Carol Baldwin is a Wonderful WikiTreer

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Some while ago, it was discovered that President Franklin D Roosevelt and Vice President Eldridge Gerry had common ancestors from Europe.   But, because of name variations, etc, there were a lot of mistakes on WikiTree. 

Carol has done incredible research and is slowly working through those families correcting errors, adding missing children, and just being VERY thorough.   She has come up against PPP'd profiles and lots of complicated relationship changes.   She has stayed in close contact during all these changes and I appreciate her dedication to accuracy and collaboration.  

WikiTree profile: Carol Baldwin
in Appreciation by Robin Lee G2G6 Pilot (751k points)
edited by Robin Lee

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Bravo Carol!! That's the kind of work that is so critical to our mission to grow an accurate single family tree. Well done!

by Bobbie Hall G2G6 Pilot (251k points)
selected by Laura DeSpain
Thank you, Bobbie!
+10 votes
Excellent job Carol! All your work is appreciated!
by Laura DeSpain G2G6 Pilot (405k points)
Thank you, Laura!
+8 votes
Carol  thanks for working through the Roosevelt Gerry connections...
by David Hughey G2G Astronaut (1.6m points)
Thanks much, David!
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Congratulations Carol! That sounds like a wonderful task to have undertaken.

Thanks Robin for acknowledging Carol.
by Gillian Thomas G2G6 Pilot (187k points)
Thank you, Gillian! So great to hear from you, my England Team friend! I am sad that we have to 'compete' during the Source-a-thon now that you are a Wizard of Aus and I am a Mighty Oak; however, everything we do adds collectively to the tree.

You are the FIRST person I communicated with during my very first THON! I was so nervous because it was also my first time working with the England Team. You and Jo (I still need to learn how to 'medieval' someone) were wonderful support people. You take care! Hugs from Arizona to 'Down Under'
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Robin Lee! Thank you so much for this very kind recognition. What a wonderful surprise to wake up to this morning!

I could not have done this with out the support of several people who have 'gone to the mats with me' on cleaning up and adding to the Walton/Roosevelt line with a few Beekmans and Gerrys along the way!

Thank you, Robin, for your dedication, help and support. This has taken a Wiki-village and also includes kudos to Jillaine (PGM for Thomas Lawarence), Ellen Smith for her support with the Netherlands group, and Chase Ashley and Joe Cochoit for helping me to track down sources in the late days of June 2020 to dig up some resources. Robin, your mention of Elbridge Gerry led me to one of the Walton/Thompson clan and they are all connected. It's now going back and adding all the Walton kin, who are interesting interesting in their own right.

I'll be posting the 'line' from Thomas Lawrence to FDR this week as the bios and sourcing are near complete so that M Cole can add stickers (much appreciated). This revised connection also makes FDR a direct descendant to Charlemagne through Thomas Lawrence.

Again, all concerned, please take your fair share of this Wonderful Wikitree honor. Stay safe and healthy! cmb

And yes, Robin is much appreciated for this accolade.
by Carol Baldwin G2G6 Pilot (704k points)
edited by Carol Baldwin
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OMG! Robin Lee! THANK YOU  so much for the Superstar badge! I just completed my Saturday morning Zoom healing meditation group with a number of my nurse colleagues. I was about to send M Cole the linkages from Thomas Lawrence down through to FDR and what to my wondering eyes should appear? A Superstar badge! From you! This work has been a collective labor of love for correct genealogy and informative (and accurate) linkages, biographies and sourcing. We never work alone so I share this Superstar badge with all the Wikitreers who have helped on this 'clean up on Walton aisle' for the past several months. Again, thank you so much! cmb
by Carol Baldwin G2G6 Pilot (704k points)
Congratulations, Carol, a very well-deserved accolade. Thanks for your excellent contributions!
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Congratulations Carol you are simply the best we are so fortunate to have you

Thank you Robin for sharing this
by Susan Laursen G2G Astronaut (2.9m points)
Thank you very much, Susan!
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Oh...and BTW...did you know that the term "Gerrymandering" was brought to us by VP Elbridge Gerry? Yup! He implemented redistricting back in the day. I've learned a whole lot rewriting bios and inline sourcing! History marries genealogy (and vice versa)!
by Carol Baldwin G2G6 Pilot (704k points)

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