RLP 309: WikiTree Special Projects with Elaine Martzen and Emmaline MacBeath – The Global Tofay

RLP 309: WikiTree Special Projects with Elaine Martzen and Emmaline MacBeath - The Global Tofay Global Today

In this episode of “Research Like a Pro,” guests Elaine Martzen and Emmaline MacBeath join hosts Diana and Nicole to discuss various WikiTree projects.

Projects on WikiTree are groups organized around topics or activities to facilitate collaboration among members. They include top-level projects with unique tags and badges, sub-projects using higher-level project badges, project teams, and informal free-space projects. Types of projects include geographical (e.g., Australia, Mexico, South Africa), themed (e.g., Mayflower, Holocaust, Native Americans), and functional (e.g., Adoption Angels, DNA, Profile Improvement, Mentors).

Elaine highlights the Holocaust Project, which aims to create detailed profiles for every victim and connect them to the main tree. She discusses her involvement, research, and leadership role in advancing the project’s mission and encouraging participation.

Emmaline discusses the US Black Heritage Project, which aims to build and document African-American genealogies, create a connected family database, and improve profiles of ancestors with Black heritage. She addresses challenges such as naming conventions for slaves and provides advice for researchers who find enslaved people in historical documents.

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Links

WikiTree Projects –

WikiTree Project FAQ –

WikiTree Holocaust Project –

Auschwitz 2025 Initiative –

WikiTree U.S. Black Heritage Project –

WikiTree Heritage Exchange Portal –

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