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Profile of the Week: Captain Christopher Newport, an English privateer, ship captain, and adventurer who helped to establish the first permanent English colony in North America at Jamestown in 1607. Which Jamestown colonist is closest to you on our single family tree?
Last week: Mathematician and writer Ada Lovelace (1815-1852), often regarded as the first computer programmer.
Which mathematician is your closest connection?
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Featured Family Photo: William Preston Lawrence, Eliza (Bishop) Lawrence with baby Leona (Lawrence) Roper, and Clara (Lawrence) Stillings. Uploaded by Douglas Roper.
Member of the Week: Valerie Penner volunteers as a Mentor and participates in our Acadia and Nordic projects. She's also working on a One-Place Study for Hjørundfjord, Norway.
"There is something special about WikiTree ... I feel like I am among like-minded people, with a community that cares about accuracy and collaboration (and that loves genealogy like me!)."
Last week: Tricia Payne coordinates the Kentucky Project and many One-Place Studies.
"Through the One-Place Studies, I am meeting and able to collaborate with other genealogists."
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"It's been wonderful to experience how collaborative genealogy in WikiTree makes all of us better genealogists. Collaboration on our shared ancestors encourages us to share information and to hold each other to high standards." —Ellen Smith, member since 2014
"Before WikiTree, I was skeptical and discouraged about big one-single-trees because there were (are) so many errors, but WikiTree is different because it's collaborative, genial and there are people available to help resolve any issues." — Roberta Estes, blogger