New member introducing myself

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Hello,

My name is Steven Harlan and it sounds like thus is an exciting time to join WikiTree. With very little knowledge or experience, the only way is up and I'm ready and willing to start climbing. My views towards genealogy have evolved as youthful apathy has been replaced by curiosity, and an appreciation for humility.

Proud paternal lineage provided excuse to look away from the sparse branches amongst which my mother grew.

My interest and brick wall is her father, an immigrant to the US from Brazil in 1927, who was enmeshed in Pan Am Airways' special operations in 1939, born with an improbably complex Portuguese name, of an impossibly gender obsessed culture. With my mother at 4 months old, he left her with only bedtime tales to be recounted by those that were awed by his gruseone death aboard the China Clipper in 1945.   

Not yet adept at sourcing, but with an appreciation of its criticality, "precise", "sleepless", and "marathon" are words never applied to me without degrees of sarcasm. But giving it my best shot is something I can always do.

I'm on my marks, I've got set, just say go!

Steve
WikiTree profile: Steven Harlan
in The Tree House by Steven Harlan G2G Crew (890 points)
edited by Steven Harlan

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Hey Steven,

Welcome to WikiTree and G2G. Yeah, WikiTree has a learning curve, but just try and ask. We are all here to help. It is hard to do something really wrong here.

If I may give a small tip: try to include at least a country at a new profile. As a worldwide site it gets daunting to keep an overview of profiles for a certain name. You can always mark it 'uncertain' as an indication it needs to become more precise. And it might be better to split your tags (remove the underscore to they become separate items. You will attract more attention that way.

There is also a very friendly team on Portugal (not sure if they do Brazil as well).

Well, loads advice to give, but don't want to flood you. Enjoy!
by Michel Vorenhout G2G6 Pilot (223k points)
selected by Steven Harlan
Thank you so much for the welcome and the advice.  I'll try to do those tags right now.

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