Project Template Format

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This is a "Project" template

Feel free to copy and paste as an organizing tool when creating a new Project. Copy (Ctrl-V) the text in the box below to Notepad. Paste (Ctrl-C) to the new Project page. Don't worry that the lines are "too long". they will look fine on the Project page. To see what this all actually looks like, check out the Project Template page.

=== Scope of Project ===

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=== Overview ===

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=== General Note ===
 
*''For more information about Geni Projects, see the Geni Wiki [http://wiki.geni.com/index.php/Projects Projects] Page.'' 

* If you would like to contribute to this page, please feel free to edit it. Click [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Wiki_markup here] for instructions about using Wiki markup language.  
* Send a message to the Project Manager to join us and collaborate.

'''Join the discussion'''

* http://www.geni.com/discussions/

=== Tags ===

''tags are based on the categorization schema in Wikipedia''

* '''Events''':           
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* '''Activities''':          
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* '''Religions:'''         
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* '''Movements:'''  
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* '''Places''':        
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* '''Timelines''':       
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* '''Topics''':             
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* '''Series''':   
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==Resources==

* ''For more about resourcing and a listing of general genealogical resources, see: [http://wiki.geni.com/index.php/Resources Resources]

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'''Contributions welcome.'''

==Notables==

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==Activity==

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==Place==

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==Movement==

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==Project Profiles==
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==The Geni Master Profile==

 
* ''See [http://wiki.geni.com/index.php/Naming_Conventions Naming Conventions] for notes on historical periods that may be within scope but not covered below''.

'''''Names'''''

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'''

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'''''Places'''''

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 '''South Carolina''' and spell out the country name with historical accuracy.

'''For example'''

''Colonial America:  Charleston, South Carolina

'''Overview tab'''

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

* (vitals, summary)
* (parents)
* (marriages)
* (children)
* (weblinks)
* (biography)
* (notes)
* (references)
* (citations)

* example profile: [http://www.geni.com/people/Stephen-Hopkins-Mayflower-Passenger/6000000001495436722 Stephen Hopkins Mayflower Passenger]


'''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==

* '''For more about sources, please see: [http://wiki.geni.com/index.php/Sources Sources]'''

- 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:

* http://worldcat.org
* http://citationmachine.net
* http://www.easybib.com


==Suggested Reading==

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