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Scope of Project


To build a single, validated and documented shared family tree for the Lawson family, from earlier origins to near modern times.

General Note


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We will include some or all of the Wikipedia disambiguation page categories:

Lawson may refer to:


  • Lawson (album)|Lawson, an album by John Schumann and the Vagabond Crew of Henry Lawson's poetry put to music.



  • Lawson Mountain Range, in the Blue Mountains (Australia)|Blue Mountains in New South Wales; named after Cole Lawson 
  • Lawson, New South Wales, a town in the Blue Mountains
  • Lawson, Australian Capital Territory, a suburb of Canberra


  • Lawson Island, Nunavut

;United States

  • Lawson, Colorado
  • Lawson, Missouri
  • Lawson, Mesquite, Texas


  • Lawson (name), people with Lawson as surname or given name

Project Profiles

We will work forward from here:

Project Notables

The Geni Master Profile


Make sure the name fields of the Master Profiles include first name, middle name, last name, maiden name if known, otherwise blank, suffix for Sr., Jr., etc.  In the display name field only add titles such as Gov. or Dr. preceding.

For example

FN Reuben MN (blank) LN Coffin MN (blank) Display name is Captain Reuben Coffin


The United States did not exist until 1789 and the United Kingdom was formed in 1707.  Please be careful about using autocomplete.  It is better to use the "place" field and type out the place name. Use place names such as England and Massachusetts and spell out the country name with historical accuracy.

For example

Colonial America:  Nantucket, Massachusetts After 1789:  Nantucket, Massachusetts, United States

Overview tab

It makes it easier to read a profile if the "about me" information is filled out in this fashion:

Media tab

- Future releases of the Geni Project module will create a dynamic library of downloadable media for profiles associated with the Project.  

-- The media tab of the MP should be used for documentation files.  Websites, biographies, census reports, image files -- the richer we make the profile, the more historically and genealogically accurate and meaningful it will be.

Sources tab

-- Adding a source validates the MP, and creates a "timeline" for each life represented by a profile.  The more information we add, the more detailed and accurate.

-- Original source data includes: birth certificates, census reports, immigration records, ship rosters, obituaries, marriage licenses ....

Works Cited

- Citation data (MLA format is good) should be noted for each source.  If someone else can't replicate research, it's not acceptable.

- Instant citation makers on line:

Supplemental Reading

(Please insert in alphabetical order by last name of author, and provide URL link if available online)