http://www.geni.com/projects/The+Beatles
It's quite skin-and-bones at the moment because for some reason I don't see the option to add profiles to the project yet, but I suspect that's because I don't have management of them yet. Anyhow, please let me know if you're interested in joining the fray! This is my first project, so collaborative input is very welcome. :)
I did quite a bit of searching and these are the best-researched profiles I've found (shockingly)--and there really aren't any duplicates connected to the big tree. Erica or Daniel, if you could make them master profiles, that would be a good start, I imagine?
Since he's my favorite fifth Beatle, I'm planning on working on Sir George Martin's profile next.
What do we think about adding Jane Asher to the project? She wasn't a wife but certainly looms large in early Beatles history. At the same time, I don't know if we should extend the project to EVERYONE the Beatles ever associated with.
I'm very surprised that John's Stanley genealogy has not been thoroughly researched. Several biographies claim that John descended from Sir Thomas Stanley (1435 - 1504). Looking at Sir Thomas's genealogy gives no clue which one of his sons is the next in John's pedigree. Working up Julia Stanley's pedigree only goes back a few generations. I recently "tweeted" Yoko to see if either she or John have ever published their family trees. Maybe if more people express an interest to her, she may have information that would be useful to this project.