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This page relates to a proposal that was not implemented and is retained for historical reasons only.

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Proposal summary

Expand the coverage in WeRelate by adding public domain source material regarding people of widespread interest

We can broadly set out two ways to approach the addition of content to WeRelate:

Firstly, focus on individuals, person by person, researching all sources relating to that individual. This lends itself to featured articles on individual people.

Secondly, focus on sources and add all the material derived from one source first, before coming back and adding further information regarding the same people other sources.

The source-based approach lends itself more to "meta" studies that focus on a family, a set of related families, a lineage or a surname.

This mini project is based around this approach.

Step 1: Identify public domain repositories

Identify repositories of public domain material and quantify their size. Please add to the list below:

http://www.archive.org - 3,908,520 texts

http://books.google.com - 1,000,000 PD books

http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu - 1,000,000

http://gallica.bnf.fr/?&lang=EN - 320,000 books

http://www.gutenberg.org - 42,000 books

Oxford Text Archive - "thousands"

Step 2: Identify a theme that interests you and could interest many other people

Possibilities - please add:

  1. British Nobility
  2. European Royal Families
  3. Early American Settlers

Chosen - please add & sign using ~~~~:

  1. British Nobility (AndrewRT 20:11, 10 March 2013 (EDT))

Step 3: Identify key material within those repositories

Search through these repositories to find key material and list below. Prioritise the material as follows:

  • public domain or freely licensed content
  • ones where the families are likely to link to existing content on WeRelate, in line with our "pando" vision
  • ones that are most prominent, hence driving interest in WeRelate
  • ones with the longest genealogies (at least 10 generations)
  • most reliable content
  • most extensive content relating to the individuals, including at least 2 key dates, locations and biographical notes
  • able to validate from other reliable sources
  • ideal date range is before 1800, when universal registration and censuses were introduced

Archive.org / British Nobility

Joseph Foster:

  1. The royal lineage of our noble and gentle families. Together with their paternal ancestry .. (1883) vol1 - 111pp
  2. The royal lineage of our noble and gentle families. Together with their paternal ancestry .. (1884) vol2 - 420pp
  3. The royal lineage of our noble and gentle families. vol4 - 664pp

Debretts Peerage:

  1. Debretts Baronetage Knightage & Companionage, 1893 - 962pp
  2. Debretts Illustrated Peerage & Titles of Courtesy, 1876 - 776pp

Collins Peerage, v7 updated by Brydges where available:

  1. Collins Peerage of England vol 1 - 600pp
  2. Collins Peerage of England vol 2 - 600pp
  3. Collins Peerage of England vol 3 - 800pp
  4. Collins Peerage of England vol 4 - 500pp
  5. Collins Peerage of England vol 5 - 700pp
  6. Collins Peerage of England vol 6 - 700pp
  7. Collins Peerage of England vol 7 - 600pp
  8. Collins Peerage of England vol 8 - 600pp
  9. Collins Peerage of England vol 9 - 700pp

Burke's Peerage:

  1. The Royal Families of England, Scotland, and Wales, with their Descendants &c vol 1 - 550pp
  2. The Royal Families of England, Scotland, and Wales, with their Descendants &c vol 2 - 650pp
  3. Royal Descents and pedigrees of founders' kin - 400pp
  4. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Peerage and Baronetage of the British Empire, 1869 - 1040pp
  5. A genealogical history of the dormant, abeyant, forfeited, and extinct peerages of the British empire, 1866 - 630pp
  6. A genealogical and heraldic history of the landed gentry of Great Britain & Ireland vol 1 - 900pp
  7. A genealogical and heraldic history of the landed gentry of Great Britain & Ireland vol 2 - 1800pp
  8. A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Colonial Gentry. Vol 1 - 400pp
  9. A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Colonial Gentry. Vol 2 - 530pp
  10. A Genealogical and Heraldic History of The Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland vol 1 - 700pp
  11. A Genealogical and Heraldic History of The Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland vol 2 - 750pp
  12. A Genealogical and Heraldic History of The Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland vol 3 - 770pp
  13. A Genealogical and Heraldic History of The Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland vol 4 - 800pp

Hunters "Familiae Minorum Gentium"

  1. Vol 1 - 440pp
  2. Vol 2 - 418pp
  3. Vol 3 - 360pp
  4. Vol 4 - 300pp

Harleian Society Publications

Step 4: create source material

Choose a source material from the list above and add it below:

  1. AndrewRT 20:11, 10 March 2013 (EDT): The royal lineage of our noble and gentle families. Together with their paternal ancestry .. (1884) - 420pp

Establish if the source is present on WeRelate. If multiple copies exist, copy all information into the main Source page and redirect the other source pages. Add the new public domain source to this page if not already there. Note the details below, including the number of articles already linked:

  1. AndrewRT 20:11, 10 March 2013 (EDT): Source:Foster, Joseph. Royal Lineage of Our Noble and Gentle Families, Together with Their Paternal Ancestry (None)

Step 5: open the new source material and work through

Work through the source material systematically adding references to existing people, cleaning up articles as you go, adding new people who aren't already on WeRelate.

Note progress below:

Editor & Date: AndrewRT 16:31, 27 March 2013 (EDT)
Source: Foster, vol2
Pages complete: p22
Sources added: 159 per [1]
People added: 27 in the last week per [2]

Editor & Date: AndrewRT 20:09, 31 March 2013 (EDT)
Source: Foster, vol2
Pages complete: p48
Sources added: 190 per [3]
People added: 47 in the last week (34 since last update) per [4]

Editor & Date: AndrewRT 19:37, 6 April 2013 (EDT)
Source: Foster, vol2
Pages complete: p50
Sources added: 193 per [5]
People added: 15 since last update per [6]

Editor & Date: AndrewRT 19:58, 15 April 2013 (EDT)
Source: Foster, vol2
Pages complete: p53
Sources added: 229 per [7]
People added: 46 since last update per [8]

Editor & Date: AndrewRT 18:41, 17 April 2013 (EDT)
Source: Foster, vol2
Pages complete: p58
Sources added: 286 per [9]
People added: 59 since last update per [10]

Editor & Date: AndrewRT 19:45, 23 May 2013 (EDT)
Source: Foster, vol2
Pages complete: p61
Sources added: 359 per [11]
People added: 45 since 16 May per [12]

Editor & Date: AndrewRT 18:25, 27 May 2013 (EDT)
Source: Foster, vol2
Pages complete: p63
Sources added: 414 per [13]
People added: 59 since last update per [14]

Editor & Date: AndrewRT 19:11, 9 June 2013 (EDT)
Source: Foster, vol2
Pages complete: p63
Sources added: 435 per [15]
People added: 8 since 2nd June per [16] plus further 11 since last update per own contributions history

Editor & Date: AndrewRT 19:33, 16 June 2013 (EDT)
Source: Foster, vol2
Pages complete: p63
Sources added: 459 per [17]
People added: 25 since last update per [18]

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