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Colonial American tree cleanup

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  • Col. Daniel Boone (1734 - 1820)
    Family Col. Daniel Boone was born on November 2, 1734 (New Style dating) in log cabin in Birdsboro near Reading, in the Oley Valley of Berks County in Pennsylvania. His parents were Squire Boone, I and...
  • Simon Stone, Jr. (1631 - 1708)
    Deacon One of the original proprietors of Groton, MA . (Mentioned below) Simon Stone, Jr Birth: 1631 Essex, England Death: Feb. 27, 1708 Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA ...
  • Lt. James Brooks (c.1758 - bef.1828)
    A Patriot of the American Revolution for GEORGIA (SOLDIER). DAR Ancestor #: A014999
  • John "The Elder" Spann, Sr. (1723 - 1795)
    Sources: John "The Elder" Spann, Sr.
  • Rebecca Yongue (c.1766 - c.1851)
    Tree Conflict Parents of this profile: Elizabeth (Lukens) Tyson Rockhill (1730 Horsham, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, Colonial America - April 07, 1798 Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvani...

Colonial American tree cleanup

Last updated 23 December 2023

Make Geni members aware of this specialty area, where members share their knowledge and trees. Invite collaborators, please!

Project objectives:

  • Find and merge Colonial American duplicate profiles.
  • Ensure profiles have biographies and sources.
  • Improve and enhance trees.

Project scope:

  • The first generation to settle in North America was born no later than say 1580.
  • Their ancestors for a generation or two are in project scope also.
  • Colonial America became the United States in 1783 so profiles born later are out of scope.

Use discussions:

Use Geni standards:

Use the ‘photos and documents’ area:

  • Upload to Photos and Documents for Colonial American Tree Cleanup documents and images that pertain to Colonial American trees. They are then stored forever, even if the original document is removed from the internet, and can be tagged to additional projects and profiles, as well as being visible to geni members. No more bookmarks!

Use and add to the ‘References’ section (below):

  • Links to external sources encouraged.

Did You Know:

  • As a rule of thumb, it's probable that if you have a profile born before 1700, it's in the Geni tree already.
  • Geni uses blue boxes (& blue circles on tree view) to let you know that there may be a duplicate of the profile you've created.
  • It can be difficult to find duplicates on Geni, because often the spelling of a profile from before 1700 can have several variant spellings. If you have trouble finding duplicates for early profiles, please contact one of the Colonial American Curators. The list of curators, by geographic area, is here: Geni curators.
  • Hint: use Geni Advanced Search to identify possible matches and then use the results of the search to make a targeted Google search, which may capture spelling variations in results, and let you click right through to examine.
  • Instead of creating duplicates of the historical profiles on the Colonial American part of the tree, just use the top right pop-down menu to Request Management. Or, if you have information that differs from what you are seeing in the tree, you can contact the managers -- or the curator, if it is a Master Profile -- or start a public discussion from the profile itself. (Please be aware, though, that the quality of your sources will matter to your argument! There is an enormous amount of misinformation on the web, and personal trees that are on the web, without sources to back them up, are not in themselves reliable sources.)
  • Remember however, that if you're in the World Tree, & Geni shows a relationship line between you & that profile, it is already part of your tree Once you connect the nearest ancestors you can into the World tree, you are connected to all the early ancestors who are already on the Geni World Tree.
  • If the historical area interests you, there is usually a project that you can join to participate in research & help keep the line correct.


Page contact: Erica Howton