What is a Gateway Ancestor?
" ... in broad terms, a gateway ancestor is any individual with known or traceable ancestry in a specific group who intermarries into a target group, and therefore adds a new set of ancestors to his or her descendants in the target group. For example, every immigrant from one country to another is a potential gateway ..."
about this project
Collaborators, please add profiles representing a door from one group to another in your Geni tree. Immigrants, "notables," adventurers ... Let's get beyond the usual suspects and find more people who connect us all together. Profiles must be set to "public.".
For more information about Geni Projects, see the Geni Wiki Projects Page. If you would like to contribute to this page, or add profiles, request to join as collaborator from the "actions" menu in the upper right hand corner. Click here for instructions about using Wiki markup language. Click here to start a new discussion within the project. It may be more efficient to use the "Related Projects" link to add profiles already gathered in a Geni project.
to add profiles to the project
- From the profile page: upper right hand corner, actions, (drop down), "add to project" (select project)
- From the project page: upper right hand corner, actions, (drop down), "add profile"
- "Who Do You Think You Are - Gateway Ancestors Guide"
- partial list of “Gateway” ancestors with lines to Crusaders"
- search inside "Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 2nd Edition, 2011"
- search inside "Notable kin: an anthology of columns first published in the NEHGS nexus, 1986-1995, Volume 2"
- Miles Files leads to Descendants of Charlemagne, and selected Accomack/Northampton County ancestors with connections to royalty
- National Society of Saints and Sinners: Schedule of Approved Gateway Ancestors